Mercedes calso confirms new name for CL Coupe
26 June 2009

Mercedes is working on a facelifted CL coupe, in line with the recently tweaked S-class.

The car will be more appropriately named the S-class Coupe when it arrives next year and will feature LED daytime running lights in the mildy redesigned front lamp units.

See all the latest Mercedes reviews, news and video

Three air intakes now replace the single opening in the current car’s front bumper and there is also new door mirrors and LED rear lights. Also expect a host of new tech for the flagship two-door.

The S-class coupe could even get a hybrid powertrain, although this is unlikely from the launch.The technology in the S400 Hybrid could be transferred straight into the two-door.

Engines available at the S-class coupe’s launch are likely to be the same as seen is the rest of the saloon’s range.

However, expect improvements in fuel economy and better performance thanks to new engine management techniques.

Our Verdict

Mercedes-Benz CL

The Mercedes-Benz CL borrows much from the S-Class, so it's going to be good. But just how good?

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

  • BMW M5 2018 long-term review hero front
    17 August 2018
    First Drive
    We rate the new F90 generation M5 as best in class. Will we think the same...
  • Volkswagen Touareg 2018 road test review hero front
    17 August 2018
    Car review
    The new version of the big 4x4 is now Volkswagen’s flagship model. Is the...
  • Honda Civic Type R
    16 August 2018
    First Drive
    It’s a warm welcome to this steaming hot hatch. But is it too fiery for...

Add your comment

Log in or register to post comments

Our Verdict

Mercedes-Benz CL

The Mercedes-Benz CL borrows much from the S-Class, so it's going to be good. But just how good?

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

  • BMW M5 2018 long-term review hero front
    17 August 2018
    First Drive
    We rate the new F90 generation M5 as best in class. Will we think the same...
  • Volkswagen Touareg 2018 road test review hero front
    17 August 2018
    Car review
    The new version of the big 4x4 is now Volkswagen’s flagship model. Is the...
  • Honda Civic Type R
    16 August 2018
    First Drive
    It’s a warm welcome to this steaming hot hatch. But is it too fiery for...