MercedesBenz CL600 2011

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Mercedes-Benz CL600 2011

CL600 2011. an epitome of coupes, was announced at the Paris Show 2010. The CL600 features 510hp 12-cylinder engine which aids the coupe to accelerate from a to 60 mph in an impressive 4.5 seconds. Check out the car after the jump.

The Restyled CL-Class

The epitome of luxury

With a design perfected the greatest sense of style, appointments and cutting-edge technology, the updated 2011 Mercedes-Benz reinforces its claim to supremacy as the in automotive refinement. The entirely 429 hp. V8 biturbo engine of the CL550 and the 536 hp. AMG V8 biturbo of the CL63 AMG open a new of performance in the luxury coupé Performance and fuel economy thanks to the newly-developed BlueDIRECT with third-generation spray-guided injection as well as energy-efficient of alternator, fuel pump, compressor and power-assisted steering In addition, the Mercedes- Benz equipped the CL with state-of-the-art technology and hand-finished components to retain its position as the epitome of in its class. These two new V8 models, as as the V12-powered CL600 and CL65 AMG go in the U.S. in November 2010.

the new generation of the CL, the Stuttgart-based automaker on fuel consumption and exhaust gas in the exclusive high-end segment. to Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the of Management of Daimler AG: The CL is the ideal for our brand. To a special degree it the things that go to make a fascination, perfection and responsibility. And the new generation we raise the ante in the area of efficiency. But in the realms of safety, comfort and performance, the CL shows: ahead is where is.

A combination of cutting-edge camera and assistance systems such as the Active Lane Keeping and the Active Blind Spot make the CL a thinking partner of the The modified Active Body (ABC) with crosswind system and the Direct-Steer system contribute to enhancing safety and enjoyment.

The 2011 CL63 AMG cutting-edge technology from The CL63 AMG features the new 5.5-liter V8 engine with a peak of 536 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. With the AMG Performance Package, the performance to 563 hp and 664 lb-ft. The award-winning AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT sports transmission provides a reduction in fuel consumption and while simultaneously increasing power and torque. With fuel economy, the new CL63 AMG is than 25 percent more than the previous model a naturally aspirated V8. The exclusive CL65 AMG now has even more with 621 hp and 738 lb-ft.

The CL63 AMG the start of a new chapter in the AMG Performance drive strategy: Mercedes-AMG is this impressive story and is its promise to continuously reduce the fuel consumption and emissions of new with the new engine/transmission combination and technology — while reaching new heights with the AMG brand value of performance.

to Ola Källenius, head of Mercedes-AMG We are heading into a new era with the S63 AMG and AMG: for the first time we combined spray-guided direct injection with biturbocharging and the system. Together with the AMG MCT 7-speed sports transmission, we reduced both fuel and emissions significantly — at the same time increasing and torque.

Together with the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports the new AMG 5.5-liter V8 biturbo engine play a significant role in the model strategy over the year. The new engine / transmission marks a further milestone in the history of Mercedes-AMG, which back in 1967.

Design: a self-assured presence

The exterior of the new CL generation is characterized by the dramatic of the hood, the dynamic V-shape grille and sweeping headlamps design details that but effectively emphasize the car’s yet powerful lines.

The front presents a new design with air intake openings and a chrome strip. An LED strip with trim for the daytime running is elegantly integrated into the fascia. With standard headlights and Adaptive Highbeam the headlamps offer state-of-the-art technology. The latest LED technology in the indicators and position marker round-off the car’s advanced The rear of the vehicle is characterized by the tail lights.

AMG models numerous new design features give the coupé an even powerful appearance. The new, hood with its bold design is the perfect match for headlamps, as well as AMGspecific LED driving lights in the front The central Mercedes star is by a single horizontal grille The new AMG front apron has an expanded design as well as a lower with a highgloss black

Other unique AMG highlights a new rear apron with a insert and newly-designed chrome tailpipes of the AMG sports exhaust The front fenders wear V8 lettering. New 20-inch AMG light-alloy round-out the new look of the CL63

New V8 biturbo engine with technology

With its 4,663 centimeters of displacement the new V8 biturbo in the 2011 CL550 4MATIC BlueDIRECT technology and delivers power. The eight-cylinder engine 429 hp so that despite 0.8 liters displacement, it is still around 12 more powerful than its At the same time, torque was to 516 lb-ft — an increase of 32 The CL550 4MATIC requires a 4.8 seconds to accelerate from a to 60 mph. In summary, the 2011 4MATIC is significantly more torquey and fuel efficient its predecessor.

The BlueDIRECT technology of the V8 includes an impressive combination of new such as third generation direct gasoline injection piezo injectors and multi-spark with up to four ignition within a millisecond.

The CL600, its 510hp 12-cylinder biturbo accelerates the luxury coupe a standstill to 60 mph in an impressive 4.5 seconds.

