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2012 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLS63

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On: Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 11:06AM | By: Peter C Sessler


2012 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLS63

When you do the latest review on a Benz, you are dealing with a comfortable four-door luxury sedan that is stacked with all the luxury items you can think of—and it’s also a ground-breaking hot car that will eat 99% of cars out there. It has incredible power, yet at the same time, it will just purr along—until you are ready to roll once again!

You may say, why should I buy such a car? Do I need it? The thing with power is that you get used to it awfully quickly, and I know this sounds silly with a car that does 0-60 in 4.4 secs, but after a short time, you’re almost ready for another dose. There isn’t a limit when you can have more.

The standard engine on the CLS63’s twin-turbo 5.5-liter V-8 pumps out 518hp and 516 ft.-lb. and the car will hit a top speed of 155 mph. The standard engine was 6.2 liters on the 2011 models, but since Mercedes is on an economy bent, the 5.5 liter V-8 puts out more power, but at a 32% increase in fuel economy. Still, if you’re ready for more power, you can check the $6,990 AMG Performance Package and thereby get 550hp with 590 ft.-lb. Now we’re getting somewhere! 0-60 mph now comes at 4.3 secs. And as a bonus, the electronic limiter is removed from the engine so the car will now hit 186 mph. The added cost of the AMG Package also gets you a carbon fiber trunk lid spoiler, a carbon fiber engine cover, sport suspension, AMG steering wheel, and massive brakes with red 6-piston calipers in front and 4-piston calipers out back. It’s an almost mandatory package.

On the other hand, you may be a driver that is happy with just putting it in drive and stepping on the gas. After all, how often will you need all that power? But Mercedes doesn’t let you off the hook that easily. The CLS63 is equipped with the Speedshift 7-speed multi-clutch transmission. This transmission allows you to choose settings that fit with your type of driving—basically, the transmission takes progressively harder shifts and, at the same time, the chassis complies with more aggressive steering and suspension tuning. There is even a setting called “RS” or Race Start. It is a 6-step operation designed to unlock the maximum acceleration potentialities of the CLS63.

The rest of it is pure Mercedes. The interior takes you in hand and cuddles you in your seat. Everything is where it should be. There is a Driver Assist Package with Active Blind Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist which allows the driver to set a safe following distance from the car in front, while the CLS63 will automatically brake or accelerate to maintain that distance.

The CLS63 starts at $94,900, but after you’ve spent some time in the car, you’ll realize that it is a bargain. Now, how to get $94,000….


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Stephy21 | 10:30AM (Fri, Nov 4, 2011)

This Mercedes sounds awesome with all these new features in it. And a high power engine to go with it sweet! But the price kinda makes you think twice about it. But if you want a great car that can do all things its featured with well than money isn't a problem.



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