The LA Auto Show is about to start and we already have a lot of interesting premieres announced and here comes another one, from Mercedes Benz. The German carmaker announced the debut of the new CLS 63 AMG, the high performance version of their recently introduced CLS. Compared to the ‘regular’ model, the CLS 63 AMG got a modified body kit, featuring a new front grille, new hood, modified bumper, rear diffuser and LED daytime running lights, plus a set of 19-inch alloy wheels.
Under the bonnet, the new CLS monster is powered by a biturbo 5.5-liter engine which delivers 518 hp (386 kW) and 516 lb-ft (699 Nm) of torque, which paired to the seven-speed Speedshift MCT transmission takes the car from stand to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds and up to an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h). For power freaks, Mercedes also offers an optional AMG Performance Package which increased the power output to 550 hp (410 kW) and 590 lb-ft (799 Nm) of torque, 0-60 mph in 4.3 seconds and top speed of 186 mph (299 km/h).
The pricing hasn’t been released yet, but we’ll probably find it out closer to the market release date, which is scheduled for the summer of 2011.
[Source: Mercedes Benz]