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Mercedes CL 600

Mercedes-Benz C215

2001-03: 56.0#160;in (1,422#160;mm)

2004-06: 55.4#160;in (1,407#160;mm)

CL65 AMG: 55.0#160;in (1,397#160;mm)

The second generation of the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class is the W215-chassis coupГ© of 2000–2006. It is based on the 1999–2006 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, though it rides on an 8-inch (203#160;mm) shorter wheelbase. The CL’s front fascia of four oval headlights is shared with the W210 and W211 E-Class.

The CL is offered as four models: the V8 -powered CL 500, the supercharged V8-powered CL 55 AMG, the V12 -powered CL 600, a limited-edition V12-powered CL 63 AMG, and the rare bi-turbo V12 -powered CL 65 AMG. All models seat four.

The CL coupes come equipped with the very latest in Mercedes-Benz technology, and along with the S-Class sedans the CL coupes receive new technological features (it introduced the refined Active Body Control fully active suspension system and Bi-Xenon HID lights ). Active Body Control uses four hydraulic suspension rams that use three pressure regulators connected to a combination power steering and suspension pump, pushing fluid at a pressure of 2,960#160;psi (20,400#160;kPa) through the system that, along with several intermediate computers and master CPU, keeps this car absolutely flat through the corners. The CL-class has a lengthy list of custom available features.

The following features are standard: climate control, ABC (hydraulic) suspension, all-leather interior, designer wood trim, trip computer. CD, navigation system, front heated seats, power moonroof, as well as power door and trunk closing assist. Optional features include a heated steering wheel and voice-activated telephone, as well as, front fan-cooled and heated seats.

The CL 63 AMG is the rarest W215 CL of all. It was produced only in November 2001 and just 26 examples were ever built for sale. Some UK examples were registered in March 2002. The V12-powered CL 63 AMG was only sold in Europe and Asia.

Mercedes-Benz never offered the W215 CL 63 for sale; all were sold exclusively through AMG.

From 1999 through 2003, the V12-equipped cars featured a cylinder deactivation system called Active Cylinder Control. The feature was dropped when the 500#160;PS (368#160;kW; 493#160;hp) bi-turbo V12 was introduced. This disactivation feature allowed the CL 600 to get better fuel economy than the comparable CL500, especially on the road where the six-cylinder operation could be effectively used.

Basically this engine is two Mercedes six-cylinder series engines mated to a common crank with appropriate engine monitoring systems.

Mercedes CL 600

Exclusive “designo” packages are also available. These packages add custom color metallic paint, custom color Nappa leather interior and exotic wood trims. They are available in three variants: designo Cashmere, designo Espresso and designo Silver.

Additional variants can be found on rarer models. There was even an optional granite trim that took the place of wood.

In 2003, the cars were upgraded with a newer electronics package that included a DVD-based navigation system instead of the CD-based COMAND system. Also, the engine options changed. The CL55 AMG became supercharged allowing the car to accelerate from 0-60#160;mph in 4.27sec according to Motor Trend and the V12 CL 600 had turbochargers added and a slight engine reduction, from 5980#160;cc to 5513#160;cc.

Both cars produced 500#160;PS (368#160;kW; 493#160;hp) the distinction, again, was the quietness of the CL 600 as compared to rather noisy CL 55 AMG. The more powerful CL 65 produced 612#160;PS (450#160;kW; 604#160;hp). The top speed of the car was limited to 250#160;km/h (160#160;mph).

A Mercedes-Benz CL600 was featured on series 17 of Top Gear . The presenter Jeremy Clarkson purchased a used CL600 for ВЈ 6,995, as part of a challenge to buy the most incredible second-hand car for less than the cost of a Nissan Pixo. the cheapest car sold in Britain. A few episodes later, Clarkson revealed that it needed an ignition coil.

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As with all major German manufacturers (except Porsche ) Mercedes electronically limits their cars to 250#160;km/h (155#160;mph).

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