De Mercedes ster bestaat 100 jaar en daarom is het feest! Tenminste dat vindt Mercedes en daarom brengen ze deze special edition uit van de CL 500. Niet heel boeiend natuurlijk, maar aangezien de CL nog steeds een plaatje van een auto is wilde ik graag de foto’s met jullie delen.
De speciale versie van de CL is te herkennen aan het AMG Sports pakket met onder andere wat ander spoilers en speciale 20″ velgen die alleen maar op dit model leverbaar zijn. Het exterieur is gespoten in een speciale lak uit de Designo lijn. In het interieur vinden we een zandkleurig Designo aniline interieur en met in pianolak afgewerkte sierlijsten. En op het middenconsole zijn reproducties te vinden van de originele Mercedes-Benz emblemen.
Hoogstwaarschijnlijk is de laatste speciale uitvoering van de CL die we gaan zien, want over niet al te lange tijd krijgt het model een milde facelift en wordt de naam aanpast naar S-Klasse Coupe.
Anniversary edition with exclusive appointments
Stuttgart – This year Mercedes-Benz is celebrating the one hundredth birthday of the Mercedes three-pointed star and the Benz emblem with a particularly exclusive edition of the CL Coupé. This anniversary model shines with an extensive package of appointments and exquisite details. These include an elegant paint finish from the designo collection, a new AMG Sports package, top-class leather, black piano lacquer trim and beautifully executed emblems of the original trademarks inset into the centre console. These are accurate reproductions of the emblems that Daimler Motorengesellschaft and Benz & Cie registered as trademarks
one hundred years ago, forming the basis for the Mercedes star. With this special edition, Mercedes-Benz is adding even more individuality to the luxury coupé, and showing that even the best can still be perfected.
The histories of the Mercedes star and the Benz laurel wreath began independently of each other: on 24 June 1909 Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft officially registered the design of the Mercedes star, and on 6 August Benz & Cie. registered the letters “Benz”, enclosed by a laurel wreath, as a trademark with the Imperial Patent Office. The fact that both vehicle makers registered their new trademarks in the summer of 1909 appears in retrospect as a parallel to the year 1886. That was the year when, again independently of each other, Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz invented the automobile. Twenty-three years later the two companies, competitors at the time, created new brand symbols which promptly appeared as a badge and device on their respective vehicles.
On 18 February 1925 – more than a year prior to the merger of Daimler and Benz on 28 June 1926 – the two brands registered the new joint logo: Daimler’s Mercedes star set within Benz’s laurel wreath. From this the trademark of Mercedes-Benz, valid to this day, developed.
The CL-Class has been acknowledged as a masterpiece of automobile engineering since its inception. It combines the comfort of a prestigious luxury saloon with the dynamism of a sports car, with a captivating design and trailblazing high-tech features. With its exclusive appointments, the special “100 years of the trademark” model underlines the special status of the CL.
The crowning highlights of the anniversary edition are the historic trademarks dating from 1909 in gilded plate brass, which are inset into the centre console. Together with the designo metallic graphite paint finish these accentuate the model’s exquisitely luxurious character. Sporty visual touches are provided by the new AMG Sports package with muscular front and rear aprons, side skirts and sports pedals of brushed stainless steel with black rubber studs, plus painted brake callipers with Mercedes-Benz lettering. The anniversary edition also includes high-sheen 20-inch 5 twin-spoke AMG light-alloy wheels painted in titanium grey, which are only available for this special CL-Class model. They are shod with 255/35 R 20 tyres at the front and 275/35 R 20 at the rear.
The interior is fitted with exquisite, partly hand-stitched designo aniline leather with contrasting seams in a light sand colour. The high-quality wood/leather steering wheel harmonises with the interior trim in shining black piano lacquer and the anthracite Alcantara roof lining. The black floor mats with AMG lettering feature sand-coloured edging.
The 285 kW/388 hp special CL 500 model “100 years of the trademark” is equipped with all the new features of model year 2009. These include new exterior mirrors with larger lenses, an eye-catching indicator design in LED technology and improved aerodynamics, a new, upgraded telematics generation with a further development of COMAND APS, an SD card slot in the centre console and a USB interface in the glove compartment. The Front Seat Entertainment package is also available as an option, with a 6-disc DVD changer, surround-sound system and SPLITVIEW. This innovative display technology enables the driver and front passenger to view different content on the same display at the same time. On request a universal Media Interface is available for connecting mobile audio devices.