The Mercedes-Benz CL-Class line of luxury coupés produced by the German automaker Mercedes-Benz, produced from 1996 to 2013 CL represents the German word Coupe leicht. The Mercedes-Benz CL-Class was based on the Mercedes-Benz S-Class full-size luxury sedan. Formerly known as the SEC and later S-Coupe, was spun off own, its current name in 1996 and in 1997 North American markets. Mercedes-Benz CL-Class continued to follow the same development cycle as S, while riding on a shorter wheelbase, sharing the same engines starts with little choice as powertrains higher output are offered. The last generation of Mercedes-Benz CL-Class is actually heavier than the S.
The last generation of the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class, C216, was available in four models: CL 500, CL 600, CL 63 AMG and the CL 65 AMG. The CL 65 AMG model of the CL and expensive car Mercedes-branded the most powerful, slightly edging out its S-Class is equal to s65 AMG and SLS. CL lower sales third in the Mercedes-Benz in North America under the 1400 units sold in 2006, as the only G-Class four-wheel drive and two-seat SLS AMG selling small numbers; CL sales one year Ford truck sales for one day. However, this degree of difference was attractive to CL consumers.
Main competitors of the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class in the luxury 2 + 2 coupe segment included the Aston Martin DBS, Bentley Continental GT, BMW 6 Series (especially M6), and Ferrari 612. The CL-Class had rear legroom addition to the aforementioned competitors. In 2014, Mercedes-Benz CL-Class was replaced by the C217 S-Class Coupe.
Mercedes-Benz CL-Class C140
The next generation Mercedes-Benz CL-Class Coupe sleek but hard lined and re-W140-chassis (internally known as C140) of 1992-1999. Designed by Bruno Sacco, the final design of the C140 was approved between late 1987 and early 1988. Although physical appearance Coupe changed little over the years, the class underwent a name change several times. V8 and V12 coupes were called the 500 SEC and 600 SEC, respectively, in 1992 and 1993. 600 SEC was the first V12 Coupe offered by Mercedes-Benz. For 1994, model names were changed to the S500 Coupe and S600 Coupe. The CL-Class was adopted in June 1996 (1997 for MY1998 North American model), and coupés W140 called the CL500 and CL600. Production ended in August 1998. CL500 was considered by many the model in terms of power, weight distribution and equipment base price.
The M119 5.0 L V8 engine was regarded as the best engine ever produced by the German manufacturer (according to various reporters automobile magazines such as Car and Auto Motor Sport Und). To be lighter at the front, the CL500 tended to be better handling characteristics than the heavier V12 flagship. The CL600 is powered by the M120 48-valve two-cylinder, developed 394 PS (290 kW; 389 hp) and 570 N · m (420 lb · ft) of torque, and as is typical of Mercedes was about twelve, it was quiet and smooth. Twelve cylinder variants seem to be the “V12” emblems were each pillar and C, placed immediately after the passenger windows. The entry level model was available with a 4.2 L V8 engine and since it was not available in all markets, it had very low sales compared with siblings and their great-Ned.
Mercedes-Benz CL-Class C215
Generation of the second Mercedes-Benz CL-Class Coupe W215-chassis of 1999-2006. It is based on the Mercedes-Benz S-Class (W220) (which was launched in late 1998 in Europe), although rides on an 8 inch (203 mm) shorter wheelbase. Front fascia The CL’s four oval lamps is similar to that of the W210 W211 and E-Class. The CL is given as four models: the CL V8-powered 500, the CL55 NA V8-Powered, the supercharged V8-powered CL55 AMG, CL the NA V12-powered 600 (2000-2002), limited production, 5.5 liter V12 Bi Turbo-CL600 (2003-2006), the rare limited-edition NA CL63 AMG (26 examples), 2000 NA CL55 AMG F1 Edition (only 55 examples), and the limited production (196) 6.0 liter V12 Bi Turbo-CL65 AMG (2004-2006). All four seat models. Development took place from 1993 to 1999, and the final design approved for 1995-1996.
The Mercedes-Benz CL-Class is equipped with the very latest Mercedes-Benz technology, and sedans S-Class the CL coupes receive new features in technology (it delivers refined Active fully active suspension system Body Control and Bi-Xenon hid lights). Active Body Control uses four hydraulic suspension rams users to control three connected to a power steering pressure combination with the establishment of the pump, push the liquid at a pressure of 2,960 psi (20,400 KPA) through the system, and several computers in the intermediate and master CPU, keeps the car completely flat through corners .
