2011 Mercedes CL-Class

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The 2011 facelift version of the Mercedes CL-Class will make its world debut this weekend at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Yes, we did say the CL-Class and not the S-Class Coupe as was rumored. The new CL-Class comes with an improved exterior and interior, but the biggest changes are found under the hood.

The exterior gets a new grille, bi-xenon headlights with LED technology, LED fog lamps, revised fenders and hood, and new exhaust pipes. On the interior the biggest change is the addition of a new wood trim. The new CL-Class will also be offered with all the latest technologies including: Active Blind Spot Assist, Attention Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Night View Assist Plus, and Active Body Control.

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.

The AMG versions include the CL63 AMG that is powered by a new twin turbo, direct injection V8 engine with a total output of 536 HP and 590 lb-ft of torque and the CL65 AMG gets a V12 engine that delivers 621 HP and 738 lb-ft of torque.

A minor facelift as far as we can tell, but we guess it is still considered one. The biggest selling point would have to be the added technologies and not the slightly adjusted facial expression.

Sales will begin in the USA this fall.

UPDATE 07/08/2010: Mercedes has released the first commercial for the new 2011 CL-Class facelift version. Check it out after the jump!

Update 09/07/2010: Mercedes has unveiled today new images of the new CL-Class. Check the gallery to see 35 new high res images.

 

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2013 Mercedes CL65 AMG Special Grey Stone Edition by Anderson Germany

2013 Mercedes CL65 AMG Special Grey Stone Edition by Anderson Germany

The Mercedes CL65 AMG — together with its younger brother, the CL63 AMG — is one of those vehicles that’s a little hard to classify. It’s too big to be a sports car, but it’s a little too small to be classified as a luxury car.

So...what is it?

The short answer: who cares, because whatever it may be, the CL65 AMG is a bad-ass ride. And in most cases, that’s fine by us.

German tuner Anderson Germany shares those sentiments and it’s taken its love for the CL65 AMG to a new level with a new program that it has christened the Special Grey Stone Edition.

The name of the program is appropriate for the CL65 AMG, considering that you won’t find a whole lot of flash in it. Instead, the luxury sports coupe has plenty of substance; the kind that you appreciate even more once you get inside one and drive it home.

Click past the jump to read about what Anderson Germany did to the Mercedes CL65 AMG that justified its Special Grey Stone designation

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2013 Mercedes-Benz CL 500 Black Matte Edition by Famous Parts

2013 Mercedes-Benz CL 500 Black Matte Edition by Famous Parts

Mercedes’ two-door luxury car, the CL-Class is all sorts of awesome. It’s got serious credentials as a luxury coupe that very few in its class can come close to matching.

That’s precisely why it’s garnered so much love from Mercedes customers over the years. But what happens when you have an aftermarket company that’s willing to put in the time to ensure that the CL-Class’ appeal goes up a few more notches?

Famous Parts’ Matte Black edition happens.

The aftermarket company took up the task of building a new aero kit for the CL 500, giving the luxury coupe some new styling that adds to the aggressive look in a rather stealthy manner. It’s a pretty cool upgrade that really fits in well with the CL-Class’ 4.6-liter V-8 direct-injected engine that produces 429 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque while mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission. Put that all together and the CL-Class can hit 60 mph in just 4.9 seconds with an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph.

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2013 Mercedes CL63 AMG by Unicate Germany

2013 Mercedes CL63 AMG by Unicate Germany

Anytime a Mercedes carries the letters “A,” “M” and “G” in its name, you know it’s one that’s just waiting to show off its muscles. Even if a car like the CL63 AMG already packs serious meat, it doesn’t mean that it doesn’t need a little more.

German tuning specialist Unicate certainly believes that the car’s 536-horsepower output is already pretty stacked, but nobody said you can’t turn that number north of 600. That’s exactly what Unicate did and it remapped the CL63 AMG’s ECU and added a new Apocalypse sound exhaust system. The end result is 607 horsepower on tap, ready and waiting to be unleashed on some hapless asphalt.

Showing that this car is not all go and now show, Unicate also added a subtle aerodynamic upgrade, which included a clear-coated carbon-fiber diffuser, a three-piece trunk spoiler, and MEC Design’s Electronic Lowering System module.

These performance upgrades drop the CL63 AMG’s 0-to-100 km/h (62 mph) mph time down to 4.5 seconds. It is odd that Unicate left the top speed is still limited to 155 mph. Really, when was the last time you went over 155 mph?

All told, Unicate’s program for Mercedes CL63 AMG is the kind of performance and aero upgrade that settles in just right for the sports coupe. And might we add, it perfectly suits us too.

