Mercedes-Benz Unveils New CLS 63 AMG
The top-of-the-range version of the four-door coupe is equipped with the newly developed AMG V8 biturbo engine, featuring a peak output of up to 410kw (557 hp) and 800Nm of torque, as well as the AMG speedshift MCT 7-speed sports transmission.
On top of this, the vehicle's fuel con-sumption of 9.9 litres per 100 km (NEDC) represents an improvement of 32 percent compared with the previous model.
The combination of an AMG ride control sports suspension with electronically controlled damping system and new front axle, newly developed electromechanical AMG sports parameter steering, and also optional AMG ceramic composite braking system, is synonymous with maximum driving dynamics.
Visually, the CLS 63 AMG impresses with its athletic appearance and distinctive exterior and interior design. The model's standard specification also includes innovative LED high performance headlamps.
As with the S 63 AMG and CL 63 AMG, drivers of the CLS 63 AMG will benefit from an eight-cylinder powerhouse, designated internally as the M 157: the new AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine boasts a combination of high-tech components.
In addition to spray-guided direct petrol injection with piezo injectors, also include a full aluminium crankcase, four-valve technology with camshaft adjustment, air/water intercooling, generator management and stop/start system.
The weight-optimized AMG sports exhaust system with dual twin chrome tailpipes ensures a distinctive engine sound. With a displacement of 5461 cc, the eight-cylinder engine develops a peak output of 386kw (525 hp) and torque of 700 Nm. In conjunction with the AMG Performance package, these figures increase to 410kw (557 hp) and 800Nm.
The major difference between both power units is the increase in the maximum charge-air pressure from 1.0 to 1.3 bar. In addition, the CLS 63 AMG with the AMG Performance package features a special high-quality genuine carbon fibre engine cover.
Despite a performance increase compared with the previous model, which had a naturally aspirated AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine producing 378kw (514 hp) and 630Nm of torque, the new CLS 63 AMG is some 4.6 litres, or 32 percent, more economical - which represents a quantum leap forward.
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