In praise of the CL. Has there been a more perfectly shaped coupé?

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gr1nch

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Every time I see one side on, my heart goes a flutter [emoji14]
Pic from AutoTrader.
 
Quite possibly..

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Confining solely to Benzes, the W111/112 coupes are to me the finest large coupes they have ever made.

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Obviously the W114 coupe for medium size.
 
The 215 for me, if only for the rear screen...
 
The 215 for me, if only for the rear screen...

Sorry but that's the one outstanding feature of the 215 that really grates with me.
 
Confining solely to Benzes, the W111/112 coupes are to me the finest large coupes they have ever made.

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Obviously the W114 coupe for medium size.

Love it, the car of my childhood, spent many a happy hour being driven through Germany in various family members' examples
 
Looks very similar from the side ?
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To each his own of course. But I still prefer the C126 SEC, C124 or W112 over any of the modern offers.
 
That's an absolute beauty. For some reason reminds me of the cars that baddies get up to no good in, in old James Bond movies [emoji2]

Hilarious coincidence, just been discussing this on Facebook. The top Baddies drive (or are driven in) such things as RR Phantom 3s, but all the evil henchmen get to drive around in Pontons, Fintails and similar. Perhaps they think what they lack in speed they'll make up for in reliability!
 
My vote goes to the CLK C209 - looks "right" from all angles - so too does the Cabriolet.
 
Sorry but that's the one outstanding feature of the 215 that really grates with me.



To me it's a large part of the appeal - the pillarless side windows and the curved rear screen/side windows/rear quarter panel - instantly recognisable and timeless in design :)

Instantly reminds me of the 111 coupé - gorgeous :cool:
 

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