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Carlsson Soups up 2011 CLS 350

Carlsson is at it again. For those of you who aren’t all too impressed with what the base Mercedes-Benz CLS 350 does, let us introduce you to the version the German tuner has come up with. The Carlsson Tuning kit for the CLS 350 features some subtle tweaks to the exterior, providing a customized touch and some added points for good looks. There are a bunch of aerodynamic enhancements for the exterior, from the front’s updated grille and new chin spoiler to the rear’s new diffuser that’s integrated into the exhaust. There are some air outlet gills out on the side as well. The exterior cosmetic changes include LED fog… Continue Reading »

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1st Generation CLS Shows Some Fangs

The second generation of the Mercedes-Benz CLS was introduced at this year’s Paris Motor Show after which orders for the luxury 4-door were entertained. The first-generation CLS will not be easily forgotten, however, as this 4-door coupe was one of the vehicles responsible for the increased popularity of this segment. Renowned German tuning house Carlsson, a tuner specializing in Mercedes-Benz vehicles, developed a limited edition model based on the Mercedes CL 65 AMG and renamed it as the Carlsson CK65. From that lofty base, Platinum Motorsport, an American aftermarket company, upgraded this already remarkable Carlsson CK65, performing a few more modifications to put a stamp of their own. Without going… Continue Reading »

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New CLS 63 AMG Commercial to Premiere in January

As it nears its release in January 2011, the new Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG is set for a big splash in terms of advertising, and the latest exposure of the upcoming executive sedan will be in a commercial set to premiere sometime around the end of January. In the commercial, the CLS 63 AMG was let loose out on the hot desert dunes of Las Vegas, Nevada. You’ll also be able to see Robert Baker, the brand ambassador for AMG and founder of Logical Golf, sitting right where most of us probably want to be: behind the wheel of the CLS 63 AMG. The late January premiere of the CLS… Continue Reading »

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Karolina Kurkova Selected for Mercedes-Benz Campaign [Gallery]

Monochromatic imagery is the theme for Mercedes-Benz’s fashion campaign for the Autumn/Winter 2011 season. Supermodel Karolina Kurkova has been selected to partner with the Mercedes-Benz CLS in the campaign. Entitled “Captivated”, Mercedes-Benz chose acclaimed fashion photographer Craig McDean and British creative director David James to create the spectacular fashion visual. The pair were tasked to transform the dynamic, athletic design of the new CLS into a powerful yet feminine fashion image. Karolina Kurkova says that the CLS is “a beautifully smooth and luxurious car that immediately appealed to me. It has these fascinating contours that I wanted to convey with my body language during the shooting. I can imagine myself… Continue Reading »

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Next up, the CLS63 AMG Shooting Brake Concept

It’s only been two weeks, and already Mercedes-Benz has surprised fans with two brand new CLS variants, namely the CLS63 AMG plus the CLS Shooting Brake Concept. Now, there’s news of another one that the company is planning to put forth, and we’re guessing you’ve already guessed what it is. That’s right—the CLS63 AMG Shooting Brake. So you’ve got an AMG powered CLS, and a Shooting Brake Concept, so why not an AMG Shooting Brake Concept. Makes perfect sense, doesn’t it? This proposed variant of the CLS will inherit all the powerpacked features of its sedan sibling and will likely see production in 2012. So you can expect no less… Continue Reading »

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A-Class, B-Class Might Get AMG Treatment in a Few Years

We are now quite familiar with the CLS 63 AMG, and we know that the C-Class has its own C 63 AMG trim. But did you ever think that the high-performance division of Mercedes-Benz would also make the move to the lower model classes? Well, AMG’s top man Ola Kaellenius thinks so—just not anytime soon. As he spoke at the LA Auto Show, he said that AMG might be able to touch the A-Class and B-Class models sometime within the next 3 or 4 years. There’s not much momentum going for the idea at the present, but sources say that the AMG division is already working on a smaller high-performance… Continue Reading »

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Official: The Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG

The top-of-the-range version of the four-door coupé is equipped with the newly developed AMG V8 biturbo engine, featuring a peak output of up to 410 kW (557 hp) and 800 Nm of torque, as well as the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission. On top of this, the vehicle’s fuel consumption of 9.9 litres per 100 km (NEDC) represents an improvement of 32 percent compared with the previous model (all figures provisional). The combination of an AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension with electronically controlled damping system and new front axle, newly developed electromechanical AMG sports parameter steering, and also optional AMG ceramic high-performance composite braking system, is synonymous with maximum… Continue Reading »

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