Revealed: 2011 Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG & CL65 AMG

Mercedes-Benz has dropped information on their new CL63 AMG and CL65 AMG facelift models. The two AMG models will offer new bumpers, a new grille and restyled headlights for the front, where the back will offer LED fog lights, a new exhaust system and 20-inch wheels.

Inside will boast premium leather upholstery, AMG heated and ventilated seats, a sports steering wheel, an AMG instrument cluster and ambient lighting. Features for the interior include GPS navigation, a new speaker system with 11-speakers from harman/kardon, and an 8-inch COMAND display.

The engine for the CL63 AMG is a 5.5-litre biturbo V8 unit with 400kW of power and 800Nm of torque. This unit is connected to a 7-speed SPEEDSHIFT MCT transmission with three modes: Sport, Comfort and Manual. The 0-100km/h time is just over 4.4 seconds where the top speed is 249km/h.

Merc’s CL65 AMG will boast a 6.0-litre V12 motor with 463kW and 999Nm of torque. There will be a 5-speed SPEEDSHIFT transmission which allows for a 0-100km/h time of 4.2 seconds and a top speed of 299km/h.

Both of these AMG models will offer a new suspension system with Active Body Control, a power-assisted speed-sensitive rack-and-pinion steering system and new brakes.

Press Release:

PRELIMINARY EQUIPMENT LIST – 2011 CL63 AMG

Standard Equipment

Comfort/Convenience

* COMAND system with 40GB hard-drive GPS navigation
* Bluetooth interface for hands-free calling
* Voice control for audio, telephone and navigation
* 11-speaker harman/kardon LOGIC7® surround-sound system with Dolby Digital 5.1, HD Radio®, in-dash 6-disc DVD/CD changer, in-dash SD card reader, media interface, & SIRIUS® satellite radio
* Central controller with 8″ COMAND display
* Power tilt/sliding sunroof
* Rear window sunshade
* Bi-Xenon headlamps with active curve illumination and cornering lights
* KEYLESS-GO
* Electronic trunk closer
* PARKTRONIC with advanced Parking Guidance
* AMG premium leather interior
* AMG performance steering wheel with aluminum shift paddles
* AMG instrument cluster with RACETIMER
* AMG 14-way power heated and active ventilated front seats with adjustable
* lumbar support and memory
* Drive-dynamic multicontour front seats with 4-level massage
* Interior ambient lighting feature

Performance/Handling

* 536 Horsepower @ 5,500 RPM
* 590 lb-ft of Torque @ 2,000 – 4,500 RPM
* Acceleration: 0-60 mph: 4.4 sec.
* Top speed: 155 mph (electronically limited)
* AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sport transmission with Sport, Comfort and Manual shift modes
* AMG-specific power-assisted speed-sensitive rack-and-pinion steering
* AMG-calibrated Active Body Control (ABC) suspension
* Front: AMG-calibrated 4-link independent with antilift control and stabilizer bar
* Rear: AMG-calibrated multilink independent with antisquat and antidive system
* AMG high-performance two-piece braking system
* Front: Internally ventilated and cross-drilled 15.4″ discs with dual sliding calipers
* Rear: Internally ventilated and cross-drilled 14.4″ discs with sliding calipers
* 20″ AMG twin 5-spoke alloy wheels
* 255/35 ZR20 (front), 275/35 ZR20 (rear) high-performance tires
* AMG sport exhaust system with dual twin chrome tailpipes
* AMG aerodynamic sport styling

Safety/Security

* New vehicle 4-year/50,000 mile warranty
* Mercedes-Benz mbraceTM emergency calling and convenience system
* New vehicle 4-year/50,000 mile warranty
* Mercedes-Benz maintenance system
* 24-hour roadside assistance program
* Steel-reinforced cabin with front & rear crumple zones
* 3-point seatbelts with pre-tensioners and force limiters
* ISOFIX anchor and tether system for child seats
* Adaptive dual stage front airbags including driver knee airbag
* Side airbags mounted in front and rear
* Full-length head protection curtain
* NECK-PRO active head restraints
* 4-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock and Brake Assist
* AMG 2-stage Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
* PRE-SAFE® (predictive occupant protection system)
* Roll-over sensor
* Anti-theft alarm with engine immobilizer
* Night security illumination
* Tire pressure monitoring system
* Panic button remote key
* Emergency trunk release inside cargo area

Optional Packages

Premium 2 Package ($TBD)

* Rear view camera
* Drive-dynamic multicontour front seats with massage
* Night View Assist PLUS with Pedestrian Detection

Driver Assistance Package ($TBD)

