Mercedes lets first pictures of facelifted CL slip out
18 June 2010

This is reported to be the new Mercedes S-class coupe, which is being launched at next month's Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Pictures of the car - which is a renamed, facelifted version of the Mercedes CL - were posted briefly on Mercedes' Dutch website before being taken down.

The car pictured features a new front bumper, revised headlights, LED fog lights, and a sportier grille.

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17 June 2010

Looks nice, however, AMG seem to always over-style their cars.

17 June 2010

[quote Autocar]Engines available at the S-class coupe’s launch are likely to be the same as seen is the rest of ...[/quote] For the record, the engines available are NOT going to be the same as seen in the rest of the range. In fact, and as reported by Autocar on 5th of May, the facelifted range will be the launchpad for the completely new range of V6 and V8 (turbo) engines will be launched. There are also rumors that for the first time a diesel version of the CL will be made available (again with a revamped engine). It is also expected that the new model will be the first to feature the 2nd generation of the 7G-Tronic gearbox with eco stop/start function. Last week in a press release Mercedes stated that "....Also in autumn, Mercedes-Benz will introduce its ECO start/stop function as standard throughout its model line-up...."

17 June 2010

[quote sco1][quote Autocar]Engines available at the S-class coupe’s launch are likely to be the same as seen is the rest of ...[/quote] For the record, the engines available are NOT going to be the same as seen in the rest of the range. In fact, and as reported by Autocar on 5th of May, the facelifted range will be the launchpad for the completely new range of V6 and V8 (turbo) engines will be launched. There are also rumors that for the first time a diesel version of the CL will be made available (again with a revamped engine). It is also expected that the new model will be the first to feature the 2nd generation of the 7G-Tronic gearbox with eco stop/start function. Last week in a press release Mercedes stated that "....Also in autumn, Mercedes-Benz will introduce its ECO start/stop function as standard throughout its model line-up...."[/quote] oops autocar yet again caught out with lazy journalism does the left hand know what the rights doing?

17 June 2010

It's no oil painting to look at, is it?

Especially when you consider how beautiful the preceding W125 model designed by Peter Arcadipane was, with such arrestingly elegant lines. Okay the corporate front face might not have been the best but the side, rear 3/4 and rear views of the car were just breathtaking.

From that, to this.

17 June 2010

I think it's a lot better resolved and looks less anonamous than the pre fl cl, although a tad overstyled and some of the design detailing is not good. I've seen picks of the rear, and if they're acurate, i'll change my mind quicker than a wasp doing a 3 point turn. Also i hear the V6 was getting dropped, is AC's report accurate?

17 June 2010

did the CL ever come with a V6? i thought they only in the CL500 (V8), CL600 (V12) and CL63 and CL65 (V8 and V12) guises? didn't know they had a CL 350. When these things were subtly designed people said they looked too much like the cooking models. now that they're being diffrentiated, they are over style. can't win.

17 June 2010

They've never done a V6 in the UK, not sure about the rest of europe though.

I love the CL, I even like this new version, it's one of my lottery win dream cars, CL65 black with black. Fantastic straight line performance useable every day (as long as you can afford the fuel) and much more subtle than a Bentley/Aston etc.

17 June 2010

[quote Juzoik]did the CL ever come with a V6? i thought they only in the CL500 (V8), CL600 (V12) and CL63 and CL65 (V8 and V12) guises? [/quote] You are correct. CL (and all previous (modern) generations of S-Class coupe's) were V8 or V12. IF a V6 is introduced, it will be the first time. The introduction of a V6 engine (as well as the change of name from CL to S coupe) is widely speculated and inferred from the various press release, but not officially confirmed. The same applies (but without any official inferences) to the V6 diesel. Mercedes claims an S350 with the new V6 will emit just 177g of CO2. If this is correct, and at the same time produces over 300 hp (as they are claiming), it makes a compelling case for a V6 CL350 (apart from local CO2 taxes, Mercedes is currently paying CO2 penalties so it needs to lower its average).

17 June 2010

If it was left to me no diesel engine would come anywhere near the CL,SL or SLK. but hey who cares what i think. i just have an inbuilt hatred for oil burners. don't ask me why.

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