After the official details and images on the 2011 CL-Class facelift were unveiled, Mercedes has decided to bring out a presentation video for the new coupe. The new Mercedes CL-Class gets a new grille, bi-xenon headlights with LED technology, LED fog lamps, revised fenders and hood, and new exhaust pipes.
The model line-up starts with an entry-level CL550 4Matic powered by a 4.6 liter V8 direct-injected engine that delivers 429 HP and 516 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a seven speed automatic transmission and sprints the car from 0 to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds. The top version, CL600 gets a twin-turbo 5.5 liter V12 engine with a total output of 510 HP and 612 lb-ft of torque. It sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds. Both vehicles are limited to 155 mph.
Today, Mercedes "accidentally" dropped the first official image of the facelift version CL63/CL65 AMG models. While there are no details on it, it is rumored that the CL63 AMG will be powered by the same 544 HP 5.5-liter V8 engine found on the 2011 S63 AMG. The CL65 AMG is expected to carry a V12 engine that delivers 612 HP.
This image reveals a slightly sharper-lined grille, a different set of headlights, and new LEDs in the headlights. There are also two extra lines on the hood of the car. So, yes, you are pretty much looking at a S63 AMG Coupe.
If Mercedes’ goal was to take an old model and sharpen it up to create a more focused and clean look then they have succeeded. No, there are not many dramatic changes that will make a lot of people squeal with excitement, but they were able to clean up a nice model and make it that much better. No extremes, just clean cut improvements. Maybe this was their way to provide the market with a better model of the CL63 AMG and CL65 AMG to go inline with their new "The Best or Nothing" campaign.
The German tuner Vath Performance has revealed today details on a black beats. And we really mean beast: 745hp and 1,150Nm. Based on the CL65 AMG, their tuning program offers a new programming of engine electronics, inlet optimization with an air collector, an enhanced engine and gear cooling system and a new exhaust system.
As a result the 6,0 liter V12 biturbo engine delivers a total of 745hp and 1,150Nm. The sprint from 0 to 60 mph is made in 4 seconds and top speed goes up to 211 mph.
The car sits on 20" alloy rim wheels and features a new sports braking system with six piston fixed calipers and 405mm braking disks.
The exterior kit includes a new front lip, a rear trunk and a roof spoiler.
Asma Design creators of the shark faced Mercedes are at it again, this time with the CL65 based Phantasma CL Chrome. The unique appearance of these cars is meant for drivers looking for that over the top exterior to set them apart from any other Benz on the road. The 6.0 Liter V12 has been boosted to make 735 HP letting the Merc go from 0-60 MPH in only 3.8 seconds and hit a top speed of 205 MPH doesn’t hurt to set owners apart even further.
Mercedes-Benz is sort of like an old married couple. Everyone currently thinks of them as one, but there was a time that each had it’s own identity. By coincidence, each company was established in the summer of 1909, and then the two came together in the summer of 1926. So think of it as 1909 as a birthday, and 1926 as their anniversary as a couple.
The reason to bring this up is that 2009 means Mercedes and Benz are each have its 100th birthday. To celebrate, Mercedes is releasing a special edition of the CL coupe on the European market.
The anniversary edition starts with the AMG appearance package. It then includes items like special paint from the designo collection, upgraded leather, black piano lacquer trim and plenty of anniversary badging.
Possibly one interesting sidenote is that after the 2009 model year, the CL-Class name may be retired. It will be replaced by the name S-Class coupe. Yeah it’s just a coincidence, but think of it as a birthday gift.
There’s no word yet if this car will be available in North America, because Mercedes doesn’t sell the CL 500 here — although it does have the same engine as the U.S.’s CL 550.
Now that Mercedes has unveiled the updated 2010 S-Class sedan, it may need a new promotion to close out the 2009 models. So now Mercedes is offering a AMG Sports appearance package for this year’s remaining flagships.
Just like our S550 tester, the package has the 19 inch AMG light-alloy wheels and a little extra flair in the bodywork. The AMG package also includes a new front apron, rear apron, rectangular tailpipe trim in polished stainless steel, , perforated brake discs and silver-painted brake callipers featuring Mercedes-Benz lettering.
Since the pricing has only been given so far in Euros (between €5,831 and €7973 — about $7750 to $10500), there has not been confirmation of the AMG package in the U.S. yet. But interested European customers can start looking like a full-size AMG Mercedes in June.
The German tuners at Wheelsandmore have stepped up their game with the modification of the Mercedes Benz CL 500. Output of the vehicle’s V8 has been increased to 450 HP thanks to a custom exhaust made up of 4 into 1 headers, sport catalytic converters and a reprogrammed ECU. Putting the power to the pavement are a set of 10.5 inch wide TS-1 Ultralight Forged alloys.
Based on the Mercedes CL luxury coupe, the new Carlsson Aigner CK65 RS Eau Rouge Dark comes in two levels of performance: the first level offers 705 hp while the second level takes the V12 Bi-Turbo to 765 hp (315 hp more than a CL65 AMG.)
The new vehicle comes also with a new carbon-fiber body kit featuring a new front lip spoiler, new side sills, a new trunk spoiler and a rear lip spoiler with integrated rear air diffuser. The kit also features 21-inch multi-spoke wheels, and a new suspension that lowers the vehicle up to 30 mm.
The Dark Edition with 765 hp sprints from 0-60 mph in 3.8 seconds, not bad for a ca the weighs over two tons. In fact, that’s 0.1 second faster than the Mercedes SL65 AMG Black Series. Top speed is limited to 208 mph.
Pricing starts at €319,000 for the 705 hp version (about $407,000 at current rates) and €374,000 (about $477,000 at current rates) for the V12 with 785 hp.
The pattern is provided by the CL 65’s powerfully stylish body. Kicherer purifies its exterior with carbon parts of grade-A quality. This carbon package consists a front grill, mirror shells, a rear diffuser and a front apron with a deflector created from precious material. The chassis lowers the car about 25 millimeters closer to the tarmac and equips it with a more athletic characteristic. At the rear, the mirror-finished stainless steel exhaust system with four magnificent tailpipes is joined into an active unity that offers acoustic qualities as well.
Under the hood, a real power plant is hiding. Initially, the V12 biturbo generated 612 hp and 1,000 Nm, but the performance has still been improved further. After the Kicherer treatment, it can now generate 650 hp and 1.200 Nm which propels the heavy luxury vehicle from standstill to 60 mph in less than 4.2 seconds. The ceiling speed is 200 mph (regulated).
It takes a lot of money to get your hands on a Mercedes CL. So to make a custom kit for the car, it has to be to a high standard. That’s why very few companies take the time. A few weeks ago we saw the Mercedes CL600 by Kicherer, and now we can add to the short list the Japanese tuner VITT.
This new kit includes a new front bumper with integrated fog lights, a new hood with new air inlets, side sills, a rear roof spoiler, a rear trunk spoiler and a redesigned rear bumper with integrated air diffuser and 4-pipe exhaust system. Also a new set of 21 inch wheels were added for better stability. Price of the kit: $20,000.