2012 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class Coupe Celebrates 60th Birthday with Exclusive Grand Edition Model

By Joel Arellano | March 02, 2012
The Mercedes-Benz CL-Class is a massive coupe based on the full-size Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan. Following the footsteps of the Mercedes-Benz 300 S back in 1952, the Mercedes CL-Class (known also as the S coupe and previously as the SEC) is celebrating its 60th anniversary with the introduction of the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class "Grand Edition" in 2012. Styling cues primarily separate the Mercedes CL-Class Grand Edition from its already exclusive brethren. Mercedes' high-performance AMG division adds its Sports package which 20-inch alloy wheels and unique side sill panels and front and rear aprons. Three exterior colors—magno cashmere white, mocha black metallic, and platinum black—are offered for the CL-Class Grand Edition. Inside, Mercedes' exclusive "designo" aniline leather-covered interior and chairs are available in armagnac (reddish brown), deep black, and porcelain. Trim finishes normally found in the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class like black ash and burr walnut are available for the Grand Edition as well. Finally, the Mercedes-Benz "Grand Edition" badges are tastefully placed in and around the CL-Class coupe. Engine choices offered continue to be the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class 4.6-liter twin-turbo V-8 and 5.5-liter twin-turbo V-12. The Mercedes CL-Class Grand Edition, like the rest of the model lineup, comes equipped with Active Body Control for a more stable ride while equipped with Attention Assist drowsiness detection and Pre-Safe emergency braking assist as standard.
The Grand Edition package will be offered in Europe for around $6,400 while the designo color adds an additional near $2,000. Mercedes has not announced if the CL-Class Grand Edition will be offered here in the States. Source: Mercedes-Benz