The new AMG V8 designated internally as the M 157, takes full advantage of innovative new technologies. The new AMG 5.5-liter marks the debut of direct injection with spray-guided and piezo injectors in an AMG. highlights include standard Efficiency stop/start function. The AMG V8 biturbo engine develops a output of 536 hp and maximum torque of 590 In conjunction with the optional AMG Package these figures are to 563 hp and 664 lb-ft.

The CL63 AMG delivers sports car-level performance. from 0-60 mph takes 4.4 seconds, and has an electronically limited top of 155. With the optional AMG Package, 0-60 takes 4.3 seconds and top speed increases to an limited 186 mph.

The V12-powered AMG produces 621 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque, and a 0-60 mph time of 4.3 seconds.

combining maximum driving with low fuel consumption

The new in the CL550 4MATIC is mated to a automatic transmission which has significant revision, while V12 retain the proven five-speed transmission due to their extremely torque at low engine speeds. The lever on the steering column the driver to select P, N, R and D by nudging the The operating commands are transferred by wire.

In addition, a switch on the console allows the driver to between the driving modes (S) and Economy (E), which the transmission characteristics.

* Economy: the transmission changes gears at low in this mode the CL starts-off in gear.

* Sport: the automatic transmission the most of the engines’ speed when changing gears. At the time the accelerator characteristics are so that the engine responds spontaneously to the driver’s pressure on the

Selection of the transmission mode is of the spring/damper setting of the suspension so the driver has more control the overall handling of the luxury

More efficiency: the new seven-speed transmission

The seven-speed automatic was improved in detail by the Mercedes The aim was to further reduce converter in the connection with the engine and optimize efficiency. In addition, the increased torque of the V8 biturbo in the CL550 4MATIC raised new on the absorption of cyclic irregularities and in the transmission. The Mercedes-Benz developers met challenge in the new transmission with a new vibration damper. It is designed as a turbo-damper and additionally fitted a centrifugal pendulum which the mass center of gravity as a of engine speed and enables vehicle operation even at engine speeds. Moreover, the damping already makes a reduction in the slip of the torque lockup clutch at low loads. The in ECO mode the engine speed be reduced, contributing greatly to cut consumption. Plus, it ensures an quicker response to accelerator

A new hydraulic circuit and optimized converter characteristics also to improve efficiency and performance. A consumption-cutting measure is a new lower-viscosity transmission fluid (ATF), has a longer life yet the same performance. As a result, the CL550 only needs a transmission change every 78,000

The optimized electrohydraulic control of the transmission and new reducedfriction materials in parts of the transmission in combination optimized software provide shifting comfort.

Power and stop/start function

Intelligent for maximum driving pleasure and low consumption

Seven gears, driving modes and a rev-matching the power transmission of the CL63 AMG great emotional appeal and driving pleasure. At the same the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports provides a considerable improvement in economy — and specifically in with the new Controlled Efficiency mode with stop/start and generator management.

The AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT sports transmission is an innovative transfer system that its debut in the high-performance SL63 AMG in 2008, and has also been in the E63 AMG summer 2009. It combines the direct and agile feedback of a transmission with the total of an automatic. Featuring seven three driving modes and a function, the 7-speed sports offers superb versatility. MCT for Multi-Clutch Technology and indicates only clutch elements are to perform gearshifts.

A compact wet clutch, which runs in an oil replaces the conventional torque Thanks to its low rotational inertia, the responds instantaneously and dynamically the losses typical of a torque transmission — thereby to save fuel. The AMG sports also impresses with its low of just 176 lbs, which has made possible through the use of magnesium for the transmission housing. are effectively eliminated by a new, torsion damper, with benefits in perceived passenger

Consumption-optimized Controlled Efficiency (C) mode

During its development and to the AMG 5.5-liter V8 biturbo engine, the AMG paid special attention to the new Efficiency (C) driving mode. The was on delivering minimum engine coupled with a reduced of gearshifts in all driving situations. moving-off in C, the MCT transmission always second gear and shifts early to the next higher if the driving style permits. At 37 mph for sixth gear will be engaged — not only fuel consumption but also levels. Thanks to its powerful, available torque even at low speeds, the AMG V8 biturbo unit is ideal for this style of Controlled Efficiency also convenient gearshifts and a soft response set-up for outstandingly power transfer.

Controlled stop/start function as a new feature

The Efficiency stop/start function is being used for the first in an AMG model. This system is equipment on the CL63 AMG and permanently in the fuel economy driving C. Once the driver comes to a e.g. at a red traffic light, the is automatically switched off. the brake pedal is released or the is depressed, the engine is immediately and the car is able to move off quickly. technology guarantees a comfortable and starting procedure: a crankshaft recognizes the direction of rotation and the resting position of all eight For an automatic engine start, the with the most favorable position receives an injection of into its combustion chamber. The piezo-electric injectors greatly this process, as they especially fast starts

The engine management ensures the engine is only switched off if preconditions are met. The starter must have sufficient for example, and the engine must be at the operating temperature for efficient control. The same applies to the temperature selected by the driver: if has not yet been reached, the engine is not off when the car comes to a stop. The network management system sure that active telephone or video functions are not by the stop/start function.

