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    Default FS: 2002-2006 C230/C320 SportCoupe OEM Roof-Rack & 2 Bike holder & Ski holder

    The Mercedes oem roof rack (aka: basic carrier bars - Alustyle) are for 2002-2006 C230/C320 CL203 sportcoupe; as you can see from attached photos its a perfect fit and allow full operation of panoramic sunroof and the panoramic sunroof deflector act as a nice deflector for the roof rack too.


    The 2 Mercedes OEM mercedes bike holders (aka: Alustyle bicycle carrier) will fit any Mercedes with OEM Alustyle roof racks (basic carrier bars).
    NOTE 1: each Alustyle bicycle carrier is missing one small strap that ties to the bike tire - can easily find these type of straps at pet stores or dollar stores - I use velcro wire ties
    NOTE 2: each Alustyle bicycle carrier is missing the lock cylinder (can be purchased at dealership) but newer style Alustyle bicycle carrier doesn't even have any lock cylinder - the lock cylinder was in a stupid place to begin with, when attached to the bike, it's at the end of the arm highest on the bicycle carrier thus it was tough to lock and unlock. If you really need a lock, then its better to just use a regular bike chain lock when you leave the bike unattended on the car.


    The Mercedes OEM short ski-snowboard rack (comes in pair) is the older style; all black plastic. Newer style has aluminum like an alligator clamp. No lock required on these older styles - the lock on the basic carrier bars (roof rack) secures it.
    NOTE 1: There are two nuts and bolts that secures the short ski-snowboard rack to the roof rack (basic carrier bars); one is missing but the other will secure it and prevent it from sliding.


    I'd prefer to sell it locally since shipping will be a pain for such bulky items. $350 for Mercedes oem roof rack (aka: basic carrier bars - Alustyle), TWO Mercedes oem mercedes bike holders (aka: Alustyle bicycle carrier) and pair of Mercedes oem short ski-snowboard rack (older style).
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    Default Re: FS: 2002-2006 C230/C320 SportCoupe OEM Roof-Rack & 2 Bike holder & Ski holder

    Are these still available? If not, do you have a part number? I'm searching all over to find this. The dealer said there weren't even any made for the '02 C230 Sportcoupe... I need help haha

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    Default Re: FS: 2002-2006 C230/C320 SportCoupe OEM Roof-Rack & 2 Bike holder & Ski holder

    Quote Originally Posted by Aarbearr View Post
    Are these still available? If not, do you have a part number? I'm searching all over to find this. The dealer said there weren't even any made for the '02 C230 Sportcoupe... I need help haha
    If your dealer says they weren't even made for the 02 C230 Sportcoupe,... then you need a different dealer!

    Sorry, they were sold in around September-October. Sold locally (Toronto) via kijiji. There was another set of roof rack for coupe with just one bike rack for $350 which sold just before mine. Mine included 2 bike racks and ski/snowboard rack. Quite rare to see them on kijiji,... maybe one per year. If you PM me your email contact I'll forward to buyer but buyer seems quite happy with them and expects to get lots of usage out of them,.. but you never know. For me, they were just sitting round for the last few years.


    NOTE: CL203 (coupe) and W203 (sedan) use DIFFERENT basic carriers (roof rack) - different length and different roofline slope especially rear. All other roof rack accessories (bike rack/carrier/holder, ski rack/carrier/holder, cargo box, etc,...) are the same across Mercedes and should be able to fit across different class and generation. Thus, the main challenge is to find the basic carrier (roof rack) for CL203 (coupe) from 2002-2007


    Below are copy and paste from my notes from about 2010 and prices are generally in US Dollars from US online sources. Again, from 5 years ago, so may not be instock.






    Checked some 2004/2005 MB Accessory catalogs and here are the part numbers for the Basic Roof Rack:
    C Sedan: B6 6 85 0255
    C Coupe: B6 6 85 0257
    The bike carriers and ski/snowboard mounts are sold separately from the basic roof rack.




    C Coupe: B6 6 85 0257
    Basic Carrier for your '05 Mercedes C-Class Coupe:
    Mercedes part# 6-6-85-0257 - Basic Carrier - The foundation to all your roof-mounted accesso... 1 $258.40 $258.40
    List Price: $304.00 | Your Price $258.40
    http://www.mercedespartspeople.com/S...=Basic+Carrier
    Item Number MSRP Core Price Price
    66850257 $304.00 $0.00 $228.00
    http://www.trademotion.com/partlocat...&siteid=214660
    66850257 BASIC CARRIE 29400 24400
    6685025764 BASIC CARRIE 29400 24400






    New Alustyle Bicycle Rack for your '03 Mercedes C-Class Coupe:
    Mercedes part# 6-6-85-1711 - New Alustyle Bicycle Rack - This rack securely holds a single bicycle and a... 1 $149.60 $149.60
    List Price: $176.00 | Your Price $149.60
    http://mercedespartspeople.com/Searc...e+Bicycle+Rack
    Item Number MSRP Core Price Price
    66851711 $176.00 $0.00 $132.00
    http://www.trademotion.com/partlocat...&siteid=214660
    66851711 CYCLE RAK NE 16500 13700
    6685171164 CYCLE RAK NE 16500 13700


    Mercedes part# Q-6-84-0018 - Bicycle Carrier - You can easily attach up to three of our bike c... 1 $144.50 $144.50
    List Price: $170.00 | Your Price $144.50
    http://mercedespartspeople.com/Searc...icycle+Carrier
    Item Number MSRP Core Price Price
    Q6840018 $170.00 $0.00 $127.50
    http://www.trademotion.com/partlocat...&siteid=214660
    Q6840018 BICYCLE CARR 14400 11900


