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.

Kicherer CL65 based on the Mercedes CL
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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).

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Elegance, luxury and force. Those are the words that best describe the current CL 65 Coupé, since it offers more than enough of each of those three qualities.

Kicherer CL65 based on the Mercedes CL
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Elegance: The basis is provided by the CL 65’s powerfully elegant body. Kicherer refines its exterior with carbon components of superior quality. This carbon package includes a front grill, mirror shells, a rear diffuser and a front apron with a deflector made of the precious material. The chassis moves the car about 25 millimetres closer to the tarmac and provides it with a much sportier characteristic. At the rear, the mirror-finished stainless steel exhaust system with four opulent tailpipes is merged into a dynamical unity that provides acoustic qualities as well.

Kicherer CL65 based on the Mercedes CL
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The 9 and 10 x 20” Kicherer RS-X lightweight wheels are a further highlight and will be available from the first quarter of 2009.
Due to its long spokes, the rim appears to be even larger, but, without loosing its elegance. Luxury: The interior allows the passengers to indulge in pure luxury. Exclusive quilted nappa leather seats, a hand-worked shag pile carpet covering the entire legroom, carbon intarsia and a fitting alcantara ceiling.

Kicherer CL65 based on the Mercedes CL
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Force: Under the bonnet, a real power plant is lurking. Originally, the V12 biturbo had already been blessed with 612 hp and 1,000 Nm, but the performance has still been increased. After the Kicherer treatment, 650 hp and 1.200 Nm are waiting to be explored and push the heavy luxury glider from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 4.2 seconds. The top speed is only reached at 320
km/h (regulated).

Kicherer CL65 based on the Mercedes CL
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In order to counterbalance those forces, Kicherer has added a high-performance braking system with composite brake discs. And, in order to transform those forces into performance, Kicherer has chosen a sports rear axle with differential lock, a modified translation and a reprogrammed transmission control system. Thus, the Kicherer CL 65 is the perfect incarnation of its three key qualities “elegance”, “luxury” and “force” – a trinity which is much more than the sum of its parts.

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