Mercedes toasts anniversary with special CL550

Mercedes toasts anniversary with special CL550

Mercedes CL550 special fq

While so many other automakers have reinvented their logos over the years, Mercedes-Benz has kept with the same old one for 100 years now. One century ago, Daimler-Motoren-Gesselschaft went down to the local patent office and registered the Three-Pointed Star, the logo everyone knows and recognizes today. Only a few weeks later, August Benz & Cie did the same with their logo, the Benz name encircled by a wreath. These two icons later became integrated when the two companies banded together. Now to celebrate the anniversary of their mutual registration, Mercedes-Benz has announced a new special edition of one of its fanciest coupes.

The CL550 4Matic features a number of special touches inside like light tan perforated leather with contrasting stitching and grey accents, gilded brass emblems on the center console and exterior special dark gray paint, new aero kit, and five-spoke 20-inch anthracite wheels with silver brake calipers to differentiate itself from its less aristocratic counterparts. The special edition is available on either the rear-drive or all-wheel-drive 4Matic models around the globe.

The CL550 package commands a hefty €17,850 premium in Europe. But celebrating such a milestone was never going to be cheap.

Mercedes CL550 special fq

While so many other automakers have reinvented their logos over the years, Mercedes-Benz has kept with the same old one for 100 years now. One century ago, Daimler-Motoren-Gesselschaft went down to the local patent office and registered the Three-Pointed Star, the logo everyone knows and recognizes today. Only a few weeks later, August Benz & Cie did the same with their logo, the Benz name encircled by a wreath. These two icons later became integrated when the two companies banded together. Now to celebrate the anniversary of their mutual registration, Mercedes-Benz has announced a new special edition of one of its fanciest coupes.

The CL550 4Matic features a number of special touches inside like light tan perforated leather with contrasting stitching and grey accents, gilded brass emblems on the center console and exterior special dark gray paint, new aero kit, and five-spoke 20-inch anthracite wheels with silver brake calipers to differentiate itself from its less aristocratic counterparts. The special edition is available on either the rear-drive or all-wheel-drive 4Matic models around the globe.

The CL550 package commands a hefty €17,850 premium in Europe. But celebrating such a milestone was never going to be cheap.

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