Review 2007 Mercedes Benz CL 63 AMG by Tony Whitney

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Mercedes-Benz CL 63 AMG

2007 Mercedes Benz CL 63 AMG

the speedometer needle of my Mercedes-Benz CL 63 AMG the 255 km/h (indicated) mark was an almost-imperceptible electronic “blip” as the limiter common to this in Germany kicked in. My co-driver was in the passenger seat and started when the limit was reached. He one look at the speedometer and went to sleep again.

The truth is truly great automobiles the CL are not only safe at that but relaxing too. Not for a moment these speeds were on the fast Munich-Saltzburg Autobahn did I the slightest apprehension. The car was dead wind and tire noise minimal and at all times the car felt and entirely predictable — as it have done if the limiter had me to reach the 300 km/h I’m the car is capable of. Huge brakes discs the size of dinner awaited the slightest pressure on the to bring the amazing CL 63 AMG quickly down to normal speeds no drama at all.

I’ll lay out details of the car later in this but first, a little history.

The letters “AMG” derive the two gentlemen who founded the company a Herr Aufrecht and a Herr The “G” comes from — birthplace of Aufrecht. AMG has in business for close to 40-years and so respected through race and a series of awesomely fast cars, Mercedes was prompted to buy a interest. Today, Merecdes-AMG has an legendary reputation among performance car buffs and no automaker close to the company in the way in which it exploits the tuner’s reputation.

now operates an independent race car facility and builds the Mercedes-Benz AMG touring car racers under

The first race success for AMG in 1971, when a Mercedes 300 SEL 6.9 a huge brute of a car — won its in the 24-hour race at Spa in Belgium and second overall. Countless victories followed and in 1988, AMG forces with Mercedes-Benz for the time to take on the hotly-contested Touring Car Championship, or DTM (Deutsche Meisterschaft).

In 1997, AMG performed the feat of building the awesome CLK GTR race car in just 128 days. The car on to win the FIA-GT World Championship in and 1998. More recently, an AMG won the 2006 DTM with Bernd In Europe, touring car racing is only to Formula One in spectator and the DTM is the top series. As the “performance nameplate” of AMG has its approximate equivalent in BMW’s models and Audi’s “S”

The 2007 CL is the latest in a long of flagship coupes from that have always showcases for the company’s cutting-edge Often in the past, sophisticated and mechanical innovations previewed in the CL have gradually drifted to less expensive cars the legendary Stuttgart automaker’s lineup.

The “big coupes” M-B now go back a good many and there have been splendid highlights, in addition to one or two that didn’t quite the imagination the way they should done.

As with other in the AMG lineup, there are various modifications, many of which a serious role in aiding stability at the speeds mentioned The wheel arches are flared, subtly so, and there are large air and side vents. The radiator is exclusive to the AMG CL and lower body skirts extend from to rear and meld with the apron. Two huge chrome enhance the rear view as as serving a functional purpose they sound great The overall look of the car is exceptionally though even the “non-AMG” CLs are wonderful-looking large coupes.

Of course, a car like this is all raw power and buyers get that in amounts. Under the hood is a V-8 developing 525-horsepower (more the V-12 CL 600 bi-turbo’s 510). a silky-smooth, highly responsive that will propel the car to 100 in something like 4.6-seconds and reach the 250 km/h or so permitted by the speed governor.

AMG engines are at the AMG plant at Affalterbach near under what can only be as laboratory conditions. I visited the recently to find that engine is built stage-by-stage by one man who the block from station to adding components as he goes. the engine is completed and ready to to a Mercedes-Benz assembly plant, the builder signs a metal on the unit to confirm his highly-skilled

Mercedes-Benz CL 63 AMG

The transmission is highly sophisticated and and perhaps that’s why Mercedes-Benz such a fussy name for it: SPEEDSHIFT 7G-TRONIC with SELECT” (the capitals are It uses a steering column-mounted that you tap to select P, N, R and D. The 7-speed box can be operated using F1-style behind the steering wheel, with 465 lb-ft of torque at 5,200 rpm, I found it to leave well alone and let electronic marvel do its job. I there are situations where shifting would be handy very twisty and steep passes, for example — but for applications, fully automatic is just fine. Incidentally, are three shift modes — S, C and M, for sport, comfort and

As one might expect, the car has all the latest control systems common to automobiles and their rivals plus a few upgrades of existing The last generation CL featured control technology which its debut with that and at the time, I concluded that the car was about impossible to get into trouble with. The new model is that much better and more vehicle control than can be described in a feature this. A CL driver would to do something really silly to lose control, the safety are so extensive.

Best of all, the CL 63 AMG’s capabilities are very impressive and to commendably precise handling Suspension is aided by Mercedes’ Body Control (ABC) and eliminates body movements threaten stability when off, cornering and braking. The model had it pretty well and the new car has even better control the effects of fast ‘evasive” The “sport,” “comfort” and ‘manual” change not only transmission but also accelerator response and settings. This electronic takes care of business amazing prowess. Aerospace will tell you that of today’s military aircraft the B2 bomber, F117 and F22 fighters and — simply wouldn’t fly computer input. Perhaps reaching the same stage automobiles.

It came as no surprise to me the CL’s interior is an opulent of fine leathers and woods no real surprises for people with Mercedes-Benz products. there’s much emphasis on a high level of luxury, but controls are easy to use and reach. The lengthy roster of safety need no driver input and the CL has to be one of the cars ever built.

I the wonderful IWC clock the car is equipped AMG has a deal with the famed watchmaker from Schaffenhausen and the is most appropriate — though the IWC wristwatch you may want to buy to go your new CL will cost you of $6,000.

Mercedes-AMG products are expensive, no denying that, but for people who the best in safe, high-performance automobiles, there are probably every penny. This is one I’d be happy to drive a continent with. No firm have been announced for model yet, though a CL is estimated by Mercedes-Benz to cost $130,000 to $183,000.

Will we see a turbo V-12 CL 65 version of car before too long with 600-horsepower? You can pretty well on it!

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