Interested in this new top-of-the-range model from Mercedes-Benz? You’ll be glad to know that it comes with an amazing set of ancestors – some of which now cost more than a new one!
1951 – 1958
A humble start for the two-door version of an S-Class but one that many owners and fans will confirm as solid, dependable and incredibly elegant.
Models: 220 Coupé / 300 S / 300 Sc
1956 – 1960
After the new S-Class arrived in the late fifties, these coupé versions were made in very limited numbers with high specification levels.
Models: 220S / 220S a / 220SE b
1961 – 1971
Arguably the prettiest S-Class coupé (NamWheels certainly thinks so), this timeless and understated shape was also the first with the option of a V8 engine.
Models: 220 / 250 / 280 / 280 3.5 / 300 SE
1971 – 1981
The C107 was visually different from S-Classes of the time because it was based on its incredibly popular R107 (SL roadster) sibling.
Models: 280, 350, 380, 450, 450 5.0, 500 SLC
1981 – 1991
Almost identical to the W126 S-Class, the coupés had – besides two doors – a flatter grill with star, fog lights and single headlight clusters. Only sold with V8 engines.
Models: 380 / 420 / 500 / 560 SEC
1992 – 1999
Among the first “computer age” Mercedes models, the C140 was quite complicated and over-engineered but not the prettiest. First Mercedes coupé available with a V12.
Models: CL/S 420 / 500 / 600 SEC
1999 – 2006
At the turn of the millennium, Mercedes made its flagship coupé more elegant and upped the gadget count. Power rose significantly thanks to AMG models.
Models: CL 500 / 55 AMG / 600 / 63 AMG / 65 AMG
2006 – 2014
A soft evolution from its predecessor, the C216 was designed for even greater comfort and technology. By the end of its lifespan, all engines were turbocharged.
Models: CL 500 / 600 / 63 AMG / 65 AMG
Read our launch report of the face-lift models here: https://www.namwheels.com/launched-mercedes-benz-cl/
The current range of Mercedes-Benz S-Class coupés. Read our various reports here: