Dr. Eberhard Haller, (fourth from left) with last first generation CLS model, Mercedes-Benz plant, Sindelfingen, Germany, 26.07.2010
Mercedes has ended production of the first-generation CLS-Class (W219).
Originally launched in 2004, the CLS started a styling revolution which made 'four-door coupe' a household term, almost. Immediately successful, the model would go on to sell more than 170,000 units.
The last car was a CLS550 built for an American customer who specified the AMG styling package, premium leather upholstery, bi-xenon headlights, and other goodies.
As we have previously reported, Mercedes will introduce the second-generation CLS at the Paris Motor Show in September.