More status, more sportiness, more elegance – these are the characteristics now portrayed by the design of the new CL 63 AMG. Thanks to specific modifications to the front and rear, as well as AMG light-alloy wheels, the high-performance coupé now looks even more confident and athletic than ever. The tastefully designed interior and the comprehensive range of standard equipment help to guarantee an air of exquisite sophistication. New optional extras such as SPLITVIEW for the COMAND multimedia system also ensure maximum comfort for the vehicle occupants.
The front section of the CL 63 AMG boasts numerous new design features which give the coupé an even more powerful appearance than ever. The new, arrow-shaped bonnet with its exciting ridged design is the perfect match for powerfully-shaped headlamps, which now come equipped with the Intelligent Light System (ILS) as standard. Other features include bi-xenon headlamps with active light function, Adaptive Highbeam Assist and also AMG-specific LED daytime driving lights in the front apron. A more dynamic appearance is also provided courtesy of the more steeply swept-back radiator grille with larger, chrome-trimmed cooling-air intake. The central Mercedes star is flanked by a distinctive horizontal grille slat. The new front apron, which is part of the AMG bodystyling, has a three-dimensional drawn-out design as well as a lower cross strut painted black and with a high-gloss finish.
The rear too has been updated: new taillamps with one-piece red-coloured cover plates and new reversing headlamps next to the licence plate recess on the boot lid match the new AMG rear apron. In addition to the diffuser insert, which is in the same colour as the vehicle body, another visual highlight comes in the form of the newly designed chrome twin tailpipes of the AMG sports exhaust system.
Viewed from the side, the CL 63 AMG stands out thanks to the “V8 BITURBO” lettering on the mudguards. Additional highlights include the newly designed AMG light-alloy wheels, with their unmistakable triple-spoke design, painted in titanium grey and with a high-sheen finish. They are fitted with 255/40 R 19 tyres at the front, and 275/40 R 19 tyres at the rear.
Sporty interior with exclusive appointment details
The tastefully designed interior of the CL 63 AMG boasts an exciting combination of exclusive appointment details. The AMG instrument cluster, for example, now has a new look: after opening the driver’s door, the words “AMG V8 BITURBO” are displayed on the screen – a clear invitation to start the new eight-cylinder engine. Also new is the AMG sports steering wheel with silver-coloured aluminium shift paddles, specially shaped grip area and perforated nappa leather around the steering wheel spokes. The multifunction buttons on the left and right enable the driver to select numerous settings and call up information, for example in the AMG main menu: the activated transmission mode is displayed in the middle of the instrument cluster – the currently engaged gear and recommended upshifts are also shown in “M” mode. A new feature is the Controlled Efficiency stop/start function: a green “ECO” symbol in the AMG main menu tells the driver that it is enabled, while a yellow “ECO” symbol indicates that the “start/stop function is disabled.”
The AMG main menu also provides the driver with information about the temperature of the engine oil and coolant. With the RACETIMER, the driver can calculate lap times – when on a private racing circuit, for instance. The RACETIMER records the time for the fastest lap, the average and maximum speeds and the lap distance. The AMG instrument cluster in the CL 63 AMG comes with a 320 km/h (199 mph) speedometer scale. One of the most eye-catching features in the interior is the exclusive analogue clock with its “IWC Ingenieur” design in the centre console.
AMG sports seats with PASSION leather upholstery
Standard equipment includes 12-way electrically adjustable AMG sports seats with Memory package, Seat Comfort package with front active multicontour seats including massage and dynamic handling function, with seat heating and ventilation, PRE-SAFE® positioning function and NECK-PRO luxury head restraints. The PASSION leather upholstery boasts sporty, AMG-specific seat fluting and also high-quality AMG badges in the backrests.
The exclusive interior appointments are available in three colour combinations: black/black, cashmere beige/savanna beige and alpaca grey/basalt grey. In conjunction with the three wood trims high-gloss black ash, high-gloss dark brown burr walnut, and high-gloss light brown burr walnut, a wide variety of options are available to meet every individual taste.
The extensive standard specification of the CL 63 AMG includes (selection):
- Adaptive brake lights
- AMG door entry sills
- AMG floor mats
- AMG sports pedal cluster
- ATTENTION ASSIST
- ISOFIX and automatic child seat recognition
- Parking guidance
- Tilting/sliding glass sunroof, electric, with PRE-SAFE® closure function
The new SPLITVIEW technology for COMAND and/or COMAND APS is also available as an optional extra. This innovative display concept allows the driver and front passenger to view different content simultaneously on the same screen. While the driver uses the map-based navigation system, for example, the front passenger can be watching the latest film on DVD using headphones, without disturbing the driver.
The wide range of optional extras also includes (selection):
- Ambient lighting, adjustable in three colours
- Brake Assist BAS PLUS
- DAB – digital radio
- DISTRONIC PLUS
- Driving Assistance Plus package
- Refrigerated compartment in rear seat backrest
- Exclusive PASSION leather package
- Night View Assist Plus
- Navigation package incl. COMAND APS
- PRE-SAFE® Brake
- Reversing camera
- TV tuner