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2011 Mercedes CL63 & CL65 AMG revealed

 2011 Mercedes CL63 & CL65 AMG revealed
2011 Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG

Revised styling, added performance

Mercedes has released new information about the facelifted CL63 AMG and CL65 AMG.

Like the standard 2011 CL, the AMG variants feature a revised grille, modified bumpers, and restyled headlights. Other exterior goodies include LED fog lights, 20-inch wheels, and an AMG exhaust system.

Inside, the cabin is outfitted with premium leather upholstery, AMG heated / active ventilated front seats (with drive-dynamic multicontour support), a sport steering wheel, an AMG instrument cluster (with RACETIMER), and ambient lighting. Tech features include GPS navigation, an 11-speaker harman/kardon audio system, a 6-disc DVD/CD changer, and an 8-inch COMAND display.

The CL63 AMG is powered by the new 5.5-liter biturbo V8 with 537 hp (400 kW / 544 PS) and 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) of torque. It is connected to a 7-speed SPEEDSHIFT MCT transmission (with Sport, Comfort and Manual shift modes) which enables the coupe to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds, before topping out at an electronically limited 155 mph (249 km/h).

On the other hand, the CL65 AMG keeps the 6.0-liter V12 with 621 hp (463 kW / 630 PS) and 738 lb-ft (999 Nm) of torque. Since the 7-speed SPEEDSHIFT MCT can't handle all that power, Mercedes opted for the 5-speed SPEEDSHIFT transmission. It allows the car to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds (just 0.2 seconds faster than the CL63) and hit an electronically limited top speed of 186 mph (299 km/h).

Both cars also have an AMG-calibrated Active Body Control (ABC) suspension, an AMG-specific power-assisted speed-sensitive rack-and-pinion steering system, and a high performance braking system with cross-drilled discs which measure 15.4" in front and 14.4" in the rear.

Check out the press release for additional information

Source: Mercedes-Benz

PRELIMINARY EQUIPMENT LIST - 2011 CL63 AMG

Standard Equipment

Comfort/Convenience

* COMAND system with 40GB hard-drive GPS navigation
* Bluetooth interface for hands-free calling
* Voice control for audio, telephone and navigation
* 11-speaker harman/kardon LOGIC7® surround-sound system with Dolby Digital 5.1, HD Radio®, in-dash 6-disc DVD/CD changer, in-dash SD card reader, media interface, & SIRIUS® satellite radio
* Central controller with 8" COMAND display
* Power tilt/sliding sunroof
* Rear window sunshade
* Bi-Xenon headlamps with active curve illumination and cornering lights
* KEYLESS-GO
* Electronic trunk closer
* PARKTRONIC with advanced Parking Guidance
* AMG premium leather interior
* AMG performance steering wheel with aluminum shift paddles
* AMG instrument cluster with RACETIMER
* AMG 14-way power heated and active ventilated front seats with adjustable
* lumbar support and memory
* Drive-dynamic multicontour front seats with 4-level massage
* Interior ambient lighting feature

Performance/Handling

* 536 Horsepower @ 5,500 RPM
* 590 lb-ft of Torque @ 2,000 - 4,500 RPM
* Acceleration: 0-60 mph: 4.4 sec.
* Top speed: 155 mph (electronically limited)
* AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sport transmission with Sport, Comfort and Manual shift modes
* AMG-specific power-assisted speed-sensitive rack-and-pinion steering
* AMG-calibrated Active Body Control (ABC) suspension
* Front: AMG-calibrated 4-link independent with antilift control and stabilizer bar
* Rear: AMG-calibrated multilink independent with antisquat and antidive system
* AMG high-performance two-piece braking system
* Front: Internally ventilated and cross-drilled 15.4" discs with dual sliding calipers
* Rear: Internally ventilated and cross-drilled 14.4" discs with sliding calipers
* 20" AMG twin 5-spoke alloy wheels
* 255/35 ZR20 (front), 275/35 ZR20 (rear) high-performance tires
* AMG sport exhaust system with dual twin chrome tailpipes
* AMG aerodynamic sport styling