    Mercedes part# 6-6-84-8550 - Bicycle Rack - You can easily attach up to three of our roof r... 1 $141.95 $141.95
    List Price: $167.00 | Your Price $141.95
    http://mercedespartspeople.com/Searc...c=Bicycle+Rack
    Item Number MSRP Core Price Price
    66848550 $167.00 $0.00 $125.25
    http://www.trademotion.com/partlocat...&siteid=214660
    66848550 BICYCLE CARR 16200 13400


    Spiral Lock For Bicycle Rack for your '03 Mercedes C-Class Coupe:
    Mercedes part# 6-6-85-1706 - Spiral Lock For Bicycle Rack - for two bicycles - Secure your bicycles with th... 1 $28.48 $28.48
    List Price: $33.50 | Your Price $28.48
    http://mercedespartspeople.com/Searc...r+Bicycle+Rack
    Item Number MSRP Core Price Price
    66851706 $33.50 $0.00 $25.13
    http://www.trademotion.com/partlocat...&siteid=214660
    66851706 CABLE LOCK N 3000 2500




    Ski Carrier for your '03 Mercedes C-Class Coupe:
    Mercedes part# B6-6-85-1701 - Ski Carrier - This accessory turns your vehicle into the ulti... 1 $98.60 $98.60
    List Price: $116.00 | Your Price $98.60
    http://mercedespartspeople.com/Searc...sc=Ski+Carrier
    Item Number MSRP Core Price Price
    66851701 $125.00 $0.00 $93.75
    http://www.trademotion.com/partlocat...&siteid=214660
    66851701 SKI AND SNOW 11600 9600


    Tilt-Down Ski Carrier for your '03 Mercedes C-Class Coupe:
    List Price: $199.00 | Your Price $169.15
    Mercedes part# 6-6-84-8438 - Tilt-Down Ski Carrier - You can easily attach up to two of our ski/snow... 1 $169.15 $169.15
    http://mercedespartspeople.com/Searc...wn+Ski+Carrier
    Item Number MSRP Core Price Price
    66848438 $199.00 $0.00 $149.25
    http://www.trademotion.com/partlocat...&siteid=214660
    66848438 SKI RACK SWI 18500 15300




    CANADIAN PRICE @ DEALERSHIP


    6-6-85-1702: $151.30CAN 4 ski - updated version of B6-6-85-1701
    6-6-85-1703: $276.10CAN 6 ski
    6-6-84-8438: $238.90CAN

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    Default Re: FS: 2002-2006 C230/C320 SportCoupe OEM Roof-Rack & 2 Bike holder & Ski holder

    Thank you sooo much!! Best notes ever! One last question, how do they attach? I see one spot where the weather stripping stops and allows the rear rack to attach, but what about the front? Oh and I have an '02.

    There are literally no documented places other than the forums that say that part # B6 6 85 0257 fits 2002 C-Class Coupes, but more eerily, there are no vehicles it says it fits at all. It's like Mercedes tried to erase it from history. I found one from Germany, and I wanna buy it, but I wanna make sure it'll be able to fit on my car and I wanna know how to install it before I buy it and find out it doesn't fit and I have to pay a ton to ship it back. Not to mention the trouble with the language barrier.
    Last edited by Aarbearr; 01-09-2015 at 08:57 PM. Reason: Did some optimistic searching

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    Default Re: FS: 2002-2006 C230/C320 SportCoupe OEM Roof-Rack & 2 Bike holder & Ski holder

    If the basic carrier (roof rack) is OEM Mercedes and says CL203 on bottom then it'll fit all CL203 Sportscoupe - pre-facefit, after facelift and even CLC - same roof! Regardless of car having panoramic sunroof or not.

    They have a built in clamp system at each end of the basic carrier (roof rack). The lockable end-caps hides a long bolt that controls the tightness of the clamp. Top part of clamp system rest on gutter of roofline and bottom part grabs that gap "where the weather stripping stops" just above the rear-side window on coupe - for front, it uses the upper part of door jam, open your front door and you'll see 2 triangles stamped onto the metal at the upper part of the door opening - that's guides you to where to place the clamp.

    Are you in Canada? Which part? Usually easier to find these racks in Europe and Germany since they're more bike friendly there. Also tends to pop up more often in California.

    post your email and I'll send you a pdf of the owner manual

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    Thank you so much for your help! This is the one I found: http://m.ebay.com/itm/271621265817?nav=SEARCH And my email is aaronvacc@hotmail.com. I'm in New Jersey, US actually. Right on the shore.

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    Default Re: FS: 2002-2006 C230/C320 SportCoupe OEM Roof-Rack & 2 Bike holder & Ski holder

    Quote Originally Posted by Aarbearr View Post
    Thank you so much for your help! This is the one I found: http://m.ebay.com/itm/271621265817?nav=SEARCH And my email is aaronvacc@hotmail.com. I'm in New Jersey, US actually. Right on the shore.
    Wow! BNIB,... 10 years old from date code on label,... but still BNIB. Price is good but shipping cost will eat into saving. Shipping will be expensive,... I`d ask for cheaper freight shipping cost and then make an offer. It`s been on ebay for 4 months already with few watching,... so make an offer and get a lower price.

    Ideally, if you`re patient, you`ll likely find a more local deal,... but you have to be really patient,.... usually a local deal just for the basic carrier is about $150,... it`s packaging it with bike holder, ski holder, etc,.. that can make it a great deal. If you do find a used set,... usually, it`ll be in pretty good condition since these items don`t tend to be used very often,... they spend most of their life off the car in storage,... most of them are only used a couple of times a year.

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