2005 Mercedes-Benz CLS55 AMG

The speed-addled gang at AMG wasted little time inturning out a signature version of Mercedes’ new CLSslope-bodied four-door “coupe.” The CLS55 AMG goesits lesser brethren (which top out at CLS500) at leastone better, with a 5.4-liter V-8 supercharged for 469horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. Top speed islimited to 155 mph, otherwise the CLS55 AMG mightsimply blast off into space; it reaches a morereasonable 62 mph in only 4.7 seconds. A five-speedpaddle-shift manu-matic transmission and a speciallytuned version of Mercedes’ Airmatic (air-springsuspension) are also part of the program.Eighteen-inch wheels, subtle exterior styling changes,and leather and Alcantara sport seats appeal to theesthete. The AMG version arrives Stateside thisFebruary, about a month after the other CLS models,which it will instantly upstage.


We’ve Temporarily Removed Comments

As part of our ongoing efforts to make AutomobileMag.com better, faster, and easier for you to use, we’ve temporarily removed comments as well as the ability to comment. We’re testing and reviewing options to possibly bring comments back. As always, thanks for reading AutomobileMag.com.

Buying Guide
Powered by Motortrend

0-60 MPH:

5.4 SECS


14 City / 20 Hwy

Horse Power:

302 @ 5600