Mercedes-Benz CL500 by VÄTH

The Mercedes-Benz CL range of coupés isn’t really tuners’ first choice, as their owners’ average ages tend to be towards the higher end of the spectrum and tend not to bother with modifying their rides. However, this doesn’t stop German tuning firm VÄTH from working their magic on the car.

They have taken a CL500 and lifted its already healthy power output from 289kW to 343kW and 600Nm of torque. The company started by modifying the standard 5.5-litre V8 engine with sport camshafts, air filters and custom stainless steel sport catalysts.

VÄTH has also done away with the speed limiter, allowing the S-Class based coupé to reach a top speed of 290km/h.

Handling has also been improved via 3-way adjustable sports suspension and a high-performance braking system. The mean looking coupé now sits on a set of 20-inch forged alloy wheels with 245/30ZR20 tires at the front and 285/25ZR20 at the rear axle.

To set it apart from more down to earth CL’s, the standard car has been enhanced with a front lip spoiler, a new rear diffuser and a boot lid spoiler made out of light-weight carbon fibre. The interior has also received similar upgrades, including carbon fibre trim, a bespoke steering wheel and a new speedometer.

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