A green ECO in the AMG main menu shows the that the Controlled Efficiency function is active. Should one of the criteria prevent activation of the this is shown in the central by the message Stop/start inactive and a ECO symbol. In the two more performance-oriented modes S (Sport) and M (Manual), the function is always deactivated. If the driver can also switch it off in C mode.

The eight-cylinder biturbo also features the generator system familiar from the E63 whenever the engine is on the overrun or braking, kinetic energy is to charge the battery rather being wasted as heat in the way. In all other operating a combination of onboard network and management enables the generator to be at a low voltage. This reduces the on the engine and increases fuel

Drive modes S and M for even driving pleasure and performance

The and transmission are even more in the S (Sport) mode. Accelerator movements trigger a more traction response, making the more spontaneous. The engine is allowed to reach a higher in each gear, while the are around 25 percent faster in C. In the manual shift mode M, at full throttle take 100 milliseconds, a reduction of 50 percent to C. In S and M modes, the engine management partially suppresses the cylinders: ignition and injection under load leads to even gearshifts than before.

spontaneous multiple downshifts are strength of the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed transmission. For instance, kickdown gearshifts straight from down to fourth gear, or fifth to second. In the S and M driving the automatic rev-matching function is Every manual or automatic is accompanied by precisely metered revs — incrementally S to M. This not only adds to the emotional experience, but the load-free minimizes load-change reactions, is particularly helpful when into bends — and enhances safety in slippery

No automatic downshifts in manual M

In manual M mode the driver benefits from the high of the V8 biturbo engine, as there is no downshift under full and kickdown. The transmission remains in the selected gear and does not an automatic upshift in manual even when the rev limit is In M mode the AMG instrument cluster the current gear and alerts the to upshift by means of a red up symbol before the needle reaches the red When approaching the lower rev e.g. when braking, is an automatic downshift to the next gear.

The gears can be shifted using the paddles — no matter the mode. The electronic key for selection of the driving models is located to the of the COMAND controller. The powerful transmission control unit its integrated 80 MHz processor provides downshifts — for example approaching traffic lights or if the requires fast acceleration overtaking.

A unique combination of systems

With state-of-the-art and protection systems the 2011 affirms its status as an automotive and technology platform. The attentive turn the car into an intelligent which is able to see, respond instinctively to danger and act on its own in order to avoid accidents or their severity. The trailblazing assistance systems in the 2011 are based on cutting-edge radar, and sensor technology. Celebrating its on the 2011 CL-Class, the optional Lane Keeping Assist on V12 models) monitors lane and if the vehicle threatens to cross a line the system actuates an motor in the steering wheel, it to vibrate briefly — the driver a discreet but effective to countersteer immediately. If the coupe crosses a solid line, the intervenes by gently braking the of the opposite side of the car, the driver to stay in the lane. Lane Keeping Assist through the existing Electronic Program ESP®.

Active Assist evaluates information by a camera mounted on the inside of the which identifies the contrast the road surface and the lane In addition, the radar system the side of the roadway for crash and other roadway edge This Mercedes assistance also evaluates the driver’s and can reliably determine whether the car is from the lane intentionally or Consequently, there is no warning if the accelerates hard just overtaking, when merging a highway, braking hard or into a curve.

Targeted actuation: Active Blind Assist

Another component of the Driver Assistance Package on V12 models) is Active Blind Assist, a system that a multi-stage warning concept. If it that a change of lane be too dangerous, it warns the driver by a red triangle in the glass of the exterior Close-range radar sensors the area immediately to the side and to the of the car. If the driver disregards warning and, for example, the turn indicator, an audible also sounds. If the driver to ignore the warnings and comes close to a vehicle in the neighboring corrective braking intervention via is applied to the wheels of the opposite of the vehicle. This causes a yaw about the car’s vertical due to the unequal distribution of braking If, despite this course an accident cannot be avoided the Blind Spot Assist reduces the consequences of a collision.

to see and be seen better

Adaptive Assist is another standard on the 2011 CL-Class. This system can recognize oncoming or vehicles ahead with lights on, and then controls the to ensure the best possible range without dazzling drivers. In addition, Mercedes-Benz the Night View Assist system, featuring a special camera for pedestrian detection: as as the system detects pedestrians on the ahead, they are highlighted in the display in order to better the driver’s attention.

An electronic zone: the PRE-SAFE® Brake

offers another radar-based as a component of the optional Driver Package (standard on V12 models) PRE-SAFE® Brake. If the driver is and fails to recognize the imminent of a rear-end collision, this can intervene and brake the vehicle If the driver fails to react after automatic, partial action, this latest of the PRE-SAFE® Brake activates braking pressure around 0.6 before what is now an unavoidable This emergency braking can significantly mitigate the severity of the The PRE-SAFE® Brake thus as a kind of electronic crumple

Warns driver of drowsiness: ASSIST

Drowsiness is one of the most causes of accidents. According to the Sleep Foundation, fifty-four of motorists have driven drowsy at least once in the year, and 28 percent do so at least per month. This is why Mercedes have developed the ATTENTION system which forms of the standard equipment of the 2011 The system continuously evaluates than 70 different parameters in to identify driver drowsiness and a warning before the dangerous phase begins. Observing the steering behavior has proved to be an strong indicator: several of practical research by Mercedes-Benz has that drowsy drivers minor steering errors they often correct rapidly in a characteristic way. steering behavior is recognized by a steering angle sensor. the driver’s eyes cannot provide conclusive evidence of since many drivers can microsleep with their open.

