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Old 10-05-09, 09:07 PM
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The next-generation Mercedes-Benz CLS AMG has been spied testing out in the open. While the normal CLS has been caught a number of times, this is the first time that we see the high-performance AMG model strutting its stuff in public. Its side mirror indicators have the same design style as the E-Class sedan and the four oval tailpipes are an obvious indication regardless of the heavy camouflage.

The current CLS 63 AMG shares its engine with the previous-generation E 63 AMG and both make 378kW (514hp). If the same arrangement sticks then expect to see a 6.3-litre V8 installed and making 386kW (525hp). Driving the rear wheels should be Merc's Speedshift MCT 7-speed gearbox. Just like the E 63 AMG standard wheels should be 18-inches with the 19-inch size listed on the options menu.

Sales of the CLS 63 AMG should begin in 2011. Segment rivals will include the new Porsche Panamera Turbo and the high-performance version of Aston Martin's new Rapide. Audi will also enter this four-door coupe segment with the A7.
 
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Wow! That's a whole lot of power. Can't wait to see it uncovered
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looks meh ......
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I love the CLS. Its one of my favorite Benzs
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CLS is one of my favorite sedans, a trendsetter. Very popular car around here.
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Originally Posted by IS-SV View Post
CLS is one of my favorite sedans, a trendsetter. Very popular car around here.
IS-SV, have you taken one for a drive? I'm curious to know your thoughts if you have.

I agree that it is one of the most beautiful cars out there....but I was deeply disappointed when I drove it. Unbeknownst to my wife, I had it set in my mind that I was buying it when we took it out, but couldn't believe how much of a land yacht it was. No matter what suspension setting I put it on, I couldn't get it to handle anywhere near acceptable.

Obviously, the AMG version will be much better, but I'd be after an E63 or M5 long before this.
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wonder how they are gonna top the current design.
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I wonder how their going to top the current CLS too, I love the current CLS...looks absolute gorgeous
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Judging by the front end, its gonna have one massive Tri-star on it
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that car looks fully armored lol
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Originally Posted by dunnojack View Post
looks meh ......
dude, you cant tell anything from these spy photo's.... but it's expected coming from u
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they should be testing the regular CLS before the AMG version dont you think, if it's a brand new model...
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I hope they keep the hood!
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looks like a chevy lumina...
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Originally Posted by yayitscola View Post
I wonder how their going to top the current CLS too, I love the current CLS...looks absolute gorgeous
Wow, I kinda forgot that the W219 has been around since 2004. I guess when you have the best-looking four-door coupe in the industry, it's really hard to believe that this design is already old.

Anyways, I just hope that the next-gen model (possibly called W220) will have better design (or at the very least same design quality) of the current W219.

I hope MB will deliver on this one
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