2011 MercedesBenz CL63 AMG an AutoWeek Drivers Log Car Review Autoweek

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Mercedes-Benz CL 63 AMG

2011 Mercedes-Benz CL63 an AutoWeek Drivers Log Car Review

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EDITOR ROGER HART: 2011 Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG is a in sheep’s clothing. From the it looks like your everyday luxury ride. wheels, big tires, sleek Under the hood lies the ready to pounce and eat anything it along the highway. Having much horsepower underfoot is addicting, and I only need a period of time to fully the Kool-Aid. The seven-speed gearbox sure you are always in the sweet And it has all the goodies you could desire, terrific seats, distronic and a rockin’ sound system, with the electronic stuff lane-departure control and night

If there’s a negative with car, it would be the weight. just driven the C63, is 1,000 pounds lighter, the feels a bit sluggish. And that is the fact that the C63 has 100 hp less the CL63. Lighter is better.

As a note, it would be wonderful if could figure out exactly 63 means in its nomenclature. Here, the 63 for a 5.5-liter biturbo. In the C63, it for a 6.2-liter naturally aspirated V8. So, go

EXECUTIVE EDITOR—AUTOWEEK.COM BOB GRITZINGER: indeed. This car glides quietly and unnoticed, until you a paddle, downshift and put your into the throttle. Then the roars to life, the engine it on and the car positively launches into regardless of whether you’re 7 mph or 70 mph. It is highly advisable to be the wheel and paying close because things start fast. Really fast.

I mastered all of the car’s various but punching up sport for the powertrain and for the active body control a noticeable upgrade in the car’s and reactions. The ride stiffens, and the notoriously dull Mercedes seems to perk up and provide better road feel. all good.

At the other extreme, the car can be surprisingly motoring along quietly in mode where its fuel-saving, engine stop-start function in at full stops. I’m not someone spending this of money on a performance coupe is worried about fuel But if it makes everyone, including feel better and allows it to producing these AMG extreme I’m all for it. Green can be good. In case, green can be great.

ART CHERYL L. BLAHNIK: I jumped out of a Kia this 2011 Mercedes-Benz AMG, and what a difference! car looks incredible with its sleek look, sporty and five-star wheels and four tips out back.

The interior living-room comfort with materials and perfect fit and finish The Command system was intuitive to control all of the entertainment and navigation

As with anything with an AMG this CL63 is fast. I the power off the line, and the active in corners surprised me at first, but do a great job keeping you in place. surprise was the active lane-keeping with the slight vibration the steering wheel.

After my one it’s hard not to want to this car. It’s packs good performance looks good and is a blast to

EDITORIAL INTERN BRAD Bob is right about having to pay when you decide to step on the I spent an afternoon in the CL63 AMG and the thing that caught my was how easily the car approached triple on the speedometer. I put the hammer down onto the expressway expecting a push back into the But instead I was brutally introduced to 536 hp. Before I knew it, I was flying by while joyfully laughing a little kid who got his dream gift on morning.

After that surprise, I backed off to a reasonable cruising and enjoyed the comfortable ride, interior and, as Roger put it, sound system. But I still to hear the magnificent sound the CL63’s exhaust.

On the inside, the AMG doesn’t disappoint. The seats are the materials are high-quality and the goodies are This is what I expected in a car cost $157,985.

But the CL63 AMG not seem practical to me. It has a bunch of that can’t legally be and a price tag that rivals the of many suburban homes in the area.

With that I don’t think that buying this car would about the practicality of the CL63 In most cases, a person this car because it’s looks good and is a blast to

If you’re in love with can afford the price and are looking to buy a piece of machinery, then is the car for you.

EDITOR WES RAYNAL: I into the lot this morning in 2011 Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG and says to me, That’s all you. And you what? They couldn’t be right. This car is all me.

This is having your own private you fly yourself. A seamlessly fast hot rod is what this is—exactly a performance coupe should be, the V8 growl to match. AMG’s of active body control agility and supreme luxury-car I do still think the steering is a bit though.

It would be hard to another car this fast and refined.

NEWS EDITOR MIGLIORE: After driving Mercedes rocket, I fully buy the myth and magic behind the AMG. Everything about car says and feels luxurious. also one of the most powerful, automobiles I’ve ever As others note above, almost easy to be lulled by the finishings, gorgeous wood-colored and generally opulent cabin. But 5.5-liter V8 is omnipresent, packing a effortless punch during and hard launches. Because the is so comfortable, the entire experience is

The steering is direct and responsive, true feel and feedback for all maneuvers. The brakes offer a bite early in the pedal and the chassis is tight though plenty accommodating in most I encountered just one time the sporty nature washed out and that was when hitting a rut in the and there was little give to the suspension. It’s a foible I more than live for the bearing and composure this exudes in all other situations.