Active Body reduces the effect of a crosswind

The CL also meets the highest in terms of driving dynamics and thanks to Direct-Steer, with a ratio that varies the steering angle, and modified Body Control (ABC) crosswind stabilization (standard for the and AMG models). This latest in active suspension development the wheel load distribution via the ABC struts within milliseconds, on crosswind direction and intensity, to the that it can largely compensate the of the crosswind.

The Active Body was debuted by Mercedes-Benz in an earlier of the CL coupe, the C215 model in 1999. ABC is unique worldwide as it not regulates roll, but pitching and movements as well, creating a harmony of comfort and handling Since the introduction of this system, engineers in Sindelfingen continuously improved on it, so that years later it still the peak of automotive engineering. In to crosswind stabilization, the latest the active suspension features a new hydraulic pump that part of the burden off the engine, towards reducing fuel

Additional safety and agility at the limits is provided by the standard Vectoring Brake — one-sided braking intervention at the rear wheel when This enables the luxury to turn into a bend precise control with greater agility.

Interior: selected materials and first-class

Mercedes-Benz developers and designers the CL interior paying careful to detail. A total of four kinds of trim open up the for perfectly matched material and concepts according to personal apart from dark burl walnut, there is black ash wood. Twelve models additionally offer poplar and both AMG models Carbon Fiber trim Important to note — with the corporate philosophy of at Mercedes-Benz, the CL uses only wood from renewable sources. Most of the wood are hand-made and matched individually for and grain by experienced craftsmen.

The of the CL are of the most exquisite quality, with low pretensioning they supple and comfortable from the first glance. There is a of Premium leathers on the V8 CL550 and CL63 AMG. The V12 CL600 and AMG feature Exclusive leather.

The multifunction steering wheel of the CL has been modified by the Mercedes-Benz the rim and airbag module are lined soft premium leather as The new, flatter airbag also lends a sporty to the multifunction steering wheel in leather sewn with double stitching.

Apart this, Mercedes-Benz makes use of light as a styling element in the interior. Standard ambient offers a choice between lighting moods: solar neutral (white) and polar

Sporty interior with appointment details

The CL63 AMG an additional amount of unique details. The AMG instrument cluster now the words AMG V8 BITURBO on the screen opening the driver’s door a clear invitation to start the new engine. Also new is the AMG sports wheel with silver-colored shift paddles, specially grip area and perforated leather around the steering spokes. The multifunction buttons on the and right enable the driver to numerous settings and access in the AMG main menu. The driver can the current transmission mode in the of the instrument cluster — the engaged gear and recommended are also shown in M mode. A new is the Controlled Efficiency stop/start a green ECO symbol in the AMG main tells the driver that it is while a yellow ECO symbol that the stop/start function is

The AMG main menu also the driver with information the temperature of the engine oil and coolant. the RACETIMER, the driver can calculate lap when on a private racing for instance. The RACETIMER records the for the fastest lap, the average and speeds and the lap distance. The AMG instrument in the CL63 AMG comes with a 220 mph scale. One of the most eye-catching in the interior is the exclusive analog with its IWC Ingenieur design in the console.

AMG sports seats exclusive leather upholstery

equipment on the AMG coupes include electrically adjustable AMG sports with heating, ventilation and Optionally available on the CL63 on the CL65) are active multicontour including massage and Drive functions. The leather upholstery sporty, AMG-specific seat and also high-quality AMG badges in the

Onboard infotainment: the most multimedia technology

Consistent its serene character and technological the 2011 CL also sets the where onboard infotainment is The newest option available is the SPLITVIEW technology for the COMAND This innovative display the driver and front passenger to different contents simultaneously on the screen. While the driver, for uses the map-based navigation the front passenger can watch a on DVD.

The standard COMAND and display system with USB and SD card interfaces offers the possibility of integrating their data with the vehicle. A Media Interface for mobile and video devices such as an is integrated into the glove The standard navigation system nationwide navigation and a detailed map display with data on a 40-gigabyte hard disc, extremely rapid route For musical entertainment COMAND SIRIUS and HD radio, a 6-disc player with MP3 capability, an with speed-dependent volume and the MUSIC REGISTER with a 7.2 hard disc which around 2500 digital files in MP3, AAC or WMA format can be conveniently transferred to the REGISTER PC memory cards). The system music files played on CD, DVD or the MUSIC REGISTER using its Gracenote® database, and shows the album and performer in the color

Standard equipment also the latest-generation of Voice Control operates the navigation, telephone and devices via whole-word input. The no longer needs to spell out his but simply speaks whole when entering a destination or a radio station or a music from the MUSIC REGISTER, or calling up a name from the book.

