Mercedes-Benz CL 63 AMG at 2010 AIMS

Mercedes-Benz has announced details of the new Mercedes-Benz CL 63 AMG which is now on show at the Motor Show in Sydney. It's the first Mercedes-Benz AMG with the new 5.5-litre twin-turbo V8.
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The car features a sleek new body, featuring a long and low profile. It features an aggressive new front bar and traditional AMG vents inserted into the front corners. The rear is equally angry, featuring typical quad exhaust outlets inside the big rear diffuser.

Under the bonnet is where most of the changes are though. This is AMG's new 5.5 twin-turbo V8 that promises greatly improved fuel economy figures over the existing 6.3-litre V8. Power is up to 400kW and torque is truck-like, offering up to 800Nm. All of this is back by a 10.3L/100km claimed fuel rating. It's also emits just 245 grams of CO2 per kilometre - great for a high-power V8 grand tourer.

Head of Mercedes-AMG GmbH, Ola Källenius, recently said about the car, "We are heading into a new era with the CL 63 AMG: for the first time we have combined spray-guided direct petrol injection with biturbocharging and the stop/start system. Together with the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission, we have reduced both fuel consumption and emissions significantly – while at the same time increasing output and torque."

The new Mercedes-Benz CL 63 AMG will go on sale in Australia in November. Prices start at $423,300. The new shape CL will also be available in CL 65, which uses a twin-turbo V12 outputting 463kW of power and 1000Nm of torque. Prices for the CL 65 will start at $519,250.

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