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Old 09-12-2009, 06:16 AM
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CLS COMPARISON

What exactly is the difference between 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 CLS models? What exact changes did they make?

Also what exactly is the difference between 2006-2010 CLS AMG models?
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Refer to the ordering guides here:

http://mybenzguy.com/?page_id=115

The only major changes were the engines and brakes in the 2007 and on models, and then the facelift and the new Comand system in the '09 and on models.
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Refer to the ordering guides here:

http://mybenzguy.com/?page_id=115

The only major changes were the engines and brakes in the 2007 and on models, and then the facelift and the new Comand system in the '09 and on models.
sorry but where does it show and say that the brakes has changed? And whats the difference?
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also exhume tips, rear lights are LED new navi different side mirrors and the front of the car the the MB star is got changed
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also exhume tips, rear lights are LED new navi different side mirrors and the front of the car the the MB star is got changed
Yes mybenzguy.com shows all that, but where does it say the brakes has changed whats the difference? What's better?
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They got rid of the SBC system when 550 was introduced..They reverted back to the older system of brakes..which supposedly has lesser probs. than the electronic SBC system..do a search on it through this forum. You'll get a lot of hits.


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Yes mybenzguy.com shows all that, but where does it say the brakes has changed whats the difference? What's better?
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They got rid of the SBC system when 550 was introduced..They reverted back to the older system of brakes..which supposedly has lesser probs. than the electronic SBC system..do a search on it through this forum. You'll get a lot of hits.
So your cls 500 has the SBC system? I did a search on it and read a few threads but im still not too sure what exactly it does for the US CLS models...
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yup my 500 has it. Not sure if the AMG models had that system though. All i know is there was a recall with the system(for my E class maybe for cls too) and it supposedly didn't brake as good as the old mechanical system. Also, because of the recall..the sbc system on the benz's got associated with the word "crap"..lol. But in general just like most other cars, the newer the model year..the better.

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So your cls 500 has the SBC system? I did a search on it and read a few threads but im still not too sure what exactly it does for the US CLS models...
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yup my 500 has it. Not sure if the AMG models had that system though. All i know is there was a recall with the system(for my E class maybe for cls too) and it supposedly didn't brake as good as the old mechanical system. Also, because of the recall..the sbc system on the benz's got associated with the word "crap"..lol. But in general just like most other cars, the newer the model year..the better.
Could anyone answer that please? If CLS AMG models have SBC System?
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Could anyone answer that please? If CLS AMG models have SBC System?
Yes, the 55 does.
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Are you 100% positive... www.mybenzguy.com shows the 2006 CLS55 AMG uses normal brakes in ordering guide, only the 2006 CLS500 says sensotronic brakes... Well if your right I don't really want a CLS55 anymore, I'd rather pick up a 2007 CLS550 both in my price range.
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Are you 100% positive... www.mybenzguy.com shows the 2006 CLS55 AMG uses normal brakes in ordering guide, only the 2006 CLS500 says sensotronic brakes... Well if your right I don't really want a CLS55 anymore, I'd rather pick up a 2007 CLS550 both in my price range.
No offense to the 500/550 guys(including me )..but with all due respect the 55 is WAY better than the 550 unless you don't care about performance as much.
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Are you 100% positive... www.mybenzguy.com shows the 2006 CLS55 AMG uses normal brakes in ordering guide, only the 2006 CLS500 says sensotronic brakes... Well if your right I don't really want a CLS55 anymore, I'd rather pick up a 2007 CLS550 both in my price range.
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I read that the SBC system breaks were horrible so i thought otherwise haha damn relax im new to this
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Not that horrible . They were fine on my E320 after a recall fix(mercedes paid the $1200 something to get it fixed). I actually never had brake problems, the sbc system was causing other electronically issues on my vehicle. But I also, got them on my CLS500. So the CLS550 because of the updates is of course better than the CLS500. But CLS55 would trump those too. Performance wise(Especially if you are into performance modding) I would even say the CLS55 is better than the CLS63. Sounds strange but after a little technical research you will understand the 55's engine was a beast.


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I read that the SBC system breaks were horrible so i thought otherwise haha damn relax im new to this
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Not that horrible . They were fine on my E320 after a recall fix(mercedes paid the $1200 something to get it fixed). I actually never had brake problems, the sbc system was causing other electronically issues on my vehicle. But I also, got them on my CLS500. So the CLS550 because of the updates is of course better than the CLS500. But CLS55 would trump those too. Performance wise(Especially if you are into performance modding) I would even say the CLS55 is better than the CLS63. Sounds strange but after a little technical research you will understand the 55's engine was a beast.
Anyone with a CLS 55 have any problems with the sbc system? Also the CLS 55 > CLS 63 performance wise... no way? How?
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I've got a CLS55 030 , with what Jeremy Clarkson described as the same braking system as on the McClaren SLR's.

It's a big problem. When you hammer the brakes in an emergency, you damn near go through the windshield they work so well.

If you wear a toupee (I don't )... you'd better wear it with super glue.

These brakes rock. I don't know what the complaints were other than some fools that didn't like that they didn't work like their crappy ole conventional brakes.

I'll admit they take a minor adjustment to get used to the sensitivity and power ... so if you're retarded and can't make minor adjustments ... stay away.

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I've got a CLS55 030 , with what Jeremy Clarkson described as the same braking system as on the McClaren SLR's.

It's a big problem. When you hammer the brakes in an emergency, you damn near go through the windshield they work so well.

If you wear a toupee (I don't )... you'd better wear it with super glue.

These brakes rock. I don't know what the complaints were other than some fools that didn't like that they didn't work like their crappy ole conventional brakes.

I'll admit they take a minor adjustment to get used to the sensitivity and power ... so if you're retarded and can't make minor adjustments ... stay away.

Well said, owners can tell everyone their car not only is violent in acceleration but violent in deacceleration as well as your face hurts when you stop hard.
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I've taken my 55 out to streets of willow (racetrack not dragstrip) and while it was hard pushing that pig around the track, the brakes did a wonderful job. even after the "warning brakes are overheated" indicator came on.

You're focusing too much on a little potential problem. 8 piston brembo calipers stock...ai'nt too shabby. new brembo 6's are better. heard the alcon/brabus 6's were pretty much the same as the stock 8's if you wanted to swap them out.
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