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2013 Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG by Famous Parts

2013 Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG by Famous Parts

It’s been a while since we last heard something about the Mercedes CL-Class, but Famous Parts brought it back to our attention with a tuning package based on the CL63 AMG.

Its Black Edition Wide Body Kit will provide the car with a more aggressive look and more muscular proportions. The kit includes a new front bumper and spoiler blade, new side skirts, a new rear bumper and diffuser, a pair of front mud guards, rear side wall enlargements, a new hood, and lattice inserts.

The front bumper received integrated LED daytime running lights. The Benz is painted Frozen Gray Matt Champagne Metallic paint combined with tinted rear side glass and windshield.

The car sits on a set of 21-inch Monoblock E wheels wrapped in Continental Sport Contact high-performance tires and combined with a lowering module.

Under the hood, the 6.2-liter V-8 engine remains unchanged, but by using software modifications and optimizing exhaust system, the output has jumped to 610 horsepower — an increase of 85 horses over the standard version.

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2014 Mercedes CL-Class

Once Mercedes is finished showing off the next-generation S-Class, the next thing on its agenda will be the two-door version of the luxury sedan — the CL-Class. Codenamed C217, the next CL-Class will be built on Mercedes’ new MRA modular rear-wheel drive architecture, which will make it lighter and more rigid than the current model.

The next CL-Class will feature a wide range of engines under its hood, starting from a V-6 and moving up to a V-12. The latter of the two will find its way into the CL600 and the range-topping CL65 AMG.

When building the next CL-Class, Mercedes will concentrate on using aluminum and magnesium, keeping the carbon fiber for use on the AMG version’s roof, trunk lid and doors.

On the inside, Mercedes will offer better-quality materials, a completely redesigned dashboard, and all of the latest technologies seen in the recently launched models.

You will be happy to hear that the the CL-Class is just one of seven models to be included in the next S-Class. There will also be a a variety of new sedans, a convertible and a full-size four-door coupe.

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Hennessey announces HPE700 Kit For Mercedes AMG 5.5L Biturbo V8

Hennessey announces HPE700 Kit For Mercedes AMG 5.5L Biturbo V8

Hennessey has just released an engine upgrade package specifically for the Mercedes AMG 5.5 liter biturbo V8 engine that will that will take your vehicle from hot to nuclear with just a few additions. The package is called the HPE700 and it increases the engine’s output from the standard 550 HP to an impressive 700 HP - hence the name.

As of right now, this engine powers the CLS63, E63, S63, G63, GL63, ML63, and SL63 AMG. In order to obtain this impressive upgrade, the tuner performed an HPE air induction system modification, HPE engine management calibration, and Dyno tuning. The update will get a 3 Year / 36,000 mile limited warranty. After all these updates, the V8 engine delivers a total of 700 HP at 5200 rpm and a peak torque 800 lbs-ft at 3,800 rpm.

Next to these engine updates, the tuner is also offering carbon fiber trim accessories and a new set of wheels combined with updated suspensions.

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2012 Mercedes CL-Class Black Edition V2 by Prior Design

2012 Mercedes CL-Class Black Edition V2 by Prior Design

When it comes to building wide-body tuning kits, you won’t find a tuner that does a better job than Prior Design. Heck, it was only a few months ago when they released a wide-body kit for the Mercedes CL-Class luxury coupe. Apparently, it didn’t take them too long to build off of that with what they call "version 2" of the Black Edition program.

Similar to what we saw previously, Prior Design really went balls-to-the-wall on the Black Edition V2, dressing up the CL-Class with a package that’s far sportier and more aggressive than its predecessor.

For this program, Prior Design fitted the Mercedes with a slew of new bodykit components, all of which are made from Dura-Flex Fiber Reinforced Plastic. The kit includes a new front bumper, a front lip spoiler, larger side skirts, a rear bumper and diffuser, a new front hood, and mesh grilles.

For the entire package, Prior Design has stickered a price of €12,900, which is around $16,500 based on current exchange rates. Given the money customers are likely to invest or have invested on a CL-Class, this kind of purchase shouldn’t be too much of a problem.

UPDATE 09/05/12: New photos of Prior Design’s Black Edition V2 program for the CL-Class have just been released. Check them all out at the gallery below!

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2012 Mercedes CL-Class Grand Edition

2012 Mercedes CL-Class Grand Edition

Mercedes is celebrating "60 years of the S-Class Coupe" with the unveiling of the special edition CL‑Class "Grand Edition" that includes an AMG body styling, exclusive designo paintwork, high-quality designo leather appointments and sporty elegant 20-inch wheels. Customers will have to opt between three designo paint finishes of platinum black metallic, mocha black metallic and magno cashmere white.