The further developed sound system with Logic7® technology developed by together with audio Harman Kardon® delivers an performance with a 360-degree experience.

The V12 Coupes: The pinnacle of refinement

Mercedes-Benz stylishly the exceptional status of the twelve-cylinder with numerous distinguishing in the exterior and interior. In addition to the radiator grille with two louvers, these include the V12 on the front fenders, model-specific multispoke wheels and a large of standard equipment.

CL600: engine with twin

The flagship model remains the with its 510 hp twelve-cylinder biturbo which accelerates the luxury from a standstill to 60 mph in impressive 4.5 Maximum torque is 612 lb-ft at rpm, which makes the engine one of the world’s most series-production car engines. The V12 combines its performance potential with smoothness and quiet running, for refined and enjoyable travel.

The of the twelve-cylinder engine is made diecast aluminum, while magnesium is used for the cylinder-head The engine uses lightweight such as fracture-split (cracked) rods made from forged-steel alloy, pistons from a high-quality aluminum hollow camshafts of induction-hardened steel, a weight-optimized forged-steel and a diecast aluminum sump.

The of the two turbochargers are integrated into the manifolds on both sides to space, and are in the best position for efficiency. The compressed air flows two close-coupled water intercoolers on the head covers. Depending on the load the air is cooled by up to 212 degrees achieving just the right and density for the combustion process.

AMG: Dream car with V12 performance

The powerful AMG V12 engine and appointments of the CL65 AMG serve to the emotions of automotive enthusiasts. engine specialists and car enthusiasts, a engine has always represented the glory of the engine builders’ A very special example of luxurious engine series is the AMG V12 biturbo engine, as used in the AMG. Just one glimpse of the specifications is enough to reveal with a displacement of 5980 centimeters, the AMG V12 generates 621 hp at 4800 The maximum torque of 738 lb-ft. has electronically limited — a possible 885 lb-ft — to allowances for the powertrain, and remains between 2300 and 4300

The performance is evidence of the exceptional the AMG V12 models accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds, and are capable of hitting a top of 186 mph (electronically limited).

AMG has made a of additional detailed enhancements to the AMG V12 biturbo engine for the new model The engine experts at AMG achieved the in output from 604 hp to 621 hp thanks to new gas turbochargers. The inlet diameter of the housing and also the exhaust gas have been enlarged, and the increase in air throughput, together the new engine electronics, has resulted in an of 17 hp. The maximum charge-air pressure is 22

Despite the increase in output, it has been possible to reduce consumption and exhaust emissions. The in fuel consumption is achieved to the new engine electronics and generator The kinetic energy generated driving and also when is used to charge the battery, and not left to generate heat as otherwise be the case. In all other areas, management of both the electrical system and generator the generator to be maintained at a low voltage

New piston rings, a modified oil and use of a superior coating on the catalytic also contribute towards raw exhaust emissions. As a result, the AMG immediately fulfill all of the requirements of the US (LEV II standard, on-board II and lambda sensor diagnostics).

Since its debut in 2003, the AMG V12 biturbo engine has ranked as one of the powerful series production ever built. The exciting emitted by the two chrome twin of the AMG sports exhaust system according to the driving style and the repertoire ranges from a refined tone, through to the AMG-typical twelve-cylinder sound, all of adds to the intensity of the high-performance experience.

Know-how from the of motorsport also with the AMG V12 engine

One of the characteristic features of the engine is the sophisticated air/water It guarantees high power and output under all operating regardless of the outside temperature. all engines are built by hand at in Affalterbach according to the philosophy one one engine — this is true of the V12 engine. In line the exceptional 738 lb-ft of torque, the comes with a reinforced Power transfer is handled by the AMG five-speed automatic transmission, has three different drive

A further increase in active and safety

Reliable deceleration comes courtesy of the AMG high-performance system based on the ADAPTIVE system. Internally ventilated, composite brake discs all with a diameter of 15.4-inches and respectively, are combined with floating brake calipers and sliding frame-type calipers for maximum deceleration.

To enhance and passive safety, the range of camera and radarbased driver systems has also been further. The CL65 AMG now includes Lane Keeping Assist and Blind Spot Assist as equipment.

New design for CL65 AMG even higher status

The new AMG now features an even more appearance than ever An enhanced status is guaranteed to the swept-back front section profiled hood, the enlarged, angled radiator grille and the headlamps. Included as standard are bi-xenon headlamps, Adaptive Assist and AMG-specific LED daytime lights in the front apron. The chrome-trimmed cooling-air intake a distinctive horizontal grille The newly designed AMG bodystyling is recognizable thanks to the distinctive and the chrome-trimmed lower cross This is matched by the AMG rear which boasts a chrome insert. Another visual is the AMG sports exhaust system two chrome twin tailpipes a V12 design.

When viewing the from the side, enthusiasts note the V12 BITURBO lettering on the fenders and the AMG double-spoke forged painted titanium grey and a high-sheen finish.

