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When you want the ultimate in both luxury and performance, then you need this 2004 Mercedes-Benz CL600. Its a twin-turbo V12 machine with super-slick paint, a terrific custom body kit, and an interior that coddles you with every feature. And while this was an expensive six-figure machine for the elite when new, you can pick up this modern classic today for far less. Coupes like this are all about a personal expression in luxury and style. So while the CL600 already puts you in an upper echelons of society, this one makes sure it doesnt look like those few others out there. It emphasizes its extra sporty style a full custom body kit that includes expertly integrated items like the sporty fender vents up front and the full diffuser in the rear. The result is the kind of machine that could have come from AMGs Black Series. Its all wrapped in metallic gray paint that we would almost call subtly elegant, except it has a high-gloss finish that cant help but attract attention. And those upgraded Cattivo Designs 20-inch wheels not only catch your eye with their polished presentation, but they also love to showcase the bright red calipers behind them. Personal luxury is all about a car that will leave you wanting for nothing, and so the range-topping CL600 doesnt disappoint. This has the kind of space where everyone can get comfortable, including the rear. There are bucket seats for everyone, and they are finished in a fantastic leather and suede combo. The overall condition instantly tells you this has been cared for correctly by responsible owners. And you get terrific features, like power windows, power locks, keyless entry/alarm, dual front airbags, side airbags, cruise control, a premium, AM/FM/CD stereo, and a power sunroof. The power windows let you take down all the side glass and show off the pillarless hardtop profile - a rarity in this modern era. And you can enjoy the open air experience nearly any time of year thanks you heated front seats and full automatic A/C climate control. And placing the engine start button on the gear selector really lets you know youre in for a performance treat. What makes the CL600 particularly special is because of whats under the hood. Theres always prestige in telling people you have a V12 motor, and this 5.5-liter unit turns up the power even more with twin turbos. This numbers-matching fuel-injected powerhouse was advertised at over 493 hp when new (in fact, Mercedes may have even underrated it.) And a well-maintained example like this still knows how to faithfully harness all that power. More than just the motor, the full package was made to perform. Thats why you have a fully-independent suspension, premium AMG four-wheel disc brakes w/ABS, and a five-speed automatic transmission. It creates a terrific total package that give you the flexibility for long haul comfort as well as instantly providing power to leave them all behind. Complete with owners manual, this is uptown elegance for a country living price. So if you love speed and sophistication, call today!
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