2008 Mercedes-Benz CL63
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2008 Mercedes-Benz CL63

2008 Mercedes-Benz CL63
This veritable neutron star of gas-burning evil, this stupendous, beautiful two-door -- the rakish coupe version of the obsidian-souled S63 sedan -- has the power to corrupt, oh yeah, absolutely. -- Dan Neil (Stephen Osman / Los Angeles Times)
2008 Mercedes-Benz CL63
The door is held open by a gas-pressurized strut (pffssst) so it swings open only so far as you want (meaning you can open the long coupe doors in parking lots without accidentally dinging cars next to you). -- Dan Neil (Stephen Osman / Los Angeles Times)
2008 Mercedes-Benz CL63
Cradle yourself in the big, deeply bolstered sports seat (ooof!), put your foot on the alloy brake pedal and press the silvery dome of a start button. -- Dan Neil (Stephen Osman / Los Angeles Times)
2008 Mercedes-Benz CL63
The CL63 is motivated by what is billed as the world’s most powerful, naturally aspirated, production-series V8. Under the hood: 6.3 liters of hand-built art in aluminum, a dual-cammer disgorging 518 hp and 465 pound-feet of torque. -- Dan Neil (Stephen Osman / Los Angeles Times)
2008 Mercedes-Benz CL63
The CL63 is, I believe, the best-looking car in Mercedes-Benz’s fleet, but it’s also the one that makes the most sense to me as the visual correlative of its nature. -- Dan Neil (Stephen Osman / Los Angeles Times)
2008 Mercedes-Benz CL63
There is something oh so desperately wrong/right about a 4,599-pound, $144,000 luxury car that can out-accelerate your garden-variety Porsches. -- Dan Neil (Stephen Osman / Los Angeles Times)
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