2000 MERCEDES-BENZ CL500 2D COUPE
The all-new C215 hardtop coupe range was launched in February 2000, at the same time as its sedan twin in W/V220 series S-Class form. It was designed by Australian Peter Arcadipane working alongside Daimler-Benz styling guru Bruno Sacco, and is arguably one of the most beautiful coupe forms ever released by the Stuttgart brand. It combined flowing, elegant modern angles and curves with a salute to past classics such as the W111 coupe, and looked utterly unlike anything else on the road at the turn of the century. This stunning April 2000-complied CL500 is finished in Alexandrite Green metallic with a light grey perforated soft leather interior, the latter complemented by burr walnut timber trim throughout the cabin. It has covered a low 177,320km and was delivered new by Worrell's Mercedes-Benz of Toorak in Melbourne to a local doctor. It comes complete with all of its original factory literature, spare remote key, owner's wallet and service log book. The log book indicates a history of careful and comprehensive servicing, with maintenance conducted exclusively by the selling dealer right through to 2010 and thereafter by reputable specialists. This is one of the best examples of the C215 series that we have seen in recent times, and we are confident that the condition of the car - inside and out - will impress the fussiest of buyers. The paintwork is lustrous and the vehicle has clearly been garaged throughout its life, as the leather interior is as soft and supple as ever. As expected of such an exclusive and expensive Mercedes (its new driveaway price was close to $300,000 in 2000), the car is very well-equipped even by today's standards. The front seats are not only electrically-adjustable with memory, but also heated and cold-air ventilated. There is dual-zone climate control air-conditioning, electric sunroof, keyless entry, electric steering column, concert hall-quality 11-speaker sound system, soft-close door operation, COMAND with satellite navigation, rain-sensing wipers, walnut timber steering wheel, Xenon headlights, front and rear parking sensors, an electric blind in the rear window, ABC (Active Body Control hydraulic active suspension) and the list goes on. The CL500 is powered by the naturally-aspirated 5.0L V8 engine, which develops 225kW of power and 470Nm of effortless torque. It drives through a 5-speed automatic transmission to the rear wheels, with Electronic Stability Program and ASR ensuring that every newton-metre is delivered to the ground efficiently and without fuss. Whilst smooth and highly refined the V8 motor is also capable of delivering exciting performance, with the 0 to 100km/h dash being despatched in just 6.5 seconds - very fast for a big grand tourer such as this at the time. The car has a powerful visual presence, set off by the stylish 17-inch 5-spoke factory alloys which are shod with high-quality Pirelli tyres. We unreservedly recommend this car to the Mercedes-Benz enthusiast, or any buyer seeking an exclusive and rare four-seater GT with strong collectible potential. Its original and excellent condition will only impress, and its service history supports the fact that this has been a very well cared-for CL.
We are a boutique dealership located in a warehouse just 15 minutes from the Sydney CBD and 15 minutes from the airport. We pride ourselves on the quality of our cars and specialise in Mercedes-Benz. Our stock is hand-picked and each car is meticulously checked prior to being offered for sale by a specialist third-party technician. We are MTA members and agents for NSW Roads and Maritime Services, enabling us to transfer registrations and perform other transactions such as number plate transfer from our office. A range of other services is also offered including the transport of cars to any state or overseas, and competitive financing rates for all cars including older ones. Our showroom is indoors and off-street parking is available for our customers inside. We are Mercedes-Benz Club members and specialise in the brand, and aim to provide our customers with a high level of personalised service befitting of the unique cars that we offer.