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by Brett Davis

Normally, promo footage is relatively boring and features loads of panning, swooping shots of the car driving along a postcard-perfect strip of ocean road to the graceful background of The Sound of Music. Mercedes-Benz has done it a bit differently with the upcoming 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG.

This promotional footage, just released into cyberspace, features a more raw and realistic approach to demonstrating the car’s character, while still showcasing plenty of the car’s new body design. And it’s mostly footage of the car being driven on a race track, no less.

That means we get a snippet of the awesome new 5.5-litre twin-turbo V8 under the hood, which creates 410kW of power in full AMG Performance Package trim (386kW for standard AMG).

This new engine is quite remarkable as it comes with a fuel consumption rating of 9.9L/100km – not bad for a large sedan, excellent for a stonking twin-turbo V8.

Mercedes-Benz Australia has confirmed the new CLS 63 will go on sale here during the second quarter of this year. Check out the video below in the meantime if you need any more persuasion.




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