2013 Mercedes-Benz CL500 Blueefficiency Auto


  • Recently serviced at Mercedes Benz dealership
  • Impeccably maintained interior and exterior
  • Comprehensive service and maintenance history
  • Numerous additional factory-specified extras

The Appeal

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
  • Ulez compliant
  • Paperwork file includes:
    • V5c document
    • Original leather book pack
    • Original manuals, booklets and warranty info
    • Comprehensive service history
    • Plenty of invoices for repairs and maintenance

The Condition

  • 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
    • Ambient lighting
    • 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

The Mechanics

  • 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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Vehicle specification
  • Year 2013
  • Make Mercedes
  • Model CL500
  • Colour Black
  • Odometer 71,822 Miles
  • Engine size 4663
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Amersham
  • Location Buckinghamshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
24 bids
  • Km•••• £13,001 21/11/23
  • ga•••• £12,751 21/11/23
  • Km•••• £12,750 21/11/23
  • ga•••• £12,500 21/11/23
  • Km•••• £12,000 21/11/23
  • 40•••• £11,750 21/11/23
  • Km•••• £11,500 21/11/23
  • 40•••• £10,750 21/11/23
  • ke•••• £10,500 21/11/23
  • Km•••• £10,000 21/11/23
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