The are swoopy and sleek. I love the in back and the aggressive fascia up Open the roof wide, down all the windows and the driver a truly energetic feel the wind whipping through and skin and the radio cranked.

I did the controls to be slightly confusing, because there is so much on. I was able to switch off eco mode, seems pointless for a car like and punch up the sport setting The start/stop feature did work at a light, too, for whatever worth.

But all that really here is the engine. Again, a rocket. Power comes on low in the and it’s easily and adeptly as the driver lays on the throttle. almost surreal how fast one can this car go with less 3,000 rpm. Of course, you dial up more to fully this road-going jet. is truly the millionaire’s commuter

ASSOCIATE EDITOR JONATHAN The exhaust note on this AMG sounds absolutely mad. So is the from this twin-turbocharged V8 and that’s with the base 536 hp and 590 of torque figures. If you really had a lot of income, you could drop $7,300 for the optional AMG performance to bump those figures to 563 hp and 664 of torque. Oh, and the electronically limited top would move up to 186 mph from 155

For a car weighing this much, it good stick in turns. The suspension on this big boy does a job here. Roll is still but that’s to be expected in a 4,800-pound The upshot here is that the still rides luxury-liner over broken roads and be a great for long hauls riding on the wide 20-inch Steering feels light but decent responsive to inputs a Mercedes). The two-piece, high-performance delivered all the stopping power I with a solid brake feel, too.

From the the car looks imposing with the outlets and big AMG wheels. The interior is a cockpit with soft beautiful wood trims and a interface that I’ve good at navigating through. not forget about the massaging seats with active to keep you from flying all the place.

What’s not to like? The is always default at startup, I found annoying, but I’m it’s required for fuel-economy-rating I do wonder how much gasoline it does save. Then was the active lane-keeping assist would vibrate the steering slightly before fully over and magically guiding you the lane if you didn’t get the message and your trajectory yourself—a scary, if you ask me. There’s also a hesitation at throttle tip that I like. I’m guessing it down to the transmission engagement, but you get going, the gearbox whips off and smooth shifts.

Mercedes-Benz CL 63 AMG

In all, this is a one heck of a GT Pricey for sure, but if you compare it something like a Bentley GT, the as-tested price of this AMG is nearly $35,000 less the Bentley’s base price. the CL65 AMG would be a more competitor based on the number of and price, but I sure wouldn’t a problem settling for the force-induced V8 536 hp in the CL63. But that’s just me.

MOTORSPORTS EDITOR MAC MORRISON: overkill personified. And if I don’t love it, I sure as hell the 2011 Mercedes-Benz CL63 A lot.

The new wave of Mercedes-Benz has caused me to raise an eyebrow than once, and in a good Certainly AMG’s new C63 is more my but the CL makes a strong sales in a yes I’m ridiculous, and I don’t a damn, middle-finger-waving fashion.

just so much here—so power, torque and, ungodly weight at the curb. in style, flash, panache, and a beautiful interior.

The engine feature? Pretty funny. like to have enough to attempt to log just how much you actually save if you run a tank this function on compared it switched off. The restarts are not I would call smooth, and the one aspect of this car that doesn’t meet M-B/AMG expectations.

I have mixed about the lane-keeping assist. The vibrations you feel through the to alert you that you are wandering a solid line on the road are one the self-correcting steering another. The in me finds it an affront to driving to have a car do anything remotely driving itself, but I’m this system is going to a few people from repair or worse. It’s certainly a feature, however, and I wonder the drivers behind me thought as I down the freeway letting the car purposely a few times just to see how the reacted.

There again, there’s no shortage of stuff available to marvel at and experiment with on nasty terror of the modern No doubt Mercedes figures it will gain far more than it loses. After if you ask why? here, the answer can be other than, because we

2011 Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG

Price: $152,125

As-Tested $157,985

Drivetrain: 5.5-liter V8; RWD, seven-speed dual-clutch manual

Output: 536 hp @ 5,500 590 lb-ft @ 2,000-4,500 rpm

Curb 4,806 lb

Fuel Economy AW ): 17/15.1 mpg

Options: 266 driver-assistance including distronic plus cruise control, active assist, active lane assist ($2,950); P02 premium including rearview camera, assist plus with detection ($2,200) 867 Splitview

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Mercedes-Benz CL 63 AMG
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