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2009 Mercedes-Benz CL550 (review)

CNET Car Tech reviews the tech-laden 2009 Mercedes-Benz CL550.


The economy may be down, but we're living like oil sheiks this week in the 2009 Mercedes-Benz CL550. Sure, the price is over 100 grand (and we don't mean the candy bar), but this car pampers. A smooth power train and ride makes the car behave well while the seats massage our tired backs. If we want to get a little frisky, paddle shifters take advantage of the transmission's seven speeds and 5.5-liter V-8, while active side bolsters keep us in the seats. The CL550 would be a great car if it wasn't for the poor iPod interface and limited Bluetooth connectivity.

Read our review of the 2009 Mercedes-Benz CL550.