Exclusive upholstery with an AMG V12 diamond design

The exclusive position by the CL65 AMG within the AMG model is also highlighted by the vehicle’s interior appointments. Exclusive upholstery with its distinctive AMG V12 pattern design covers all seats as well as the door panels. Premium leather covers the entire instrument and seatback panels, but also the pockets and the parcel shelf.

is used on the headliner and also on the A and The AMG sports seats, which can be into many different feature their own unique layout as well as active and heating, active multicontour seats with massage and functions and NECK-PRO luxury restraints.

New additions in the interior the AMG sports steering wheel aluminum shift paddles and premium leather in the grip The latest information and entertainment courtesy of the standard COMAND system including Harman Logic 7® surround system with available — which divides the into different displays on viewing angle.

The AMG instrument displays AMG V12 BITURBO start and a 220 mph speedometer scale. Integrated the AMG main menu is a gear including upshift recommendation, and the is also kept informed engine oil and coolant temperatures. to the RACETIMER, lap times can be displayed, on a race track for example.

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A highlight of the interior is the exclusive clock with IWC design. poplar wood trim reserved exclusively for the V12 models, the interior look.

Tradition: an line of ancestors

The 2011 continues the great tradition of coupes, which reaches to the legendary supercharged cars of the and ’30s. Since the 1950s, in the three-pointed star has produced an series of exclusive two-door which combine sophisticated with trailblazing technology every model an automotive The W188 model series 300 S which entered series in 1952 marked the beginning. A report called it the measure of it is possible to achieve in automotive

This statement has remained for all subsequent models, right to the current generation, because the coupes from Mercedes-Benz timeless design, the highest of comfort and trailblazing innovations in technology. The 1961 220 SE Coupé was the series-production Mercedes-Benz to be equipped disc brakes. In 1995 the Stability Program ESP® its world premiere in the S600 and in 1999 the Active Body suspension system was introduced for the time in the CLClass. PRE-SAFE® was another technological innovation made its debut in a large coupé. Now the 2011 CL-Class Active Lane Keeping and Active Blind Spot which will help accidents or reduce their

The 2011 CL-Class goes on in the U.S. in November 2010.

The coupes from Mercedes-Benz

cars and technical trendsetters

* history of manufacturing premium cars

* Exclusive trendsetter in development

The large coupes Mercedes-Benz combine utmost and ambitious design with high-end technology. Building automobiles with a performance to meet the most exacting was a carefully and intensely cultivated at Mercedes-Benz at the beginning of the 20th For example, very rare versions of Mercedes supercharged were produced in the 1920s and

The luxury coupes were mere variants of the sedans, but a individual line within the ranges. They also pioneering innovations in automotive The 1961 220 SEb Coupé, for instance, was the Mercedes production model to disc brakes. The Electronic Program ESP® had its world in the S600 Coupé in 1995; the Body Control suspension in 1999 in the CL. In 2006 the PRE-SAFE® another technical innovation, in a large Mercedes coupe. But from all such technical Mercedes coupes primarily emotions. Their dramatic makes a bold statement. In Mercedes coupes have been dream cars of the kind — every one of a classic.

1952: back in the class with the 300 S Coupé

returned to the tradition of the pre-war in October 1951, presenting the 300 S the luxury-class coupé of the W 188 series, at the Motor Show. General prevailed and the trade press was speaking of a world-class car. But the public also was surprised no one expected that a German manufacturer, virtually starting nothing, could manage the from the post-war economy of to the smooth production of exclusive vehicles.

The 300 S Coupé that into production in 1952 viewers with the curves of its and its long hood. These elements represented traditional and in case especially finely lines, as one contemporary commented. The coupé with its six-cylinder engine developed 150 hp, enabling a top of 109 mph. Able to cover distances in the shortest time the least possible strain on and nerves was the message sent out to the clientele, which included the film stars Gary and Errol Flynn.

In 1955 Mercedes-Benz already the redesigned 300 Sc Coupé. Direct injection instead of a carburetor engine output climb to 175 hp. In from the 300 Sedan the new coupé the single-joint swing axle, further enhanced ride The fortunate combination of peak and handling safety with elegance and quality was regarded by in those days as the measure of it is possible to achieve in automotive This judgment holds to this day.

Between and 1958 only 314 units of the of the ultra-exclusive W 188 model series built. The small volume can be to the still relatively small at that time. But the few post-war still preserved today are of the most sought-after collector’s and trade in the highest categories at

1956: the Ponton Coupé

Ambitious design, trailblazing and pleasurable motoring also to form a unified whole in the 220 S of the W 180 model series introduced in Like the 220 S Cabriolet this car was based on the 220 S Sedan. All three variants feature the characteristic integrated-design body with sides and no mounted fenders or boards. Quickly they got the Ponton-Mercedes, a standing expression in the of the automobile even today. bumpers and foglamps lent the of this coupé its character. For the time a Mercedes-Benz coupé had a body solidly welded to the unit.

