|2011 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class facelift|
In 2006, the third generation of Mercedes-Benz's flagship luxury coupe, the CL-Class, defines the combination of luxury and sporty in a bold statement. Now, in 2010, things are going to be different as the third-generation CL-Class receives a huge minor change from the mainframe to its features to match up the recently face-lifted S-Class last year.
Two distinctive flavors are available for Mercedes-Benz's flagship sports tourer coupe; the regular CL-Class variant (CL500, CL600) provides exquisite luxury that is above the ante of becoming the most prestigious luxury coupe, and the aggressive AMG variant (CL65 AMG, CL63 AMG) provides unstoppable power perfect for the successful men who are ready to take on the world.
From its exquisite exterior, the CL-Class' interior boasts an impressive comfort that you can also find it on the S-Class, but since this is a coupe form of the S-Class, expect differences from the rear legroom.
Various engines are offered for the CL-Class, such as the 4.663 cc V8 engine, 510hp V12 engine, 630 PS V12 engine (CL65 AMG), and the newly developed 5.5L V8 Bi-Turbo AMG engine (CL63 AMG). Choosing which engine suited for you depends on your outcome of having your macho status around you. As for that, depending on the engine type, various transmission types offered for the newly face-lifted CL-Class, such as the 7G-TRONIC Transmission, 5-speed automatic (for V12 models) or the 7G-TRONIC Speedshift MCT (CL63 AMG).
My thoughts about the CL-Class:
The redesigned third-generation CL-Class was more of a manly factor for those who have their bodies sprayed in their leather-scented cologne, wearing the most manly clothes, and get behind the wheel of the CL-Class. I personally prefer the new CL63 AMG because of its new V8 Bi-Turbo engine that keeps me cool and hopping mad at the Autobahn. If someone has one, who knows, they will be the envy of everyone, even the rich college kids, powerful politicians, celebrities, and mostly adrenaline junkies. Try not to be ticketed when the policemen saw your newly face-lifted CL-Class speeding through the roads! Hope I can find one of those at Subic, Cagayan, or Cebu as a grey market import, just to be sure some Pinoy car addict might say the coolest two words, "Grabe! Bilis!"