2009 Mercedes-Benz CL550 Features 4Matic
MONTVALE, N.J. – Mercedes-Benz is making its 4Matic all-wheel-drive system standard equipmentfor 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 withinthe car’s transmission housing, according to www.autoweek.com.
In addition to getting 4Matic, the CL550 trades in its Airmatic suspension forMercedes’ Active Body Control system. The car also gets standard heated andventilated front seats and keyless ignition. However, Mercedes said that evenwith all of the added equipment, the price should remain near its currentlevel, which is close to $105,000.The rest of the lineup, including the V-12-powered CL600, CL63, and CL65 AMGmodels, continue as rear-drivers with the Airmatic suspension. All 2009 CLs goon sale this summer.