The New Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG S-Model Performance, dynamism and efficiency

Top Quote The New Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG S-Model has set a new benchmark in its class. The S-Model variant of the CLS 63 AMG not only boasts the performance but also comes with the AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine generating a maximum output of 585 hp and up to 800 Nm of torque. The V8 biturbo engine continues to be the absolute pinnacle of efficiency and it meets the requirements of the stringent Euro 6. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) May 13, 2014 - AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission for personal set-up

    Maximum individuality and customised dynamics are the special strengths of the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission. The four modes - "Controlled Efficiency" (C), "Sport" (S), "Sport plus" (S+) and "Manual" (M) - offer the driver a personal set-up. In "C" mode, the ECO start/stop function is active and switches off the eight-cylinder engine when the vehicle is at a standstill. In addition, the transmission characteristics are tangibly soft, with smooth and early gear changes. Second gear is generally used as the starting gear in this mode.

    The engine and transmission are far more agile in Sport (S), Sport plus (S+), and Manual (M) mode; in addition, the ECO start/stop function is deactivated. Partial suppression of the cylinders proves perfect for an emphatic driving style: briefly and precisely interrupting ignition and injection under full load leads to even faster gearshifts. An automatic double-declutching function for downshifting and the RACE START function are also included as standard with the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission.

    CLS 63 AMG S-Model with rear-axle differential lock

    The CLS 63 AMG S-Model sees Mercedes-AMG going one step further. True to the "Driving Performance" philosophy, a differential lock is fitted on the rear axle. This high-tech package results in a further increase in traction, ultimately leading to even greater driving dynamics and enhanced driving enjoyment. Features with the AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension with electronically controlled damping system. The front axle employs a steel-spring suspension system, while the rear axle is fitted with a fully load-bearing air suspension system.

    The three-link front suspension has undergone further optimisation for the S-Model CLS 63 AMG. In conjunction with the newly developed axle components produced in aluminium, these optimisation measures result in markedly enhanced grip and agility combined with a high level of neutrality during fast cornering.

    S-Model with subtly different design features

    In terms of exterior design, the CLS 63 AMG S-Model is differentiated from the other models by brake callipers in a red painted finish and the AMG logo on the trunk lid sporting an "S" in contrasting black. When the customer so desires, the interior of the S-Model features grey contrasting stitching on the AMG sports seats, the door centre panels, the door armrests and the centre console. Silver seat belts are also on board in conjunction with a black interior. The rim of the AMG Performance steering wheel in black nappa leather is flattened at the top and bottom and boasts grip areas in Alcantara® and grey contrasting stitching. The front head restraints of the AMG sports seats incorporate exclusive embossed AMG emblems. The AMG instrument cluster in a new design features an "S AMG" logo on the 320 km/h speedometer and red applications.

    The new CLS 63 AMG S data at a glance:

    Model CLS 63 AMG S
    No. of cylinders /arrangement V8
    Transmissions AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed
    Total displacement (cc) 5461
    Rated output (hp/rpm) 585/ 5,500
    Max torque (Nm at rpm) 800/ 1,750-5,000
    Fuel consumption
    Combined (l/100km) 9.9
    CO2 emissions combined (g/km) 231
    Emission standard EU 6
    Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s) 4.1
    Top speed (km/h) 250*
    List Price in Hong Kong $ 2,188,000
    * Electronically limited

    About Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Limited
    Established in 1986 and based in Hong Kong, Mercedes-Benz China Limited (MBCL) was the wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler AG and the franchise-holder for all imported passenger vehicle and commercial vehicle products under the Mercedes-Benz, Maybach and smart brand names in the Northeast Asia region (China, Hong Kong and Macau). In 2005, MBCL moved all P.R. China operations to Beijing for further business development. On January 1, 2006, Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Limited was established to take over the wholesale business for the Hong Kong and Macau markets with the lead of MBCL. Since March 2013, Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Limited has become independent from the China operation as an importer for Hong Kong and Macau.

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