Technical highlights of the CL-Class and its predecessor series

300 S Coupé, 300 Sc Coupé,
W 188 series (1952 to 1958)
  • Single-joint swing axle with low pivot point (300 Sc)
  • Direct gasoline injection (300 Sc)
220 Coupé,
W 187 series (1953 to 1955)
  • Newly designed six-cylinder engine with overhead camshaft
  • Safety wedge-pin door lock to prevent the doors from bursting open
  • Heater blower available
  • Duplex drum brakes at the front
220 S Coupé, 220 SE Coupé,
W 180 / W 128 (1956 to 1960)
  • Self-supporting three-box body
  • Front wheel suspension with subframe
  • Single-joint swing axle with low pivot point
  • Brake drums with “turbo cooling”
  • Hydraulic-automatic “Hydrak” clutch
220 SEb Coupé, 250 SE Coupé, 300 SE Coupé, 280 SE Coupé, 280 SE 3.5 Coupé,
W 111 / W 112 series (1961 to 1971)
  • Safety passenger cell with crumple zones (front and rear)
  • Padded steering wheel
  • Wedge-pin door locks
  • Disc brakes (300 SE Coupé: all-round; 220 SEb Coupé: front wheels)
  • Dual-circuit brake system with disc brakes on all four wheels
    (300 SE Coupé)
  • Three-point seat belts
  • Four-speed automatic transmission
  • Air suspension (300 SE Coupé)
280 SLC, 350 SLC, 450 SLC, 450 SLC 5.0, 380 SLC, 500 SLC,
C 107 (1981 to 1991)
  • SL models from the R 107 series as technical basis
  • Many passive safety measures
  • Special wind deflection profiles on A-pillars
  • Profiled rear lights for improved illumination and visibility
380 SEC, 500 SEC, 420 SEC, 560 SEC
C 126 (1981 to 1991)
  • Driver airbag and belt tensioner
  • Front passenger airbag from 1985
  • Automatic locking differential
  • Acceleration skid control (ASR)
  • Drag coefficient of Cd = 0.34 (560 SEC: Cd = 0.35)
500 SEC/S 500 Coupé/CL 500, 600 SEC/S 600 Coupé/CL 600, S 420 Coupé/CL 420,
C 140 (1992 to 1998)
  • Electronic Stability Program ESP®
  • Brake Assist (BAS)
  • Xenon headlamps with dynamic headlamp range adjustment
  • Tempomat cruise control operating down to 30 km/h
  • Side airbags as standard
  • Seat occupancy sensor for the front passenger’s seat
  • Adaptive damping system (ADS)
  • Front-axle subframe
  • Double insulating glazing
  • Speed-sensitive power steering
  • Side airbags
CL 500, CL 600, CL 55 AMG, CL 63 AMG, CL 65 AMG
C 215 (1999 - 2006)
  • Belt tensioners and belt force limiters in the rear
  • Window airbag
  • Active Body Control (ABC)
  • DISTRONIC autonomous intelligent cruise control system
  • Bi-xenon headlamps with wash/wipe system
  • Automatic cylinder shut-off
  • Drag coefficient of Cd = 0.28
  • Keyless-Go keyless driver authorization system
  • Active seat ventilation
CL 500, CL 600, CL 63 AMG, CL 65 AMG, CL 500 4MATIC,
C 216 series (from 2006)
  • PRE-SAFE® brake
  • Anticipatory occupant protection system PRE-SAFE®
  • Intelligent Light System with five light functions
  • Newly developed operating concept
  • Newly developed integral seats
  • Parking guidance (optional equipment)
  • 4MATIC all-wheel drive for the first time in a large Coupé by Mercedes-Benz
    (CL 500 4MATIC, since summer 2008)
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