Lot 240 - 1998 Mercedes-Benz CL600
|Odometer reading||114,288 miles|
|Result||Sold - £4,256|
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.
Originally registered on 5th January 1998 this Mercedes-Benz is in splendid condition and is finished in blue with black and grey leather trim. The V12 engine burst into life when requested and ran exceedingly quietly and smoothly. The automatic gearbox offers seamless gear changes resulting in this being a car of supreme comfort to drive and excellent performance. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until 15th July 2019, this Mercedes-Benz CL600 is offered for sale without reserve and could well prove to be a shrewd purchase.
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