• Jun 13, 2006
Caught with nary a strip of duct tape to cover its new body (some pieces were actually digitally removed), the next Mercedez-Benz CL Coupe is seen here being driven around by the company's engineers. We can see the new CL coupe is less wide and flat than the current model and gains some of its proportions from the CLS coupe/sedan. The nose is traditional MB fare with a giant three-pointed star front and center flanked by more traditionally shaped headlights (no doubt housing enough lumens to light up a small city). The rising beltline that curves just above the rear fender meets a new rear end that seems cluttered with a bit to many intersecting lines around the taillights for our tastes.

Winding Road reports that the CL Coupe's lineup of powerplants will range from a 3.7L V6 to an AMG 6.3L V12 producing 600 hp. We'll be meeting the new CL Coupe for the first time in person at the Paris Motor Show this fall.

[Source: Winding Road]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      Mercedes-Benz officially destroyed what was previously the most breathtaking car on the road. The old CL was beautiful. This looks like a cross between a Toyota Solara, a Toyota Echo, and any of the anemic Hyundais and Kias that failed to inspire passion in decades previous.

      A car costing 100k should inspire a sense of aww. The "old" CL did so subtly and tastefully. This new car lacks any inspiration and looks as though it were designed for a completely different group of automobile buyers.
      • 8 Years Ago
      FUGLY!!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      I have to agree with #2 about how the older CL's were more visually pleasing and desirable. But I'm not going to jump the gun here with this new CL, because I know for a fact that pictures do not do many Benz's justice. I remember how when I first saw photos of the CLS, I thought it looked hideous and couldn't understand why the press were salivating over it. But finally, up close and in personal I saw what they meant.

      I'll just wait and see about this new CL.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Pic don't show much but, imhao, look like a cool car.
      • 8 Years Ago
      John = dumbass , last time i check MB is a German company. Anyway, it looks like a Lexus and it is ugly.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Does anyone else think that the lines and body sculpting look very similar to new 3 series coupe (335ci). The front looks similar to Solara without a doubt!
      • 8 Years Ago
      This is RICE!
      Look at those 5'5" little midget Asian homeboys cruisin down the street, hollerin at their 5' chicks in their custom Mercedes-Benz!
      White people got nothing to do with that!
      Midget gangstas represent!
      This is all yellow!
      • 8 Years Ago
      The creases in the body just don't work. Benzes have always been clean and smooth. If the S600 was any indication, Benz design is going downhill. The rear sides of the car are just hideous. And those side skirts look like something someone would put on a primered civic or eclipse.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I have the 600 and it is one fun car to drive and own.

      If you have any pics, send them to me:
      mktrirunner@hotmail.com
      • 8 Years Ago
      drewboy, take a ride in one. CL600. if you had the cash, you'd buy one.
      • 8 Years Ago
      John, this isn't Klanblog. Get out of here.
      • 8 Years Ago
      BOOO finally MB takes a chance and breaks the mold, then they go an make it boring, in the next version...
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