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Mercedes-Benz CL 63 AMG Base

Mercedes-Benz CL Coupe Review and Test

The magic continues the new Mercedes-Benz CL Coupe. Headlining the generation range of the gorgeous is a twin-turbocharged 4.7-litre V8 engine for the CL 500 is more powerful (320kW) but and more fuel-efficient than its aspirated V8 predecessor.

For the CL 63 AMG, comes from a 5.5-litre of the twin-turbo V8, while CL 600 and CL 65 AMG retain twin-turbo V12 engines.

Predictably, also substantial extra and luxury featureswould you expect less from Mercedes-Benz?

By any the CL is a fabulous car without doubt the luxury sports coupe we driven.

Mercedes-Benz CL Coupe

Surprisingly, Mercedes-Benz CL owners are the loyal the model has the highest customer base of any Mercedes-Benz car. The CL was the vehicle used by to launch some of the high-tech advances we take for granted like disc brakes in 1961 and Electronic Stability in 1996.

Now, the latest Mercedes-Benz CL standard with Active Control (ABC) with stabilization. This system ABC spring struts and millisecond-perfect control to regulate rolling, and squatting meaning the large overall length, 2070kgs weight) CL Coupe feels and like a lightweight sports

The latest Mercedes-Benz CL lineup has in price just slightly. prices are $337,000 for the CL 500 and $423,300 for the CL 63 For the 12-cylinder models — CL 600 is and the range-topping CL 65 AMG is stickered at $519,250.

a day on a mixture of roads between and the coastal town of Torquay, Car was able to test both the CL 500 and rip-snorting CL 63 AMG. This is doing what ‘Benz is at: game-changing technology, blistering and gob-smackingly gorgeous looks/luxury

Apart from the CL’s leather, chrome and walnut trim, it’s the attention to which customers in this appreciate for example, the dashboard in the CL 63 AMG isn’t just a clock, a beautifully-crafted ‘IWC Ingenieur’ timepiece.

Mercedes-Benz CL Coupe Engine

But the big is under the bonnet in for the form of two new V8s.

Mercedes-Benz CL 500 runs a unit delivering 320kW at and peak torque of 700Nm as low as 1,800rpm. That’s 32 per cent torque and 12 per cent more than the superseded 5.5-litre, V8. That translates into a sprint from zero to 100 4.9 seconds compared to 5.4 seconds.

the engine in the Mercedes-Benz CL 500 is from BlueEFFICIENCY range for optimum consumption and emissions. Compared to the CL 500, the newcomer’s fuel use is 20 per improved at 11.1l/100kms and exhaust C02 are down to 259g/km.

For Mercedes-Benz CL 63 the 5.5-litre twin-turbocharged V8 replaces a 6.2-litre, naturally-aspirated V8. Staggeringly, the delivers 400kW at 5,500rpm and torque of 800Nm from to return 0 100km/h in just 4.5

And — just as impressively despite the massive kick in the new engine is also more than its predecessor down by then 25 per cent from to 10.6l/100kms. C02 emissions are rated at

The Mercedes-Benz CL 500 drives the rear via Benz’ magnificent seven-speed transmission, while the CL 63 AMG gains the AMG MCT 7-speed auto.

Mercedes-Benz CL Interior

Combine ‘sumptuous’, and ‘sophisticated’ and you get apart from S’ than the Great Road! some idea of the CL interior. After entering via the doors you sit low as this is a genuine coupe.

The CL 63 AMG greets you with the “AMG V8 BITURBO” on the virtual which springs to life conventional looking dials you fire-up the engine. Addition of the AMG seats and AMG sports steering are two further inclusions in the AMG model.

In Mercedes-Benz CL Coupe buyers can from four different trims all sourced from European forests and hand-made for matching. And there are five combinations in two different kinds of for the seats.

Entertainment is a Discrete Logic7 Kardon audio/DVD system spilt front navigation (the same screen the passenger a view of the entertainment while the driver retains the with LINGUATRONIC voice

Mercedes-Benz CL 63 AMG Base

You can even choose between modes for the interior ambient (amber, white and ice blue).

Oh, and by the with electronic adjustment for the and steering wheel (rake and the Mercedes-Benz CL delivers a perfect position. And with ‘Active Spot Assist’ (automatic if you ignore the audible warnings and try to lanes on top of another car), its size, visibility is perfect.

is a large sports coupe and with our driving position rear seat leg room quite generous. Access to the rear seats is via a typically clever automated electronic operation for the front seats.

capacity in the large boot is

Mercedes-Benz CL Coupe Exterior

The new Mercedes-Benz CL adopts an altogether powerful appearance, highlighted by a new end with LED strip Daytime Lights, V-shaped grille and headlights. The AMG version takes further with a large air intake and single horizontal slat.

At the rear there are new and of course the AMG version runs a bodykit including front and rear diffuser with rectangular exhausts.

Both run alloy wheels (10-spoke for the CL 500 or for the CL 63 AMG). More conservative CL 500 can opt for 18-inch or 19-inch wheels.

CL Coupe On the Road

No doubt it, across the entire spectrum, the Mercedes-Benz CL is the best high sports coupe we’ve as simple as that. On the day Benz’ the CL, the wonderful twin-turbo V8 burst life with a surprisingly burble and this was a pre-cursor to a drive over a variety of which showed the absolute of this mighty coupe.

Amongst the armada of high-tech aids, the one which intrigued us was Vectoring Brake’ which the inside rear wheel cornering to reduce understeer. It well as this large coupe could easily been be a tad ‘floaty’ in high-speed it wasn’t.

Using the steering paddle shifters to swap manually induced a stunning from the exhausts and the predicted in engine performance. But even in automatic mode, as you would the Mercedes-Benz CL delivered stunning for overtaking.

Mercedes-Benz CL 63 AMG Base

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