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The 2008 CL550 Coupe
4-link suspension with antilift control, gas pressurized shock absorbers, and stabilizer bar.
Multilink independent suspension with antisquat and antidive system.
Active Body Control (ABC)
ABC, an active suspension system, utilizes a coil spring and an electronically controlled hydraulic cylinder in series, plus a separate gas-pressurized shock absorber at each wheel. Using a total system pressure of up to 2,900 psi, ABC continually adjusts each wheel's suspension to counteract vibration, pitch, dive, squat, and roll. ABC also provides automatic all-wheel level control, driver-selectable ride height, and automatic lowering at higher speed.
Rack-and-pinion with vehicle-speed-sensitive power assist.
18" 9-spoke light-alloy wheels, 8.5 x 18 front and 9.5 x 18 rear, staggered width.
255/45 R18 front and 275/45 R18 rear, high performance.
Dual-circuit power-assist 4-wheel disc brakes. 13.2" ventilated, cast-iron 4-piston fixed front discs and 11.8" ventilated, cast-iron single-piston floating rear discs.
Antilock Braking System (ABS)
ABS senses impending wheel lockup under heavy braking and pumps the front brakes individually or the rear brakes together (to help maintain stability) as needed up to 30 times per second to prevent lockup and maintain steering ability.
Brake Assist (BAS)
BAS senses emergency braking via the speed at which the driver presses the brake pedal and immediately applies maximum available power boost, potentially reducing the overall stopping distance by eliminating the delay caused by a common human tendency not to brake hard enough, soon enough. Reducing pressure on the brake pedal releases BAS.
7-speed automatic. Electronically controlled shifting. Driver-adaptive programming adjusts shift points to the driver's current driving style. Driver-selectable Comfort mode starts the vehicle moving in 2nd gear, or 2nd Reverse gear, and upshifts at lower rpm to help improve control on slippery surfaces.
Rear axle ratio
7-speed automatic. Electronically controlled shifting.
5,461-cc DOHC 32-valve V-8. Aluminum-alloy cylinder block.
382 hp @ 6,000 rpm
391 lb-ft @ 2,800 - 4,800 rpm
Premium unleaded gasoline, 91 pump octane.
Fuel tank (capacity — reserve)
23.8 gal — 2.9 gal
5.5L 32-valve V-8 engine
Coefficient of drag
Power tilt/sliding tinted-glass sunroof with one-touch express-open/close and memory.
Electrically heated rear window with auto-shutoff based on time, driving speed, and outside temperature.
Laminated infrared-reflecting glass helps reduce radiant heat, UV rays, and noise penetration.
Dual aero-blade windshield wipers. Heated washer system.
Rain-sensing variable intermittent wipers measure rainfall on windshield and adjust wiper speed and frequency accordingly.
Dual heated power mirrors linked to driver's seat memory. Auto-dimming rearview and left-side mirrors.
Programmable power fold-in side mirrors retract when car is locked and fold out when front door is opened.
Variable Doorstop holds the door open at virtually any point.
Bi-Xenon High-Intensity Discharge (HID) low-/high-beam headlamps with automatic level control and heated headlamp washers.
Halogen front foglamps. Rear foglamp in left taillamp.
Selectable light-sensing headlamps.
Digital display of speedometer, odometer, and Touch Shift gear/mode selection. Electronic analog tachometer and fuel gauge.
Multifunction display in instrument cluster, scrolled via steering-wheel controls to operate and display various menus and vehicle features: trip meter and outside temperature indicator; digital speedometer, Maintenance System (see below), and oil-level check; radio station, 6-disc CD changer, iPod playlist/track (with optional iPod Integration Kit), and SIRIUS Satellite Radio; hard-drive-based navigation system route guidance; vehicle reminder and message indicator; driver-programmable settings for instruments, lighting, and vehicle and convenience features; trip computer (elapsed time, fuel consumption, and distance to empty); and Distronic Plus adaptive cruise control settings.
Mercedes-Benz Maintenance System Plus displays distance remaining to next basic maintenance service, indicates type of service due, and provides automatic reminder when service interval draws near. System also monitors brake-pad wear.
Onboard tire-pressure monitoring system allows driver to check the inflation pressure of all four mounted tires.
104.2 cu ft
13.5 cu ft
COMAND controller provides easy and convenient operation of the vehicle's systems.
Multifunction steering wheel provides convenient additional controls for basic audio, Voice Control and phone functions, as well as operation of the multifunction display.
Shift buttons behind steering wheel.
Built-in keypad located beneath handrest for easy access to Hands-Free Communication System and radio presets.
Adjustable fiber-optic ambient lighting under the door and dashboard.
Electronic trunk closer.
Electronic parking brake disengages when the vehicle is put into gear and the gas is applied.
Power rear-window sunshade with one-touch express-up/down.
Auto-dimming rearview mirror.
