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2014 Mercedes-Benz CL Class vs. Its Competition

2014 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class (CL550)
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

There aren't many four-seat coupes hanging out in the $100,000+ price range.

The Bentley Continental costs more, yet makes for a worthy competitor, but the Bentley has the prestige that comes with its hand-crafted interior.

The BMW 6-Series can be had for less money, but its M6 performance variant is a wilder, more extreme ride than the CL's AMG models.

There's also a 6-Series convertible and four-door GranCoupe available.

The Maserati GranTurismo has real rear-seat legroom, a Ferrari-built V-8, and it's the looker in the group.

There's also the Aston Martin DB9, which is more expensive and carries more cachet and impeccably refined style.

Finally, there's the CL's two-seat counterpart, the SL.

If you don't plan to use your CL's rear seat, why not opt for the roadster? The SL was redesigned for 2013, and it's more performance-oriented, especially in SL 63 or 65 AMG guises.

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Quick Specs
8.8
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CL is cozy, comfortable and loaded with enough performance and technology to entertain even the ultra-wealthy.
8.4
No matter whether it's a coupe, convertible, or Gran Coupe, the 2014 BMW 6-Series covers soft and elegant as well as it does sharp and athletic.
8.2
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz SL Class feels content as a grand tourer, but it's sportier than you might expect.
8.8
The Maserati GranTurismo mates serene yet sporty handling with a beautiful Ferrari V-8 engine note for one fabulous luxury coupe.
MSRP From   
$116,600$75,400$106,700$126,500
Gas Mileage   
12 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8Premium Unleaded V-8
EPA Class   
Compact CarsSubcompact CarsTwo-SeatersSubcompact Cars
Style Name   
2-Door Coupe CL 550 4MATIC2-Door Coupe 640i RWD2-Door Roadster SL 5502-Door Coupe GranTurismo Sport
Drivetrain   
All Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
4424
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
4MATIC CoupeCoupeRoadsterCoupe
Transmission   
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2014 Mercedes-Benz CL Class vs. 2014 BMW 6-Series2014 Mercedes-Benz CL Class vs. 2014 Mercedes-Benz SL Class2014 Mercedes-Benz CL Class vs. 2014 Maserati GranTurismo