AMG has just released fresh new performance updates for both the CLS 63 Coupe and Shooting Brake AMG. Both cars not only get a new engine but also a new AMG performance oriented all-wheel drive system.
|Most powerful versions in the CLS range|
Under the bonnet in the new entry level CLS 63 AMG models is a new 5.5 litre twin-turbo V8 with an impressive 557hp and 720Nm of torque. 0 to 100km/h takes 4.2 seconds. The engine will need only 9.9 litres of fuel to cover 100kilometers. The entry level models come with a rear wheel drive set up. The mid-range version of the CLS 63 AMG comes with the similar 5.5 litre 557hp engine but with an AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive performance oriented suspension.
|New 5.5 litre V8 engine|
The version requires 10.4 litres of fuel to cover 100 kilometers. The top of the range CLS 63 AMG models is what AMG call the S-Model. This come a tuned 5.5litre engine. The power is increased from 557hp to 585hp. The torque figure is also increased to an impressive 800Nm. The S-model comes with the AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive suspension as standard. 0 to 100km/h in the CLS 63 AMG S-Model takes only 3.6 seconds. It will need 10.6 litres of fuel to cover 100 kilometers.
|Mercedes CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake S-Model|
All engines are married to an AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission. The transmission has three performance modes “S”, “S+” and “M” mode. Choose the three modes and the ECO stop start system is activated.
|AMG Sports seats with Designo leather|
A fourth mode called “C” (Controlled Efficiency) allows the transmission to switch back to a smooth cruising automatic mode. The AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive enhances driving safety and grip on wet or wintry road surfaces. The rear-biased power distribution ensures that the AMG high driving dynamics and superlative driving enjoyment remain unchanged.
|Seating for two in the rear of the Coupe|
A differential lock is fitted on the rear axle. This helps to improve traction at the rear wheels. All CLS63 models come with the AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension with electronically controlled damping system. The front axle employs a steel-spring suspension system, while the rear axle is fitted with a fully load-bearing air suspension system. The S-Model comes with larger AMG Carbon Ceramic discs with red brake calipers.
|Mercedes CLS 63 AMG Coupe S-Model|
All CLS 63 Models come fitted with large 19-inch AMG wheels. Unique 10-spoke light alloy wheels painted in matt titanium grey with a high-sheen rim flange are visible on the S-Model CLS63 AMG. The AMG logo on the trunk lid also features an ‘S’ logo.
|Practical and powerful C63 AMG Shooting Brake S-Model|
Inside customers can choose to add grey contrast stitching on the AMG sports seats the door centre panels, the door armrests and the centre console. Silver seat belts are also on board in conjunction with a black interior.
|Side profile with unique 19-inch wheels|
The rim of the AMG Performance steering wheel in black nappa leather is flattened at the top and bottom and boasts grip areas in Alcantara and grey contrasting stitching. The front head restraints of the AMG sports seats incorporate exclusive embossed AMG emblems. The AMG instrument cluster in a new design features an “S AMG” logo on the 320 km/h speedometer and red applications.
|Room for three in the Shooting Brake|
Door sill panels have white illuminated AMG logo. The CLS 63 AMG shooting brake S-Model comes with the designo wooden luggage compartment floor as standard. A new optional Bang & Olufsen BeoSound AMG high-end surround sound system developed specifically for AMG models. The sound system also offers playback in Dolby Digital 5.1 quality and enables an exclusive audio experience of the very highest standard.
|New multifunction steering wheel|
This performance is made possible by a 1200 W amplifier and 14 high-end loudspeakers with neodymium driver in conjunction with precision distribution of the audio signals by the sound processor. This integrated digital sound processor (DSP) enables the driver to select a special Bang &Olufsen sound menu via the COMAND infotainment system.
|Stylish and sporty side|
The new CLS63 AMG Versions will be available to customers as from June 2013. Prices for all the models will be announced soon.