Mercedes-Benz unveils CL‑Class Grand Edition

Article by Anita Panait, on March 2, 2012

Mercedes-Benz is releasing the CL‑Class Grand Edition in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the S-Class Coupé. The Grand Edition features exclusive designo paintwork, high-quality designo leather appointments as well as sporty 20-inch wheels. The Grand Edition also features AMG bodystyling elements, which gave it a unique sporty touch, and a special badge that signifies the exclusive nature of this anniversary edition of the S-Class luxury coupé.

To further accentuate the exclusive, hand-finished chap of the CL‑Class, Mercedes-Benz has endowed the Grand Edition with some of the excellent features of the gorgeous designo range. Buyers can select from three designo paint finishes: platinum black metallic, mocha black metallic and magno cashmere white.

By equipping the AMG Sports package, which includes dynamic front and rear aprons and distinctive side sill panels, to the CL‑Class Grand Edition, Mercedes was able to bestow a sporty look to the car.  Add to that the 20-inch light-alloy wheels available in two options: five-spoke or filigree 10-spoke designs.  Mercedes also gave the car a Grand Edition badge, which signifies the CL Coupé's exclusive-edition status.

Endowed with exclusive exterior looks, the CL-Class Grand Edition also sports an interior worthy of the grandiose the special edition carries.

The interior features elegantly handcrafted, high-quality aniline leather, available in three fabulous colors to choose from: designo aniline leather armagnac, designo aniline leather deep black and designo aniline leather porcelain.  Mercedes-Benz also made available the full range of CL trim finishes, which includes black ash and high-gloss burr walnut.

The CL-Class Grand Edition is also offered with various engine options. One could avail of the 4.6 liter CL 500 BlueEFFICIENCY which features a V8 biturbo and a spray-guided direct injection system.

The engine delivers 320 kW (435 hp) of power and 700 newton meters of torque.  It is also one of the most fuel efficient engine in the luxury coupé segment, at 9.5 l/100 km combined (224 g/km CO2). One may also opt for the top-of-the-range 5.5 liter CL 600 with that provides 380 kW (517 hp) of power out of 12-cylinder biturbo.

The package is available for a premium of EUR4850 (exclusive of VAT) over the standard price for both the CL500 and CL600. One could avail of the designo magno paintwork is priced by shelling out an additional EUR1500.

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