Safety/Security

* New vehicle 4-year/50,000 mile warranty
* Mercedes-Benz mbraceTM emergency calling and convenience system
* New vehicle 4-year/50,000 mile warranty
* Mercedes-Benz maintenance system
* 24-hour roadside assistance program
* Steel-reinforced cabin with front & rear crumple zones
* 3-point seatbelts with pre-tensioners and force limiters
* ISOFIX anchor and tether system for child seats
* Adaptive dual stage front airbags including driver knee airbag
* Side airbags mounted in front and rear
* Full-length head protection curtain
* NECK-PRO active head restraints
* 4-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock and Brake Assist
* AMG 2-stage Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
* PRE-SAFE® (predictive occupant protection system)
* Roll-over sensor
* Anti-theft alarm with engine immobilizer
* Night security illumination
* Tire pressure monitoring system
* Panic button remote key
* Emergency trunk release inside cargo area

Optional Packages

Premium 2 Package ($TBD)

* Rear view camera
* Drive-dynamic multicontour front seats with massage
* Night View Assist PLUS with Pedestrian Detection

Driver Assistance Package ($TBD)

* DISTRONIC PLUS with PRE-SAFE® Brake
* Active Blind Spot Assist
* Active Lane Keeping Assist

AMG Performance Package ($TBD)

* Top speed delimitation to 186 mph
* Power increase (+27 hp/74 lb-ft)
* Carbon Fiber engine cover

Stand Alone Options

* Wood/premium leather steering wheel
* Heated steering wheel
* SPLITVIEW Dual-content viewscreen
* 20" AMG Twin 5-Spoke forged wheel
* Carbon Fiber Trim

Paint

Black, Magnetite Black, Jade Green, Capri Blue, Flint Grey, Barolo Red, Iridium Silver, Palladium Silver, Diamond White

Upholstery

Black Premium Leather, Savanna/Cashmere Premium Leather, Ash/Grey Premium Leather, Sahara Beige/Black Premium Leather

PRELIMINARY EQUIPMENT LIST - 2011 CL65 AMG

Standard Equipment

Comfort/Convenience

* COMAND system w/ 40GB hard-drive GPS navigation
* Bluetooth interface for hands-free calling
* Voice control for audio, telephone and navigation
* 11-speaker harman/kardon LOGIC7® surround-sound system with Dolby Digital 5.1 with HD Radio® ,SIRIUS® satellite radio, & media interface
* Central controller with 8" COMAND display
* Power tilt/sliding sunroof
* Rear window sunshade
* Bi-Xenon headlamps with active curve illumination and cornering lights
* KEYLESS-GO
* Electronic trunk closer
* PARKTRONIC with Parking Guidance
* DISTRONIC PLUS with Parking Guidance and Active Blind Spot Assist
* Rear view camera
* Night View Assist PLUS w/pedestrian detection
* AMG exclusive leather interior with V12-design diamond cross-stitching
* AMG performance steering wheel with aluminum shift paddles
* AMG instrument cluster with RACETIMER
* AMG 14-way power heated and active ventilated front seats with adjustable lumbar support and memory
* Drive-dynamic multicontour front seats with 4-level massage
* 8-way power heated and active ventilated rear seats
* Interior ambient lighting feature

Performance/Handling

* 621 Horsepower @ 4,800 RPM
* 738 lb-ft of Torque @ 2,000 - 4,000 RPM
* Acceleration: 0-60 mph: 4.2 sec.
* Top speed: 186 mph (electronically limited)
* AMG SPEEDSHIFT 5-speed transmission with Sport, Comfort and Manual shift modes
* AMG-specific power-assisted speed-sensitive rack-and-pinion steering
* AMG-calibrated Active Body Control (ABC) suspension
* Front: AMG-calibrated 4-link independent with antilift control and stabilizer bar
* Rear: AMG-calibrated multilink independent with antisquat and antidive system
* AMG high-performance two-piece braking system
* Front: Internally ventilated and cross-drilled 15.4" discs with dual sliding calipers
* Rear: Internally ventilated and cross-drilled 14.4" discs with sliding calipers
* 20" AMG twin 5-spoke forged alloy wheels
* 255/35 ZR20 (front), 275/35 ZR20 (rear) high-performance tires
* AMG sport exhaust system with V12-design dual twin chrome tailpipes
* AMG aerodynamic sport styling

