Facelifted Mercedes CL63 AMG and CL65 AMG unveiled in Paris
1 October 2010

Mercedes has unveiled its facelifted CL63 AMG and CL65 AMG models at the Paris motor show.

They feature more aggressive styling than the rest of the range, which has also been facelifted.

See the pics of the Mercedes CL63 and CL65 AMG - plus pics from the Paris motor show

The CL63 AMG rides on 19-inch alloys and gets new mesh trim at the front instead of the chrome used on the standard CL range. There are also more pronounced side skirts and a new exhaust tips at the rear.

The CL65 gets extra chrome trim over the CL63, both at the front and on the rear diffuser, as well as new exhaust pipes. It rides on 20-inch alloys.

New Mercedes CL revealed

The CL63 uses a new twin-turbo V8 with 536bhp and 590lb ft (or 563bhp and 663lb ft when configured with an optional performance package). It will come with a seven-speed multi-clutch transmission.

The CL65 retains the same twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre V12 engine as the existing model, with 603bhp and 737lb ft.

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9 July 2010

I don't know where the hell you get your data from, but in Germany this has 630PS = 622BHP.

Autocar, come on guys, it's noon...

9 July 2010

[quote FadeToBlack]

I don't know where the hell you get your data from, but in Germany this has 630PS = 622BHP.

Autocar, come on guys, it's noon...

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To be honest does it matter? Does anyone care ... all these Merc's do is 0-60 in between 4.8 and 5.0 seconds, all do only 155mph and yet there is a range of prices spanning quite a massive gap. Who buys these things? Utterly pointless vehicles!

9 July 2010

I guess the fact that there's a significant market for cars like this would render your comment pointless. I would suggest that they're out of step with the times and personally I'd have reservations about owning one (even if I could afford to), but such cars are far from pointless.

9 July 2010

[quote Autocar]These are the first pictures of the facelifted Mercedes CL63 AMG and CL65 AMG models.

The images leaked onto the internet on an Italian website [/quote] Leaked? The official German pricelist was made available to the public on 2nd July 2010 on the Mercedes German Website - i.e. car went on sale and could be ordered since last week. Anyone can download the pricelist. On the same German website you can configure online the CL63 and 65 AMG, and there is of course a full gallery, pictures technical data etc. And for the record in accordance with the official data, the CL65 produces 630PS and 1000Nm of torque

9 July 2010

[quote blue62]I guess the fact that there's a significant market for cars like this would render your comment pointless. I would suggest that they're out of step with the times and personally I'd have reservations about owning one (even if I could afford to), but such cars are far from pointless.
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I must have missed that time when they were in the top 20 best sellers. ;) A few thousand worldwide is hardly big numbers, but it is quite cheap to create a vehicle like this from the S-Class chassis which sells in much higher numbers.

The point of them is to prove the owner still does have a penis or indeed, likes to show off their wealth ... so whilst they do have a point, they are still pretty pointless if you get my drift ... which I would say clearly you do not. No matter.

9 July 2010

Nice. I do like the looks. If I was in the market for a fast luxury car and wasn't after something like an M5, I'd be willing to consider it.

9 July 2010

[quote Cheltenhamshire]Utterly pointless vehicles![/quote]

Agree 100%. But why do I want one??


9 July 2010

[quote Straight Six Man]Nice. I do like the looks. If I was in the market for a fast luxury car and wasn't after something like an M5, I'd be willing to consider it.[/quote]

It's a totally different market, i'd love a CL65 if i were wealthy enough*, much less "footballer" than a continental.

*Keeps fingers crossed for a euromillions win.

9 July 2010

[quote Cheltenhamshire]

The point of them is to prove the owner still does have a penis or indeed, likes to show off their wealth ... so whilst they do have a point, they are still pretty pointless if you get my drift ... which I would say clearly you do not. No matter.

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Oh no, I do get your drift, just take issue with your conclusion; a bit of pedantry on a Friday never hurt anyone. Interesting to see you go for the penis theory, is there a price threshold out of interest, or is it based on pubic capacity? I am with you on this, but it does worry me that I could be accused of having a chip on my shoulder.

9 July 2010

[quote Cheltenhamshire] but it is quite cheap to create a vehicle like this from the S-Class chassis which sells in much higher numbers.[/quote]

Yeah, its dirt cheap to create a high performance engine and handbuild it from scratch, and to fit a bespoke drivetrain including steering, suspension and brakes.

if you dont like the car then so what, there has always been,and always will be a (relatively) large worldwide market for these cars.

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