Mercedes-Benz has announced their plans for the upcoming Geneva Motor Show (6-16 March, 2008) in Switzerland. They will debut 5 new models: the recently revealed SL, the refreshed SLK, the new CLC, the updated CLS and also a 4MATIC version of the CL 500 Coupe. This 4MATIC system is the lightest ever created weighing in at just 70 kg allowingÂ the CL 500 a 0-100km/h in 5.4 sec. More pictures and full press release after the break
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Mercedes-Benz is celebrating 40th birthday of its famous deluxe coupe, the CL class and for that occasion only 40 special Mercedes AMG vehicles were made. This special edition AMG Benz really does look the business which offers all the usual AMG upgrades, the Mercedes Benz CL 65 AMG special edition has a 6.0-liter V12 Biturbo engine with 612 BPH plus a paint finish that is not on any other production model car. The paint is called Alubeam, which is silver like paint which is made with pigment particles that measure just 30 to 50 nanometers, basically this paint looks like liquid metal. And yeah, you can buy this masterpiece for… Continue Reading »
The last few years have seen a flood of 500 horsepower sedans almost pouring out of Germany from BMW, Audi, and Mercedes-Benz. Earlier this month, however, representatives from Mercedes and AMG announced that the “horsepower wars” were over, saying that outright power would no longer be the “main focus” for future sports sedans. Apparently, no-one sent that “war over” memo to RENNTECH. This morning, RENNTECH announced a new “stage 3″ tune for the 2008 65 series AMG models, which makes use of what RENNTECH calls “next-generation ECU software” to get 695 hp and 890 lb-ft of torque from the AMG’s twin-turbo V12. More pictures and info after the break
Mercedes-Benz tuning specialists Carlsson have joined forces with international leather-lifestyle brand Etienne Aigner to develop the Carlsson Aigner CK65 “Eau Rouge”. Made in an exclusive small series, the luxury coupe based on the Mercedes-Benz CL produces over 700 bhp and 1,100 Nm after being breathed on by Carlsson.
Forbes has put together a list, as they always do, of the “Most Expensive Cars to Insure” and believe it or not, Mercedes-Benz has secured the top three positions on the list. The SL, S, and CL-Class have been classified as the most expensive production cars to insure. It is no surprise that a car with an MSRP of $135,400 and 5.5 liter V8 engine would have an insurance cost of $22,536 a year. The same is true for the S Class, with an MSRP $123,888, it has an yearly insurance cost of $21,161. It is followed by the new CL, which costs $122,050, and has an insurance cost of… Continue Reading »
Here is an absolutely beautiful video of the CL 65 AMG in all its glory. While the regular, if there is a regular CL, looks amazing, the AMG version is even better, as you can see on the video.
This is not a double post, AutoExpress reviewed the CL as well, but they did it better, they got themselves the CL600. While there isn’t much difference between the two (550 vs. 600) in the interior or exterior, the engines are certainly different; the 550 has a V8 and the 600 has enormous V12. Similar to the Edmunds review, the guys over at AutoExpress had positive things about the CL, and especially this quote shows it. There is no doubt this Mercedes is enormously expensive – but it’s one of the most capable cars on the planet. Read the review at AutoExpress