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SAFETY | 9 out of 10
Standard safety features list is long
A full complement of airbags (including side curtain and driver's knee)
Pre-Safe precrash safety system
The 2008 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class has not undergone any government or IIHS crash testing, thanks to the fact that it's "an ultra-low volume car," according to Cars.com; they add that it's "unlikely to be tested anytime soon." However, crash tests are only one part of the safety story, and in every other aspect, the 2008 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class is exceptional.
The 2008 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class doesn't want for features in any category, but in particular, its standard safety offerings are world-class. Reviews read by TheCarConnection.com are unanimously impressed with the safety elements that Mercedes-Benz designers have built into this 2008 Mercedes-Benz, such as PreSafe, which Edmunds says "will automatically position the front-passenger seat for optimum airbag use and close the windows and sunroof if rollover is imminent."
Cars.com adds, "the standard safety features list is long and includes antilock brakes with brake assist, side-impact airbags for the front and rear seats, a driver's knee airbag, side curtain airbags," and "an electronic stability system." Among the optional safety features on the Mercedes-Benz 2008 CL-Class, the most noteworthy are probably Night View Assist, which ForbesAutos says "creates a black-and-white video image in the driver's instrument display" using "an infrared camera" to aid with nighttime visibility, and adaptive cruise control. Speaking of that cruise control, Kelley Blue Book describes it as "a programmable cruise control system with two onboard radar sensors" that automatically maintains the proper distance from cars ahead. Cars.com notes that the Mercedes-Benz 2008 CL600 also has "adaptive brake lights that flash when the brake assist or stability systems are activated, in order to gain the attention of following drivers."
Driver's visibility in this big coupe is impressive despite the vehicle's size, thanks largely to the prodigious glass windows that surround occupants in the Mercedes-Benz 2008 CL-Class. For those who need a little assistance when it comes to visibility, Kelley Blue Book writes that this 2008 Mercedes-Benz coupe has an available "radar-controlled" feature called Park Assist that, as its name so aptly implies, helps point out obstacles when parking. The optional adaptive cruise control also "includes blind spot alert," according to ConsumerGuide.
It may not have been crash-tested, but the results are in: The 2008 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class overflows with class-leading safety features.