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Last Mercedes CLS comes off the line

 Last Mercedes CLS comes off the line
Dr. Eberhard Haller, (fourth from left) with last first generation CLS model, Mercedes-Benz plant, Sindelfingen, Germany, 26.07.2010

Destined for America

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.

Source: Mercedes-Benz

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Comments (10)

 McNamara68 McNamara68
legendary car. we'll be seeing these on the grounds at pebble beach 40 years on down the road. no future "4-door coupe" will ever be as good.
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July 28, 2010 4:19 pm
 Soorena Soorena
Bye Bye one of my least favorite cars!
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July 28, 2010 4:07 pm
 Mikeado Mikeado
There goes a pretty Mercedes. Classy and pretty without even being Italian (L-shaped headlights FTW), and the AMG was awesome. I don't think it was the inventor of the term "4-Door Coupé" though. The Mazda RX-8 was the first car to have that term attached to it, as far as I know.
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July 28, 2010 3:38 pm
 PONTIAC G8 GXP PONTIAC G8 GXP
Too much charismatic cars have finished their production life last month
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July 28, 2010 3:30 pm
 2010S5 2010S5
How very sad. No car to me, not even future CLS generations will have the same impact on me with its sweeping lines and timeless design. Hopefully I'll be able to get my hands on one in good condition in the near future.
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July 28, 2010 3:23 pm
 nederinaa nederinaa
oh no, first it was the BMW E60 5-Series.. and now it is Mercedes-Benz's W219 CLS. Both the V10 M5 and the CLS 55 AMG V8 Kompressor is already a definite classic.
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July 28, 2010 3:08 pm