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    Mercedes CL 4.7 BiTurbo V8

    I finally replaced my faithful 2003 Jaguar Super V8 with a newer barge.

    I have always loved the W221 Facelift S Class since I was around 16, I told myself one day I would buy one. Years later, I have owned Jaguars and BMWs, but never a Mercedes- so I decided to follow my dream and buy one.

    The 4.7 biturbo engine seemed like the pick of the bunch, much more power than the old 5.5, better economy and slightly cheaper tax. A Stage 1 remap takes the car from 435bhp and 700nm to around 510bhp and 800nm, nearly as much power as the 6.2 v8 and more torque!

    I viewed a S500L variant with amazing spec, but sadly my gut feeling told me to walk away, as I found too many issues that could be expensive to get right. I started looking at the Coupe version of the S Class- the CL.

    I am glad I waited, as soon as I saw it, it had too be mine. The seller had spent a lot of time making the car just right for sale, it had just been ceramic coated, 2x premium rear tyres, front brake pads, service and 12 months MOT.

    The car is on a 61 plate, 84,000 miles and in amazing condition, bar the wheels. A very high specification:
    MAGNETITE BLACK - METALLIC FINISH
    REAR-VIEW CAMERA
    PARKING GUIDANCE
    AUTONOMOUS INT. CRUISE CONT. PLUS (DISTRONIC PLUS)
    ADAPTIVE REAR INTERIOR LIGHT
    ACTIVE BLIND SPOT ASSIST
    ACTIVE LANE KEEPING ASSIST
    DRIVING PACKAGE
    LEATHER STEERING WHEEL WITH TRIM INSERT
    UNIVERSAL TELEPHONY PACKAGE
    FRONT SEAT CLIMATE CONTROL
    AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION 7-SPEED
    HEAD RESTRAINTS,REAR, PNEUMAT.FOLDING UP/DOWN
    HEATED STEERING WHEEL
    EXCLUSIVE LEATHER TRIM
    TRAFFIC SIGN RECOGNITION
    UNIVERSAL COMMUNICATIONS INTERFACE (UCI)
    EXCLUSIVE LEATHER - BLACK/ANTHRACITE
    COMAND DVD APS WITH NAVIGATION
    DIGITAL RADIO STANDARD DAB (DIGI. AUDIO BROADC.)
    ROLLER BLIND, ELECTRIC, FOR REAR WINDOW
    AUTOMATIC HIGH BEAM SWITCH (IHC)
    HEADLAMP WITH ILS, LEFT-HAND TRAFFIC
    ROOF LINER, ALCANTARA GREY
    TRIM PIECES - WOOD ASH BLACK
    AMG STYLING PACKAGE-FRONT SPOILER, SIDE SKIRT
    PREMIUM SOUND SYSTEM
    DVD CHANGER
    TV-TUNER DIGITAL TO ANALOG
    FRONT PASSENGER ENTERTAINMENT
    AMG SPORTS PACKAGE
    LIGHT PACKAGE
    FRONT ENTERTAINMENT PACKAGE

    A few photos:










    And the best view...


    Interior:












    A lovely place to sit and enjoy the miles. I am very impressed with the way the nappa leather responds to a clean with just a damp cloth, usually black leather looks greasy.

    As I am classified as a key-worker, I look foward to driving it everyday to work the next few days.
    Mercedes CL 4.7 V8 Biturbo, Magnetite black on Anthracite Exclusive Leather - 84,000 miles
    BMW M6 Coupe V10, Saphire Black on Black Merino Leather, Alcantara Headliner- 29,000 miles

    Sold:
    Super V8, X358 Facelift + Portfolio Vents + Wald Spoiler, Black Cherry with Ivory/Charcoal leather

    XJ X350 3.0 Silver/Dove

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    Fantastic.Just a bit jealous too.
    Rhubarb, 2003 Super V8 Radiance Red,Sepangs, Iron Fist Velvet Glove. I am not a car guy.


    Going back thru time
    Volvo V70 D5-Gary
    Bmw 530d E39
    Bmw 520d touring F11
    Bmw 330d touring F31
    Bmw 330d coupe E92
    Volvo 960 Cd estate, greedy bugger
    Mercedes W124 300d multivalve,loved the chip fat
    Porsche 997 C2
    Honda Civic Cdti
    Astra 1.6
    Jeep Grand Cherokee
    VW Golf GTDi
    Subaru Impreza Turbo Terzo
    Mazda MX6
    Carlton 2.0 Cdi
    Mercedes 190e
    Orion Ghia i
    Audi 90 2.2
    Mini

    10 vans and a Jcb 533 105

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    Very nice Alec.

