2011 Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG

Matt Tierney

2011 Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG

Base price (with destination & guzzler tax): $152,125
Price as tested: $157,985

Standard Equipment:
5.5-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 engine
7-speed automatic transmission
AMG active body control suspension
4-wheel cross-drilled disc brakes with ABS
AMG sport styling
Comand 40 GB hard drive navigation system
Bluetooth connectivity
11-speaker Harman/kardon Logic7 surround sound
HD digital radio
In-dash 6-disc DVD/CD changer
Sirius satellite radio
8-inch Comand display
Power tilt/sliding sunroof
Bi-Xenon headlamps with active curve illumination
Keyless Go
AMG premium leather interior
AMG performance steering wheel with aluminum shift paddles
Heated and ventilated front seats
Tire pressure monitoring system

Options on this vehicle:
Driver assistance package -- $2950
Adaptive cruise control
Active blind spot assist
Active lane keeping assist

Premium package -- $2200
Rearview camera
Night vision assist with pedestrian detection

Splitview entertainment system -- $710

Key options not on vehicle:
AMG performance package -- $7300
Top speed is raised to 186 mph
Increase in total power: 27 hp & 74 lb-ft
Carbon fiber engine cover

AMG illuminated doorsills -- $1000

Fuel economy:
15 / 21 / 17 mpg

5.5L twin-turbocharged V-8
Horsepower: 536 hp @ 5500 rpm
Torque: 590 lb-ft @ 2000-4500 rpm


7-speed automatic

Curb weight: 4599 lb

Wheels/tires: 20-inch light-alloy wheels
255/35R20 Continental ContiProContact high performance tires

Competitors: Bentley Continental GT, Audi S5

What's new? The twin-turbocharged 5.5L V-8; It replaces the 6.2L (63) engine.

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