Compare 2008 Mercedes-Benz CL Class vs 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL Class

2008 Mercedes-Benz CL Class
2009 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
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2-Door Coupe 5.5L V12
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CL-Class 2-Door Coupe 5.5L V12 11 17 $137,082 $147,400
CL-Class 2-Door Coupe 5.5L V8 14 21 $96,348 $103,600
CL-Class 2-Door Coupe 6.0L V12 AMG 11 17 $183,675 $197,500
CL-Class 2-Door Coupe 6.0L V12 AMG 40th Anv Ed 11 17 $274,350 $295,000
CL-Class 2-Door Coupe 6.3L V8 AMG 11 18 $127,410 $137,000
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2-Door Coupe 6.0L AMG Black Series
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SL-Class 2-Door Coupe 6.0L AMG Black Series 11 18 $278,070 $299,000
SL-Class 2-Door Roadster 5.5L V12 11 18 $129,363 $139,100
SL-Class 2-Door Roadster 5.5L V8 13 21 $91,605 $98,500
SL-Class 2-Door Roadster 6.0L AMG 11 18 $181,071 $194,700
SL-Class 2-Door Roadster 6.2L AMG 12 19 $125,550 $135,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$137,082
$278,070
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$147,400
$299,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$2457 / month
$4983 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you want a coupe with it all—high performance, luxury, elegance, and some of the world’s top technology—the 2008 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class is it. The SL’s new look isn’t to everyone’s liking, but in AMG guise, it’s now more punch than paunch—and a worthy stealth Ferrari-chaser.
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Fuel Economy
City
11 mpg 11 mpg
Highway
17 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact 2 Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
62.0 56.9
Second Leg Room (in)
32.2 -
Front Head Room (in)
36.9 37.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91.0 50.0
Second Hip Room (in)
56.0 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.2 54.0
Second Head Room (in)
36.4 -
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.9
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 - TBD -
Track Width, Front (in)
63.0 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.2 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
199.4 180.8
Height, Overall (in)
55.8 51.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.3 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
116.3 100.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.9 15.9 (7.2 w/top down)
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 x 1.3 15.4 x 1.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 0.9 14.2 x 1.0
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.8 21.1
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.3 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 36.2
Steering Type
Speed-Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P275/45R18 P325/30ZR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/45R18 P265/35ZR19
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4894 4345
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 19 x 9.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.5 20 x 11.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
5.5L/336 6.0L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
510 @ 5000 661 @ 5400
Engine Type
Gas V12 Bi-Turbocharged Gas V12
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
612 @ 1800 - 3500 738 @ 2200-4200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
17 18 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
11 11 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 14 (Est)
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.41
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.83
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 (R2 1.93) 3.16
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.65 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.60 3.60
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz CL-Class Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
4-Link Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Active Suspension 4-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Active Suspension 5-Arm Multi-Link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 1 (Est)

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