The Mercedes C216, code name of the third generation CS-Class, is a car largely inspired by the S-Class, but with a sportier design. It was in fact the longest Coupe in the world (5.06 meters) until that record was beaten by the Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe. Its presentation takes place in 2006 and the aesthetic improvements over the previous generation are noteworthy. The interior, largely shared with the S-Class W221, is opulent but not very sporty. Much of the mechanics are also that of the S-Class: for example, the pneumatic shock absorbers and the suspensions with multilink technology in the rear and wishbones technology in the front are shared. The CL 3rd gen. can be purchased in the versions “500” with a V8 engine, “600” with a V12, and in the supersport versions (always with V12 engines) “63 AMG” and “65 AMG” (pictured). The latter has 612 horsepower. Subsequently, slightly enhanced “Performance” versions (up to 630HP) were also announced. With the CL C216, the BMW 6 and M6 Series collide with us, just like the Jaguar XK and the Bentley Continental GT. The production of this vehicle definitively ends in 2013.
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🏎️ Mercedes-Benz CL-Class C216
📍 Germany
🛠️ CL “500” V8 5.4 530NM 388HP
💨 5,4 seconds
🔝 250km/h
💶 No longer on sale
Our vote: ⭐⭐⭐⭐️ (4/5)