Thread: Say hello to the $214,105 2013 W216 CL65 AMG featuring the 621 horsepower M279 V12 AKA the king of Mercedes depreciation
05-04-2013, 01:06 AM #1
Say hello to the $214,105 2013 W216 CL65 AMG featuring the 621 horsepower M279 V12 AKA the king of Mercedes depreciation
$214,105 is a lot of coin to drop on a CL-Class even it is an AMG. In this case, especially if it is an AMG considering a slightly used CL600 featuring a very similar M275 Twin Turbo V12 motor with the same W216 body style can be had for over $100,000 less. Is the CL65 AMG really worth over $200,000? No, and the depreciation in the model will reflect that just as it did with the previous generation but that has never stopped Mercedes-Benz or people from buying it.
Just taking a quick look at classifieds ads shows a 2010 CL65 AMG going for $89k. This is not a car that holds its value. Does anything make it special? Well, for the 2013 model year it gets the new 6.0 liter M279 V12 Twin Turbo motor which is really a slightly refreshed M275 V12 which was already available. This updated V12 also goes in the new SL65 AMG. It gets a new engine management system, revised cylinder heads, revised turbos, revised exhaust system, and a revised ignition system.
Nice car but buy it if you simply have money to burn and are oblivious to the market. Or have no idea that a CL63 AMG exists with the more advanced M157 5.5 liter V8 that can put out more power than this car simply with an ECU tune while carrying less weight.
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