This 2012 Mercedes-Benz CL550 was originally sold at Rallye Motors in Roslyn, NY and is powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.7-liter V8 paired with a seven-speed MCT automatic transmission. This example has traveled 37,845 miles since new with 10k of those miles added by the seller over the past two years. This W216 full-sized coupe is finished in the rare combination of Periclase Green Metallic (300U) over Cashmere/Savanna (814) Nappa leather. Equipment includes an AMG Sport Package 2, parking sensors, 20″ AMG five-spoke wheels, driver assist, active lane keep assist, Night-Vision assist, Distronic Plus, heated and ventilated multicontour dynamic front seats, heated steering wheel, keyless-go, Harmon Kardon Logic 7 surround sound system, a six-disc DVD changer and more. This CL550 is now offered by the present owner with factory literature, service records, VMI report, a clean Carfax report, and a clean Connecticut title.
The body is finished in Periclase Green Metallic (300U) and equipment includes parking sensors, LED running lights, bi-xenon headlights with active curve illumination, and dual exhaust outlets. The AMG Sport Package 2 option on this example provides more aggressive body work at the front and rear bumpers as well as along both side skirts.
20″ AMG five-spoke wheels wear Nokian tires measuring 255/35 at all four corners which were aligned and balanced in the last month. The seller notes that the “blu-efficiency” badge was removed from the front fenders under prior ownership and replaced with “V8 BiTurbo” badging from the CL63 under prior ownership.
The interior is trimmed in Savanna premium leather with matching carpets and a cashmere beige headliner. The cabin features black ash wood on the doors, center console and dash. Amenities in this heavily-optioned example include dual-zone automatic climate control, driver assist, active lane keep assist, Night-Vision assist, Distronic Plus, heated steering wheel, keyless-go, parktronic, heated and ventilated multicontour front seats, rear headrests, a sunroof, a power rear window shade, and a Harmon Kardon surround sound system with a six-disc changer. An A/C service and preventative maintenance cleaning of the sunroof drains was completed last month in preparation for sale.
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 37,800 miles.
The twin-turbocharged 4.7-liter M278 V8 was rated at 429 bhp and 516 ft-lbs of torque when new. Power is sent to all four wheels through a 7G-Tronic seven-speed automatic transmission. Service within the last year includes an “A service”, replacement of both front speed/ABS sensors, and new rear brake pads and rotors with new sensors.
The March 2020 Carfax report shows registration in NT, IL and CT with linear mileage updates, regular dealer services and no indication of accidents or other damage. This example is offered with factory literature, a VMI report, two keys, a clean Carfax, service records from the present owner and a clean Connecticut Title. Multiple short driving pass videos of the car are provided below.
Joie de vivre, on demand: The sexy, sweeping silhouette of this C216 pillarless coupe pairs perfectly with the Periclase paintwork, providing performance, power and precision sans pretense. The luxurious cabin swells to a symphony of handsome materials with stitching as surgically precise as the steering and grip at all four 20” AMG corners. We could wax romantic for days about the effortless elegance and beastly beauty of this gorgeously muscular grand touring grin-maker, but there’s much more to this example than just a pretty face. As many enthusiasts and automotive journalists have noted of late, the similar facelifted, low-mile, well-kept W221 S-Class sedans appear to be primely placed in the sweet spot of depreciation, relevant useable tech, performance and reliability. Thereto, it follows, that its door-deprived brethren – the C216 – provides all the same Hegelian desirability while making your heart flutter at its façade, and delivering a dopamine drip under your right foot. To quoth the Scorsesean bard: “Buy this thing and you’ll be upper-class by about Tuesday…”
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