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Friday, November 5, 2010

Mercedes CL63 AMG: The fine linen of the Devil


The equation is simple to install, is less to solve. Take a sport chassis, insert a motor exuding both power and luxury. Place on it a body of distinguished and elegant coupe, and most importantly, give him the opportunity to travel properly four passengers and their luggage. Then you will take the definition a bit outdated true GT. WP for "grand touring", a label that brings together a few four-seat coupe with a suitable power. Mercedes offers this kind of very exclusive car, as evidenced by the CL, which this year, hides under his new mechanical makeup V8 more sober and more frenzied at a time.Moving quickly on both extremes of the range (the CL550 and CL600) to focus on what we consider to be the most interesting version of the range: the CL63 AMG. The badge has remained the same, but does not fit any more in the cylinder (for this purpose, that of his predecessor either) of its 5.5-liter V8 engine. , Turbocharged engine that delivers 536 horsepower and 590 facto lb-ft of torque.Ensemble PerformanceBy opting for the "Performance Package" which we highly recommend that same engine produces 27 horsepower and 74 additional lb-ft. Get out your calculators if you like, but the result is 563 horsepower and 664 lb.-ft. of torque. That is what you press against the case. Box semi-automatic 7-speed, brand new, will be relayed to all the (only) rear wheels and allows, at the time of downshift, hit the gas vacuum, as a sport.No 4Matic? "We tried, but no place to house all the hardware," says Hermann Joseph Storp responsible for its development.Against all odds, it is a CL63 AMG driver. Indeed, the CL 63 AMG behaves with surprising agility and a nose which engages the first swerve. Less than a watered-down standard Mercedes, AMG version back very pleasant sensations, the stability program assuring his office without weakness. But it may disconnect a large extent, making the behavior much more alive. It comes back to a limit very early, when things start to unravel. We can pick your way then, but with a little too efficient and unobtrusive. And even if one is satisfied with the result, we easily arrive at the threshold of discomfort curve. His ability to digest without flinching bends far exceeds the tolerance of occupants who will appreciate being kept at the back of their head. The frame copy of the slightly undulating surface and found, in time, its flexibility to cut down the miles.

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