And AMG sports package adds a powerful front and rear aprons and distinctive side sill panels, and a new set of 20" light-alloy wheels in a choice of five-spoke or filigree 10-spoke designs. For the interior Mercedes will add high-quality aniline leather offered in three different colors: designo aniline leather armagnac, designo aniline leather deep black and the lighter designo aniline leather porcelain.

The list of standard equipment will include: active suspension system Active Body Control (ABC) with crosswind stabilization, drowsiness detection system Attention Assist, pre-safe automatic emergency braking and the optional Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, and Adaptive Highbeam Assist systems.

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2012 Mercedes CL C216 Black Edition by Prior Design

2012 Mercedes CL C216 Black Edition by Prior Design

The Black Series program created by Mercedes is very well-known on standout models like the SLS AMG and the C63 AMG, but Prior Design is giving the second string of Mercedes models a little attention as well. The German tuner has opted to provide the CL-Class C216 with a Black Series dress-up of their own making.

The new program is called the CL C216 Black Edition and includes a very impressive aerodynamic package that will make the car look more muscular. The body kit includes new front mud wings, widened rear body and side skirts, and a decent roof scoop in addition to new front and rear bumpers. The model was also equipped with a new set of 20" light alloy rims. If the customer opts for the available gorgeous black exterior paint finish, then they will definitely get the perfect sports car.

The package was inspired by the previous SL R230 Black Edition by Prior Design that ended up being quite a hit among their customers.

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2012 Mercedes CL 800 Coupe by Brabus

2012 Mercedes CL 800 Coupe by Brabus

Brabus has chosen the 2011 Dubai Motor Show to set the stage for the world’s fastest and most powerful luxury coupe. Together with some of the most amazing vehicles in the world, Brabus has revealed their Brabus 800 Coupe based off of the Mercedes CL600. This new package ensures the coupe pushes out 800 HP and a top speed of 217 mph while looking sporty and elegant.

Starting off the transformation is the upsizing of the vehicle’s V12 engine, from 5.5 L to 6.3L. Then, thanks to a high-end turbocharging system designed by Brabus engine specialists and a carbon-fiber ram-air intake integrated into the hood, the CL600 now pushes out a total of 800 HP and 1,047 lb-ft of torque. The sprint from 0 to 60 mph is now made in just 3.9 seconds, while top speed is electronically limited to 217 mph.

Hit the jump to read more about the Brabus 800 Coupe.

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2011 Mercedes CL500 4MATIC by Brabus

2011 Mercedes CL500 4MATIC by Brabus

Brabus’ Mercedes line-up of vehicles continues to heat up with the recent announcement of two new performance packages for the CL500 4MATIC.

Not content with the car’s already robust 4.7-liter V8 twin-turbo engine that produces 435 horsepower and 516 lb/ft of torque? If so, Brabus has ttwo power upgrades for you to choose from.

The first one is called the ’Brabus B50 - 490’, which consists of a new plug-and-play PowerXtra module that tweaks the engine’s performance capabilities through improved electronics, ignition, injection, and electronic boost pressure control. The modifications result in a car that’s capable of hitting 490 horsepower and 575 lb/ft of torque. Mighty impressive on its own right, yes?

But if you’re still not satisfied with that, Brabus is also offering something a little more powerful in the form of the ’Brabus B50 - 520’, a program that carries all of the features of the 490 while also coming with an additional intercooler. The result is a might 520 horsepower and 604 lb/ft of torque on the CL500 4MATIC.

With all these changes in tow, the CL500 4MATIC will now be capable of hitting a 0-62 mph time of 4.5 seconds and an increased top speed of 186 mph.

Together with the other Brabus-tuned Mercedes, the S500 4MATIC, the CL500 4MATIC, will be gracing us with our presence at the Essen Motor Show this November.

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2011 Mercedes F125 Concept

2011 Mercedes F125 Concept

On January 29, 1886, Karl Benz received an official patent for his "automobile fueled by gas." Now, 125 years later, Mercedes is celebrating that event with the unveiling of the F125 - a concept car that previews the next generation S-Class and CL-Class.

The F125 concept is powered by four electric motors that take their power from a hydrogen fuel cell stack. The four electric motors deliver a total output of 231 HP and will sprint the concept from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.9 seconds on its way to a top speed of 136 mph - quite impressive performance numbers for a car in this class.

Even more impressive is the fact that the concept has an autonomy of 620 miles. It also comes equipped with a chargeable lithium-ion battery that will help the F125 to run only on electricity for a total length of 31 miles.

