2008 Mercedes-Benz CL 500 4MATIC C 216

The Mercedes-Benz CL 500 4MATIC is a coupé with 2 doors and a front mounted engine which delivers its power through all four wheels. The Mercedes-Benz CL 500 4MATIC belongs to the C 216 model family from Mercedes-Benz. Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 5.5 litre, double overhead camshaft 90 degree V 8 cylinder with 4 valves per cylinder. It produces 383 bhp (388 PS/286 kW) of power at 6000 rpm, and maximum torque of 530 N·m (391 lb·ft/54 kgm) at 2800-4800 rpm. The engine delivers its power through to the wheels via a 7 speed automatic transmission. Stated kerb weight is 2045 kg. It is claimed to attain a top speed of 250 km/h or 155 mph.

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Mercedes-Benz CL 500 4MATIC -
Mercedes-Benz CL 500 4MATIC
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Mercedes-Benz CL 500 4MATIC -
Mercedes-Benz CL 500 4MATIC
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Key facts

2008 Mercedes-Benz CL 500 4MATIC C 216 information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 4/5 seats
How long?
5065 mm
How heavy?
2045 kg
What size engine?
5.5 litre, 5461 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
388 PS / 383 bhp / 286 kW @ 6000 rpm
How much torque?
530 Nm / 391 ft.lb / 54 kgm @ 2800-4800 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 5.4 s
How fast?
250 km/h, 155 mph

Mercedes-Benz C 216 models

Mercedes-Benz CL 500 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY -
2 door fixed-head coupé FA 7A 4663 cm3 435 PS 429 bhp 320 kW 237.0 CO2 2120 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 7A 4663 cm3 435 PS 429 bhp 320 kW 224.0 CO2 2070 kg
Mercedes-Benz CL 600 -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5A 5513 cm3 517 PS 510 bhp 380 kW 322.0 CO2 2185 kg
Mercedes-Benz CL 63 AMG -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 7A 5461 cm3 544 PS 537 bhp 400 kW 244.0 CO2 2135 kg
Mercedes-Benz CL 63 AMG -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 7A 5461 cm3 571 PS 563 bhp 420 kW 244.0 CO2 2135 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5A 5980 cm3 630 PS 621 bhp 463 kW 334.0 CO2 2245 kg
Mercedes-Benz CL 65 AMG -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5A 5980 cm3 612 PS 604 bhp 450 kW 2240 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 7A 5461 cm3 388 PS 383 bhp 286 kW 288.0 CO2 1995 kg
Mercedes-Benz CL 600 Coupé -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5A 5513 cm3 517 PS 510 bhp 380 kW 340.0 CO2 2185 kg
Mercedes-Benz CL 63 AMG -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 7A 6208 cm3 525 PS 518 bhp 386 kW 355.0 CO2 2085 kg

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2008 Mercedes-Benz CL 500 4MATIC data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2955 116.3
Track/tread (front) 1601 63
Track/tread (rear) 1607 63.3
Length 5065 199.4
Width 1871 73.7
Height 1418 55.8
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.71
Kerb weight 2045 kg 4508
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 90 litres 19.8 UK Gal 23.8 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Mercedes-Benz
Engine code
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 5.5 litre
5461 cc
(333.251 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 98 × 90.5 mm
3.86 × 3.56 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.08
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
32 valves in total
maximum power output 388 PS (383 bhp) (286 kW)
at 6000 rpm
Specific output 70.1 bhp/litre
1.15 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 530 Nm (391 ft·lb) (54 kgm)
at 2800-4800 rpm
Specific torque 97.05 Nm/litre
1.17 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10.7:1
Fuel system Bosch HFM fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1219.6 kPa (176.9 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 682.63 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 5.4 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 250 km/h (155 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 189.89 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
139.66 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
187.29 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.08 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 7.16 kg/kW
11.96 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels all wheel drive  
Torque split
Steering
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.4Li.CS.
Rear suspension I.MultiLi.CS.
Wheel size front 8½J x 18 ET43
Wheel size rear 8½J x 18 ET43
Tyres front 255/45 R 18
Tyres rear 255/45 R 18
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S-ABS
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 7
Top gear ratio 0.73
Final drive ratio 2.65
general
Carfolio.com ID174999
Production total
Model code
Model family C 216
RAC rating 47.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2008 Mercedes-Benz CL 500 4MATIC added 2008-04-14.
Last modified 2013-02-28.