2007 Mercedes-Benz CL550
The 2007 Mercedes-Benz CL550, known as the CL500 outside of Japan and the United States, is praised by the cultured elite for its superb balance of luxury and performance.
The understated styling of its smooth, aerodynamic body with low roofline and no B-pillar conveys taste and prestige. Inside, the spacious interior indulges with sumptuous leather, classic wood trim and a dizzying array of cutting-edge comfort, safety and entertainment features made swiftly accessible by user-friendly COMAND (Cockpit Management and Data System).
Power is generated smoothly and effortlessly by a 5.5-liter V8 powerplant with variably adjustable camshafts and two-stage intake. While barely audible at most revolutions, it reaches an exhilarating crescendo during full acceleration that can race the CL550 from zero to sixty miles per hour in 5.4 seconds courtesy of 382 hp and 391 lb-ft of torque.
The seven-speed automatic transmission shifts smoothly and nearly imperceptibly until you accelerate hard to enter a lower gear. Sport, Comfort and Manual modes that affect both power and suspension settings are selectable on the center console, and buttons on the steering wheel let you shift up or down with a press.
Driving luxury is enhanced by leather bucket seats with full power adjustment, memory settings and an integrated seatbelt system that keeps the belts in the best position regardless of your seat adjustments. An automatic climate control system allows all four occupants to individually adjust the temperature in their zone.
Road handling is excellent with light steering, solid stability and a smooth, comfortable ride thanks to an Active Body Control (ABC) suspension that automatically adjusts the damping of hydraulic cylinders at all four wheels to counteract yawing, pitching and rolling movements of the body during cornering, acceleration and braking. It even lowers the body slightly when traveling at high speeds to reduce drag and improve handling stability.
The comfortable rear seats feature sculpted cushions, a handsome center console and more legroom than found in most luxury coupes. A large trunk behind the rear seats provides 12.9 cubic feet of storage and a compartment for the spare tire.
Passenger protection is enhanced by comprehensive active and passive safety features including all-around airbags and four-wheel ventilated disc brakes with ALB and brake assist. When driving at night, an Intelligent Light System adjusts the powerful bi-xenon headlamps to best match driving and weather conditions. Night View Assist can also display the road ahead on the instrument panel (with the help of infrared headlamps) to help you see further down the road and identify road signs and obstacles in advance.
If a collision becomes likely, PRE-SAFE instantly maximizes occupant protection by tightening the front seat belts, closing the windows and moonroof, adjusting the front passenger seat and optimizing braking in tandem with optional Distronic Plus, which maintains a preset distance from the car ahead even in stop-and-go traffic. Electronic Stability Program ESP further enhances safety by informing you if any tires lose air pressure.
Numerous other standard features are provided in the CL550, including a navigation system with 20GB hard drive and six-CD Harman Kardon audio system. Options also abound, including a heated steering wheel and iPod connection kit.
This 2007 Mercedes-Benz CL550 was fastidiously cared for by its devoted owner in Japan and features the AMG Sport-Package with 5-spoke alloy wheels, high-performance tires and aerodynamic enhancements. Japanese treat such status symbols with utmost respect and you can find some of the world’s best cared for German luxury cars in the Japanese used car market.
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