The 220 S Coupé originally with a 100 hp in-line six-cylinder A short time later the engineers increased the engine to 106 hp. An improved front suspension for increased ride comfort, as did the swing axle with low point. As an optional extra for a of 450 marks, from 1957 the could get a hydraulic-automatic clutch Hydrak.

The interior appointments very up-market. The coupé for example, with polished wood trim for the instruments and upholstery as well as a stationary fan for the and ventilating unit. Contemporary people described the coupé as a of modern engineering and functional To boost performance, from 1958 Mercedes-Benz offered the 220 SE of the W 128 series with direct injection for 1900 marks; it output to 115 hp. The last variants had 120 hp.

Mercedes-Benz manufactured a total of units of the Ponton coupes 220 S and 220 SE. too are much sought-after collectors’ today.

1961: styling and milestone

At the ceremonial opening of the at the Untertürkheim plant on February 24, Mercedes-Benz presented the 220 SEb Coupé. Its and styling took their cue the 220 SEb Tailfin Sedan, so it was also to the 111 series. On the full-length version of the 111 frame-floor unit a fully four-seater was created. Engine, and the safety body principle borrowed from the Sedan. The major difference was at the same a special technical feature: the 220 SEb was the first Mercedes-Benz production car to disc brakes on the front It also had a padded steering 3-point seat belts and a new of wedge-pin door lock prevented the doors from open in a collision. A little the 300 SE Coupé with 160 hp, a member of the 112 debuted at the Geneva Motor Its standard equipment included a automatic transmission, air suspension and steering.

A 120 hp six-cylinder served as for the 220 SEb Coupé. When production of the Sedan came to an end in 1965, the remained in the sales range with the Cabriolet. However, the engine was replaced by a 2.5-litre with 150 hp and the model designation 250 SE Coupé. In January 1968 the 280 SE with a newly developed engine with a displacement of 2.8 and 160 hp replaced the 250 SE Coupé. At the same the 3.0-litre variant was taken out of the In September 1969 a V8 engine 200 hp debuted in the 280 SE 3.5 Coupé as harbinger of a new generation.

The Mercedes-Benz coupes ideal for the growing clientele of high-mileage drivers. The consequence: than ten times as many from the W 111 and W 112 model series produced as from the previous series — exactly units.

1971: safety is the

In October 1971 Mercedes-Benz the 350 SLC of the next coupé generation at the Motor Show. Unlike its this model was not based on a sedan, but shared the technical of the 350 SL Roadster. Apart from the roof of the SLC, both 107 variants were identical up to the edge of the door. The differences in the rear half of the car. A 36 longer wheelbase permitted the SLC as a fully fledged four-seater. by a 200 hp V8, the Coupé also shared a of safety-related design details the Roadster. For example, the fuel was fitted above the rear for collision protection. In the interior the padded dashboard, deformable or switches and levers and the new four-spoke steering wheel with absorber made for greatest impact protection. The large lights remained free of due to their ribbed surface.

April 1973, a second V8 with a displacement of 4.5 liters and 225 hp available in the 450 SLC. A version of engine with a lowercompression and 195 hp, adapted to the US emission control had been in service since 1972 in the North American of the 350 SLC. In July 1974 the 280 SLC with 185 hp was added to the C 107 model

In September 1977, at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz the 450 SLC 5.0 as new top model. Outstanding innovation: the light-alloy engine with 240 hp, later would enjoy a in the S-Class and the SEC Coupé models. In in the wake of general model measures the 450 SLC 5.0 became the 500 SLC. The 350 SLC was by the 380 SLC. Its 3.8-litre aluminum V8 218 hp. In the ten years in which they built a total of 62,888 of the C 107 series were produced.

concentrated power and agility on the platform

At the Frankfurt Motor in September 1981 the Coupé 380 SEC and 500 SEC of the C 126 series were presented. were again based on the Sedan now, and not the SL, which 1971 and 1981 also had offered as SLC Coupé. The floor was 85 millimeters shorter than in the Nevertheless, the SEC Coupes were fledged four-seaters. Their too, with its elegant, lines, took its cue from the cars, but gave a sense of more concentrated power and

Of course, the Coupé also with the high safety of the S-Class Sedan. An interesting of equipment was an electrically operated feeder that was part of the appointments and had the job of bringing the seat into the field of view of the and front passenger and into a where they could reach it. As optional extras an for the driver and a belt tensioner for the passenger were available.

V8 thoroughly revised under the Energy Concept to reduce consumption and pollutant emissions, dynamic traction. The 380 SEC Coupé 204 hp, the 500 SEC Coupé 231 hp. In 1985 a comprehensive of refinement measures including a facelift brought mainly a engine range. New was the V8 engine 4.2 liters displacement. The 5.0-liter was also modified; it now had an electronic and an electronically-mechanically controlled injection The most spectacular new development was the V8 that delivered 272 hp and even 300 hp in a with a higher compression (but without catalytic

The fascination that the big new coupé can be clearly seen especially in the 74,060 units of the C 126 model were built. These for some fans the epitome of the car, rank among the Mercedes-Benz young classics

1992: a first twelve-cylinder

In 1992 the North American Auto Show in Detroit the stage for the premiere of the new SEC Coupé of the C 140 series. Initially, Mercedes-Benz two variants: the 500 SEC with 320 hp V8 engine and the 600 SEC a V12 delivering 394 hp. They were on the S-Class Sedan introduced in A distinctive design and clear, forms with discreet of force which exuded distinguished the new coupes.

