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Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, Mercedes-Benz R-Class
#98 of 441 benzfans
Apr 10, 2005 (3:07 pm)
I'm most sure that that the 2006 SL won't see any changes, but the 2007 model will including a new V8. The U.S. market won't see the SL350 either. SL and CL are V8s only and upper V8s at that. No V6s or small V8 engines in this market.
On my usual Sunday stroll through the local Benz lot I noticed today that the dealer here has every version of the AMG S, CL and SL cars you could want. CL65, SL65 and a particularly sinister looking S65. There seemed to be a lot of CLK55s both coupes and cabrios. There are also a lot of regular SL, 2006 S-Classes and 2005 CLKs in stock too. Not an SLK in sight and just two CLSs. I did this same walk around about 3 weeks ago and nearly all the Es and 2005 S-Classes are gone they're all 2006 models now. I noticed the sport package wheel has changed on the S. Looks good. A proper sendoff for the S-Class imo.
When does the S350 arrive?
Is your dealership stocking up for an anticipated spring rush on coupes and especially convertibles like the local dealer here seems to have done?
How many MLs have left your store so far?
#99 of 441 Re: benzfans [merc1]
Apr 10, 2005 (8:43 pm)
merc, sounds like your local dealer is really dripping with fat. Must be a big store. I could only dream of having that kind of inventory. In june we will get only our 2ND W211 E55 ever. Have yet to see our 1st SLK, CLS in AMG guise. Our little corner of the market just doesn't support alot of the big machines. Last summer, my co-worker sold a CL65 to one of his better clients. What a car...
At this point we've sold 2 of our first 4 m-class. The 400 lb. gorillas in our AOI have sold out, and are now calling us to trade! Did you drive one yet? For an SUV, I like it alot. This is convertible season, so we keep as many as the factory will let us have, but we're peanuts compared to the other dealers in our area. We have 2 SLK's, 1 SL500, 2 CLS500's, no CLK cab's, 2 coupes.
-The S350 should get to us, barring any hold-ups, around the middle of may. I think the dealers up northeast way are going to get them sooner, but not sure if they just had them allocated sooner, not delivered for launch sooner. Our 1st will be black/black, xenons and some other bits. About a $68k car. Should be a pretty cool rig.
#100 of 441 Re: benzfans [stroudman]
Apr 10, 2005 (8:46 pm)
Yep they are a big dealer. Nope I haven't driven the new ML yet. I'll wait till the hoopla quiets down, too many people (i.e. real buyers) in line to drive them right now. SUVs of course aren't my thing, but I'll drive it when things quiet down. Today was my first time seeing CL or S65. Those wheels are down right scary looking.
There is another dealer here (Motor Werks in Barrington IL) that has so many SLs and other rare Mercedes models its unbelievable. They also sell Porsche, Infiniti, BMW and others and they're in one of the richest areas outside of Chicago. Looking at their lot is like being in a dream.
#101 of 441 2006 CLK
Apr 11, 2005 (3:21 am)
The facelift of course includes the new V6 changing the CLK320 to the CLK350, but the exterior changes are very subtle.
Stroudman, any idea when the 06' CLK arrives?
#102 of 441 Re: 2006 CLK [merc1]
Apr 11, 2005 (6:39 am)
Mid to late summer is what we're hearing, but they love to keep everything vague.
#103 of 441 CLK350 with 6-speed manual transmission?
Apr 13, 2005 (6:04 pm)
Does anyone know whether Mercedes may introduce a version of the forthcoming CLK350 with the same 6-speed manual transmission as the SLK350?
Apr 13, 2005 (8:22 pm)
I seriously doubt that. The CLK has never had a stick shift in the U.S. For them to do that they'd have to offer a sport package of some sort. I see they have done that with the European E and CLK models, but the U.S information is unclear. I'm not even sure if a manual is available with the CLK350 in Europe.
#105 of 441 Re: CLK manual shift [merc1]
Apr 13, 2005 (9:32 pm)
You're probably right, but I bet Mercedes could sell a boatload of them. It would take a nice bite out of BMW's market share, methinks.
#106 of 441 Re: CLK manual shift [clkman]
Apr 13, 2005 (9:54 pm)
I'd like to think they would, but ultimately Mercedes isn't going to make a CLK sporty enough for 330Ci buyers to really consider it, even if did have a stick.
#107 of 441 Re: CLK manual shift [merc1]
Apr 14, 2005 (10:58 am)
CLK manual shift? I don`t quite like it!!every mercedes manual shift are odd.It will be like the CE-class model,well if they gonna have in here,maybe the price is little bit cheaper than now.