Nothing personal, but we are not with you, we say. Except that it was a narrow mountain road south of California, one which can only be run as it has been deep in the forest wind starts or stops. The surface was only so so, with articles on many of the corners. Still felt the new 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG remarkable home.
And this thing is not small. The big coupe-like sedan weighs just over 4200 pounds It is also a Slim Jim, measuring 196.7 inches long and 74.1 cm wide, but about an inch wider than the standard CLS, thanks to a major route. But as the old saying goes, is driving this new Mercedes leaves smaller than its size would suggest.
There are various suspension set-C comfort), S (Sport), S + and M (Manual). We’ve all experienced, and a manual, because to be honest, it’s just fun. Although it felt weird sometimes loosely in everyday traffic, the Multi-Clutch 7-speed automatic would mean all their names, as we move the paddle up or down … immediately.
If there is anything wrong with it was like our Alpine Street: We could not with the excellent V-8 to play as much as we would like to have.
Why not? So much power. The 5.5-liter V-8 has a pair and direct injection intercooled turbo to 518 hp at 5500 rpm and 516 lb.-ft. produce torque at 1750-5000 rpm. Not enough? There is an output of the CLS, which makes 550 hp at 5500 rpm and 590 lb.-ft. of a hot min between 2000-4500 rpm. Those of you who know you will find that AMG 518 is a quantum leap from the 5.5 turbo or atmospheric 6.2-liter V-8, but get this: the fuel consumption by about 32 percent. Not only that, but the 518 – and 550-hp V-8′s EPA fuel economy of 16 mpg city/21 mpg highway to get.
We already know the acceleration, the car was with the Performance Package touch 60 mph in about 4 seconds and beating the quarter mile in the low 12s. Adding the pleasure of the launch control. Top speed is limited to 155 mph. I must admit, we did not test.
Outside, see the 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG that section, an aggressive nose, elegant body and a tail with carbon fiber cut on her upper lip. Inside the car is equally impressive, with the exception of the confusing multifunction COMAND controller. Fortunately, you can only drive like hell and completely ignore.
The CLS63 is new to the U.S. in June, the AMG version of the same normal arrival of the CLS. We do the official price, but not $ 100,000 for the 518-hp version, and an extra $ 10 grand if you want 550 hp. Add carbon-ceramic brakes and you will total up to $ 12,500 kick.
Expensive, yes, but CLS63 AMG looks like a good investment long term … If your long term so much fun and seduction.