Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG & S63 AMG 2007
Mercedes-AMG is presenting two top V8 models in the form of the CL 63 AMG and S 63 AMG. Dynamic progress is guaranteed by the 100% AMG-developed 6.3-litre V8-engine with a peak output of 386 kW/525 hp and 630 Newton metres of torque.
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The exclusive nature of the unique AMG high-performance cars is amply demonstrated by their high-tech appointments: standard equipment includes AMG bodystyling, AMG light-alloy wheels, an AMG sports suspension based on Active Body Control, an AMG high-performance braking system, a dedicated AMG interior and the preventive occupant protection system PRE-SAFE® – with the new PRE-SAFE® brake and DISTRONIC PLUS available as options.
The CL 63 AMG and S 63 AMG are the current highlights of the 2006 strategic model initiative by Mercedes-AMG – with ten brand-new high-performance cars to date.
This unique combination of a fast-running design and a large displacement achieves the best of both worlds: exhilarating high-revving flexibility accompanied by high pulling power at low engine speeds.
AMG 6.3-litre V8-engine with high-tech motor racing features
Made entirely from high-strength aluminium, the V8 naturally aspirated engine is packed with a wealth of fascinating racetrack technology that reflects AMG's rich motorsport heritage. The vertical arrangement of the intake and exhaust ports together with the sophisticated new variable intake manifold featuring two integral throttle flaps results in superlative cylinder charging.
The use of bucket tappets in the cylinder heads paves the way for a stiff valve train and therefore high engine speeds. Variable camshaft adjustment, an extra-rigid closed-deck crankcase and cylinder walls with a revolutionary new LDS coating are further attributes of this ultra-sophisticated V8 engine made by Mercedes-AMG.The electronically controlled fuel supply with newly developed components operates with a variable system pressure of between 3.8 and 5.0 bar.
Bends are negotiated with far less roll; the body roll caused by fast evasive manoeuvring is effectively suppressed. The driver can use the "S/C/M" mode button in the centre console to select from the "Sport", "Comfort" and "Manual" shift programmes that not only change the transmission characteristics but also the accelerator response and the spring/damper settings of the AMG sports suspension:
“C“ (Comfort) selects a more comfort-oriented configuration, while in “S“ (Sport) and “M“ (Manual) the driver has a stiffer, more sporty setup with reduced body roll available.
Exclusive interior appointments with multicontour seats and "RACETIMER"
This sporty and exclusive styling is continued in the interior. The extensive standard appointments include PASSION leather upholstery and multicontour AMG sports seats with their own cross-piping design and massage function. In the S 63 AMG the side seat bolsters are upholstered in particularly soft natural leather.
The AMG ergonomic sports steering wheel with its specially designed rim and AMG shift paddles of aluminium with “up“ and “down“ lettering is another visual and tactile delight. The AMG main menu in the instrument cluster displays the currently engaged gear and recommended upshifts in Manual mode, plus either the engine oil temperature or the battery voltage as well as the RACETIMER.
New standards in active and passive safety
The CL 63 AMG and S 63 AMG also set new standards where active and passive safety are concerned: their standard appointments include PRE-SAFE®, the preventive occupant protection system. PRE-SAFE® recognises situations conducive to an accident at an early stage and activates a number of protective systems as a precaution. In the CL 63 AMG the unique Intelligent Light System is also standard to make driving at night even safer.
The market launch of the CL 63 AMG and S 63 AMG in Mercedes-Benz sales offices and dealerships will commence in January 2007. The S 63 AMG comes in two body variants: a particularly lively, 130-millimetre shorter version is available in addition to the more prestigious version with a long wheelbase.
October 28, 2006
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