Motor Trend described it as "Arnold Schwarzenegger in an Armani tuxedo".
Powered by a 493 horsepower, supercharged 5.4 liter single overhead cam V-8, the CL55 could turn the quarter mile in 12.38 seconds at 114.45 mph.
The listed top speed of the CL55 was 155 mph, but that's because of the electronic governor that most German manufacturers (except Porsche) place on their cars.
The CL55 was based on the Mercedes-Benz W215 platform and was produced in limited numbers (around 500 in the US) between 2000 and 2002.
The base price of the CL55 was $114,600.
And the fuel economy was 14 mpg in the city and 22 on the highway.