MercedesBenz CLClass Chronology / History

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Mercedes-Benz CL 500 306hp C215

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. marketing said the 300S was able to cover longest in the shortest time with the possible strain on body and which sounds like the definition of a grand touring 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, could order a hydraulic-automatic called Hydrak. In September Mercedes-Benz offered the 220SE fuel injection for an output of 115 hp. The variants built had 120 hp.


Mercedes-Benz manufactured 2,081 and 220SE Ponton Coupes.

At the opening of the Mercedes-Benz museum on 24, 1961, Mercedes-Benz presented a new Coupe. Its design, frame, suspension were drafted the 220SEb Tailfin Sedan, so it was assigned to the 111 series. The only difference, as previously mentioned, was the 220SE Coupe was the first production car to have disc on the front wheels.

A 120-hp engine motivated the 220SE A little later, the 300SE with 160 hp debuted at the Geneva Show as a member of the 112 series. Its standard with such items like a four-speed transmission, air suspension, and power-assisted When production of the sedan in 1965, the Coupe and Cabriolet onward. However, their engines were replaced by a units with 150 hp, thus the designation became the 250SE In January 1968, the 280SE with a 2.8-liter and 160 hp replaced the 250 SE At this point the 300SE production. In September 1969, a V-8 with 200 hp debuted in the 280SE 3.5

Due to a marked increase in the number of drivers, demand for the W111- and cars was enough for Mercedes-Benz to exactly 28,918 units.

In 1971, Mercedes-Benz presented the based off the 350SL Roadster, at the Motor Show. Apart the fixed roof of the SLC, 107-series variants were up to the rear edge of the door. the SL Roadster and SLC were motivated by a V-8. From April a second V-8 engine with a of 4.5 liters and 225 hp became available in the 450 In July 1974, a six-cylinder with 185 hp was added to the model

In September 1977, at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz the 450SLC 5.0 as new top model; its 5.0-liter developed a stout 240 hp. In 1980, the 5.0 became the 500SLC for better amongst consumers. The 350SLC was by the 380SLC. Its 3.8-liter aluminum V-8 218 hp. In the ten years in which they built, a total of 62,888 coupes were produced.

At the 1981 Frankfurt Motor the 380SEC and 500SEC were with units that once again based off the architecture. Their V-8 engines thoroughly revised to reduce consumption and emissions. The 380SEC developed 204 hp, the 500SEC Coupe 231 hp.

In the cars received a mild and a restructured engine range. A new V-8 engine was offered and the 5.0-liter was also heavily modified. The 5.6-liter V-8 was employed for the first delivering 272 hp and even 300 hp in a version a higher compression ratio.

The with the new coupe can be seen in the units of the C126 series were built.

Mercedes-Benz CL 500 306hp C215

In January the North American International Show premiered the new C140-series SEC models. Initially, Mercedes-Benz two variants: the 500SEC with a V-8 engine and the 600SEC with a (the first time the CL utilizes a V-12 engine) 394 hp. Like the C126 series, were based on the S-Class

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 produced.

In 2002, a mild was accompanied by a new twin-turbocharged 500-hp for the CL600 and a 5.5-liter supercharged V-8 engine for a new CL55 AMG model. A later, a 604-hp CL65 AMG was with an astonishing 738 lb-ft of on tap.

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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