Key facts

Mercedes-Benz CL 500 Coupé, 2001 MY C 215 information summary

What body style?
fixed-head coupé with 4/5 seats
How long?
4993 mm
How heavy?
1865 kg
What size engine?
5 litre, 4966 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
306 PS / 302 bhp / 225 kW @ 5600 rpm
How much torque?
460 Nm / 339 / 46.9 kgm @ 2700-4250 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 6.5 s
How fast?
250 km/h, 155 mph


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2001 Mercedes-Benz CL 500 Coupé technical specifications


This automobile has a 2 door coupé body style with a front located engine driving through the rear wheels.
It is part of Mercedes-Benz's C 215 range of cars.
The power is produced by a naturally aspirated engine of 5 litre capacity. This powerplant features single overhead camshaft valve gear, a 90 degree V 8 cylinder layout, and 3 valves per cylinder. It has an output of 302 bhp (306 PS/225 kW) of power at 5600 rpm, and maximum torque of 460 N·m (339 lb·ft/46.9 kgm) at 2700-4250 rpm.
The engine transmits power to the wheels by means of a 5 speed automatic gearbox.
Stated weight at the kerb is 1865 kg.
Top quoted speed is 250 km/h (155 mph).
2001 Mercedes-Benz CL 500 Coupé data
Mercedes-Benz CL 500 Coupé, 2001 MY C 215 data
Body type4/5 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2885 113.6
Track/tread (front) 1577 62.1
Track/tread (rear) 1578 62.1
Length 4993 196.6
Width 1857 73.1
Height 1398 55
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.73
Kerb weight 1865 kg 4112 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 88 litres 19.4 UK Gal 23.2 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Mercedes-Benz
Engine code
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 5 litre
4966 cc
(303.044 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 97 × 84 mm
3.82 × 3.31 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.15
single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
3 valves per cylinder
24 valves in total
maximum power output 306 PS (302 bhp) (225 kW)
at 5600 rpm
Specific output 60.8 bhp/litre
1 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 460 Nm (339 ft·lb) (46.9 kgm)
at 2700-4250 rpm
Specific torque 92.63 Nm/litre
1.12 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10:1
Fuel system Bo HFM fuel inj.
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1164 kPa (168.8 psi)
Maximum RPM 6400 rpm
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 620.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 6.5 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 250 km/h (155 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 164.18 PS/g
120.75 kW/g
161.93 bhp/ton
0.07 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 8.28 kg/kW
13.83 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion VPAS
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle 11.50 m
Front suspension I.4Li.CS.
Rear suspension I.MultiLi.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S-ABS
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 5 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 0.83
Final drive ratio 2.82
general ID85690
Production total
Model code
Model family C 215
RAC rating 46.7
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2001 Mercedes-Benz CL 500 Coupé added 2001-08-13.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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