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Mercedes-Benz launches CLS Grand Edition

Mercedes-Benz's CLS started the whole four-door coupe revolution, but the current iteration of the car is getting a little long in the tooth. A CLS-replacement is still a few years away, so Mercedes decided to spruce up the lineup with a limited edition CLS Grand Edition.

The special edition CLS went on sale in the European market today and adds a unique package to a unique car. While most Mercedes roll off the assembly line floor with a shiny and illustrious paint job, the CLS Grand Edition can be had with platinum matte paint finish. Mercedes claims the matte finish is scratch and dirt resistant, but buyers that prefer to see themselves in their car's reflection can still order the package in obsidian black, iridium silver, carneol red or flint grey metallic paint colors.

Other exterior features that set the Grand Edition apart from lesser CLS models are Bi-xenon headlamps with dark headlight castings, active headlights, a headlamp cleaning system, unique 18-inch AMG wheels and Grand Edition badging.

Inside, the CLS Grand Edition offers an Alcantara headliner, aluminum sports pedals, wood trim and "╦ťGrand Edition' floor mats.

The CLS Grand Edition retails from 67,294.50 euros, with deliveries slated for March 2009.