* DISTRONIC PLUS with PRE-SAFE® Brake
* Active Blind Spot Assist
* Active Lane Keeping Assist

AMG Performance Package ($TBD)

* Top speed delimitation to 186 mph
* Power increase (+27 hp/74 lb-ft)
* Carbon Fiber engine cover

Stand Alone Options

* Wood/premium leather steering wheel
* Heated steering wheel
* SPLITVIEW Dual-content viewscreen
* 20″ AMG Twin 5-Spoke forged wheel
* Carbon Fiber Trim

Paint

Black, Magnetite Black, Jade Green, Capri Blue, Flint Grey, Barolo Red, Iridium Silver, Palladium Silver, Diamond White

Upholstery

Black Premium Leather, Savanna/Cashmere Premium Leather, Ash/Grey Premium Leather, Sahara Beige/Black Premium Leather

PRELIMINARY EQUIPMENT LIST – 2011 CL65 AMG

Standard Equipment

Comfort/Convenience

* COMAND system w/ 40GB hard-drive GPS navigation
* Bluetooth interface for hands-free calling
* Voice control for audio, telephone and navigation
* 11-speaker harman/kardon LOGIC7® surround-sound system with Dolby Digital 5.1 with HD Radio® ,SIRIUS® satellite radio, & media interface
* Central controller with 8″ COMAND display
* Power tilt/sliding sunroof
* Rear window sunshade
* Bi-Xenon headlamps with active curve illumination and cornering lights
* KEYLESS-GO
* Electronic trunk closer
* PARKTRONIC with Parking Guidance
* DISTRONIC PLUS with Parking Guidance and Active Blind Spot Assist
* Rear view camera
* Night View Assist PLUS w/pedestrian detection
* AMG exclusive leather interior with V12-design diamond cross-stitching
* AMG performance steering wheel with aluminum shift paddles
* AMG instrument cluster with RACETIMER
* AMG 14-way power heated and active ventilated front seats with adjustable lumbar support and memory
* Drive-dynamic multicontour front seats with 4-level massage
* 8-way power heated and active ventilated rear seats
* Interior ambient lighting feature

Performance/Handling

* 621 Horsepower @ 4,800 RPM
* 738 lb-ft of Torque @ 2,000 – 4,000 RPM
* Acceleration: 0-60 mph: 4.2 sec.
* Top speed: 186 mph (electronically limited)
* AMG SPEEDSHIFT 5-speed transmission with Sport, Comfort and Manual shift modes
* AMG-specific power-assisted speed-sensitive rack-and-pinion steering
* AMG-calibrated Active Body Control (ABC) suspension
* Front: AMG-calibrated 4-link independent with antilift control and stabilizer bar
* Rear: AMG-calibrated multilink independent with antisquat and antidive system
* AMG high-performance two-piece braking system
* Front: Internally ventilated and cross-drilled 15.4″ discs with dual sliding calipers
* Rear: Internally ventilated and cross-drilled 14.4″ discs with sliding calipers
* 20″ AMG twin 5-spoke forged alloy wheels
* 255/35 ZR20 (front), 275/35 ZR20 (rear) high-performance tires
* AMG sport exhaust system with V12-design dual twin chrome tailpipes
* AMG aerodynamic sport styling

Safety/Security

* Active Lane Keeping Assist
* New vehicle 4-year/50,000 mile warranty
* Mercedes-Benz mbraceTM emergency calling and convenience system
* Mercedes-Benz maintenance system
* 24-hour roadside assistance program
* Steel-reinforced cabin with front & rear crumple zones
* 3-point seatbelts with pre-tensioners and force limiters
* ISOFIX anchor and tether system for child seats
* Adaptive dual stage front airbags including driver knee airbag
* Side airbags mounted in front and rear
* Full-length head protection curtain
* NECK-PRO active head restraints
* 4-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock and Brake Assist
* AMG 2-stage Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
* PRE-SAFE® (predictive occupant protection system)
* Roll-over sensor
* Anti-theft alarm with engine immobilizer
* Night security illumination
* Tire pressure monitoring system
* Panic button remote key
* Emergency trunk release inside cargo area

Stand Alone Options

* SPLITVIEW Dual-content viewscreen
* Carbon Fiber Trim

Paint

Black, Magnetite Black, Jade Green, Capri Blue, Flint Grey, Barolo Red, Iridium Silver, Palladium Silver, Diamond White

Upholstery

Black Exclusive Leather, Savanna/Cashmere Exclusive Leather, Ash/Grey Exclusive Leather, Sahara Beige/Black Premium Leather

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