The Mercedes CL65 AMG Is Not For The Faint of Heart

Giancarlo Perlas May 25, 2018

You will get your heart pumped up not only for its speed, but the Mercedes CL65 AMG will cost thousands of dollars to repair, and the latest you can get is at least a decade-old 2006 model. Imagine the mileage and the amount of work put on the car’s mechanics by now.

Even if you’re a capable home mechanic with plenty of tools and knowledge about repairing or maintaining the CL65 AMG, you may still find the cost of the parts to be not worth owning this little baby. The CL65 AMG is not for everyone, certainly not for someone who is not swimming in a pool of cash. Unless you’re puking dollars, repairing and maintaining this car may not be for you.

Regardless of low miles, a decade-old Mercedes CL65 AMG would set you back a few thousands of dollars. Most probably, a car that has run on low mileage for the past 12 years will get problems on the ABC suspension and pump, the brake pads and rotors, and coil packs as well. Those are only the main focuses. There’s still the dreaded Active Body Control. You might as well buy a new car when you hear this term.

There are three kinds of decisions you can make when you need to repair a CL65 AMG: one, you can go to your local dealer (this would cost more); two, you can bring the car to an independent car mechanic, so that the labor costs will be lower; and three, you can buy the original parts and do the repairing yourself. But unless you’ve had plenty of experience repairing and maintaining cars, the CL65 AMG is no joke to repair. The mechanics of a German-engineered car is too complex for ordinary, at-home mechanics.

Without the labor cost, the parts alone would cost $8,000. Add the labor cost, and you’re up as much as $17,500. That’s a price of a Japanese compact car.


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Giancarlo Perlas

Giancarlo Perlas is an economist by profession with a career spanning nearly two decades. His professional journey has seen him assume vital roles in various government and private organizations, particularly in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sectors. Alongside his civic and corporate pursuits is his love for cars, particularly those made by Mercedes-Benz. In 2012, he found himself with like-minded individuals within BenzInsider. From then on, he used the platform as a way to share his passion with the automotive community. Follow his Facebook page at, X (formerly Twitter) @giancarloperlas, and IG @benzinsider. View all posts by Giancarlo Perlas →

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