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About Mercedes-Benz CL500

As a model of the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class, which is the replacement for the Mercedes-Benz SEC (C126) and Mercedes-Benz 280SE Coupe (W111) with its name CL standing for German Coupe Leicht (Coupe-Light) or Coupe Luxusklasse (Coupe-Luxury), Mercedes-Benz CL500 was built by the Daimler-Benz from 1997 to 1998 and by the DaimlerChrysler between 1999 and 2006 as a full-size luxury car. Originally introduced as a model of the first-generation CL-Class, CL500 had been available for two generations covering nine model years before being discontinued.
The first-generation Mercedes-Benz CL500 (C140) was produced from 1997 to 1999 and debuted in the U.S. market for the 1998 model year when the GL-Class was in its first generation. Sharing the platform with the S-Class full-size luxury sedan, CL500 was offered in only one body style, 2-door coupe and came in only one trim level. During this generation, CL500 was powered by a 5.0 L V8 rated at 315 hp and 347 pound-feet of torque and power was sent to the rear wheels through a 5-speed automatic transmission. The more recent CL500 (C215) was built based on the S-Class (W220) and debuted for the 2000 model year. Equipped with BabySmart airbag technology, BrakeAssist, high-intensity discharge headlamps, a DVD-based navigation system, dual-zone automatic climate control, an eight-speaker Bose sound system, 14-way power-adjustable seats and generous amounts of leather and wood trim as well as optional ventilated seats with built-in fans to keep one's backside cool on sultry days, a power lumbar support, adaptive cruise control, parking sensors and special designo package, CL500 then got power still from 5.0 L V8 pumping out 302 hp and 339 pound-feet of torque, which delivered power through a 7-speed automatic transmission to the rear wheels.

Mercedes-Benz CL500 Common Problems & Maintenance Tips

Boasting an artful blend of performance, technology and classic luxury, Mercedes-Benz CL500 is definitely a good choice for a luxury coupe. But considering its production has ended and the youngest CL500 now is at least eleven years old, you have every need to learn about these common problems on it:
First, for an aging model like Mercedes-Benz CL500, engine failure is always a thorn in the flesh. Although it is an unavoidable problem that will appear when a vehicle is on the verge of breaking down, you still have ways to solve it before it results in a worse situation. According to experienced CL500 drivers, it often starts with strange sounds such as whining, squealing or rattling from the engine; if you ignore them, the engine will soon have performance issues including running roughly, misfiring, stalling, hard starting or inability to start; then the vehicle will experience a reduction in power, acceleration and fuel economy. When the Check Engine Light comes on, you should inspect the CL500 oil filter, spark plug, engine control module, oxygen sensor, air filter, fuel pump, exhaust manifold gasket, throttle body gasket and valve cover gasket thoroughly.
Second, according to the reliable car repair statistics site repairpal.com, the braking failure is another common and serious problem on Mercedes-Benz CL500. The working condition of the braking system often decides the safety level of your ride, thus, any problem on this problem needs to be valued and solved as soon as possible with the help of these typical symptoms provided by experienced CL500 drivers. If the brakes become noisy and poorly responded, the brake pedal pulsates heavily when being depressed, braking fluids leak on the ground, rear brakes get locked up on the wet surfaces and the parking brake could not hold the car properly. When both Brake Warning Light and Parking Brake Light come on, then the CL500 brake pad set, brake disc, brake drum, brake rotors, brake line, brake proportioning valve and parking brake cable must have something wrong.
Furthermore, you are advised to perform routine maintenance on vulnerable auto parts of your Mercedes-Benz CL500. Parts including CL500 seat belt, windshield wiper, wiper blade, antenna, cabin air filter, fog light and headlight should be maintained routinely as they also essential for a safe and comfortable driving environment.
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