German auto mag Auto Motor und Sport published the first official photos and info on Merc's new super CL-Class, the CL63 AMG. As expected, it's powered by the 6.3-liter (rounded up for marketing purposes from 6.2) AMG-derived V8, which in the CL coupe will produce around 518 hp and 465 ft.-lbs of torque. Zero to 60 occurs in 4.6 seconds, and top speed will again be clipped by the 155-mph German gentleman's agreement. As expected, it's a 7-speed 7G-TRONIC picking the proper cogs, with three separate performance modes that tweak pedal response and suspension stiffness. In the jewelry separtment, it's de rigeur 19" AMG alloys and brake disks as large as pan pizzas. Expect an unveiling at the Paris show, with sales starting in early '07. Click for more pics.
Mercedes-Benz CL 63 AMG: Spitzen-H ubchen [Auto Motor und Sport]
More on the Mercedes CL63 AMG [internal]