I don't want to make it any more complicated than that. Given these two options, which do you put in your garage?
Yes the extra muscle is appealing, but the CL63 is such a heavier car that those 100 horses might be lost in its battle against friction and inertia. Performance specs are similar between the two. The SL must feel more nimble though.Tops down to the SL550. Looks sportier and I have no use for a rear seat. Although the extra 100 hp would be nice.
elambo. I was a CL/SL aficionado for a long time. Before i got my Bimmer 650 drop (prior to my QP), i was thinking of the CL. So here are my thoughts.Bump.
I know you guys/girls are out there!
I went from a Dodge Viper to a sl550. The viper was beautiful but rode like a tank. Had massive horsepower but nowhere to use it. I never was a Mercedes guy. But I gotta tell ya. My sl550. What a machine. Fast enough for the average guy and comfort for a king. Makes me wonder why I suffered for three years driving the viper. Maybe because everybody looked at the viper. And everybody wishes they owned it. But looks are deceiving. Comfort is more important than looksAny other SL or CL owners/drivers/aficionados out there?
My sights have turned toward winter weather. The CL is reportedly very strong in slippery conditions with proper winter tires. I've not heard much about the SL, a lighter car.
I think my heart says SL550 while my head says CL63. As a Maserati owner, obviously I listen to my heart, but neither can help if I drift into a ditch (referring to the car, not my personal life ).
Since you don't own the Viper anymore I'll mention that the comment I most often hear from people when spotting a Viper is "why would anyone want that?"Maybe because everybody looked at the viper. And everybody wishes they owned it. But looks are deceiving. Comfort is more important than looks
The CL63 AMG 2011-2013 is worth it (5.5 biturbo v8)Since you don't own the Viper anymore I'll mention that the comment I most often hear from people when spotting a Viper is "why would anyone want that?"
Regarding this thread, I sold the Mas and jumped into a Range Rover Sport Supercharged. It's neck-breaking fast and more performance than I'd expected. Curbs my appetite for either Merc.
As mentioned, I already sold the Mas and bought a RR, an auto with which I am 110% happy. I appreciate the videos but I'm not into tuning, and now with a family of four (including two kids) I'm rather glad I didn't get a CL.The CL63 AMG 2011-2013 is worth it (5.5 biturbo v8)
With a ecu tune for 3.5k from rennteck you get 669 HP @ 5500 RPM; 734 LB-FT @ 3800 RPM check this video 212 mph
These car is rocket. Range rover is not even in the same breath.