Lot 239 - 2001 Mercedes-Benz CL 600 *reduced estimate*
|Odometer reading||80,748 miles|
|Estimate||£4,000 - £7,000|
|Result||Sold - £5,320|
The CL Class is the flagship of the Mercedes-Benz car range. It continued to follow the same development cycle as the S-Class, though riding on a shorter wheelbase and offered with only the higher-output powertrains. It was the first Mercedes to feature Active Body Control, Bi-Xenon headlights and, on the early V12 models such as this one it employed Active Cylinder Control. This shut down one bank of cylinders under light engine loads enabling it to achieve better fuel economy than the V8 CL500. Not bad for a car with a six litre V12 developing 367bhp and yielding a Soyuz-launching 0-60mph time of 5.9 seconds. It is as a Grand Tourer that this model is primarily designed for though. With more rear seat space than many executive saloons, a huge boot and a truly cosseting driving environment, the CL is one of the most soothing cars you could hope to take on a long trip. The performance is remarkable and the turbine-smooth V12 is, frankly, epic.
This model is resplendent in metallic Silver with black leather upholstery and originally registered on 30th May, 2001. Despite the relatively low mileage for a car entirely capable of handling much higher mileage with ease, we are informed it has been comprehensively serviced by Mercedes-Benz main agents throughout its life but the booklet is unfortunately missing, we are told that much of this information can be recovered from Mercedes-Benz. The original owner's pack is present and the vendor informs us that the car is behaving impeccably. As with all CL600's this example is well kept having performed most of its work on the motorways and A-roads. The alloy wheels are in good order and the exterior paintwork is excellent. Mercedes-Benz really do make excellent motorcars and with the V12 power plant and pillarless design , this example is a clear favourite with coupé fans.
*Interested parties should note that this CL600 is occasionally showing an ABC (Active body control) Fault which the vendor informs us upon inspection from Mercedes-Benz is due to lack of use. Once the car starts and moves this issue resolves itself.
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