Published on June 5th, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG used buy review
A hardly used Mercedes-Benz CL 63 AMG can be yours today for a fraction of its original list price. For this money, you get cutting-edge looks as well as state-of-the-art technology. The AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine with a peak output of up to 571hp and a torque of up to 900Nm, in combination with the unique AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission, contributes towards a considerable increase in driving dynamics, while at the same time guaranteeing a respectable reduction in consumption and emissions. With a fuel consumption of 10.5 litres per 100 kilometres (NEDC combined), the new high-performance coupé not only undercuts its direct competitors – it is also 27 percent more economical in terms of its fuel consumption than the previous model with naturally aspirated V8 engine.
The CL 63 AMG marked the start of a new chapter in the “AMG Performance 2015” drive strategy: Mercedes-AMG is continuing this impressive story and is meeting its promise to continuously reduce both the fuel consumption and emissions of new models with the new engine/transmission combination – while reaching new heights with the central AMG brand value of “performance”.
Together with the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission, the new AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine will play a significant role in the Mercedes-AMG model strategy over the coming year. The new engine/transmission combination marks a further milestone in the successful history of Mer-cedes-AMG, which began back in 1967.
Sports car-level performance
This CL 63 AMG delivers superior performance at sports car level: the Coupé accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds, and has an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h. The 100 km/h mark is reached in just 4.4 seconds with the AMG Performance package, with the top speed increased to an electronically limited 300 km/h.
It is not only the unrivalled torque delivery of this turbocharged eight-cylinder that makes the heart beat faster, as the agile responsiveness with no irritating charger delay also leads to an effortlessness and dynamism previously un-known in this output class. All perfectly matched by the characteristic and powerful, sonorous engine note. Moreover, this AMG high-performance engine naturally meets all the requirements with respect to smooth, quiet running and the comfort on long journeys that is to be expected of a Mercedes.
AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission
Power is transferred by the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission used exclusively by AMG. It combines high emotional appeal with outstanding driving dynamics and a high level of efficiency. A wet start-up clutch replaces a conventional torque converter, and helps to save fuel. The exemplary fuel economy is also in large measure due to the standard stop/start function. This system is active in the transmission’s Controlled Efficiency (“C”) mode, and switches the eight-cylinder engine off when the car comes to a stop. In “C” mode the coupé always starts off in second gear, and the transmission shifts to the next, higher gears at a decidedly early stage. With its high torque at low engine speeds, the V8 engine encourages a smooth, effortless driving style.
The eight-cylinder biturbo engine also features a generator management system: whenever the engine is on the overrun or when braking, kinetic en-ergy is used to charge the battery rather than being wasted as heat in the usual way. In all other operating modes a combination of onboard network and generator management enables the generator to be kept at a low voltage. This reduces the load on the engine and makes for fuel savings of around 0.15 litre per 100 kilometres according to the NEDC standard, and up to 0.2 litre per 100 km in city traffic with its frequent overrun and braking phases.
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