Some may remember the stark contrast of black and white used to set the original Mercedes E55 AMG apart from the pack. The black leather with white inserts and a swatch of white on the steering wheel gave the car an aggressive attitude. Wheels and More has taken the latest Mercedes CLS AMG and brought back some of that original flair, but this tuning company has added several tasteful components to make this one of the first tuned CLS models in the world.
To complement the bold white exterior, three piece black alloy wheels were added. These are the newest version of the 6Sporz model and they measure 9.5 x 20 in the front and 11 x 20 in the rear. That large wheel is backed up with some serious rubber from Dunlop; namely 255/30/20 Sportmaxx’s in the front and 305/25/20 Sportmaxx’s at the back. These huge patches of rubber should help keep this CLS glued tightly to the road.
More details on the Mercedes CLS by Wheels and More after the jump. Full story
Two months after Mercedes unveiled the standard CLS model at the 2010 Paris Auto Show, the better version of the CLS-Class was ready to spice up the eagerly waiting public. The CLS63 AMG showed its face at the LA Auto Show and it was ready to bring the heat with its 5.5-liter biturbo V8 engine.
A standard CLS model is offered with either a 204 HP six cylinder engine or a 408 HP V8, but the AMG version will use a 5.5-liter biturbo V8 engine that will deliver a total of 518 HP and 516 lb.-ft. of torque. There will also be a Performance Package that will increase the engine’s power to 550 hp and 590 lb.-ft. of torque.
The Mercedes CLS63 AMG should go on sale in the summer of 2011 with a starting price of 115,846 Euros (about $155K at the current rates).
UPDATE 04/26/2011: Mercedes has announced prices for the CLS 63 AMG luxury sports sedan. The new model will go on sale in the summer of 2011, with prices starting from $94,900. Prices exclude a $875 destination & delivery charge.
UPDATE 05/16/2011: The new Mercedes CLS 63 AMG is now officially on sale on the US market. And this was the perfect opportunity to add new images to our gallery. Enjoy!
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German tuner, Wheelsandmore, has released their first package for the relatively young Mercedes CLS63 AMG and boy did we hope it was going to be good. With tuning kits provided by Carlsson and Brabus delivering 600HP and 730HP respectively, Wheelsandmore needed to come out with a spectacular package to even think about competing against these packages. Unfortunately, Wheelsandmore only managed to increase the V8’s engine to a total of 580 HP while elevating the peak torque to 575 lbs-ft. In order to obtain this 62 HP increase, the tuner modified the ECU and installed a new exhaust system to make the engine sound that much better.
Next to the engine upgrades, Wheelsandmore is also offering a new set of 20" three-part forged wheels, finished in black, and a new KW suspension. The wheels create a perfect contrast with the white exterior paint and the carbon fiber aero parts, but we can’t say they are enough to make up for the mild power update. Technically, 62 HP isn’t a mild increase whatsoever, but with other kits provided drastic power upgrades, the Mercedes CLS63 AMG by Wheelsandmore just falls short.
At the end of 2010, Carlsson revealed an impressive tuning package for the new generation Mercedes CLS-Class. Now the tuner has moved on to the most powerful model in the CLS lineup: the CLS 63 AMG.
For the CLS 63 AMG package, the 5.5-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine has been updated to deliver an impressive 600 HP, up from the standard 518 HP and 516 lb.-ft. of torque. Next to this, the tuner is offering a nifty aerodynamic package that includes a new front spoiler, an RS front spoiler lip (available in real carbon), a new rear spoiler, a rear apron, and a built-in diffuser which functions as a tailplane and ensures extra downforce and more stable road holding at high speeds.
As an added bonus, this package can be applied to any other model in the CLS-Class line-up.
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There’s no shortage of tuning firms that work on wide-body aerodynamic kits for Mercedes vehicles. Whether it’s a renowned firm like Brabus or just a local custom company in your town, you’re going to inevitably find someone that can offer you these packages.
Over in Osaka, Japan, a shop called Pole Position Tuning recently released their aerodynamic kits for two Mercedes models, the CLS-Class and the SL Class. Judging by the photos of these two kitted out Mercs, the folks over at PPT have definitely shown some promise with their packages.
The Mercedes CLS-Class was given a wide-body kit, a lower stance, and a set of custom wheels. The wheels look massive, and the tires practically look non-existent when tucked in the wheel arch, making it seem as if driving the Mercedes will give way to some metal to metal action. On top of that, there’s also a pretty intimidating rear wing that, if you ask us, doesn’t really suit the luxury styling of the CLS. The wide-body kit, the lowered stance, and the custom wheels all look good on the car, but that rear wing, especially those aluminum wing mounts, does very little to give the car’s overall luxury appearance some justice.
