2009 Mercedes-Benz CL550 Features 4Matic
MONTVALE, N.J. – Mercedes-Benz is making its 4Matic all-wheel-drive system standard equipment
for the 2009 CL550. The system, which debuted in 2007 in the S-Class sedan,
splits torque 45/55 front/rear via a limited-slip center differential within
the car’s transmission housing, according to www.autoweek.com.
In addition to getting 4Matic, the CL550 trades in its Airmatic suspension for
Mercedes’ Active Body Control system. The car also gets standard heated and
ventilated front seats and keyless ignition. However, Mercedes said that even
with all of the added equipment, the price should remain near its current
level, which is close to $105,000.
The rest of the lineup, including the V-12-powered CL600, CL63, and CL65 AMG
models, continue as rear-drivers with the Airmatic suspension. All 2009 CLs go
on sale this summer.