UPDATE 10/24/11: Mercedes has released the first presentation video of the F125 Concept detailing how the car’s concept form came into fruition, as well as how the car’s characteristics will help in determining the automaker’s future auto line-up. It’s a good watch that’s definitely worth your time!

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2011 Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG by VATH

2011 Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG by VATH

The Mercedes CL63 AMG already offers plenty of what customers look for in a sports car: aggressive design, powerful engine, and a Mercedes "Silver Arrows" logo. But if enough just isn’t enough for you, then German tuning firm, Vath, is offering a new performance package for the CL63 AMG that will leave smiles on your faces and holes in your pockets.

Before getting into the performance upgrade, Vath added a few exterior and interior modifications. There’s a carbon fiber body kit that includes a radiator cover, a rear diffuser, and a boot lid spoiler. The car also gets a new set of 20" lightweight alloy wheels wrapped in 255/35 ZR20 tires at the front and 255/35 ZR20 tires at the back. As for the interior, Vath is offering a number of options, including plenty of leather and trim choices.

Then there’s the performance package. Using their new V63S tuning kit and software upgrade plus an ECU remap, Vath was able to take the CL63 AMG’s 5.5-liter twin turbo V8 engine and bump up the output from 536 horsepower and 590 lb/ft of torque all the way up to a staggering 630 horsepower and 686 lb/ft of torque. These numbers translate to a faster 0-62 mph time of just 4.3 seconds and an increased top speed of 187 mph, up from the standard model’s electronically limited top speed of 155 mph.

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Mercedes models blast off with the Brabus PowerXtra CGI Performance Kits

Mercedes models blast off with the Brabus PowerXtra CGI Performance Kits

German tuner, Brabus, has been tuning Mercedes models for quite awhile, so getting a slew of performance kits to slap onto different versions of the luxury brand is neither surprising nor unexpected. Their new PowerXtra CGI kits can be applied to the S550, the CL550, the S 63, and the CL 63 . Depending on the model, this new package can increase the total output for the Mercedes up to between 490 HP and 620 HP. The top speed has also been pumped up to an impressive 200 mph.

For the S550 and CL550, the new performance kit increases the V8’s output from a total of 435 HP to an impressive 490 HP and the peak torque gets raised to 575 lb-ft. The S63 and CL63 models will receive the same kit, but will also get a water-to-air intercooler powered by an electric auxiliary pump. This will increase the total output to 620 HP and the peak torque to 737 lb-ft. As a result, the sprint from 0 to 60 mph will be made in 4.3 seconds, while top speed has been increased to 200 mph.

The kit also includes a special sport exhaust system with exhaust flap that will control the sounds of your engine. Aerodynamics will get boosted with a new front spoiler, carbon-fiber moldings for the gills in the sides of the front bumper, aluminum sport fenders, a carbon-fiber diffuser with integrated reflector, and a carbon-fiber rear spoiler.

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2003 - 2011 Mercedes CL600 by Speedriven

2003 - 2011 Mercedes CL600 by Speedriven

Speedriven has been building some of the highest performing engines on the market for some time no and has released details on their newest project. Starting with a base CL600, this tuning team takes it from a tame luxury coupe and changes it into the most powerful CL on the market.

This firm is not about making your Mercedes the most ridiculous or unique looking car on the road, but rather focuses their attention exclusively under the hood. These are already some of the best looking luxury coupes on the market and there is no need for oversized chrome rims or carbon fiber aero-pieces to make it look fast – Speedriven would much rather make it perform to its highest potential.

The package is available for all models 2003+ that feature the Mercedes V12. This includes the ultra-exclusiveMaybach models. If you want Speedriven to turn your car into the ultimate Mercedes without adding the usual array of aftermarket exterior pieces then it’s going to cost $16,250. This price is not actually that ridiculous considering that companies like Brabus and Renntech charge much higher rates and don’t usually equal the same performance figures.

More details on the Mercedes CL600 by Speedriven after the jump.

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Video: How to park a Twitter controled Mercedes CL

What do you think Mercedes engineers are doing when they are bored? No, they do not design a new model. Instead they are playing with Twitter controlled cars. Wait, what? Yes, you read it right.

Two guys with lots of spare time apparently conducted the first driving tests for a Tweet Race Prototype based on a Mercedes CL. But what is this car more exactly? Apparently is a car engineered to be controlled only by Twitter commands, no driver at all. And the first tests they did were pretty successful. The two guys were able to "drive" the car into a parking lot, and even park it next to a Mercedes SLS AMG. A little bit closer its true, but there was no driver behind the wheel, so... Anyway we know lots of people who can’t do even that!

