This 2008 Mercedes-Benz CL550 was originally sold at Mercedes-Benz of Naples, FL and is powered by a naturally aspirated 5.5-liter M273 V8 engine paired to a seven-speed MCT automatic transmission. This example has traveled 34,711 miles since new with 500 of those miles added by the selling dealer over the past six months. This W216 full-sized coupe is finished in Black (040) over Cognac Premium Leather. Equipment includes an AMG Sport Package, 19″ AMG five-spoke wheels, Night-View assist, rear-view camera, bi-xenon active headlights, heated and ventilated multi-contour dynamic front seats, keyless-go, Harmon Kardon Logic 7 surround sound system, a six-disc DVD changer and more. This CL550 is now offered by the selling dealer with all new brakes and rotors, factory literature, ten-plus years of service records, a clean Carfax report, and a clean Pennsylvania title.
The body of this C216 pillarless coupe is finished in Black (040) and equipment includes bi-xenon headlights with Active Curve Illumination, electric sunroof, and quad exhaust outlets. The AMG Sport Package option on this example provides more aggressive body work at the front and rear bumpers as well as along both side skirts.
Staggered 19″ AMG five-spoke wheels wear Pirelli P-Zero tires measuring 255/40 in the front and 275/40 in the rear. All four tires show 2017 date codes and normal, light treadwear all around.
The interior is trimmed in Cognac Premium leather with a Black upper dash and steering wheel. The cabin features burled walnut wood veneers on the doors, center console and dash with Black contrasting carpets and headliner. Amenities in this well-optioned example include dual-zone automatic climate control, Night-Vision assist, keyless-go, heated and ventilated multi-contour front seats, rear headrests, a sunroof, a power rear window shade, and a Harmon Kardon surround sound system with a six-disc DVD changer.
Factory digital instrumentation consists of a 160-mph speedometer, a 7k-rpm tachometer, a fuel-level gauge, and configurable digital readouts. The digital odometer shows approximately 34,700 miles.
The naturally aspirated 5.5-liter M273 V8 was rated at 382 bhp and 391 ft-lbs of torque when new and featured an aluminium engine block, sequential fuel injection, forged steel connecting rods, a one-piece cast camshaft, and a magnesium intake manifold. The cylinders are lined with silicon/aluminium, and a dual-length variable length intake manifold is fitted.
The April 2021 Carfax report shows registration by two owners in Florida and Pennsylvania with linear mileage updates, regular dealer services and no indication of accidents or other damage. This example is offered with factory literature, two keys, a clean Carfax and a clean PA Title.
The early C216 pillarless coupes are among the best bargains out there for those seeking a luxurious, grand-touring coupe with plentiful power, plush amenities and a more forgiving ride than their AMG-equipped brethren. With many produced in the late 2000’s, finding an example is not difficult. Finding one in pristine condition with low miles and a desirable color combination? That’s becoming quite a feat in today’s pre-owned market mania. While some will deride these earlier, non-facelifted examples and tout the prowess of the later twin-turbocharged CL550's, they would be remiss in not noting the spectacular swell of a large displacement, naturally-aspirated Mercedes-Benz V8. These cars offer so much to the grand touring enthusiast at a relative bargain to their six-figure original MSRPs. Surely this example is one that you’ll be kicking yourself for not buying “back when prices were good”. Well, the good times are here, folks. Makehay....
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