388bhp CL500 with LPG conversion

About:

First produced in 1992, the Coupe Leicht, the CL, was a luxury, high-performance, sister to Mercedes’ flagship S-Class. Providing a competitor to the Aston Martin DBS and Bentley Continental GT, the 2+2 CL Series boasted more leg room and boot space at the back.

First known as the SEC-Series, the 600 SEC was Mercedes’ first V12 coupe, accompanied by the V8 500 SEC. In 1994 Mercedes Benz dropped the EC, with the new S500 and S600. A year later, the S was replaced with the CL- class.

Housing one of Mercedes’ most respected engines, the CL500 had superior handling with a top speed of 250 km/h and able to do 0-60 mph in 7.5 seconds. 1999 saw the second generation CL, with a new sleek design based on the S-Class, packed with the latest technology, such as Active Body Control and Bi-Xenon HID lights, with numerous options for customisation, it came in four model options.

2006 saw its curvaceous third generation unveiled at the Paris Salon. Still available in four different models it retained its reputation for its range of technological feature options such as Active NightVision and Distronic Cruise Control. In 2011 the CL received an all-over upgrade with new lighting, exhaust pipes and a wood trim.

Mercedes changed the CL’s name back to the S-Class coupe in 2014. Harder to find, the CL continues to have a cult following today.

The car:

This impressive 2008 Mercedes CL500 is in very good condition and excellent mechanical order. A high performing, luxury cruiser, this a stunning drive. This sought-after CL500 comes with 12 months MOT and full UK registration. It has the added benefit of LPG conversion making it an extremely economical car to run.

History:

Taken in as a part-exchange, this gorgeous V8 Mercedes-Benz CL500 with only 87,000 miles on the clock, recently returned to the U.K., having been in Europe for a time.

An application for the V5 is currently in progress and the original number plates visible will be likely to be replaced with another age-related registration. Used daily, covering 500 miles a week, its mileage will continue to rise.

Engine:

Renowned for its high performance and excellent handling, this desirable Mercedes CL500 has a bulletproof 5461cc V8 naturally aspirated engine, developing 388 bhp and 391lb-ft of torque. Mechanically sound, everything works as it should. It is a refined drive with three gearbox modes and Cruise Control.

The current mileage is 82,000.

Exterior: Finished in metallic black, the exterior is excellent, apart from a few age-related marks. This 2008 Mercedes CL500 comes with soft-close doors, an electric sun-roof and distinctive alloy wheels.

Interior: Inside the Mercedes features all of the technology that you would expect from a CL500, including: soft-close doors, black leather electric seats, heated seating, electric door mirrors, individually adjustable climate control, dark tinted rear and rear-side windows, a premium sound system and Sat Nav.

Rowland says: “This is a stunning car, an impressive drive, in very good condition, apart from odd age-related marks. Come and see it during the week at our showroom in Grantham’.

Viewing by appointment only. Please call first to ensure it is available when you arrive.

 

Details

  • Condition: Used
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Recorded Mileage: 82000
  • Engine Size: 5500
  • Cylinders: V8
  • Date First Registered: 2008
  • Drive Side: Right Hand Drive
  • Fuel: Petrol with LPG conversion
  • Exterior Colour: Black
  • Interior Colour: Black
  • Tax Exempt: No
  • MOT Exempt: No
  • Our Price: £12995
  • Our Grading: 2
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