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2011 Mercedes CL63 and CL65 AMG Sport Coupes Offers Stupendous Amount of Power

2011 Mercedes CL63 AMG
2011 Mercedes CL63 AMG

Four weeks ago Mercedes-Benz released the new 2011 Mercedes CL Class to the world, and now, we are graced with its brawny AMG brothers, the Mercedes CL63 AMG and Mercedes CL65 AMG. These two cars offer better handling, more aggressive looks, higher base equipment specs, and, of course, a stupendous amount of power.

Like the standard 2011 CL, the AMG variants feature a revised grille, modified bumpers, and restyled headlights. Other exterior goodies include LED fog lights, 20-inch wheels, and an AMG exhaust system. Inside, the cabin is outfitted with premium leather upholstery, AMG heated-active ventilated front seats,with drive-dynamic multicontour support, a sport steering wheel, an AMG instrument clusterwith Racetimer, and ambient lighting. Tech features include GPS navigation, an 11-speaker Harman/Kardon audio system, a 6-disc DVD/CD changer, and an 8-inch Comand display.

2011 Mercedes CL63 AMG
2011 Mercedes CL63 AMG

First up, the little brother of the duo: the CL63 AMG. Though it’s the less-powerful of the two cars, it actually has the (arguably) more advanced engine: Mercedes AMG’s new 5.5-liter twin-turbo V-8, with 536 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque standard, and up to 563 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque with the AMG Performance upgrade. This is actually a down-size in displacement from the previous 6.2-liter (though Mercedes called it a 6.3-liter) naturally aspirated V-8, but it’s a step up in power. Paired with the standard three-mode AMG SpeedShift MCT seven-speed sport transmission, the car is good for 4.4-second 0-60 mph runs and 155 mph top speed in standard trim. Mercedes hasn’t released the performance figures of the upgraded AMG package.

2011 Mercedes CL65 AMG
2011 Mercedes CL65 AMG

On the other hand, the CL65 AMG keeps the 6.0-liter V12 with 621 hp (463 kW / 630 PS) and 738 lb-ft (999 Nm) of torque. Since the 7-speed SPEEDSHIFT MCT can’t handle all that power, Mercedes opted for the 5-speed SPEEDSHIFT transmission. It allows the car to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds (just 0.2 seconds faster than the CL63) and hit an electronically limited top speed of 186 mph.

Both cars also have an AMG-calibrated Active Body Control (ABC) suspension, an AMG-specific power-assisted speed-sensitive rack-and-pinion steering system, and a high performance braking system with cross-drilled discs which measure 15.4″ in front and 14.4″ in the rear.

2011 Mercedes CL63 AMG and Mercedes CL65 AMG sport coupes will reach U.S. showrooms in November, Mercedes says.

Preliminary Equipment List 2011 Mercedes CL63 AMG

(Standard Equipment)

Comfort/Convenience

* COMAND system with 40GB hard-drive GPS navigation

* Bluetooth interface for hands-free calling

* Voice control for audio, telephone and navigation

* 11-speaker harman/kardon LOGIC7® surround-sound system with Dolby Digital 5.1, HD Radio®, in-dash 6-disc DVD/CD changer, in-dash SD card reader, media interface, & SIRIUS® satellite radio

* Central controller with 8″ COMAND display

* Power tilt/sliding sunroof

* Rear window sunshade

* Bi-Xenon headlamps with active curve illumination and cornering lights

* KEYLESS-GO

* Electronic trunk closer

* PARKTRONIC with advanced Parking Guidance

* AMG premium leather interior

* AMG performance steering wheel with aluminum shift paddles

* AMG instrument cluster with RACETIMER

* AMG 14-way power heated and active ventilated front seats with adjustable lumbar support and memory

* Drive-dynamic multicontour front seats with 4-level massage

* Interior ambient lighting feature

 

Performance/Handling

* 536 Horsepower @ 5,500 RPM

* 590 lb-ft of Torque @ 2,000 – 4,500 RPM

* Acceleration: 0-60 mph: 4.4 sec.

* Top speed: 155 mph (electronically limited)

* AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sport transmission with Sport, Comfort and Manual shift modes

* AMG-specific power-assisted speed-sensitive rack-and-pinion steering

* AMG-calibrated Active Body Control (ABC) suspension

* Front: AMG-calibrated 4-link independent with antilift control and stabilizer bar

* Rear: AMG-calibrated multilink independent with antisquat and antidive system

* AMG high-performance two-piece braking system

* Front: Internally ventilated and cross-drilled 15.4″ discs with dual sliding calipers

* Rear: Internally ventilated and cross-drilled 14.4″ discs with sliding calipers

* 20″ AMG twin 5-spoke alloy wheels

* 255/35 ZR20 (front), 275/35 ZR20 (rear) high-performance tires

* AMG sport exhaust system with dual twin chrome tailpipes

* AMG aerodynamic sport styling

Safety/Security

* New vehicle 4-year/50,000 mile warranty

* Mercedes-Benz mbrace™ emergency calling and convenience system

* New vehicle 4-year/50,000 mile warranty

* Mercedes-Benz maintenance system

* 24-hour roadside assistance program

* Steel-reinforced cabin with front & rear crumple zones

* 3-point seatbelts with pre-tensioners and force limiters

* ISOFIX anchor and tether system for child seats

* Adaptive dual stage front airbags including driver knee airbag

* Side airbags mounted in front and rear

* Full-length head protection curtain

* NECK-PRO active head restraints

* 4-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock and Brake Assist

* AMG 2-stage Electronic Stability Program (ESP)

