RIDE - This Mercedes Benz has a V8 engine with turbo boost
and what looks like a carbon
fibre bonnet. It really motors. The gold
film is plastic
but not single use and it looks rather fetching in our view. We love
it except for the contribution to global
warming that large petrol driven vehicles make. Copyright ©
photograph, October 2015, Cleaner Ocean Foundation Ltd. All rights
reserved. You may not reproduce this picture without the prior written
permission of the copyright owner.
The W219 CLS-Class is based on the Vision CLS concept that was unveiled at the 2003
Show. The design combined the roof-line of a coupé onto the body of a four-door sedan, and featured new technologies such as cornering lights, an electrohydraulic braking system, a seven-speed (7G-Tronic) automatic transmission, and a
turbo-diesel engine rated at 197 kW (264 hp) and 560
Nm (413 lbft).
The final production version of the W219 CLS-Class is based on the W211 E-Class platform, and shares major components including the engines, transmissions, and has an identical wheelbase of 2,854 mm (112 in). The car is 95 mm (4 in) longer, 51 mm (2 in) wider, and 27 mm (1 in) lower in comparison, and features a stiffer suspension setup and faster steering.
Design patents were filed on July 24, 2002. The production version CLS500 debuted at the 2004
New York International Auto
The CLS55 AMG is a high-performance variant of the CLS-Class featuring a 5.4-litre supercharged V8 producing 350 kW (469 hp) and 700
Nm (516 lbft), and was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in 2004. Compared to the standard model, the CLS55 AMG has larger 360 mm brake discs with eight-piston callipers from the SL55 AMG, wider 18-inch
alloy wheels, revised stiffer AirMATIC
air suspension with multiple driving modes, AMG bodywork, and a five-speed automatic transmission.
The CLS63 AMG was introduced in 2006, as the successor to the CLS55 AMG. The car is powered by the then new
Mercedes M156 engine that produces 378 kW (507 hp) and 630
Nm (465 lbft); with less torque than before in order to accommodate the new AMG Speedshift Plus 7G-Tronic seven-speed transmission, instead of the previous five-speed automatic. The new transmission includes a comfort, sport, and manual mode that allows for the manual changing of gears. The car also features an updated instrument cluster and alloy-wheel design.
MERCEDES - This is the car that was recently attacked by a
local woman who is being prosecuted by Sussex
police. The gold
film is a plastic
wrap that appears to be rather well applied. Cars such as these add
massively to climate
change. Copyright © photograph, October 2015, Cleaner Ocean
Foundation Ltd. All rights reserved. You may not reproduce this
picture without the prior written permission of the copyright owner.
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