Introduced in 2002 as the high-performance version of the second-generation C215 CL-Class, the CL55 AMG is equipped with a handbuilt 5.4L supercharged V8 producing 493 HP as well as an AMG Styling Package aerodynamic kit, larger brakes, and Active Body Control electro-hydraulic suspension system. This 2003 example was delivered new to Mercedes-Benz of Long Beach in Signal Hill, California in the special color of Designo Cashmere Pearl over an Exclusive AMG Java/Anthracite leather interior with red/brown curled maple Designo wood trim as part of the Designo Cashmere Edition Package. Benefitting from a history of Mercedes-Benz dealership service and the recent installation of new engine and transmission mounts, this 2003 CL55 AMG is now being offered at auction by its seller out of Georgia showing approximately 45k miles on the odometer.
The exterior is finished in Designo Cashmere Pearl (036U), a special four-stage paint selected at a premium as part of the $11,700 Designo Cashmere Edition Package. The AMG Styling Package equips an aggressive front air dam, side skirts, and a decklid spoiler. Other equipment includes bi-xenon headlights with washers, foglamps, chrome trim, silver brake calipers with black AMG script, polished AMG-branded quad exhaust finishers, power-folding heated door mirrors with integrated turn indicators, and pillarless side windows. The seller reports some paint chips in the hood, some minor scratches throughout, and a small paint bubble at the front edge of the sunroof, detailed images are provided in the gallery along with a clean CARFAX report. The 18” chrome-finished five-double-spoke AMG wheels are mounted with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires dated from 2019.
The cabin features 14-way power-adjustable heated, cooled, and massaging multicontour front seats upholstered in Java AMG Exclusive leather with an Anthracite leather-wrapped dashboard, door panels trimmed in two-tone Java and Anthracite leather, and an Anthracite Alcantara headliner. Curled maple Designo wood trim lines the center console, center stack, door panels, switch panels, rear console, and gear shift knob. Amenities include dual-zone automatic climate control, a Mercedes COMAND infotainment screen with navigation, AMG-branded instrumentation, DISTRONIC adaptive cruise control, Keyless GO keyless entry, a 10-speaker BOSE premium sound system, a power rear window sunshade, AMG door sill guards, a power sunroof, a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel with shift buttons, a power-adjustable rearview mirror, and an integrated cell phone cradle in the center console. The seller reports the massage function of the driver’s seat is inoperable as well as the driver’s soft closing door feature. The pump controlling the central locking has also been recently replaced.
The CL55 AMG is equipped with a 5.4L supercharged M113 V8 which was factory rated at 493 HP and 516 lb.-ft of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a 5-speed AMG Speedshift automatic transmission, allowing for the CL55 to accelerate from 0-60 MPH in 4.3 seconds with an electronically-controlled top speed of 155 MPH. Performance features include an adaptive Active Body Control suspension, lightweight two-piece cast iron/aluminum front hubs and rotors with 8-piston brake calipers in the front and 4-piston calipers in the rear, Electronic Stability Program, and Touch Shift buttons behind the steering wheel. A recent service included the replacement of the engine and transmission mounts as well as an inspection of the Active Body Control suspension.
This sale will include the original Keyless GO card, owner’s manuals, and a clean title.