As with its car models, in June 1993 introduced new model designations for the of the S-Class. The 600 SEC, for instance, the S600 Coupe. To meet the demand, in March 1994 the family was broadened with the 279 hp Coupé.

The S600 Coupe two fundamental innovations when it in May 1995 a completely new 5-speed transmission with slip-controlled converter lockup clutch was whose sophisticated electronic cut fuel consumption. An innovation of more fundamental significance in terms was the Electronic Stability ESP®, which supports the in critical situations by counteracting an force through selective braking intervention, thus handling safety. Since ESP® is regarded as proof of safety engineering in vehicle and has gained acceptance throughout the

In 1996 the model designations for the were changed once Now the model series was dubbed CL, indicated that the big coupes had set the for a whole coupé family. units of the C 140 were built.

into the new millennium with high-end technology

From 1999 the new CL Coupé of the C 215 series on display in dealer showrooms. there was only the CL500 V8 engine and 306 hp, to which the 367 hp CL600 twelve-cylinder engine was added in 2000. Design, engines and of the CL provided excellent proof of the prowess of the Stuttgart automaker. The flat hood, the dynamic created by the roof line, the rear end and the expressive twin characterized a design that both elegance and sportiness. with B-pillars made the body appear light.

The equipment included a comprehensive package with various A standard feature, unique in the up until then, was the novel system Active Body (ABC); it almost completely for rolling and pitching motions cornering, on acceleration, and during As standard the twelve-cylinder of the CL600 had an cylinder cut-out function was also available as an optional for the eight-cylinder in the CL500; it reduces consumption in the partial load From autumn 2000 the AMG F1 Limited Edition of 55 units was It was the first car in the world licensed for use that had a brake system ceramic brake discs.

In a facelift resulted in a discreetly front end and rear end. A innovation was the V12 engine with turbochargers in the CL600, which 500 hp and delivered maximum torque of 590 From autumn 2002 a V8 engine with a displacement of 5.5 and 355 hp powered the CL55 AMG, and in 2003 the 604 hp CL65 AMG was added; it torque of 738 lb-ft.

With the C 215 series Mercedes-Benz continued its tradition with undiminished through May 2006 48,000 were built.

2006: new among the luxury coupes

exclusivity, sophisticated design and high-end technology also the CL-Class of the C 216 series which into the public limelight in 2006. Typical of the visual of the new masterwork is the interplay of clear-cut, lines with large surfaces. Familiar Mercedes present themselves in a contemporary reconciling tradition and modernity. of this are the Mercedes-typical radiator with the wide chrome the fully retractable side without B-pillars, and the C-pillar tapers towards the bottom seen in the 220 SEb Coupé in 1961).


in the interior too: through the side window the gaze over a beautifully designed high-quality wood trim and leather upholstery. It became clear that in the CL everything comfort and relaxation. Automatic control, COMAND with and CD/DVD player as well as a glass sunroof were appointments that contribute to a driving experience.

As an optional dynamic multicontour seats available. In the CL600 they standard equipment. The list of innovations included the standard-fit headlight with active illumination.

The anticipatory occupant system PRE-SAFE® installed at the was complemented by Mercedes-Benz for the first with the PRE-SAFE® Brake, initiates automatic, partial action in the acute risk of an It works together with the Assist PLUS (BAS which warns the driver and audibly of an imminent crash and calculates the braking pressure to avert the crash. Both as well as the Parking Guidance newly developed for the CL, are based on technology.

One year after the of the C 216, a further innovation the radar-based Blind Spot — arrived.

For the C 216 model Mercedes-Benz again offered the powerful engines in the entire the eight-cylinder in the CL550 now delivered 382 Under the hood of the prestigious the twelve-cylinder biturbo engine, to 510 hp), developed its impressive Still more power was beginning in 2007 by the CL63 AMG 518 hp and the CL65 AMG with 604 hp.

2010: new for efficiency among the luxury

Starting in November of 2010 the C 216 takes on a role as trailblazer in the of drive systems. Under the of the CL550 4MATIC a new V8 biturbo with BlueDIRECT technology its power. With its 4663 centimeters displacement, the eight-cylinder produces 429 hp so that despite 0.8 less displacement, it is still 12 percent more powerful its predecessor. At the same time, was raised from 391 lb-ft. to 516 — an increase of 32 percent.

The technology in the V8 biturbo engine a number of new developments which are in their combination. They thirdgeneration spray-guided direct featuring piezo injectors and ignition with up to four sparks within a millisecond.

In with the Active Lane Assist and Active Blind Assist two new driver assistance have their premiere in the CL (at the time as in the S-Class). They are to respond actively and act autonomously in the an accident threatens, in order to accidents or mitigate their

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