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Mercedes Launches two New V8 Engines for US Market

Mercedes Launches two New V8 Engines for US Market

Amongst all the hype about hybrids and electric vehicles, here’s a refreshing look at Mercedes’ all new V8 engines – yes please! Hybrids and EV’s are driving us crazy. They dominate the news, world conferences, and pretty much everything in between. Apart from them being deeply unexciting and bland, they are stupidly weak in the area of performance. Thank God for Mercedes Benz! The Germans have released specs of two brand new V8 engines and guess what? Not an electric motor in sight!

US journalists will soon be taking their first drives through New York’s Hudson Valley region in all-new direct injection biturbo V8-engined CL model. The new-from-the-ground-up 4.6-liter V8 engine has a 20 percent smaller displacement than its predecessor, but generates 429 horsepower and 516 lb.-ft. of torque - 12 percent more horsepower and 32 percent more torque than the engine it replaces - yet fuel economy is improved by about 10%. This new engine is available in the restyled 2011 CL550 4MATIC.

The second engine making its debut is the hand-assembled high-performance 5.5-liter AMG V8 engine, featuring the use of stop/start technology as well as twin turbochargers and direct injection. This new engine produces 536 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque while at the same time achieving an estimated 20 percent improvement in fuel economy. Mated to the award-winning 7-speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT transmission, this new engine is available in the 2011 CL63 AMG coupe and S63 AMG sedan. For even more performance the optionally available AMG Performance Package increases engine power to 563 hp and 664 lb-ft. for torque; top speed also increases to 186 mph. Thank you, Mercedes, for saving us from another boring engine discussion!

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2011 Mercedes CL63 and CL65 AMG

2011 Mercedes CL63 and CL65 AMG

After the official debut of the2011 Mercedes CL-Class Facelift, the first images of its AMG version have surfaced on the internet. Like with the standard version, the CL63 and CL65 AMG also receive aesthetic changes, but they also get a new engine.

The CL63 AMG is powered by a new 5.5 liter twin turbo V8 engine that delivers a total of 544 hp and 800 Nm of torque. On the other hand, the CL65 AMG gets a 6.0 V12 biturbo engine with power increased to 630 hp, while peak torque remains unchanged at 1000 Nm.

The Mercedes CL 63 AMG comes equipped with 19-inch alloy wheels and square exhaust pipes, while the CL 65 AMG has 20-inch alloy wheels and oval exhaust pipes.

And just as a little refresher, the 2011Mercedes CL-Class line-up includes: 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.

Updated 09/23/2010: Mercedes has unveiled new images of their new CL65 AMG. It has also been revealed that the CL65 AMG will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 4,2 seconds and will be capable to hit a top speed limited to 186 mph. Official debut will be made at the Paris Auto Show.

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2011 Mercedes CL-Class

2011 Mercedes CL-Class

The 2011 facelift version of the Mercedes CL-Class will make its world debut this weekend at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Yes, we did say the CL-Class and not the S-Class Coupe as was rumored. The new CL-Class comes with an improved exterior and interior, but the biggest changes are found under the hood.

The exterior gets a new grille, bi-xenon headlights with LED technology, LED fog lamps, revised fenders and hood, and new exhaust pipes. On the interior the biggest change is the addition of a new wood trim. The new CL-Class will also be offered with all the latest technologies including: Active Blind Spot Assist, Attention Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Night View Assist Plus, and Active Body Control.

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.

The AMG versions include the CL63 AMG that is powered by a new twin turbo, direct injection V8 engine with a total output of 536 HP and 590 lb-ft of torque and the CL65 AMG gets a V12 engine that delivers 621 HP and 738 lb-ft of torque.

A minor facelift as far as we can tell, but we guess it is still considered one. The biggest selling point would have to be the added technologies and not the slightly adjusted facial expression.

Sales will begin in the USA this fall.

UPDATE 07/08/2010: Mercedes has released the first commercial for the new 2011 CL-Class facelift version. Check it out after the jump!

Update 09/07/2010: Mercedes has unveiled today new images of the new CL-Class. Check the gallery to see 35 new high res images.

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2010 Mercedes CL65 AMG Black Edition by Anderson Germany

2010 Mercedes CL65 AMG Black Edition by Anderson Germany

Anderson Germany have already released tuning kits for the Lamborghini Gallardo Balboni Edition and the Ferrari California this month alone, but that is not going to stop them from taking a stab at the Mercedes CL65 AMG.

For this particular tuning project, the tuner started with the engine, as they all should. Adding some software optimization, sports air filters, a sports exhaust system (plasma coated), racing catalysts, and larger pulleys, the high performance coupe’s engine now delivers a total of 670 HP (up from the standard 621 HP).

