The second generation of the CL is the W215-chassis coupé of 1999–2006. It is based on the Mercedes-Benz S-Class (W220) (which was launched in late 1998 in Europe), though it rides on an 203 mm shorter wheelbase. The CL's front fascia of four oval headlights is similar to that of the W210 and W211 E-Class. The CL is offered as four models including the 2000 NA CL55 AMG F1 Edition (55 examples only).
The CL coupés come equipped with the very latest in Mercedes-Benz technology, and along with the S-Class saloons the CL coupés receive new technological features (it introduced the refined Active Body Control fully active suspension system and Bi-Xenon HID lights). Active Body Control uses four hydraulic suspension rams that use three pressure regulators connected to a combination power steering and suspension pump, along with several intermediate computers and master CPU, keeps this car absolutely flat through the corners.
The CL class has a lengthy list of custom available features. The following features are standard: climate control, ABC (hydraulic) suspension, all-leather interior, designer wood trim, trip computer, CD, navigation system, front heated seats, power moonroof, as well as power door and trunk closing assist. Optional features include a heated steering wheel and voice-activated telephone, as well as, front fan-cooled and heated seats.
The 2000 CL55 AMG F1 is extremely rare with a total production of only 55 units. This was a tribute to the modified Safety Car version used in Formula One during the 1999 and 2000 seasons. The engine was a naturally-aspirated 5.4-liter V8 delivering 354 bhp at 5,500 rpm, and 530 Nm torque at 4,100 rpm. This was the first road car to feature full Ceramic Brembo Vented and Cross Drilled Disc Brakes.
This car is the 17th of the 55 examples from this limited edition. It was first registered on 21st of March 2001 as the only Czech delivered example from this limited edition and the car spent all his life in the Czech Republic as an actively driven car with more than 167.000 kilometres on the clock.
|First registration date||21.03.2001|
|Engine||5.439 ccm, 360 PS, V8|
|Steering||Left Hand Drive|
|Layout||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Color - exterior||Silver|
|Color - interior||Black/Creme leather|
|Miles/Kilometers shown||167.872 kms|
|Chassis / VIN||WDB2153751A010424|
|Location - Country||Czech Rep.|
|Location - City||Prague|
2-door coupe body type; RWD (rear- wheel drive), automatic 5-speed gearbox (with manual shift mode); gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 5439 cm3, advertised power: 265 kW / 355 hp / 360 PS (ECE), torque: 530 Nm; characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4993 mm, width: 1857 mm, wheelbase: 2885 mm; reference weights: base curb weight: 1790 kg; top speed: 250 km/h (155 mph) electronically governed (declared by factory); accelerations: 0-60 mph 5.7 s, 0-100 km/h 6 s (declared by factory)