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CLS500 a US Special Order Only?

Hello, I recently purchased a 2008 CLS500 and went to the local auto parts store to get everything I need for an oil change: Gunk motor flush, Mobil 1 synthetic, Slick 50 and Wix oil filter.....oh wait, they told me the computer didnít show my car! ďAre you sure itís not a G20?Ē the supposed parts professional asked me behind the counter. I bit my tongue and tried so hard not to laugh at him. He continued to doubt MY intelligence, so I showed him an online spec sheet off my phone for a 2008 CLS500. Thatís when I told him we should look at the actual Wix parts catalog because sometimes the computer is wrong. We looked at the book and sure enough it wasnít listed. ďAre you sure you canít use the G20 filter?Ē I said, ďwell, that would only be an assumption which Iím sure would lead me to bringing the filter right back.Ē So I go down the street to Ďthe old parts store with the guys in it that actually have answersí and he shows me on their computer screen it says, 2008 CLS500 European Not Available in U.S./Canadian Market. Then he goes on to tell me this is a grey market vehicle that must have be special ordered and shipped here. That canít be true, right?! And if it is true, whatís the back story on CLS rollout at the dealers and availability?
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