The exterior look of the Mercedes is upgraded with a full carbon exterior packet in jet black. This package includes an external mirror, window frames, a front grill, door handles, hatchback panel, ventilator frames on the engine bonnet, and a beautiful black matte paint job. The whole package is finished by 22 inch rims in black/gloss with carbon edging in jet black.

The interior gets leather finishing, a complete HiFi system, and an interior finish in carbon leather/dark brown leather/dark brown Alcantara.

Once again we see a fine tuning kit from Anderson Germany. Great job, guys!

Press release after the jump.

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2011 Mercedes CL63 AMG and CL65 AMG

2011 Mercedes CL63 AMG and CL65 AMG

Welcome to MY2011 and welcome to the brand new facelifted versions of the Mercedes CL63 AMG and CL65 AMG. This year, Mercedes has opted to leave the exterior of their luxury coupe alone for the most part and focus their attention on the engines of these two vehicles. Nothing shouts perfection like an increase in horsepower andMercedes wants to make this perfectly clear with these two models by using direct gasoline injection, twin turbochargers, air/water cooling, and controlled efficiency stop/start function.

Starting with the CL63AMG, Mercedes has thrown out the use of the naturally aspirated 6.2L AMG V8 engine and opted instead for a 5.5L biturbo engine mated to an AMG speedshift MCT 7-speed sports transmission with Sport, Comfort, and Manual modes. This exchange has allowed for an 18hp and 125lb-ft of torque increase for the 2011 model. This little kitten now purrs with 563hp and 664lb-ft of torque. Want to make it go even faster? Opt for the AMG Performance package and the Mercedes turns into a tiger with 563hp and 664lb-ft of torque. The standard model makes the 0-60mph sprint in 4.4secs and has a top speed electronically limited to 155mph while the AMG Performance package shaves 0.1secs off of the 0-60mph sprint and increases top speed to 186mph. Even though the 2011 Mercedes CL63 AMG has had an incredible boost in power, Mercedes has managed to decrease fuel consumption by 27% and CO2 emissions by 30.

The 2011 Mercedes CL65 AMG carries over the same 6.0L twin turbo V12 engine as last year for its range topper, but Mercedes has managed to push out an extra 17hp to the car’s performance. Now the CL65 AMG is capable of producing 621hp at 4800RPM and 738lb-ft of torque at 2000-4000RPM. The engine is mated to an AMG speedshift 5-spped transmission with Sport, Comfort, and Manual modes. This combination allows the CL65 AMG to make the 0-60mph sprint in 4.2secs and leaves it with an electronically limited top speed of 186mph.

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Video: 2011 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class presentation video

Video: 2011 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class presentation video

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.

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Mercedes CL63 CL65 AMG Facelift first image leaked

Mercedes CL63 CL65 AMG Facelift first image leaked

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. TheCL65 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 aS63 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.

Stay tuned for more details!

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Mercedes CL65 AMG by Vath Performance

Mercedes CL65 AMG by Vath Performance

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.

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Phantasma CL Chrome based on the Mercedes-Benz CL

Phantasma CL Chrome based on the Mercedes-Benz CL

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.

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2009 Mercedes CL 500 Anniversary edition

2009 Mercedes CL 500 Anniversary edition

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.

Full details in the press release after the jump.

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AMG Sports package for the 2009 S-Class and the CL-Class

AMG Sports package for the 2009 S-Class and the CL-Class

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.

Press release after the jump.

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2009 Mercedes-Benz CL 45 by Wheelsandmore

2009 Mercedes-Benz CL 45 by Wheelsandmore

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.

Press release after the jump.

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Carlsson Aigner CK65 RS Eau Rouge Dark based on the Mercedes CL

Carlsson Aigner CK65 RS Eau Rouge Dark based on the Mercedes CL

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.

More info in the press release after the jump.

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Kicherer CL65 based on the Mercedes CL

Kicherer CL65 based on the Mercedes CL

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).

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Mercedes CL Super Wide by VITT

Mercedes CL Super Wide by VITT

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.

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Mercedes CL600 by Kicherer

Mercedes CL600 by Kicherer

The Mercedes CL600 is already a fast and sleek coupe, so not many tuners decide to customize it. That’s why when a tuning house announces its kit for the CL-Class, it’s likely to be a masterpiece. In this case, Kicherer unveiled today a new body kit for the Mercedes CL600 which changes it into a more aggressive machine.

The new kit includes an entirely new front bumper, new grille, a set of new side sills and a carbon-fiber rear air diffuser. As you may know, the V12 engine of the standard CL600 develops 510 hp, but with the new software remapping, an extra 60 hp were obtained. For better stability a new suspension system was installed, lowering the car with 25 millimeters. The kit is completed by the new set of Kicherer RS01 alloy wheels.