* PRE-SAFE® (predictive occupant protection system)

* Roll-over sensor

* Anti-theft alarm with engine immobilizer

* Night security illumination

* Tire pressure monitoring system

* Panic button remote key

* Emergency trunk release inside cargo area

Optional Packages

Premium 2 Package ($TBD)

* Rear view camera

* Drive-dynamic multicontour front seats with massage

* Night View Assist PLUS with Pedestrian Detection

Driver Assistance Package ($TBD)

* DISTRONIC PLUS with PRE-SAFE® Brake

* Active Blind Spot Assist

* Active Lane Keeping Assist

AMG Performance Package ($TBD)

* Top speed delimitation to 186 mph

* Power increase (+27 hp/74 lb-ft)

* Carbon Fiber engine cover

Stand Alone Options

* Wood/premium leather steering wheel

* Heated steering wheel

* SPLITVIEW Dual-content viewscreen

* 20″ AMG Twin 5-Spoke forged wheel

* Carbon Fiber Trim

Paint

* Black

* Magnetite Black

* Jade Green

* Capri Blue

* Flint Grey

* Barolo Red

* Iridium Silver

* Palladium Silver

* Diamond White

Upholstery

* Black Premium Leather

* Savanna/Cashmere Premium Leather

* Ash/Grey Premium Leather

* Sahara Beige/Black Premium Leather

Preliminary Equipment List 2011 CL65 AMG

(Standard Equipment)

Comfort/Convenience

* COMAND system w/ 40GB hard-drive GPS navigation

* Bluetooth interface for hands-free calling

* Voice control for audio, telephone and navigation

* 11-speaker harman/kardon LOGIC7® surround-sound system with Dolby Digital 5.1 with HD Radio®

* ,SIRIUS® satellite radio, & media interface

* Central controller with 8″ COMAND display

* Power tilt/sliding sunroof

* Rear window sunshade

* Bi-Xenon headlamps with active curve illumination and cornering lights

* KEYLESS-GO

* Electronic trunk closer

* PARKTRONIC with Parking Guidance

* DISTRONIC PLUS with Parking Guidance and Active Blind Spot Assist

* Rear view camera

* Night View Assist PLUS w/pedestrian detection

* AMG exclusive leather interior with V12-design diamond cross-stitching

* AMG performance steering wheel with aluminum shift paddles

* AMG instrument cluster with RACETIMER

* AMG 14-way power heated and active ventilated front seats with adjustable lumbar support and memory

* Drive-dynamic multicontour front seats with 4-level massage

* 8-way power heated and active ventilated rear seats

* Interior ambient lighting feature

Performance/Handling

* 621 Horsepower @ 4,800 RPM

* 738 lb-ft of Torque @ 2,000 – 4,000 RPM

* Acceleration: 0-60 mph: 4.2 sec.

* Top speed: 186 mph (electronically limited)

* AMG SPEEDSHIFT 5-speed transmission with Sport, Comfort and Manual shift modes

* AMG-specific power-assisted speed-sensitive rack-and-pinion steering

* AMG-calibrated Active Body Control (ABC) suspension

* Front: AMG-calibrated 4-link independent with antilift control and stabilizer bar

* Rear: AMG-calibrated multilink independent with antisquat and antidive system

* AMG high-performance two-piece braking system

* Front: Internally ventilated and cross-drilled 15.4″ discs with dual sliding calipers

* Rear: Internally ventilated and cross-drilled 14.4″ discs with sliding calipers

* 20″ AMG twin 5-spoke forged alloy wheels

* 255/35 ZR20 (front), 275/35 ZR20 (rear) high-performance tires

* AMG sport exhaust system with V12-design dual twin chrome tailpipes

* AMG aerodynamic sport styling

Safety/Security

* Active Lane Keeping Assist

* New vehicle 4-year/50,000 mile warranty

* Mercedes-Benz mbrace™ emergency calling and convenience system

* Mercedes-Benz maintenance system

* 24-hour roadside assistance program

* Steel-reinforced cabin with front & rear crumple zones

* 3-point seatbelts with pre-tensioners and force limiters

* ISOFIX anchor and tether system for child seats

* Adaptive dual stage front airbags including driver knee airbag

* Side airbags mounted in front and rear

* Full-length head protection curtain

* NECK-PRO active head restraints

* 4-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock and Brake Assist

* AMG 2-stage Electronic Stability Program (ESP)

* PRE-SAFE® (predictive occupant protection system)

* Roll-over sensor

* Anti-theft alarm with engine immobilizer

* Night security illumination

* Tire pressure monitoring system

* Panic button remote key

* Emergency trunk release inside cargo area

Stand Alone Options

* SPLITVIEW Dual-content viewscreen

* Carbon Fiber Trim

Paint

* Black

* Magnetite Black

* Jade Green

* Capri Blue

* Flint Grey

* Barolo Red

* Iridium Silver

* Palladium Silver

* Diamond White

Upholstery

* Black Exclusive Leather

* Savanna/Cashmere Exclusive Leather

* Ash/Grey Exclusive Leather

* Sahara Beige/Black Exclusive Leather

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