    Are you staying on the forum or joining the sausage munchers?
    2010 Jaguar XJL V8 Portfolio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by #steve View Post
    Very nice Alec.

    Are you staying on the forum or joining the sausage munchers?
    Them Gaudy Sausage Munchers i knock about with once a month are a right friendly bunch.
    Rhubarb, 2003 Super V8 Radiance Red,Sepangs, Iron Fist Velvet Glove. I am not a car guy.


    Going back thru time
    Volvo V70 D5-Gary
    Bmw 530d E39
    Bmw 520d touring F11
    Bmw 330d touring F31
    Bmw 330d coupe E92
    Volvo 960 Cd estate, greedy bugger
    Mercedes W124 300d multivalve,loved the chip fat
    Porsche 997 C2
    Honda Civic Cdti
    Astra 1.6
    Jeep Grand Cherokee
    VW Golf GTDi
    Subaru Impreza Turbo Terzo
    Mazda MX6
    Carlton 2.0 Cdi
    Mercedes 190e
    Orion Ghia i
    Audi 90 2.2
    Mini

    10 vans and a Jcb 533 105

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    I see, your a double agent lol.
    2010 Jaguar XJL V8 Portfolio.

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    Nice Alec, I'm sure you'll put your own spin on her and make adjustments / improvements

    Enjoy...

    Jim
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    MY2016 ( 65 ) XJ X351 3.0d Portfolio LWB, Black, London Tan leather interior, 20" Orona alloys, picnic tables and rear multimedia
    MY2009 ( 58 ) X type 2.2d Sport Premium, Heated seats, Front & Rear park assist, Sat Nav, 18" Proteus alloys, tinted rear windows, Heko wind deflectors

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    Cheers chaps, like I said before, I am not going away soon Hopefully, will turn up at a meet sometime and bring either the CL or M6.
    Mercedes CL 4.7 V8 Biturbo, Magnetite black on Anthracite Exclusive Leather - 84,000 miles
    BMW M6 Coupe V10, Saphire Black on Black Merino Leather, Alcantara Headliner- 29,000 miles

    Sold:
    Super V8, X358 Facelift + Portfolio Vents + Wald Spoiler, Black Cherry with Ivory/Charcoal leather

    XJ X350 3.0 Silver/Dove

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    A little 'quirk' discovered on the exhuast finishers today when I took one off to clean:

    After much searching on AMG exhausts, I realised it is the same as the A45 AMG.

    The car has factory wireless headphones and remote to allow the passenger to watch TV or a DVD while the car is in motion, while the driver is for example using the satnav


    The interior Ambient lighting has 3 colours, I prefer Polar, but sadly not as bright!
    Solar:








    And Polar:


    The LEDs on headlights at night
    Mercedes CL 4.7 V8 Biturbo, Magnetite black on Anthracite Exclusive Leather - 84,000 miles
    BMW M6 Coupe V10, Saphire Black on Black Merino Leather, Alcantara Headliner- 29,000 miles

    Sold:
    Super V8, X358 Facelift + Portfolio Vents + Wald Spoiler, Black Cherry with Ivory/Charcoal leather

    XJ X350 3.0 Silver/Dove

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    Lovely new ride Alec, looking forward to seeing the updates.
    XJL X351 MY2011 5.0 V8 Portfolio on 22k
    http://www.jaguar-v8.uk/
    Show thread:
    https://www.jaguarforum.com/showthread.php?t=111207

    Range Rover Vogue, 4.2 V8 Supercharged, Grey '08 now on 85k
    http://bit.ly/2kB60lW

    Previously

    XJ X358 2.7Tdvi Sovereign, Vapour Grey '08 70k
    http://www.jaguarforum.com/showthread.php?t=98612
    X Type Sport, 3.0 V6, Racing Green '03 plate 80k.
    http://www.jaguarforum.co.uk/f69/my-3-0-x-48345.html

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    Brake calipers are now painted red and disc hubs painted black, looks much better imo

    Rears:




    Fronts


    (Spring removed)





    Greg at Top Wheels is still open, so finding a date to get the wheels done ASAP
    Mercedes CL 4.7 V8 Biturbo, Magnetite black on Anthracite Exclusive Leather - 84,000 miles
    BMW M6 Coupe V10, Saphire Black on Black Merino Leather, Alcantara Headliner- 29,000 miles

    Sold:
    Super V8, X358 Facelift + Portfolio Vents + Wald Spoiler, Black Cherry with Ivory/Charcoal leather

    XJ X350 3.0 Silver/Dove

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