Mercedes-Benz CLS 55 AMG
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Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: CLS 55 AMG
Mercedes-Benz CLS 55 AMG

The CLS marks Mercedes-Benz's return to the executive-size coupe market since the E-Class Coupe model went of production in 1995. The E-Class did not spawn a coupe variant so Mercedes-Benz decided instead to introduce a new mid-size coupe, the CLK-Class, to compete against the BMW 3- Series coupe. However, the CLK- Class did feature styling cues from the E-Class to give the impression that the E-Class Coupe was directly replaced, though this clearly was not the case. Buyers did not seem to notice or care about the discrepancy. These models were assembled by DaimlerChrysler in Sindelfingen, Germany and were first offered for sale in Europe in the autumn of 2004. The model uses the Mercedes-Benz W219 designation and given that it is based on the E-Class, it is similar in size, although the CLS is indeed six inches longer than the E-Class. The CLS was designed to slot between the E-Class and the S-Class, and compete against the BMW 6-series, the Cadillac STS and the Lexus GS, along with any and all other fastback sedans. The CLS-class was first shown as the Vision CLS concept at the 2003 Frankfurt International Motor Show. The production version of the CLS 500 made its debut at the 2004 New York International Auto Show and a new AMG model was introduced at the 2004 Paris Motor Show known as the CLS 55 AMG. In total, only 3,000 CLS 55 AMG cars will be built each year. This is a sure fire way to keep the value of the car inflated, but of course, this is an option that the automaker has and is allowed to make. This car will most likely be desired many years down the road on account of the limited production. Benz is smart, very smart in their marketing and production in the last few years.

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