Mercedes has announced that it is planning on a four-wheel-drive version of the CL500 due for launch later this summer in the UK. To be called the Mercedes-Benz CL500 4MATIC, the car will be powered by the same V8 engine produce 388 horsepower mated with the most updated version of Benz’s four-wheel-drive system.
Mercedes says that since its 4MATIC system is the lightest of its breed, weighing in at just 154 pounds, the fuel-economy of the CL500 won’t be affected as much. Both the base and the 4MATIC will have near the same fuel-economy at 23mpg.
The CL500 4MATIC will go from 0-62 in 5.4 seconds, 0.1 seconds faster than the rwd model, and will have an electronically limited speed of 155mph.
It’ll probably be the hottest all-wheel-drive coupe on the market. No word on whether Mercedes will offer the model on the stateside.
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