The three pointed star emblem on a Mercedes-Benz represents the brand’s dominance of land, sea, and air. Yet, a Mercedes can carry a nomenclature of an entirely different dominance—this one particularly on the land. The AMG, or Aufrecht, Melcher and Großaspach has a priceless partnership with Mercedes-Benz that has spanned over several decades. The German based boutique tuner has created several powerful legends that have set the benchmark respective to their segment, and have in many changed the scope of high-end performance. This week, Mercedes has delivered its latest AMG creation, the CLS63 AMG S model.
When the CLS launched in the United States back in the mid-2000s, the coupe like sedan sparked an entirely new niche segment. And today, the second generation stands as the benchmark of design for the brand, where form truly does meet function. The test car was delivered in the stunning pearl
white paint that illustrates true Mercedes luxury, while the gorgeous 20″ multi-spoke wheels and subtle bold enhanced styling cues
Step inside, and expect nothing less of what should be expected of the traditional Mercedes-Benz automobile. Premium materials fill the cabin for optimized comfort and convenience. A beautifully styled wood trim makes it way around the dash, reinforcing the opulence of everything Benz. To reinforce the AMG sporty quotient, an active, dynamic seat supports the driver by counteracting the seat bolsters through each turn.
The primary motivation of the CLS63 AMG is what lives beneath the front bonnet. A forced induction, 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 pushes out an exhilarating 577 horsepower. That insane power is channeled through an intelligent all-wheel drive system, known as 4-matic, which will optimize grip and helps to distribute maximum power to each of the four wheels instantaneously. This helps to reinforce the power band of this AMG model, which seems endless.
The S model track package on this particular head turning Benz, permits speeds up to 186 mph—which, isn’t too so difficult to achieve. The 0-60 mph time has been clocked as low as 3.6 seconds on this 4,277 lb sedan. The acceleration on the CLS63 is enough to relive an unforgettable roller coaster ride that can twist your stomach while slinging forward at an alarming rate. Pushing the accelerator, ripping through each of the seven gears guarantees to get heartbeats racing and even a few giddy giggles.
Factor in all the amenities you expect from Mercedes-Benz and blend in supercar performance, and this sport sedan becomes quite a strong overall value at just under $120,000. Mercedes and AMG will continue to be the benchmark for Germany luxury tuners. With handsome and blistering performance, the CLS63 AMG is an exhilarating option for the consumer looking for space for family or friends. For more information on the CLS63 AMG, please visit mbusa.com.