The CL was aimed at people who wanted a luxury coupe and wouldn’t never settle for anything less. It not only was a sleeker, two-door version of the S-Class, but it also only came with the latter’s most potent engines.
Take this CL600, for example, getting auctioned off on Bring a Trailer. It’s equipped with a 5.5-liter BiTurbo V12 engine, producing 517 PS (510 HP) and 830 Nm (612 lb-ft) of torque, channeled through a 5-speed automatic.
It can easily sprint to 100 km/h (62 mph) in about four and a half seconds before maxing out at an electronically limited 250 km/h (155 mph). Also, this engine has 53,000 miles (85,295 km) on it, so it’s clearly been around the block a few times.
The exterior is painted in Flint Grey Metallic, features 19-inch multi-spoke alloys and looks pretty clean. The seller does state that the left rear quarter panel was repainted after a sideswipe back in 2010, and that the rear bumper and exhaust tips were replaced.
Inside, we find a Savannah leather cabin with burlwood veneers on the steering wheel, center console and doors. As for features, there’s Keyless Go, Linguatronic voice command, Distronic+, COMAND navigation, a Harman-Kardon stereo, heated steering wheel, powered rear window blind and multi-contour bolstering for the front seats.
Whoever does end up with the winning bid will receive the car with a new transmission mount and new front tires that will be fitted prior to delivery.
Also, over the last 3,000 miles (4,828 km), this CL600 underwent an oil change, got some fresh brake fluid, a new battery, new air filter and front brake pads.
At the time of writing, the highest bid was $9,700, with six days remaining until the auction closes. Unless the price climbs up considerably, we’d say this is an excellent choice for the money, provided of course that one can afford the high-cost maintenance, too.