2007 Mercedes CL600 Is Pure Luxury At A Heavily Discounted Price

Before Mercedes decided to go with the S-Class Coupe nomenclature, there was the CL-Class, a full three generations of it, beginning with the 1992 C140 and concluding in 2013 with the third-gen C216.

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.

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  • Dr Strangefingger

    Maintenance cost nightmare could be the reason for the ‘heavily discounted price’.

    • LWOAP

      Yep.

    • lionsfan54

      nonsense. There are many after market parts available for this car that make it MUCH cheaper to own. If you’re not afraid to get your hands a little dirty, can use google and ebay, and have a local independent shop, these cars are fine to own. All the horror stories are from people taking it to the dealership. Never do this

    • Matthew Boyd

      nailed it.

  • A STUNNING CAR.

    SO MUCH MORE ELEGANT THAN THE NEW S COUPE.

    • PK

      while i appreciate this timeless cl beauty but the current s class coupe is still beautiful. or idk you’ll probably say the current s class coupe is beautiful when the next gen model comes out. it’s always like that with people. just can’t appreciate modern looks of the car.

      • Matt

        I remember how much hate there was for the previous S-Class when launched because of its flared wheelarches. Now it’s ‘elegant’.

      • I’M NOT CRAZY WITH THE REAR TREATMENT ON ANY MERCEDES COUPES OF LATE.

        • PK

          gotta get used to it buddy.

          • DO I?

          • PK

            why not? not every car is perfect in designs. you get what’s given to you.

          • SO YOU HAVE TO BUY IT IF YOU DON’T LIKE IT?

          • PK

            that’s not what i meant. you don’t have to buy the car, just appreciate it the way it looks. if not then ignore it.

          • I GENERALLY IGNORE IT UNLESS IT COMES UP IN, LETS SAY AN ARTICLE.

          • PK

            whatever.

          • AGREED.

          • PK

            ….

          • OK.

          • PK

            😛

    • MultiKdizzle

      This is still a beautiful coupe – but better than the new S Coupe?

      That’s the most alluring car in current production, imo.

      • I THINK THE NEW S COUPE IS NOTHING SPECIAL. ALL THREE MERCEDES COUPES USE BASICALLY THE SAME DESIGN. THE CL WAS UNIQUE.

  • Christian Wimmer

    My neighbor had the CL63 AMG version of this body style. She drove all over Europe with it. By the time I was allowed to drive it (what an experience!) it had about 230,000 km behind it. Mechanically the car seemed fine, but the exterior and interior were in poor shape. Regarding the cabin condition, some buttons were missing, the leather seats were ripped and the wood was scratched – all from her Boxer dog who always rode in the back and unfortunately destroyed the cabin.

    Maintenance costs? Well duh these cars are expensive. But if you can’t afford to buy or maintain it – new or used – then don’t. These cars are for connoisseurs who enjoy them and are willing to maintain them.

  • john1168

    The COOLEST thing on this car is the fact that both the front and rear side windows go down and there’s no B pillar! I LOVE that giant opening on the side. Are you listening Mustang and Camaro???

  • Brent Morrison

    The reason that it’s cheap is because it’s a high-end Mercedes that has no warranty.

  • Amazing how advanced for the time this car is, in terms of safety features and luxury accessories.

  • serge charles

    “The most expensive car you can buy is a cheap Mercedes”

    • john1168

      Yup! And I heard the same can be said for BMW’s.

  • Marc Gruben

    Um… “Also, this engine has 53,000 miles (85,295 km) on it, so it’s clearly been around the block a few times.”
    Huh? 4400 miles a year sounds like it’s barely been around the block at all.

  • Only if it had a proper spring suspension and a 2.0 litre 4 cylinder engine…

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