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A few years ago, noted Mercedes tuning firm Brabus released their monster of a sedan appropriately called ‘Rocket’. Back then, the Brabus Rocket blazed through the record books for posting a top speed of 227.26 miles per hour, becoming the fastest four-door saloon of its kind or size in the world. Five years after the last Brabus Rocket burned out hearts, the German tuning firm is gearing up for one pretty damn good sequel.
Now that Mercedes has a new CLS-Class ready to hit the streets, Brabus took one of these bad boys back to their shop to give it their own, shall we say, ‘interpretative modifications’. The result, ladies and gentlemen, is the new Brabus Rocket.
Details behind the new Rocket have yet to be revealed – Brabus is saving the surprise for Geneva – so we’re just going to have to settle for waiting a few more days before we can get a good look at what could be another record-breaking four-door sedan. In the meantime, do check out these teaser photos of the new Rocket courtesy of Brabus. It doesn’t show a whole lot, but it does tell us one clearly important thing: the new Brabus Rocket has finally arrived.
We would have rather had the fashion police on patrol, but instead it looks like we are going to get a dressed up Mercedes CLS 63 AMG rolling down the streets of New York ready to dole out rides for the most fashionable citizens of the Big Apple. No, this isn’t a bad joke, but the Mercedes CLS 63 AMG Fashion Force decked out in police livery and working as the official car at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
"The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Force car is a statement about New York being one of the greatest fashion capitals of the world and the confident approach to individualistic style that people strive to explore throughout this amazing city," said Brad Goreski.
Whatever made these crazy fashionistas decide to allow a Mercedes to play taxi in New York had more than just a great fashion sense. The CLS 63AMG is powered by a powerful 5.5-liter biturbo V8 engine that delivers a total of 518 HP and 516 lb.-ft. of torque. If you happen to be in the area from Thursday, February 10th, 2011 until Monday, February 14th, 2011, then make sure you try to hitch a ride on this unique fashion patrol car.
With the new generation Mercedes CLS recently launched it was just a matter of time until it would caught tuner’s attention. And it did, time time from Brabus. This time they have only focused on the standard version, but a more powerful kit based on the CLS63 AMG model has also been announced.
Their package for the CLS includes both interior and exterior updates, but also a pretty impressive engine update. While for the standard CLS the tuner revealed no details, they promised that for the AMG version the 5.5-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine will be tuned to deliver an impressive 730 HP (up from a standard of 525 HP).
And for the interior there is the usual Brabus front and rear bumper, new side skirts, lots of LED lights, Brabus logo and of course a new set of wheels. There is no words about the interior just yet, but be sure it will be more sportier than ever.
The new generation Mercedes CLS has just been launched onto the market and tuners are already preparing tuning packages for it. The first was brought on by Lorinser, and now Carlsson is bringing the second. Their package includes both petrol and diesel engine updates and an impressive exterior kit.
The aerodynamic kit starts with a new front spoiler and RS front spoiler lip, as well as power domes for the bonnet and mudguard inserts. All of these features are also available in real carbon. Finishing the front end’s makeover are new front apron inserts with LED fog lamps and built-in air inlets. Get to the back of the Mercedes and Carlsson has added a new rear spoiler, a stainless steel rear silencer, and two oval tailpipes.
For the interior, the tuner is offering an Alcantara sports steering wheel, pedals and foot rests made of brushed aluminum, and velour foot mats featuring the Carlsson logo.
The CLS 350 CGI and CLS 350 CDI models are getting a bump up on the rest with a CK35 performance kit. This kit gets the CGI up to 333hp and the CDI to 320hp. With this power increase the CLS will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds.
This package adds much more to the luxury sedan than the package from Lorinser, but we are sure that by the time the Mercedes CLS gets put on the market, these packages will see plenty of changes and renditions.
Press release after the jump. Full story
After the leaked brochure from the other days, Mercedes has decided to uncover the new generation CLS-Class before its official debut at the Paris Auto Show. And as everyone expected, the new CLS keeps the same proportions as the old model, but has adopted a completely new look inspired by the Shooting Break Concept.
The CLS’s design combines elements from the concept with the new SLS AMG: there is a long, sporty bonnet, a grille dominated by the large central star, large, elongated dark air inlets with black grilles, full LED headlamps, flared wheel arches and wide wrap-around tail lights featuring LED technology.
The interior also combines innovative details and handcrafted perfection: a high line sweeps from the driver’s door over the instrument panel support and across to the front passenger door. The central display has also been integrated harmoniously into the upper part of the instrument panel. At the same time, the downward sweeping side line on the doors continues the dynamic dropping line of the exterior.
Mercedes said nothing about the car’s specifications, but we expect a new 3.5-liter direct-injection V6, as well as a twin-turbocharged 4.6-liter V8. That last motor will put out around 430 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. There will be an AMG version with the new 5.5-liter twin-turbocharged V8 as well.
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