• Jun 22nd 2006 at 10:05AM
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What have here are the first official pics of the new Mercedes-Benz CL Coupe that were unofficially leaked on the internet this morning. It shares many mechanical bits with the S-Class sedan, though it seems softer and more of a visual match for the last generation S-Class than the current one with its creases and flares. The spy shots that showed up a week or so ago were dead on, however. This appears to be a tame model, perhaps with the reported 3.7L V6 under the hood. Hopefully AMG will make it more look more aggressive after the installation of its 6.3L V12 that produces 600 hp.

Check out more official pics after the jump...

[Source: CarScoop, Autoblog Spanish]

UPDATE - Official pics and link from Autoblog Spanish

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      • 9 Years Ago
      Are you guys kidding me, this car is beautiful, when looking at the current version, it is so much better. I think that this car will be a success, the current CLS is a hit here, I see them all the time, well it helps living in Redmond, but I truely love this car, and MB should definitly build it.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I like it too. Nice clean design. Better than the 6 series. Of the two new cars DCX introduced this week, this one has a much better chance of standing up to the competition. Sadly the new Sebring looks like just another rental car.
      • 9 Years Ago
      #9, the purpose of the blog is to give our opinions. Not to wait to see the car in person.

      As for your comment...
      "Without trained eyes, why don’t you guys reserve your judgment until you see the actual car in real life 3D and study the surface development, the proportion, highlight flow, the stand of the car, etc, etc. Only if you morons know what I’m talking about."

      ... i didn't know you were better than everyone else.

      You should go water the flower pot in your volkswagon beetle. After that, check the starch in your black turtleneck and have fun drinking your $8 frappuchino... hippie.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Oh dear, further to my positive comments about the front end, I just saw the rest of it. It's like one of those Acuras from years ago - you remember (though they were pretty forgettable) - the one that tried to, er, look like a Mercedes!
      • 9 Years Ago
      wow, cool news!
      • 9 Years Ago
      "By your signoff (CoffeeJedi), I can tell you are a hipSTER and drive a Passat. :)"
      Mazda3 actually, but i guess you could consider that a hipster car. Alot of them have taken to driving old Volvo wagons for some reason though. lol
      I don't know anything about car design, but i knows what i likes when i sees it. I really don't see what the big deal is. There's nothing wrong with the styling. As an average person with an interest in cars, my thought is "ok, yeah, looks nice, a little conservative, but its a Benz, so that makes sense". Is it because its such an expensive car that people are expecting more groundbreaking or extroverted styling?
      • 9 Years Ago
      I like the Scion tC headlights!

      I think this closely resembles the S-Class a little too much. The older CL's used to be a little more unique and appealing. But now, it seems as if they're really trying to homogenize their designs.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Ever picked a fat little puppy up and watched it sag on both ends? Well a fat little puppy was the inspiration for this car, a fat little german whimperrimper.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Hilarious joke mercede, now give us real pics.(sarcasm)
      • 9 Years Ago
      I hate those wheels. They show up on all of Mercedes' big cars now.
      • 9 Years Ago
      By your signoff (CoffeeJedi), I can tell you are a hipSTER and drive a Passat. :)

      Thanks for the clarification. Although I typically like to generalize and overstereotype people in general, painting them with a broad stroke. So I'm sticking with Hippie.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I can't say I'm a fan of the proliferation of Bangle-style character lines criss-crossing nearly every new German car that's released... but I don't think it looks all that bad. It's only really jarring in comparison to the smooth flanks of the previous CL.

      I remember how hideous I thought the Z4 was when I first saw official pics of it. After seeing it on the road enough (and driving a couple), I started to like it.
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