2002 MERCEDES-BENZ (C215) CL500


  • A highly original, low-mileage example of the refined grand tourer, presented in good overall condition.
  • Under the bonnet is the naturally aspirated 5.0-litre V8, which produces 302bhp and 339lb-ft of torque, and is mated to a five-speed automatic transmission.
  • First registered in March 2002, this CL500 was acquired by the seller nearly six years ago, and has just two previous keepers.


  • As a C215 model, this CL500 features bi-xenon headlights and the hydraulic Active Body Control (ABC) suspension system.
  • It is finished in the ever-popular hue of Brilliant Silver over a grey leather interior with burr walnut trim.
  • Factory-fitted equipment includes front and rear parking sensors, heated and electrically adjustable front seats with memory function, satellite navigation and a built-in Nokia car phone.
  • It rides on the correct set of 17-inch twin five-spoke alloy wheels, which are in good shape overall, but would benefit from refurbishment in due course.
  • This CL500 will be supplied with its original owner’s manual, as well as invoices for its recent maintenance.
  • The cherished registration number ‘W12 ETC’ is included.


  • No known bodywork damage, save for one small dent at the front of the passenger door.
  • Thought to be original, the Brilliant Silver paintwork is in good overall condition, with a few small marks around the car including stone chips on the nose, scuffs on the lower front bumper, flaking in the lower front grille opening and a scuff on the driver’s-side of the rear bumper.
  • There are also small areas of bubbling on the rear wheel arches and at the bottoms of both doors.
  • The grey leather-clad interior presents very well, and while there is some minor wear on the seat bolsters and a few nicks on the driver’s door card, this is commensurate with the car’s age.
  • There are no known electrical or mechanical faults on the vehicle, and the computer is displaying the message ‘No Malfunction’, for added peace of mind.
  • The only known issue is that the car’s spare key does not work.
  • The car’s last MOT test was conducted on 17 March 2021 at 45,414 miles, resulting in a first-time pass without a single warning or advisory.


  • This CL500’s most recent routine maintenance was a general ‘B’ service and brake fluid change, which was carried out in February 2020 at 44,131 miles by Mercedes-Benz specialist Scotts Auto Tec, Leeds.
  • Prior to this, the last two services on record were performed in October 2017 at 32,268 miles and in July 2013 at 21,751 miles, when the spark plugs, air filter, and brake fluid were changed.
  • All four tyres were replaced in 2020, and have covered less than 500 miles since then.


This Mercedes-Benz CL500 is a solid example of the C215-generation luxury grand tourer, finished in a timeless factory colour scheme and offered for sale with low mileage from new. While the car does feature some minor cosmetic blemishes which the buyer may wish to attend to in due course, it is ready to drive and enjoy immediately, and will make an enjoyable and comfortable daily driver or long-distance tourer.

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Car Overview

  • 45,670 miles
  • automatic
  • RHD
  • Silver
  • Grey Leather
  • 5.0L
  • VINWDB2153752A025930

Lot Overview

  • Lot #04403
  • private Sale
  • Wetherby, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom


  • Tim_Hare

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