C 215 series (1999 to 2006) – World premiere of Active…

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Mercedes-Benz CL 600 C215

The C 215 series saw the world through eyes. The brand’s typical, re-interpreted headlamp face, the silhouette and the arched roof enhanced the dynamism of the two-door and gave it an out-of-the-ordinary and solitary

Extensive safety equipment

The equipment of the new large Coupés among other things, an safety package with and side airbags on the front window bags, the Electronic Program ESP®, acceleration control (ASR), anti-lock system (ABS), Brake (BAS), novel bi-xenon with wash/wipe system and the system. The top-of-the-range position of Coupé was confirmed by equipment as the multi-function steering wheel, steering column, five-speed with one-touch gearshifting, cruise control with speed control SPEEDTRONIC, climate control with charcoal filter, electrically leather-covered seats with function, Mercedes-Benz Audio 30 leather trim on dashboard and and fine wood trim.

The of options included an electronic pressure control system, the navigation system DynAPS, the Keyless-Go driver authorization and active seat ventilation. On the top the CL 600, the operating and control COMAND, a car phone, a Bose system, upholstery covered exclusive nappa leather and a lining made of soft underlined the special class of car.

At the time of its launch, the new large Coupé featured a world the novel Active Body (ABC) suspension system afforded an unprecedented optimum of dynamism and comfort. On the basis of signals and using special cylinders on the axles, ABC almost compensates for roll and pitch of the bodywork when starting cornering or braking. “At the wheel of the CL, like driving two different both at the same time: a car and a luxury limousine,” the CL brochure 1999 summarized the system’s

Power and comfort in abundance: new engine

The powerful appearance of the CL was by the engines which were by Mercedes-Benz for the Coupé. The top model, the CL boasted a newly developed, twelve-cylinder engine which 270 kW and a torque of 530 Newton metres. design, three-valve technology, ignition with AC voltage system and ionic-current diagnosis, cylinder shut-off (which fuel consumption under six catalytic converters and eight sensors – these are just a few of the sophisticated technical equipment of ultra-modern unit. The CL 500 was powered by a V8 with 225 kW and optionally available automatic cylinder shut-off.

aerodynamic efficiency (Cd value of systematic lightweight design and a new concept were additional of the Mercedes-Benz CL. A modern hybrid permitting the use of different lightweight such as aluminium, magnesium, and plastic, went a long way reducing the weight by up to 340 kilograms as to the predecessor.

A very special model was the CL 55 AMG F1 Edition, available from the of 2000 in a limited edition of 55 and fitted with decidedly appointments. It carried a proud tag of 330,000 Deutschmarks (approx. euros), and it was modelled on the CL 55 AMG Safety Car in Formula One. The latter’s counterpart was the world’s first car with a particularly powerful system with internally brake discs made of ceramics. These brakes out for a highly sensitive response, thermal stability, continuous-load and a longer service life. In an braking manoeuvre from top a braking power of approx. kW is generated.

The CL 55 AMG “F1 Limited Edition” was by a 5.5-litre V8 engine with 265 kW. other things, the interior distinctively sporty front with optimized lateral an AMG sports steering wheel perforated leather cover, trim – and an “F1 Limited Edition” with consecutive numbering on the console.

The CL 63 AMG was the new top model of the series the Frankfurt International Motor in 2001. The figure 63 reminded of the brand of the legendary Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL The advanced engine of the CL 63 AMG developed 326 kW.

Exclusive world first: trim

From the spring of buyers of the CL from the C 215 series the first to be able to order trim for the interior. In a special process, wafer-thin granite (0.6 – 0.8 millimetres thick) produced before being formed and applied to centre interior door cladding, wheel rim and selector lever. exclusive trim was made by the individualized designo program.

In the large Coupés were and given a modified front end a modern clear-lens design and a front bumper. The exterior-mirror were fitted with lighting which illuminates the next to the car and is switched on automatically the doors are opened or when the locking system is actuated by control. The rear end was equally revised.

V12 engine with charging

In 2002, biturbo was added to the V12 engine of the CL 600, and measures were taken to output to 368 kW and the maximum torque to 800 metres upwards of 1800/min at a pressure of one bar – amounting to 36 percent output and as much as 51 percent torque than on the previous unit. The car accelerated from to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds; top speed was limited to 250 km/h. Despite impressive performance, the engine with the European EURO IV which did not come into before 2005.

In the fall of 2002, a supercharged V8 with a displacement of 5.5 litres and by Mercedes-AMG set out to work in the CL 55 AMG. the twelve-cylinder unit, it developed 368 kW but was sportier in its character. A five-speed transmission with gearshift on the wheel went a long way ensuring a dynamic motoring

Apart from a certain of retouching, the CL 500 remained within the without any modifications. The Active Control (ABC) was revised for all in the updated version, the car’s weight at any point in time was recorded and included in the computations of the suspension control system. As a handling and ride became independent of the load.

Within the of model refinement, the safety became even more among other things by the of so-called up-front sensors in the end of the bodywork, which, in the event of a recognize the severity of the impact at an stage and trigger the front-passenger in two stages, according to the situation. more, the belt tensioners are even earlier thanks to sensors. Another new feature was the two-stage classification of the front weight by means of special in the seat upholstery. As a result, the airbag is triggered in two stages – in not only with the accident but also with the occupant’s

Performance was raised once in 2003 – with the CL 65 AMG which 450 kW and made torque of 1000 metres available at engine between 2000/min and 4000/min.

All sounds like the perfect car – and it is true that the C 215 series close to the ideal. There is room for improvement, however, as by the completely newly developed C 216 launched in June 2006. Of the C 215 47,984 Coupés had been by 2006.

The 215 series as seen by the

Auto, Motor und Sport, issue no. 23/1999, on the Mercedes-Benz

CL “The special fascination of the CL 600 in the unique effortlessness of driving, and the new V12 engine is a perfect match in respect. The composure with its 367 hp produce virtually every speed instantly but highly is awfully impressive, and, also answers the question as to an engine’s right to exist. The automatic, which interacts the V12 in rarely encountered perfection, deserves praise.”

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 5 October 1999, on the Mercedes-Benz

CL “The new CL, an impressive four-seater, is doubt a highpoint in the brand’s history – with its four-eyed bonnet remodelled around the side lines rising towards the rear and spoiler-like edge protruding over the tail lights. It not only lighter and more dynamic its predecessor, it really is.”

#038; Track, USA, 2000, on the Mercedes-Benz CL 55 AMG: CL 55’s progress proved and serene, even at Autobahn (where one is obliged, after to keep to the fast lane and set a AMG example.”

Mercedes-Benz CL 600 C215

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