2009 Mercedes-Benz CL550 (review)

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

Wayne Cunningham Managing Editor / Roadshow
Wayne Cunningham reviews cars and writes about automotive technology for CNET's Roadshow. Prior to the automotive beat, he covered spyware, Web building technologies, and computer hardware. He began covering technology and the Web in 1994 as an editor of The Net magazine.
Wayne Cunningham

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.