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Wald International presents 21" Mahora wheels

Wald International presents 21" Mahora wheels

Nothing is impossible! This looks like the slogan for the Japanese tuning specialist, Wald International. In order to unveil the new set of 21 inch wheels from the Mahora series, the tuning company installed them on its customized Mercedes CL. With the new set of wheels installed the Wald International Mercedes CL becomes a dream car for all the drivers..

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AG Excaliber based on a Mercedes CL-Class

AG Excaliber based on a Mercedes CL-Class

Audronis Gestautas, a Lithuanian car lover took a Mercedes CL and transform it into a car that will turn all the heads. is true, not all of them with admiration.

As you can see from the photos the exterior design can’t be something everyone can like. After all not all of us prefers 30" inch wheels on the front and 40" rear ones!

Audronis Gestautas called his creation AG Excalibur, you can easily understand why!

And to go with the exterior design, Audronis added a "few" Swarovski crystals on the interior: the biggest one has 25 cm and is in fact the gearshift lever.

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Mercedes CL-CLass receives new LSD wing doors

Mercedes CL-CLass receives new LSD wing doors

Although the Mercedes CL-Class is not the car you should tune it, LSD thought something else and installed their well-known wing doors on the luxury vehicle. With these new doors the coupe becomes an absolute looker. Featuring the new GRS+ system, the result includes more safety and more precise opening and closing of the door. Of course you have to know that the LSD wing doors come with a German TUV certificate. No words about the price yet!


Press release after the jump!

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2008 Mercedes CL500 4MATIC

2008 Mercedes CL500 4MATIC

Mercedes will offer an all-wheel drive for its luxury CL-Class Coupe for the first time. The new CL 500 4MATIC offers even greater traction and handling stability.

The CL 500 4MATIC is powered by a V8 engine with an output of 388 hp and 530 Newton metres of torque, which is on tap between 2800 and 4800 rpm. The combined fuel consumption in the NEDC cycle is 12.1 litres per 100 kilometres - a further bonus of the new, highly efficient Mercedes all-wheel-drive system. The CL 500 4MATIC requires just 5.4 seconds to accelerate from zero to 60 mph, and reaches an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph.

Mercedes-Benz has further improved this all-wheel-drive system, and uses the latest-generation system in the CL 500 4MATIC – the one that has already proved successful in the S-Class. 4MATIC is permanently active and therefore requires no response time to come to the driver’s aid in unfavourable weather and driving conditions. As a result, critical situations can be mastered more effectively and confidently.

Press release after the jump.

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2011 Mercedes CL-Class

2011 Mercedes CL-Class

Mercedes presented the CL-Class back in 1998 (with this moniker), and since then it knew three different generations: first between 1998 to 2000, seconds from 2000 to 2006 and third from 2007 to present. But even if the third generation was just launched, Mercedes is working on the fourth generation.

With design cues taken from the F700 unveiled last year at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the 4th generation CL-Class is scheduled to be launched in 2011 and sales will begin in 2012, same time with the next generation S-Class.

Even if the F700 Concept is not a beautiful car, it really show the future design of the entire Mercedes line-up.As previously announced, the F700 is a preview version of the 2012 S-Class, but we’re pretty sure the they won’t stop here!

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Mercedes CL-Class W216 by Wald International

Mercedes CL-Class W216 by Wald International

If you haven’t heard about Wald International before, at SEMA they sure became a sensation then they brought a customized Lexus IS. But they didn’t stopped here. They are now working on a CL-Class W216, with delivers to start in 2009.

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Mercedes S-Class and CL-Class get Blind Spot Assist

Mercedes S-Class and CL-Class get Blind Spot Assist

Mercedes-Benz now offers a newly developed Blind Spot Assist system as an option for its S and CL-Class models, which is designed to help drivers when changing lanes.

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Carlsson Aigner CK65 "Eau Rouge"

Carlsson Aigner CK65 "Eau Rouge"

Mercedes-Benz tuning specialists Carlsson have joined forces with international leather-lifestyle brand Etienne Aigner to develop the Carlsson Aigner CK65 "Eau Rouge". Made in an exclusive small series, the luxury coupé based on the Mercedes-Benz CL produces over 700 bhp and 1,100 Nm after being breathed on by Carlsson.

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Carlsson CK65 Eau Rouge Limited Edition to be unveiled in Frankfurt

Carlsson CK65 Eau Rouge Limited Edition to be unveiled in Frankfurt

Carlsson will present in Frankfurt the CK65 Eau Rouge Limited Edition, a model based on the Mercedes-Benz CL 65 AMG.

