2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG
Next to T.G.I.F., AMG is probably our favorite acronym around here. And, much like an impending weekend, it means you're headed for a good time. This CLS63 AMG is just the latest to come from Mercedes-Benz's in-house tuner.
And the big news is under the hood, where instead of AMG's own 6.2-liter V8, you'll find a new 5.5-liter bi-turbo V8. At 518, horsepower is down a bit from the 6.2, but torque is way up at 516 lb-ft. And fuel economy is up by 30 percent. Sounds like a win/win to us. Opt for the AMG Performance package, and numbers jump to 550-horsepower and 590 lb-ft. of torque!
Aggressive styling has always been part of the AMG makeup, and the CLS wears it well with its own hood, new fascias front and rear, chrome exhaust tips, and 19-inch AMG wheels.
Interior amenities are befitting of a car costing 6 figures. High quality leather and wood cover just about every surface. AMG-specific pieces include a 7-speed AMG Speedshift MCT, which has multiple settings, as does the AMG Ride Control suspension. All of that makes for one swift and solid ride out on the street.
"From it's muscular shape and thrusty exhaust note, to its crisp handling and power, the CLS63 AMG is simply a thrill to drive." – Jim Frank
The CLS63 AMG will arrive here this summer, and while pricing hasn't been announced just yet, we expect it start right around $100,000.
Engine: 5.5-liter bi-turbo V8
Price: Beginning around $100,000