• 2011 Mercedes CL63 and CL65 AMG

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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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  (472) posted on 02.29.2012

It just received few adjustments and changes on the body to improve the exterior. About the interior, there is no absolute problem that certain upgrades needed.

  (830) posted on 05.5.2011

For me, brown is to be considered as one of the classic colors of vehicles. But I’d love to see more shades like gray or white. And please, no loud colors. It will look too fancy.

  (228) posted on 03.16.2011

I really hate facelift version of car then later on called it the "upgraded" new version/model.

  (511) posted on 07.27.2010

The design has become too convoluted with all sorts of lights, contours and angles. I wish they’d left the original alone. That was truly a beautiful car.

  (937) posted on 07.12.2010

Is it just me or does the 63 look edgier than the 65? Maybe the designers got their models confused? Or maybe they decided they would lower the cost of v12 ownership by reducing the overall looks to cut down on speeding tickets?

  (806) posted on 07.11.2010

Yeah, I’m hearing many shades of brown are making a huge comeback in the automotive sector. I love it!

  (858) posted on 07.8.2010

Probably the perfect car for a cruise down main street on a Friday night. A Ferrari/Lambo/Aston would be too loud, an SUV would look too blingy, this just looks perfect.

  (516) posted on 07.8.2010

As a current owner of a CL500, I like the overall design. I think it’s an elegant GT...but I wish Mercedes left out the LED’s. While many companies are beginning to integrate and incorporate LED’s into their design language, Audi has been doing it mainstream for the last 2+ years and has since then become synonymous with their brand.

  (1022) posted on 07.7.2010

for sure brabus will, you just have to wait dude.

  (612) posted on 07.7.2010

I can’t wait for the BRABUS take their hands on this new Benz.

  (868) posted on 07.7.2010

If only this thing was more reliable it would be one of the greatest luxury coupes ever built.

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