2009 Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG
2009 Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG Specifications
|Brakes F/R:||ABS, vented disc/vented disc|
|Tires F-R:||255/35 R19 - 285/30 R19|
|Driveline:||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Displacement cu in (cc):||383 (6208)|
|Power bhp (kW) at RPM:||514(378) / 6800|
|Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM:||465(630) / 5200|
|Redline at RPM:||n.a.|
|Length × Width × Height in:||n.a.|
|Weight lb (kg):||n.a.|
|Acceleration 0-62 mph s:||4.5|
|Top Speed mph (km/h):||186 (300)|
|Fuel Economy EPA city/highway mpg (l/100 km):||n.a. (14.5)|
Stylish CLS Four-Door Coupe Updated
After making its
fashion runway debut only three years ago as the world's first four-door coupe,
the highly successful Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is getting a facelift for the 2009
model year. An instant style icon from day one, the CLS coupe has spurred an
automotive industry trend toward more eye-catching four-door cars - vehicles
that blur the line between coupe and sedan.
The sleek new nose of the CLS is complemented by a more dramatic two-bar grill
(replacing the original four-bar grill), with upper and lower mesh now finished
in Atlas Grey. Larger outside mirrors now feature built-in arrow-shaped turn
signals, and new dual-five-spoke 18-inch wheels make the car even more striking.
A new rear bumper with trapezoidal dual exhaust pipes and arrow-shaped LED
taillights complete the fresh look of the new model.
Opening the driver's door reveals a sportier three-spoke steering wheel and new
gauges in white with silver backgrounds. And, a new COMAND display in the center
console now incorporates Bluetooth for hands-free cell phone operation, a six-CD
"stacker" unit and voice control of audio and phone.
Two Sleek Models for 2009
For the 2009 model year, the CLS line will include the CLS550, powered by a DOHC
four-valve-per-cylinder V8 engine that produces 382-horsepower and 391
pound-feet of torque, and the high-performance CLS 63 AMG, fitted with a AMG-designed
6.2-liter V8 that produces 507 bhp and 465 lb-ft of torque.
A handsome, coupe-like car that boasts the comfort and convenience of four
doors, the CLS line features sleek, sensuous exterior lines. Its large rear
doors and spacious rear seats also represent tangible added value.
Those stylish contours continue throughout the interior, which is complemented
by an abundance of leather and wood. Its three chronometer-type gauges and two
LCD bar graphs in the instrument cluster are accented by chrome rings and more
wood trim. Four-zone climate control regulates temperature separately for each
front and rear seat. The rear passengers even have their own digital control
panel for setting a desired temperature and adjusting airflow.
The COMAND color display screen uses one set of easy-to-use controls for the
audio system (includes AM/FM/ weatherband and CD), standard satellite radio and
optional features such as GPS satellite navigation. The system includes a full
array of mobile communications functions when combined with the optional phone.
A standard harman/kardon Logic 7 digital surround sound system provides a
luxurious listening experience.
AMG Racing Success Spawns High-Power Production Engine
The Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG is powered by one of the most powerful naturally
aspirated production V8s ever, also the first engine developed entirely by AMG.
Built almost completely from a high-strength silicon-aluminum alloy, the
6.3-liter features four valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts with
variable valve timing, bucket tappets (rather than rocker arms), an 11.3-to 1
compression ratio and a variable intake manifold.
Power is transmitted to the rear wheels of the CLS63 AMG via a seven-speed AMG
Speedshift automatic transmission that can be shifted manually by either a
conventional lever or Formula-1 style shift paddles on the AMG sport steering
wheel. AMG Speedshift electronic control provides 35% faster gear shifts, and to
give performance-minded drivers total control of shifting, the manual mode of
AMG Speedshift doesn't make any automatic upshifts or downshifts - even at max
engine speed or full load.
To make sure the CLS63 AMG stops as fast as it goes, giant vented and perforated
disc brakes all around feature 14-inch discs and six-piston calipers up front
and 13-inch discs with four-piston calipers at the rear. Staggered 19-inch
wheels with 8 1 and 9 1 inch widths carry 255 / 35 tires in front and 285 / 30
at the rear.
A 186-MPH Option
The CLS63 AMG can be ordered with the optional performance package that allows a
186-mph top speed instead of the usual 155-mph speed limiter. Other features in
the package include AMG Airmatic sport suspension, 19-inch alloy wheels, larger
front discs (15.4- inch diameter), a limited-slip differential and a leather and
Alcantara-wrapped AMG sport steering wheel.