Geneva show: premiere for CL Coupé

  • Date
    12 - 21 March 1999
  • Description

    The Geneva Motor Show hosts the world premiere of the new Mercedes-Benz CL Coupé from the C 215 series. It is the world's first production car to be equipped with the active suspension system Active Body Control (ABC). The top-of-the-range CL 600 debuts with the 270 kW / 367 hp 5.8-litre power plant from the new V12 M 137 series, which features three-valve technology, dual ignition and automatic cylinder shutoff (CSO). In the CLK 55 AMG, Mercedes-AMG presents an especially powerful variant of the CLK Coupé (208 series). Also having their first showing are the facelifted V-Class (638 series) and the armoured special-protection version of the S-Class. The special-protection variants of the E-Class, S-Class and G-Class bear the new designation Mercedes-Benz Guard. Micro Compact Car smart GmbH presents the diesel variant of the smart City Coupé, scheduled for launch at the end of the year.

Mercedes-Benz CL 600, C 215, USA Shooting, 1999
Mercedes-Benz CL 600
Mercedes-Benz CLK 55 AMG
Mercedes-Benz CLK 55 AMG
Mercedes-Benz CL-Class Coupé
Active Body Control - New milestone in chassis technology 
Thanks to Active Body Control (ABC), the body movements of the new Mercedes-Benz CL (left C 215) are reduced by up to 68 percent compared to the previous model (right C 140) in the "Comfort" characteristic field when starting up, cornering and braking. This means a significantly higher level of driving safety and dynamics
Mercedes-Benz CL-Class Coupé, Active Body Control
smart cdi city coupé
smart cdi City-Coupé
Mercedes-Benz Guard, E-Class, Saloon, model series 210, G-Class (above), long wheelbase, Off-Roader, model series 463, and S-Class (right), long wheelbase, model series 220, in special protection version, 1999.
Car special protection versions, Guard: E-Class, Saloon - W 210, G-Class, Off-Roader - W 463, S-Class, Saloon long - V 220