• Jul 14, 2006
We brought you pics and details of the new 2007 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class with the AMG Sport Package a couple of weeks ago courtesy of eMercedesBenz, and today Merc has made the car official with more details and new photos.

The AMG Sport Package will include only visual enhancements for the CL-Class like a new front bumper with larger air intakes and chrome-ringed fog lights, different side skirts and a rear end with a lower black insert and chrome trim. A CL-Class wearing the AMG Sport Package can also be ordered with attractive 19-inch, five-spoke AMG light-alloy wheels.

Set to go on sale this September and available to order immediately for both the eight-cylinder CL 500 and the V12 CL 600, the AMG Sport Package will cost 5,336 euros. The AMG light-alloy wheels are extra and cost 3,132 euro on the CL 500 and 1,972 euro on the CL 600, which includes the 16% VAT.

(More pics and full press release after the jump)

[Source: Mercedes-Benz via eMercedesBenz]



Exclusive dynamism for the new top coupé from Mercedes-Benz: Powerful AMG styling for the new CL-Class

Stuttgart, Jul 14, 2006

For the new CL-Class, the ultimate luxury coupé, Mercedes-AMG has now developed two AMG optional extras: a powerful AMG bodystyling package and expressive 19-inch AMG light-alloy wheels with mixed-width tyres. These distinctive AMG components are available for both engine versions.

The AMG bodystyling for the new Mercedes-Benz CL-Class comprises a front and rear apron and side skirts. The redesigned front bumper with enlarged air intakes and chrome-ringed circular fog lamps is lithe and athletic in appearance. Typical AMG styling, with two slanted struts and a smooth transition to the prominent wheel arches, gives a strong air of confidence and emphasises the sense of width.
The AMG side skirts carry the muscular lines seamlessly through to the AMG rear apron. The rear bumper with its black insert and chrome trim strip flanked by tailpipes on either side creates a dynamic and exclusive impression.

19-inch AMG light-alloy wheels combine superb looks with optimal handling
Also available for the new CL-Class, as an optimal complement to the AMG bodystyling, are 19-inch five-spoke AMG light-alloy wheels with embossed AMG lettering. The high-sheen rim flange and spokes are always eye-catching, whether the vehicle is standing still or on the move. The 8.5/9.5-inch-wide wheels carry 255/40 (front) and 275/40 (rear) tyres. The wide AMG wheels fill out the prominent wheel arches perfectly, giving the side view a sporty appearance.

AMG bodystyling and AMG light-alloy wheels available for both engine versions
Pre-orders are already being taken for the AMG bodystyling and AMG light-alloy wheels. The market launch date will be September 2006. The AMG components are available for both the eight-cylinder CL 500 and the V12 top-of-the-line CL 600 model. The ex-factory prices are EUR 5,336 for the AMG bodystyling package and EUR 3,132 (CL 500)/EUR 1,972 (CL 600) for the AMG light-alloy wheels (all figures include 16 % VAT).


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      • 8 Years Ago
      it's a great car.....I actually like the styling and in person I would imagine the car looks a lot more subtle and refined than in pictures, however can this car survive in a Bently continental GT world?
      • 8 Years Ago
      the backend, if you notice, is very reminescent of the last generation of pontiac sunfires, though smoothed out. But this sort of thing is going to continue on in becoming more common since technology allows the manufacter to punch out great bodies easily vs. back when there was more human touch and know how put into each car.
      • 8 Years Ago
      That is one of the coolest cars for the market it is aimed at.

      Very good photos, and the car in the flesh will look aggressive.
      • 8 Years Ago
      cool car;)
      • 8 Years Ago
      The front end is beginning to grow on me... however only with the very pricey AMG kit, not that it matters for a 110,000 coupe. However it looks like no one at MB paid any attention to the rear of the car. It looks like an Acura RL with a fatter end and only two doors. As much as people find imperfections with the 650i, I think the new CL will not find the huge number of buyers that the last generation CL did.
      • 8 Years Ago
      great front end styling given the new european ped regs, side profile isn't bad, but the rear view is so wrong! note MB isn't exactly dying to give us head-on/near head-on rear shots. from the get go (w/non AMG pics), it made my skin crawl. couldn't figure out where, but felt like i had seen that puckered rounded rear-end look before, and then i saw it on the streets:

      http://www.autobase.com/photos/large/02283259e.jpg

      oh daimlerchrysler.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The photos look great and I've found that Benz's usually look even better in the flesh.

      Looking forward to seeing it close up.
      • 8 Years Ago
      #2... you're wrong... The entire car looks like a 1997 Acura CL
      • 8 Years Ago
      #4 From this angle, you're right about the similarities between the Acura CL and the Mercedes CL:

      http://tinylink.com/?qFZRGVtdcT

      But, obviously, this doesn't apply to the front end: the Mercedes remains a Mercedes :-)
      • 8 Years Ago
      whether or not that car looks good in real life...

      ... that photographer deserves props. those pictures look like screenshots from a dream. a very, very sweet dream...
      • 8 Years Ago
      #2, that was exactly what I was thinking.

      http://RLrear.notlong.com

      • 8 Years Ago
      Fine ride. Sure, it's a Mercedes. Performance and luxury combined.