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FEATURES | 10 out of 10
more-or-less intuitive to the computer-savvy driver”
Car and Driver
list of standard features seems endless”
Six-CD Harman/Kardon audio system
An almost intoxicating blend of high-tech, highly desirable, and exclusive features dominate the 2009 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class. The features story on this 2009 Mercedes-Benz coupe doesn't end with the standard amenities, as those who crave more than just what's included on every CL-Class have the ability to add a wide variety of options to their 2009 Mercedes-Benz.
Edmunds says that all 2009 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class vehicles feature "a hard-drive-based navigation system," as well as "heated front seats, power sunroof, power door and trunk closers." ForbesAutos gushes the "list of standard features seems endless," including the "standard Harman Kardon audio system" that puts out "600 watts through 11 speakers" and features a dashboard slot that accepts "a PCMCIA card, a digital format that can hold up to 1,500 songs." One would expect any car with a six-figure starting price to be nicely equipped with standard features, but the 2009 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class runs miles ahead of those expectations.
Many of the computer-driven user interfaces in the automotive industry have drawn fire for their complex nature, most notably BMW's iDrive, but reviews read by TheCarConnection.com are impressed with the COMAND system's improvements. ConsumerGuide even says that, "with patience, COMAND becomes second nature for audio functions," although it "greatly complicates others." The "latest version of Benz's COMAND interface," which Car and Driver calls "more-or-less intuitive to the computer-savvy driver," though "there were a few functions that would have most people diving for the owner's manual."
One option that receives rave reviews is the "Drive-Dynamic Multicontour front seats" that Cars.com says "have enhanced features like upper and lower side bolster adjustment and a massage setting." ForbesAutos adds "an optional upgrade adds 'active ventilation' to dry perspiration and dampness in warm weather." For the CL-Class Mercedes-Benz, 2009 brings a few stand-alone options, which ConsumerGuide lists as an "iPod adapter" and "heated steering wheel."
The 2009 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class provides every feature you'd want, plus a rich dose of ultra-luxury.