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Mercedes-Benz CL 500 306hp C215

Mercedes CL-class

I never the last CL coupe. Unlike its SEC, it looks bulky and lack dynamic ability, to the 2 ton-plus kerb weight. The CL is very different. It returns to sleek, handsome styling once attracted thousands of all over the world. The sweeping C creates a sense of GT and hides the passenger-friendly roof line well. This remarkable is the work of Australian designer Acadipane. It is going to take 30% of the segment where Jaguar’s XK8 / XKR is

Base on the rationalised new S-class, the CL lost 300 kilograms. Part of the lost in the reduced dimensions it is 76mm shorter, 55mm and 54mm lower. Nevertheless, a bit more study in space the rear seat passengers an extra 11mm leg room with the outgoing model.

the new chassis is 37% stronger than you must know most of the saving are by means of using material, such as aluminium, and plastic. The whole crash-protection is still made of conventional but some body panels such as bonnet, roof and fenders — and the mount for and transmission are made of aluminium, so is suspension linkage. The even magnesium is used as the inner for doors. Front fenders and lid are made of thermoplastic.

As before, the CL coupe is still a conversion from the S-class, 80mm wheelbase was chopped from the 4-doors. The 306hp V8, 5 speed automatic (with manual override), DISTRONIC control, ventilated plus fan fitted seats are all carried What hasn’t appeared in the is the Active Body Control which uses electronically hydraulic cylinders on each to reduce body roll and Mercedes claimed it is a world Did they forget Citroen’s ?

The only spectacular new item is the new V12 in CL600. It follows the V8 and V6 family, to 3 valves per cylinder with camshaft per bank. A reduction of from 6-litre to 5.8 further the peak power from to 367hp (the original V12 had Torque, though slightly on paper, is actually more However, in terms of emission, the design and dual ignition be superior. In terms of fuel it improves by a factor of 20%. 20% could be saved once the cut off facility shut down of the cylinders.

The second generation V12 also from its predecessor by its compactness and The thin cylinder wall make it as short as the 5.0 V8, while block, magnesium intake and hollow camshafts help it to a dry weight of 222kg, versus the old 411kg.

Mercedes-Benz CL 500 306hp C215

Thanks to the massive weight the new car could only be faster.

No V12 or V8, the new CL delivers 155mph top speed, to the electronic cut-out. The V8 accelerates to in the lower 6th. The V12 may break the 6 barrier. Based on the S-class, it is not a to find it crosses country unmatched comfort and refinement. departments work smoothly. The over low speed bump be harder than the AIRmatic-equipped but the ABC counters body roll in like a magic. It feels a bit artificial, but it is really artificial. The sensitive and variable ratio steering might be too light for but quick and accurate enough. all, CL is not designed as a sport-biased It is a refined and comfortable cross coupe, a true 4-seater. It is not to be thrown into corner and power slide, nor to expect the feedback from the steering like a Miata MX-5.

If you are not pleased with its driving look at the beautiful interior. A lot of controls there. Feel the of comfort and prestige, plus the This is a coupe version of the not a real GT like the SL.

The above report was last on 29 Nov 99. All Rights Reserved.

Mercedes-Benz CL 500 306hp C215


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