On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the S-Class Coupé, Mercedes-Benz is launching the Grand Edition of the CL-Class, which is characterized by elegant paintwork, leather work and tires.
To further underline the exclusive, handcrafted character of the CL-Class, Mercedes-Benz has equipped the “Grand Edition” with some of the best ingredients from the exquisite designo range. Customers can choose between the three Designo paint finishes platinum black metallic, mocha black metallic and the currently very fashionable matt finish of magno cashmere white. The AMG Sports package with powerful front and rear aprons and distinctive side skirts gives the appearance of the vehicle a sporty note. Also included are 20-inch alloy wheels in a choice of 5-spoke or filigree 10-spoke designs. A “Grand Edition” badge provides a discreet indication of the status of the exclusive edition of the CL Coupé.
Here is a press release from Daimler AG::
Mercedes-Benz is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the S-Class Coupé with a new “Grand Edition” model. Among the features of the CL? The “Grand Edition” class includes exclusive designer paintwork, high-quality design leather upholstery and sporty, elegant 20-inch wheels. AMG bodystyling elements provide an unmistakable touch of sportiness, while a special badge indicates the exclusivity of this anniversary edition of the luxury coupé.
With the introduction of the sensational 300 S in 1952, the line of today’s CL-Class was established. Since then, the large S-Class Coupés from Stuttgart have been the epitome of automobile refinement. These two-door luxury class coupés combine the comfort of a prestigious luxury sedan with the dynamism of a sports car in the form of an exceptionally elegant tourer. They offer breathtaking design, exclusive equipment and cutting-edge technology. For its new “Grand Edition” special model, Mercedes-Benz has further refined the refined and unmistakable style of this design icon, further expanded its seal of approval and maintained the brand’s leading status in the luxury car segment.
In the interior, exquisitely handcrafted, high-quality aniline leather underlines the luxurious character of the “Grand Edition”. There is a choice of three breathtaking and tasteful leather colors for the interior: designo aniline leather armagnac, designo aniline leather deep black and the lighter designo aniline leather porcelain. The full range of CL cladding is available, including black ash and glossy walnut.
As with all CL models, the CL “Grand Edition” is technically exceptional. The active suspension system Active Body Control (ABC) with crosswind stabilization, for example, sets standards for driving dynamics and comfort in all CL models with rear-wheel drive. Safety systems such as the ATTENTION ASSIST drowsiness detection system, PRE-SAFE® automatic emergency braking and the optional blind spot assistant, active lane departure warning and adaptive high beam assistant ensure that the CL takes pole position in the luxury coupé segment.
The same applies to the engine range: the current V8 biturbo with a displacement of 4.6 liters and a sophisticated spray-guided direct petrol injection system in the CL 500 BlueEFFICIENCY has an output of 320 kW (435 hp), delivers 700 Newton meters of torque and opens up a completely new dimension the efficiency in the luxury coupé segment (9.5 l / 100 km together; 224 g / km CO2). The same engine is also used in the CL 500 BlueEFFICIENCY with 4MATIC all-wheel drive. The highlight of the engine range is the CL 600 with its 380 kW (517 hp) 12-cylinder biturbo engine (displacement: 5.5 liters).
Regardless of which basic model is selected, the CL “Grand Edition” is available at a package price of 4850 euros (excluding VAT). This means an advantage of up to 38 percent for the customer. The complex designo magno paintwork costs an additional 1,500 euros.