Mercedes Benz has come up with some of the best luxury vehicles that we see today. But luxury does not have to be too expensive as they have come up with the Mercedes Benz CL-Class. The name CL stands for the German "Coupe Leicht" or Light Coupe when translated to English. The vehicle line was actually based on the S-Class full size luxury sedan, which is why most people will notice similar designs, albeit on a much smaller vehicle body. One of the best known vehicle models under the CL-Class would be the Mercedes Benz CL500, which started production back in 1999.
The Mercedes Benz CL500 started as part of the second generation vehicles under the C-Class. It was a small 2-door sedan built with a front-engine and rear-wheel-drive that could seat 4-passengers. It came with a powerful SOHC 24-valve V-8 that had aluminum block and heads, a Bosch Motronic ME 2.0 engine-control system, and a port fuel injection system. This translated into a top speed of 155 MPH with zero to sixty in just 6.1 seconds. But a powerful engine also affected is mileage, which came up at roughly 16 MPG for city driving and 23 MPG on the highway.
The Mercedes Benz CL500 wasn't all about power in a tiny vehicle; it also came with some technological innovations. It came with a huge list of custom features including climate control, a tuned-up suspension system, all-leather interior, custom wood trims, a top-of-the-line navigation system, heated seats, a powered moon roof, and more. For those who needed additional accessories, they could also go for an optional heated steering wheel, along with fan-cooled and heated seats. The CL500 is one of the most successful vehicles under Mercedes Benz, so it's safe to say that it won't be going away anytime soon.