Mercedes considering CL, CLK name change?

Discussion in 'European Cars' started by MuscleCarHeart, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. #1 MuscleCarHeart, Sep 12, 2008
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    http://www.autoblog.com/2008/09/12/mercedes-cl-and-clk-names-say-auf-wiedesehen/?icid=100214839x1209437179x1200559196

    Mercedes CL and CLK names say "Auf wiedesehen..."


    Mercedes-Benz may decide to call a coupe a coupe starting next year. If you want a CLK after 2009, you might have to settle for an E-Class Coupe or E-Class Convertible. Want a 2-door S-Class around the same time? Then you're after the S-Class Coupe. We don't know the reason for the potential name changes, especially since the cars have such great equity -- and taking eight minutes to say E-Class Coupe Black Series doesn't have nearly the to-the-point hotness of CLK Black Series, even though it's the same number of "syllables". The CL change might make more sense as the car wasn't a huge sales success, but drop those letters in conversation and you still get a forceful point across. We can only hope that the bard was right, and that a rose by any other name...
     
  2. Just call them SEC and CE again?
     
  3. They changed them from the S and E class coupe during the 90s. They probably need to use the E class chassis if theyre going to call the CLK the E.
     

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