When the C216 was rolled out of Sindelfingen in 2011, a Mercedes-Benz spokesperson described it as 'Their James Bond car. And if the last one was Pearce Brosnan, this one is Daniel Craig'. It was quite a proclamation (and probably got a few Bond superfans angry, too) - but with its distinctly muscular aesthetic and a host of innovative new gadgets, we can see where they were coming from.
This Blueefficiency model - with a 4.7 L V8 twin-turbo - was so named because it was 25% more fuel efficient, too, which goes some way to add to its host of innovative design notes. More than ten years later, it still manages to hold its on the road - and is a great contender for a future classic.
History and Paperwork
Built in 2013
The DVLA records 3 previous owners (The 1st was a Mercedes Dealership)
In current ownership since 2021
Recently serviced at 70,830 miles on 1 September 2023 by Mercedes Benz dealership
Currently indicates 71,822 miles
Scheduled services conducted regularly at Mercedes Dealership and specialist
MOT with zero advisories, valid until September 2024
Paperwork file includes:
Original leather book pack
Original manuals, booklets and warranty info
Comprehensive service history
Plenty of invoices for repairs and maintenance
Painted in Magnetite Black metallic (code 183U)
The owner informs us the bodywork is straight
Clean and glossy paintwork, albeit with minor stone chips
Only minor defects to note:
a 50p size hole to one side of the lower front bumper grill
Hairline crack in the passenger side mirror case
Minor parking dent in the driver-side rear quarter
Signs of a minor repair on the rear bumper
The driver's door soft close function is not working
Diamond-cut wheels with no kerbing but some white worm in places All four Dunlop SP Sport tyres in good condition:
One fitted in 2022 due to a puncture
Others fitted September 2021
Rear brake discs and pads replaced in September 2021
Diamond cut wheels refurbished by the dealer before purchase
Interior in good order, upholstered in Grey (818A)
Seats are free of rips and tears with only light sag
All instruments are clear and easy to read
Infotainment screen in good working order
We've no reports of any other electrical issues
Underneath, the car looks solid
The vendor notes that specified equipment include:
Reversing camera with guidance lines
Advanced parking guidance system
Distronic plus with pre-safe brake
Active blind spot assist
Active lane keeping assist
Driving assistance package
Telephone pre-wiring with hands-free facility
Electronically folding and pneumatically raising head restraints
Heated steering wheel
Tyre pressure loss warning system
Speed limit assist
Luxury automatic climate control.
Intelligent light system
Adaptive (cornering) Xenon headlamps with high beam assist.
Adaptive brake lights
Electronic boot lid
Heated windscreen washer system
Harmon Kardon Logic 7 sound system, with 6-disc CD/DVD changer
SD card reader and HDD
Media cables for Ipod, USB and 3.5mm jack connection
Front seat entertainment - split view screen
Comfort ventilated and heated seats
Original toolkit, first aid kit and warning triangle
Eco start/stop function
Automatic child seat recognition sensor
Built in Bluetooth telephone connectivity
Tilt and slide sunroof
Electrical front memory seats with adjustable lumbar support
Rear isofix seat points
4.7 L V8 twin-turbo powerplant
7-speed automatic transmission
Clean engine bay with no signs of fluid leaks
Recent brake fluid and automatic transmission service conducted in September 2023
Front brake calipers professionally rebuilt and fitted with genuine Mercedes discs and pads in January 2023
Suspension ABC fluid and filter replaced in September 2021
The owner informs us the vehicle has no mechanical issues and drives beautifully
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