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BRABUS SV12 S Biturbo Coupe

BRABUS SV12 S Biturbo Coupe

730 hp / 537 kW of power, 1,320 Nm of top and a top speed of 340 km/h: With the BRABUS SV12 S Biturbo coupe based on the latest Mercedes CL 600 model BRABUS presents the world’s fastest and most powerful coupe.
At the heart of this exclusive automobile is the BRABUS SV12 S Biturbo engine. It is based on the turbocharged Mercedes 600 twelve-cylinder engine and represents the most powerful street-legal V12 engine in the world. Installing a special BRABUS crankshaft with longer stroke, (...)

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2008 Mercedes CL 65 AMG

2008 Mercedes CL 65 AMG

Two special events make 2007 a particularly significant year for Mercedes-AMG: the arrival of a new top model – the CL65 AMG high-performance coupe with its 450 kW /612 hp V12 engine – which rounds off the unique AMG range and which also, in "40th Anniversary" limited edition guise, marks a special anniversary: the high-performance brand of the Mercedes Car Group (MCG) celebrates its 40th birthday in 2007.

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FAB Design Mercedes-Benz CL 600 V12 Biturbo

FAB Design Mercedes-Benz CL 600 V12 Biturbo

Attractive bodywork design in optimal harmony of forms: FAB - DESIGN makes the new Mercedes CL-class even more exciting
Enough is never enough: This is the motto behind FAB DESIGN’s extensive refinement treatment of the grand Mercedes coupe. The new wide body aerodynamic program fits in harmony into the entire picture and gives the vehicle a more sporty appearance.
The FAB DESIGN wide body front bumper forms a unit with the new wide front fenders and takes up the line guidance at the new (...)

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2007 Lorniser CL

2007 Lorniser CL

Lorniser will be present at the 77th annual auto-salon in Geneva from March 08 to 18.The tuner will be present with at least four of the latest creation. The big off-roader GL the luxury sedan S-class, the derived coupe CL and the E-class model will take place in the Lorniser stand.
Lorniser CL Sporty and elegant, the “great” coupe of Mercedes Benz is unmistakable a car to please the highest demands. After exhaustive research and development, Lorniser created a refined and personalized (...)

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Top 10 Must-Drives In 2007

Top 10 Must-Drives In 2007

What are the models you can’t wait to drive in 2007? A BMW, an Audi or a Mercedes? or maybe a Ferrari, a Lamborghini or an Aston Martin. How will you choose your car? By performance, power or design? Or all?
The best example is Audi R8, a model I am sure we all wish to have a chance to drive it. It will go on sale this summer for $120,000 to $130,000. Headlight design is pretty straightforward stuff, but the carmaker’s designers and engineers have used LED technology to build internal (...)

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Mercedes CL-Class by Art tuning

Mercedes CL-Class by Art tuning

ART’s Program 216 is aimed at the new CL in the exclusivity of the Mercedes Benz luxury class with an abundance of top-quality tuning components.
The ART aerodynamics set for the front and rear optimizes the contours of the vehicle with an individual touch. In perfect harmony with the series design of the front spoiler, fine parallel grooved lines enhance the vehicle’s front silhouette. The eye-catching elegant lines of the ART rear skirt give the series rear an entirely new appearance. A (...)

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2007 Mercedes CL-Class

2007 Mercedes CL-Class

The launch of the new CL-Class in autumn 2006 will be the culmination of a Mercedes-Benz coupé tradition going back over 50 years. The two-door model combines peerless exclusivity and charismatic design with the sort of cutting-edge technology that no other manufacturer can match worldwide. The luxury Coupé raises the bar in terms of vehicle safety with the PRE-SAFE® brakes: the unique system automatically brakes the Coupé before an imminent rear-end collision. Furthermore, Mercedes innovations such as the Active Body Control (ABC) suspension system, the Intelligent Light System with five light-ing functions and PRE-SAFE® anticipatory occupant protection all come as standard. Two powerful engines with 8 or 12 cylinders are available, delivering a notable increase in output and torque. Thanks to their exemplary smoothness they also live up to the Mercedes heritage of superb motoring refinement.

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Mercedes at Los Angeles Auto Show

Mercedes at Los Angeles Auto Show

Mercedes will present the S63 AMG, CL63 AMG and Maybach the 62 S at Los Angeles Auto Show, open to the public December 1 – 10, 2006. The S63 AMG sedan and the CL63 AMG coupe are both powered by the first engine developed entirely by AMG — a 6.3-liter normally aspirated V8 that produces 518 horsepower and 465 lb.-ft. of torque.
The new 6.3 liter engine is one of the most powerful naturally aspirated production V8s ever. It is built almost completely from a high-strength silicon-aluminum alloy (...)

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