• Sep 13th 2006 at 11:09AM
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More details are surfacing from Mercedes-Benz on the latest car in its fleet to get AMG's new purpose-built 6.3-liter V8, following the first image we featured in July. Based on the recently updated CL-Class – the grand touring coupe itself based on the S-Class sedan – the CL63 AMG sweetens the deal with 525 hp, capable of propelling this leather-lined cruise missile to sixty in 4.6 seconds on its way to an electronically-limited top speed of 155 mph (a Mercedes standard).

In addition to the fire-snorting engine upgrade, the CL63 gets a full aero package (even more aggressive than the AMG Sport Package offered on the "standard" CL) and suspension upgrades, as well as the full host of Mercedes' electronic systems. A close-up shot of the wheels shows a monstrous brake package, while a shot of the rear seems to show an aerodynamic diffuser to minimize lift without the need for an ostentatious rear wing (there's a reason they call it a "spoiler").

No word yet on pricing, but the old axiom applies: if you have to ask, you can't afford it.

(Full high-resolution gallery and press release after the jump)

[Source: Mercedes-Benz]

UPDATE: Added full high resolution gallery and press release

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Press Release

Mercedes-AMG is unveiling the range-topping version of the new luxury coupé, the CL 63 AMG. Under the bonnet is an AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine that was devel-oped independently and delivers a maximum output of 386 kW/525 hp and 630 Ne-wton metres of peak torque for guaranteed scintillating performance. A glance at the high-tech specification of this exceptional two-door coupé emphatically under-lines its exclusive status: in addition to the unmistakable AMG bodystyling and the AMG sports suspension based on Active Body Control, the AMG high-perfor-mance braking system is also fitted as standard. PRE-SAFE®, the anticipatory occupant protection system, is included too and may be supplemented by the addition of both the innovative new PRE-SAFE® Brake and DISTRONIC PLUS as an option.

The CL 63 AMG represents the highlight of Mercedes-AMG's 2006 model initia-tive so far, which has encompassed ten brand new high-performance AMG models to date. At the heart of the eight-cylinder flagship model is the AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine.

From its displacement of 6208 cc, the high-revving, naturally aspirated drive unit musters up 386 kW/525 hp at 6800 rpm and generates its peak torque of 630 Ne-wton metres at 5200 rpm. This gives the AMG powerpack a higher power-to-swept-volume and torque ratio than any other naturally aspirated series-produced eight-cylinder engine in the world. The CL 63 AMG is propelled from 0-100 in just 4.6 seconds, with top speed electronically limited to 250 km/h

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      • 9 Years Ago
      When will the 7g-tronic 1300 be ready?
      1300 newton meter torque handling capacity.
      That should be plenty for the V12
      • 9 Years Ago
      Nice car, Mercedes is not afraid to put horsepower in their cars, what is next a 700HP CL65 twin turbo?
      • 9 Years Ago
      I like the CL65 better, with the 604 HP engine. Athough the front fascia on the 63 is ok, the back needs some work. The front also looks too much like the S.
      • 9 Years Ago
      it's very beautiful car. Descriptions, design - all on a height
      • 9 Years Ago
      The front fender line is Pure Rx8!

      The flanks are Bangle meets WRX.

      Too much going on here.
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