The Mercedes-Benz CL-Class CL63 AMG is the rarest W215 CL. It was produced November 2001 and just 26 examples were sold. The engine generate 438 BHP and 390 lb-ft of torque between 2500 – 5800 rpm, with a peak of 457 @ 4400 rpm. Some examples of the UK were registered in March 2002. The V12 powered CL63 AMG only sold in Europe and Asia. Mercedes-Benz never offered W215 CL63 for sale; all sold exclusively through AMG.
The 2000 CL55 AMG F1 is also extremely rare, there were only 55 examples ever. This was a tax Mercedes CL55 F1 Safety Car, the speed of the car for the 2000 & 2001 F1 seasons. NA engine 5.4 liter V8 delivering 354 BHP @ 5500 rpm, and 391 ft lbs of torque @ 4100 rpm. This was the first road car to install the full ceramic Brembo vented and Cross drilled Disc Brakes.
Mercedes-Benz CL-Class C216
After 6 years of development, a new model was unveiled officially at the end of June 2006, and was presented at the 2006 Paris Salon. Like its predecessors, C216 has no B-pillar disturbing the curve sleek side windows. The W216 is offered in four models, each with its own engine and transmission, the CL 5.5L V8-powered 500 (available with 4MATIC all-wheel drive, which is standard in Canada and the USA), the high-performance 6.2L V8 -powered CL 63 AMG (with optional performance package equivalent) and ultra-luxury twin-turbo 5.5L V12-powered CL 600 and, lastly, i CL 65 AMG with a twin-turbo 6.0L V12 engine. The CL 500 sold in the CL 550 in other markets (including the US).
Article based on the chassis of the W221 S-Class, which shares the same powertrains, although there are V6 and hybrid engines for the S is not available in the CL. The Coupe two-door weighs 2,045 kg (4,508 lb), for the best value for S sedan, and rides on a full-size-116.3-inch wheelbase (first 8.2 inches less than the long wheelbase S-Class, which is the only S -Class sold in the US). Despite its size, rear seat legroom is perfect to keep in the tradition of the 2 + 2 coupes and luxury, although CL has built more passenger space than its competitors. CL trunk is as great as that of the Audi A8 flagship sedan.
The Mercedes-Benz CL-Class C216 makes use of the Distronic Plus cruise control, which debuted on the 2007 S-Class. This system is able to bring the position of the vehicle, and the acceleration and the speed of a pre-set, keep the pre-set distance away from it in the car. This Mercedes-Benz CL and has stepped in with the new Active NightVision enables drivers to check the conditions before the car despite the dark.
In 2007, 40 C216 CL 65 AMG units have been sold as 40 Anniversary Edition, to celebrate AMG was founded 40 years earlier. Performance wise, the ‘Anniversary Edition 40’ was the CL 65 AMG. Changes included a car ‘ONE OF OUT 40’ badge near the COMAND controller, special upholstery and rooflining, and special paintfinish ‘AMG Beam’. CL 65 AMG 40 Anniversary Edition, only a small selection showcars found the end Beam, special paint agleam like liquid metal.
Mercedes-Benz CL-Class 2010 update
The facelift version of the Mercedes CL-Class made its world debut in July 2010 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The new CL-Class comes with the exterior of the better interior, but major changes are under the hood. Exterior gets a new grille, bi-Xenon lights and LED technology, LED fog lights, fenders revised and hood, and new exhaust pipes. On the inside of a major change to add a new wood trim. The new CL-Class will be offered with all the latest technology including: Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Attention Assist, Night View Assist Plus, and Active Body Control.
The model line-up begins with the entry level CL 500 powered by the new 4.7 L (4,663cc) V8 direct-injected engine that delivers 435 PS and 700 N · m (516 lb · ft) of torque, paired a seven-speed automatic transmission and new, which sprints the car from 0 to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds. The CL 600 has the same twin-turbo 5.5 L V12 engine and the five-speed automatic with the total output 517 PS (380 kW; 510 hp) and 830 N · m (612 lb · ft) of torque. It sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds. Both vehicles is limited to 250 km / h. The AMG CL 63 powered by new direct injection, 5.5-liter V8 engine (a displacement version of the CL 550’s) mated to 7-speed MCT transmission dual-clutch with a total output of 525 PS (386 kW; 518 hp) and 800 N · m (590 lb · ft) of torque. The CL 65 AMG’s V12 engine has been Tweaked to deliver 630 PS (463 kW; 621 hp) and 1,000 N · m (738 lb · ft) of torque, mated to a 5-speed automatic with Mercedes-Benz CL-Class AMG speed-shift.