That’s precisely why it’s garnered so much love from Mercedes customers over the years. But what happens when you have an aftermarket company that’s willing to put in the time to ensure that the CL-Class ’ appeal goes up a few more notches?
Famous Parts’ Matte Black edition happens.
The aftermarket company took up the task of building a new aero kit for the CL 500, giving the luxury coupe some new styling that adds to the aggressive look in a rather stealthy manner. It’s a pretty cool upgrade that really fits in well with the CL-Class’ 4.6-liter V-8 direct-injected engine that produces 429 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque while mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission. Put that all together and the CL-Class can hit 60 mph in just 4.9 seconds with an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph.
Click past the jump to read more about what Famous Parts did to the CL-Class
Mercedes-Benz CL 500 Black Matte Edition Up Close
There are plenty of styling modifications that have been put into the CL-Class. The aggressive front bumper is more than just an aesthetically pleasing new component. Work was put to help the front bumper absorb energy without significantly damaging the front end of the vehicle.
For an improved stance, Famous Parts installed extended wheel arches, revised side skirts and a new ventilated hood that now allows high-pressure air to escape from the engine compartment.
Improving the car’s downforce is the trunk-mounted spoiler, giving the CL-Class a little more control when running at high speeds. And finally, there’s the new set of 21-inch Brabus Monoblock E alloy wheels wrapped in Continental Sport Contact tires, giving the CL-Class a more aggressive stance to go with all the aerodynamic modifications it received.
Mercedes-Benz CL 500 Premium – Black Matte Edition
Famous Parts, the official NRW installation site for products of the body kit
specialists from Prior-Design, presents its latest conversion based on the
Mercedes-Benz CL 500 Premium Edition.
Of course, a complete prior design widebody car body set was installed in the
luxury coupé, complete with front and rear aprons, motor cowl, side skirts and
rear wings. The front bumper also had a set of LED daytime running lights
integrated. The headlights have been revised completely. After having their
chrome plating removed, they were painted over in a matte black. Genuine
Brabus Monoblock E rims in a 10.5x21 inch size are turning in the broad wheel
cases of the CL 500 Premium now, with Continental Sport Contact tyres in
265/30R21 at the front and 305/25R21 at the rear. The chassis is lowered by
an in-house electronic lowering module. A CL63 AMG sports exhaust system
of stainless steel that was applied with the end tubes of the SL65 AMG Black
Series takes care of exhaust treatment. Finally, Famous Parts gave the entire
vehicle full foil applications in the colour "Moonshine Deep Black Matte", while
the windows (incl. driver’s and passenger’s window) were also completely foil-
This masterpiece is also available for sale!