4-way (tilt/telescoping) power-adjustable steering column linked to driver's seat memory.
Programmable easy-exit feature moves driver's seat back and/or raises steering column.
Illuminated vanity mirrors.
Dual-zone climate control with individual driver and front passenger control of temperature, speed, and airflow distribution via hard keys (airflow and temperature only) or the COMAND system.
Electrostatic dust and pollen filter.
Sun sensor helps compensate for the effects of direct sunlight on the occupants.
Humidity/dewpoint sensor reduces window fogging during humid weather and helps prevent overdrying of cooled air.
Tunnel mode offers one-touch closing (and reopening) of all windows, the sunroof, and cabin air intake via the air-recirculation button.
Seat-belt usage sensors allow climate control to focus on occupied seating positions.
SmartKey remote control integrates Remote Door Unlock, trunk opener, removable valet key, and panic alarm. Driver may selectively unlock only the driver's door and fuel filler or all doors plus the trunk and fuel filler.
SmartKey offers infrared-remote opening/closing of windows and sunroof and can remotely turn on Active Ventilated front seats.
Driver-programmable driveaway locking automatically locks the doors when the car reaches 9 mph.
Night security illumination uses the car's exterior lights to help illuminate a path after parking.
Locator lighting uses the car's lights to help illuminate a return path when the car is remote-unlocked in darkness. Unlocking car activates illuminated entry system.
Anti-Theft Alarm Notification with remote panic feature.
Emergency trunk release, located inside trunk and illuminated for 60 minutes after trunk is closed.
Integrated three-button garage door control, compatible with HomeLink® components and some other systems.
Tele Aid GPS-based Stolen Vehicle Recovery helps law enforcement agencies track and recover stolen vehicles.
Tele Aid Remote Door Unlock.
Tele Aid Anti-Theft Alarm Notification alerts Mercedes-Benz to contact vehicle owner if antitheft alarm sounds.
0 — 60 in 5.4 seconds
bin 5 (ULEV of LEV II)
helps prepare occupants for a possible collision before it occurs. If PRE-SAFE senses a possible accident based on brake pedal application pattern, steering-wheel input pattern, or Electronic Stability Program (ESP®) activation level, it will take action to help protect you better depending on the situation, including adjusting the front passenger seat for potentially more favorable air-bag effectiveness, inflating outboard side bolsters and seat cushions of front seats on vehicles equipped with multicontour seats, and closing the side windows and sunroof (if a possible rollover is detected).
Integrated Restraint System
Driver and front passenger are each provided with a dual-stage front air bag (adaptive for the front passenger), a side-impact air bag, a driver-side knee bag, and a 3-point seat belt with an Emergency Tensioning Device (ETD) and adaptive belt force limiter. Second-row passengers are each provided with a 3-point seat belt with an ETD, belt force limiter, and side-impact air bag.
Window Curtain Air Bags
In a side impact exceeding a preset deployment threshold, a multi-chamber air bag deploys along the front and rear side-door windows on the affected side of the vehicle. An integrated rollover sensor automatically deploys the ETDs and, if deemed necessary, the Window Curtain Air Bags in the event of a detected rollover.
Dual-stage front air bags (adaptive for the front passenger) are deployed in response to frontal impact severity exceeding a preset deployment threshold.
Occupant Classification System (OCS)
OCS automatically turns the front passenger's front air bag on or off and adjusts the air bag inflation rate based on the weight category determined by weight sensor readings from the front passenger seat.
Emergency Tensioning Devices (ETDs) are deployed in a front or rear impact exceeding a preset threshold of severity, or certain rollovers. A front ETD will not deploy if seat belt is unfastened.
Tele Aid Automatic Collision Notification engages the SOS function if an air bag or ETD deploys.
Universal LATCH system
(Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) at second-row seating positions. Selectable passenger seat-belt retractors help secure child seats.
Front head restraints are adjustable for height and fore-aft.
Two rear-seat head restraints, manually adjustable fore-aft. Both head restraints can also be remotely retracted by the driver for improved rearward vision when the rear seats are unoccupied.
14-way power-adjustable front seats, each with 3-position memory. Driver's seat memory includes steering column and outside mirror positions.
Three-level heated front seats.
Driver and front passenger power-adjustable lumbar support.
Premium leather upholstery and trim.
Hand-polished Burl Walnut wood trim.
Wood/leather steering wheel.
Electronic Stability Program (ESP®)
ESP compares the driver's intended course, via steering and braking inputs, to the vehicle's response, via lateral acceleration, rotation (yaw), and individual wheel speeds. ESP then brakes individual front or rear wheels and/or reduces excess engine power as needed to help correct understeer (plowing) or oversteer (fishtailing). ESP also integrates all-speed traction control, which senses drive-wheel slip under acceleration and individually brakes the slipping wheel or wheels, and/or reduces excess engine power, until control is regained.