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Production of the first generation Mercedes CLS has ended after six years

Mercedes has ended production of the first generation CLS.

The Mercedes CLS type C129 will be replaced by the second generation type C218 in the Autumn after being shown off at the Paris motorshow in September. The last Mercedes CLS to come down the production line was a black CLS550 complete with an AMG styling pack, destined for a customer in the US.

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The first CLS made its debut as a concept in 2003 at the Frankfurt motor show, before going into production the following year.

It was available with a variety of V6 and V8 petrol engines as well as a V6 turbodiesel. Mercedes sold more than 170,000 CLS units worldwide in the six years it was in production.

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eseaton 30 July 2010

Re: Mercedes CLS production ends

I've driven and owned many cars. My current car, a CLS63, is easily the best car I've ever owned, lived with, and most importantly enjoyed. After three years, I am still thrilled n some way every time I drive it. Long distance luxury four seater one moment. Smoking rubber and B roads the next. And I stress B roads, where I enjoy it most of all. I will probably have to change it next year. The bar is set very high.

moe360 30 July 2010

Re: Mercedes CLS production ends

This is great news for anyone looking for a showroom example CLS I am sure they can get a big discount from dealers who have any new ones still in stock

Handsome Guy 30 July 2010

Re: Mercedes CLS production ends

Great design, certain to be a classic. A Merc that people admire rather than a Merc people despise, not that that means much but it was popular among the general public. Very desirable car whose elegance can matches anything Aston could provide.