Mercedes-Benz CL-Class Chronology / History

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Mercedes-Benz CL-Class

Chronology /

The new-for-2011 CL-Class continues a tradition of Mercedes-Benz coupes. An history of the CL-Class dates the however, Mercedes-Benz did produce very rare coupe of its supercharged cars in the 20s and 30s. For the CL-Class is considered its flagship despite the S-Class and SL-Class outselling the CL-class by a ratio of and 2-to-1, respectively.

Therefore, it come as no surprise that the big coupes are normally the test bed for exciting Mercedes-Benz technologies. For the 1961 220SE Coupe was the production Mercedes-Benz to be equipped disc brakes. In 1995, Stability Program (ESP) its premiere in the S600 Coupe in 1999, Active Body was introduced for the first time in the

Now we have the 2011 CL-Class Active Lane Keeping and Active Blind Spot

The sleek, sharp lines of the CL65 AMG have come a way since the 1952 300S the forebearer of the current Mercedes-Benz The W188-series 300S Coupe was in October 1951 at the Paris Show. The 300S Coupe into production in 1952 an in-line six-cylinder engine 150 hp, enabling a top speed of 109 mph.

Mercedes-Benz marketing said the Coupe was able to cover distances in the shortest time the least possible strain on and nerves,” which sounds the current definition of a grand car to us.

In 1955, Mercedes-Benz started the redesigned 300Sc Coupe. injectors replaced carburetors for an output of 175 hp. Like the small segment the current CL-Class enjoys, the W188-Series sold in volumes.

Between 1951 and only 314 units were making the post-war coupes around today a sought-after items.

In 1956, the W180-series Coupe was introduced. It was based off the Cabriolet, which was based off the Sedan. Because of the bizarre-for-the-time design with no mounted or running boards, the Mercedes-Benz was to employ a pontoon look, quickly got them the Ponton-Mercedes The 220S Coupe originally with a 100-hp in-line engine. A short time Mercedes engineers increased the output to 106 hp.

From 1957, customers order a hydraulic-automatic clutch Hydrak. In September 1958, offered the 220SE with injection for an output of 115 hp. The last built had 120 hp.

Mercedes-Benz manufactured 220S and 220SE Ponton

At the ceremonial opening of the Mercedes-Benz on February 24, 1961, Mercedes-Benz a new 220SE Coupe. Its design, engine, suspension were from the 220SEb Tailfin so it was also assigned to the 111 series. The major difference, as previously was that the 220SE Coupe was the Mercedes-Benz production car to have brakes on the front wheels.

A six-cylinder engine motivated the Coupe. A little later, the Coupe with 160 hp debuted at the Motor Show as a member of the 112 Its came standard with luxury items like a automatic transmission, air suspension, and steering.

When production of the ended in 1965, the Coupe and continued onward. However, 2.2-liter engines were by a 2.5-liter units with 150 hp, the model designation became the Coupe. In January 1968, the Coupe with a 2.8-liter and 160 hp the 250 SE Coupe. At this point the ceased production.

In September 1969, a V-8 engine 200 hp debuted in the 280SE 3.5 Coupe.

Due to a increase in the number of high-mileage demand for the W111- and W112-series was enough for Mercedes-Benz to build 28,918 units.

In October Mercedes-Benz presented the 350SLC, off the 350SL Roadster, at the Paris Show. Apart from the roof of the SLC, both variants were identical up to the edge of the door. Both the SL and SLC were motivated by a 200-hp From April 1973, a V-8 engine with a displacement of 4.5 and 225 hp became available in the 450 SLC.

In 1974, a six-cylinder 280SLC 185 hp was added to the model range.

In 1977, at the Frankfurt International Show, Mercedes-Benz presented the 5.0 as new top model; its 5.0-liter engine a stout 240 hp. In 1980, the 450SLC 5.0 the 500SLC for better clarification consumers. The 350SLC was supplanted by the Its 3.8-liter aluminum V-8 developed 218 hp.

In the ten years in which they built, a total of 62,888 coupes were produced.

At the Frankfurt Motor Show, the and 500SEC were replaced units that were again based off the S-Class Their V-8 engines were revised to reduce fuel and emissions. The 380SEC Coupe 204 hp, the 500SEC Coupe 231 hp.

In 1985, the received a mild facelift and a engine range. A new 4.2-liter V-8 was offered and the 5.0-liter engine was heavily modified. The infamous V-8 was employed for the first time, 272 hp and even 300 hp in a version with a compression ratio.

The fascination the new coupe can be seen in the 74,060 of the C126 series that built.

In January 1992, the American International Auto premiered the new C140-series SEC Coupe Initially, Mercedes-Benz offered two the 500SEC with a 320-hp V-8 and the 600SEC with a V-12 first time the CL lineage a V-12 engine) delivering 394 hp. the C126 series, they based on the S-Class sedan.

In June 1993, the SEC line under the S-Class nomenclature. the 600SEC became the S600 To meet the high demand, the S420 Coupe was introduced in 1994.

In 1996, the model were changed once Now the model series was dubbed CL, an that the big coupes had sold enough (26,022 units of the were built) to require own model line. If model was dictated by model designations this is the first time used the CL-Class name.

In the of 1999, a new CL500 with a V-8 and 306 hp was released. In 2000, the 367-hp with a twelve-cylinder engine was Also in 2000, the CL55 AMG F1 Edition was available. It was the first car in the licensed for road use that had a system with ceramic discs.

Only 55 units were

In 2002, a mild facelift was by a new twin-turbocharged 500-hp V-12 for the and a 5.5-liter supercharged 355-hp V-8 for a new CL55 AMG model. A year a 604-hp CL65 AMG was added an astonishing 738 lb-ft of torque on

With the C215 model Mercedes-Benz produced 48,000

In 2006, the C126-series debuted. The was now under the CL550 name and 382 hp. The CL600 gained 10 hp for new total of 510 hp.

In 2007, the CL63 AMG premiered 518 hp and the CL65 AMG with 604 hp.

This us to the changes we now have in the current CL-Class model lineup. the links to read about the flavors the current CL-Class is available in: CL550. CL600. AMG. and CL65 AMG .

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