The All-New 2007 CL-Class is making its U.S. debut at the South Florida International Auto Show, open to the public October 6 – 15 at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach. The CL makes a bold design statement for the Mercedes-Benz brand — futuristic with cues from legendary Mercedes coupes of the past. A unique two-door premium coupe design based on a modified S-Class sedan platform, the CL features astonishingly good looks, with a delicate yet dynamic roofline, unusual reverse-tapered rear roof pillars and a wrap-around rear window.
The Next-Generation CL Coupe Lineup
The next-generation 2007 CL-Class coupe debuts at the end of 2006 with a CL550 model, powered by an all-new 5.5-liter V8 engine delivering 382 horsepower and 391 lb.-ft. of torque, part of a new V8 engine family featuring four-valve-per-cylinder technology and variable valve timing. The new CL550 also comes with the Mercedes-Benz seven-speed automatic transmission and Direct Select electronic shift control.
Soon after launch, the CL550 is joined by a V12-powered model — the exclusive CL600. Powered by a twin-turbo V12 engine that generates 510 horsepower and an overwhelming 612 lbs.-ft. of torque, the new CL600 model blends whisper-smooth performance with the astonishing power of a twin-turbo V12 engine. The 60-degree V12 engine provides effortless thrust with turbine- like smoothness, featuring a vast torque band with peak torque beginning as low as 1,800 rpm.
With its high-tech engine, Direct Select five-speed transmission and state-of-the art aerodynamics, the new CL600 can reach 60 miles per hour in less than 4.5 seconds, quicker than many out-and-out sports cars. To handle the torque of the V12 engine, the transmission planetary gear sets have been beefed up accordingly. [autospies]