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The Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG is one of the most expensive luxury coupes on the market with a $100k price tag. This model is powered by a Bi-Turbo 5.5 Liter V-8 engine capable of making 550 horsepower and 531 lb-ft. of torque. A best 0-60 MPH acceleration test run of 3.6 seconds was accomplished with the Drive Control set to "Sport+" and the Traction Control set to "Race Start".
Mercedes’ new nine-speed automatic gearbox is also part of the package, being used on all engines but the top-spec AMGs, including the new CLS 220 BlueTEC with 168 hp and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) – it’s probably not the best one to buy, though. If you want the four-pot efficiency plus a fast(er diesel) Merc, then the manufacturer also offers a CLS 250 BlueTec with 201 hp and 500 Nm (368 lb-ft). The latter can also be had with 4MATIC all-wheel drive.
Another new engine can be found under the bonnet of the CLS400 model. It sports a twin-turbo "3.5-liter" (according to Mercedes' PR, but it's likely a typo as the same unit has a displacement of 3.0-liters on other cars) V6 that makes 330 hp 333PS (329hp) and 480 Nm (354 lb-ft).
At the top of the range sits the AMG model. It’s powered by an untouched version of the 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8, making the same 549hp or 577 hp as before.
Mercedes says the standout feature of the facelift are the headlights. Called Multibeam LED, these can “provides an active light function, which is also camera-controlled, with unprecedented characteristics. For instance, it offers a preview function which already swivels the active light function when the driver has yet not turned the wheels.” It even has a special roundabout function that prevents the cornering function from failing when one is approached.
Mercedes-Benz is incorporating the new MULTIBEAM LED lighting technology for the first time into the new-generation CLS-Class. The many benefits of LEDs have been innovatively combined with the latest control technology.