Safety/Security

* Active Lane Keeping Assist
* New vehicle 4-year/50,000 mile warranty
* Mercedes-Benz mbraceTM emergency calling and convenience system
* Mercedes-Benz maintenance system
* 24-hour roadside assistance program
* Steel-reinforced cabin with front & rear crumple zones
* 3-point seatbelts with pre-tensioners and force limiters
* ISOFIX anchor and tether system for child seats
* Adaptive dual stage front airbags including driver knee airbag
* Side airbags mounted in front and rear
* Full-length head protection curtain
* NECK-PRO active head restraints
* 4-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock and Brake Assist
* AMG 2-stage Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
* PRE-SAFE® (predictive occupant protection system)
* Roll-over sensor
* Anti-theft alarm with engine immobilizer
* Night security illumination
* Tire pressure monitoring system
* Panic button remote key
* Emergency trunk release inside cargo area

Stand Alone Options

* SPLITVIEW Dual-content viewscreen
* Carbon Fiber Trim

Paint

Black, Magnetite Black, Jade Green, Capri Blue, Flint Grey, Barolo Red, Iridium Silver, Palladium Silver, Diamond White

Upholstery

Black Exclusive Leather, Savanna/Cashmere Exclusive Leather, Ash/Grey Exclusive Leather, Sahara Beige/Black Premium Leather

 

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Comments (16)

norther
again i ask.... why in hell's name they have two AMGs? what is the relevance of a 63 amg if you have the 65? or vice versa... same s.it for the S class
Jul 26, 2010 7:15 pm
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McNamara68
who gets mad at something like that? what kind of person are you? oh i'm mad that they're making too many high performance versions of a car boo hoo!!!
Jul 26, 2010 7:35 pm
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B_M_Gearhead
These two different model designations are two completely different animals. Plus the price difference is way up there as well.
Jul 26, 2010 9:16 pm
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Beemer89
i think thts a valid argument. When the performance figures is so close. there is no need for two different engine types. but then again .. they already have the engines ... y not make the most of it in terms of sale...
Jul 27, 2010 2:53 am
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jsiucho
Its a status symbol, V12s in luxury cars have been all about status. And believe me they sell.
Jul 27, 2010 11:34 am
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2010S5
The pre-facelift is one of the most beautiful things traveling the roads today. I'm afraid that with all the extra additions of lights, kinks and angles, I'd have to hold off the same judgement for this one.
Jul 26, 2010 2:16 pm
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jsiucho
The new front looks so much better than the current one, glad they fixed it.
Jul 26, 2010 2:09 pm
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McNamara68
god this is automotive perfection. automakers these days seldom make cars this good. driving this thing pillarless would be one of the greatest driving experiences. those updated exhaust tips, revised grill, new bumpers, and squared off headlamps really take something i didn't think could get much better to another level. beautiful updates by the designers.
Jul 26, 2010 2:04 pm
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Mikeado
There's one detail that makes me really want one. Not the looks, not any sort of competitive price or dynamic edge (I can't possibly judge that), but I want this car for one thing: V12 BiTurbo. The only thing is that (for now) the S65 has that too and I think that looks better. Maybe when Mercedes replaces the CL with an S-Class coupé - that's basically what this is - I'll want one.
Jul 26, 2010 1:13 pm
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jerry05cod4
Still my favorite merc...this car just screams classy!
Jul 26, 2010 12:47 pm
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Audi123
Amazing......Stunning car.....but the Cl65 only comes with a 5 speed gearbox? cant be right?
Jul 26, 2010 12:12 pm
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jerry05cod4
agree...they could've taken a bit of time to develop a new tranny to handle that ridiculous amount of torque.
Jul 26, 2010 12:46 pm
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sideskraper
when you have 1000nm of torque in a passenger car, you don't really need to have 7 gears.
Jul 26, 2010 1:37 pm
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GRAVE
The best in all aspects, exterior, interior design, comfort, features, tech, engines, etc One of a few perfect cars on the market.
Jul 26, 2010 12:00 pm
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YaSSaL
It has always been the No.1 Mercedes model and this facelift will make sure it stays the same...
Jul 26, 2010 11:09 am
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IN_ACtion
agree i'm not amerc fan at all but the cl looks good
Jul 26, 2010 11:31 am
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