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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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.
Jul 28, 2010 4:19 pm
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Bye Bye one of my least favorite cars!
Jul 28, 2010 4:07 pm
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And hello new generation...sorry
Jul 28, 2010 4:18 pm
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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.
Jul 28, 2010 3:38 pm
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Mazda? It's joke? Maserati QP - classic 4th-door coupe, and set of other cars with 'fastback' body
Jul 29, 2010 7:47 am
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The Quattroporte was/is a very stylish sports saloon, but it's not really a coupé.
Jul 29, 2010 12:14 pm
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Too much charismatic cars have finished their production life last month
Jul 28, 2010 3:30 pm
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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.
Jul 28, 2010 3:23 pm
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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.
Jul 28, 2010 3:08 pm
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I thought the FIRST 4 Door Coupe was the Mazda RX-8??, in 2003.
Jul 29, 2010 1:05 am
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