2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS Edition Black by Kicherer

Article by Christian Andrei, on July 8, 2011

KICHERER’s tuning experts have created a package for the new Mercedes CLS 500 Coupé, which by itself is already an impressive vehicle with superior power with 408 Ps and 600 Nm torque. What the engineers, designers and technicians did at KICHERER was to emphasize the model’s sportiness, both visually and in terms of performance.

A boost was given to the V8 biturbo engine by around 62 Ps and 90 Newton metres by using a software update and by installing a sports exhaust system.

To achieve 470hp, an original KICHERER PowerConverter (with an E certificate of conformity) was fitted in. As a result, its accelerator pedal becomes very responsive to the driver's commands. It features ex-works end pipes and a modern, nearly rectangular design.

KICHERER’s sports exhaust system on the V8 creates a sound that’s still exciting but remains discrete. It has been fitted with a set of hand-made KICHERER RS-1 20 inch forged wheels, which hints at the power of the 6 and 4 piston high performance braking system, consisting of compound discs and the flexible stainless steel hoses.

On the inside, it was given elements such as door sills in piano lacquer that match the overall appearance of the KICHERER CLS. Its chassis was refurbished to complement the exterior character of the car with a HighEnd Foliation in matte black and carbon.

The first generation Mercedes Benz CLS Class has redefined the characteristics of a 4-door coupé ever since it came into the picture. People were completely blown away with its amazing design starting from the angled roof, the narrow frameless windows and also with the highly impressive long bonnet.

After its debut in 2003, the CLS edition easily became an iconic car in its class. Now heading to its second-generation model, the new Mercedes Benz CLS Class has embraced a whole new look.

The new edition now has a more advanced front design that look more like the Mercedes Benz SLS-AMG. The front grille is also positioned separately and is no longer visible around the bonnet. This change further enhances the long and sporty look of the CLS coupé.

A Mercedes Benz can’t be without the iconic emblem, which is why it sits perfectly at the central part of the large elongated black grille of every new CLS Class. The high-performance LED headlights also make a distinct new appearance on the 2nd generation Mercedes Benz CLS. The brand introduces all the functions of LED technology to complement all its impressively designed features. The headlamp consists of 71 LED’s with specific functions for each level of light. These can be seen on the upper layer, to the side and down to the main beam.

The overall sporty-look of the vehicle still goes to its elegant contour. The new CLS has enhanced its shape even more by incorporating smooth flowing lines that rise over the surface. Car designers call this as “the dropping line” that is very inherent to all Mercedes Benz sports car in history.

The well-defined shoulder line also adds strength and power to the new sports coupé. On the other hand, the wheels’ stance symbolises the strong appearance of a real-life jaguar ready to take a leap.

When viewing at the side angle, the wrap-around taillights will easily catch anyone’s eye. It also comes with LED technology that serves as an element that links the rear around the vehicle. The taillights are very visible because of the enhanced shoulder line at the back. Overall, the taillights draw attention to the car.

The all-new CLS Class can’t be without the luxurious amenities of a Mercedes. Occupants will enjoy its impressive interior with more space and comfort. Expect more room for the shoulders at 21/13mm as well as wider space for the elbows (at the front and back) at 8/21mm. The new sports coupé is bigger and bolder if we compare it to the previous model. The body is now 8mm wider, 13mm taller and 29mm longer.

Taking advantage of the size, the latest CLS Class also comes with an adequate boot capacity of 520 litres. Meanwhile, the EASY-PACK found at quickfold rear seat’s back rest serves an ample space if required. Otherwise, the EASY PACK comfort box is removable and doesn’t need any tools at all. This comfort box is highly flexible in terms of storage capacity and handling. It can easily hold up to 10 kg or adapt to a volume of 7-55litres any minute. No matter how small it may seem, these luxurious details make the CLS stand out even more.

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Mercedes CLS Edition Black by Kicherer

Even ex-works the new CLS 500 Coupé is not short of power. With 408 Ps and 600 Nm torque it is after the C 63 AMG the currently most powerful mass-produced car that the group can offer its customers.

Those who like it a touch more dynamic can turn to the traditional fine-tuner KICHERER in Stockach. Engineers, technicians and designers have taken on the elegant CLS and accentuated its sportiness both from a technical and a visual point of view.

By means of a software update and a sports exhaust system the performance of the V8 biturbo engine was increased by around 62 Ps and 90 Newton metres. To help the 470 horsepower get straight to work an original KICHERER PowerConverter (with an E certificate of conformity) was mounted in the vehicle. The accelerator pedal thus reacts almost immediately to the driver's commands. Both ear and eye can delight in many ways in a beautiful exhaust system at the rear of the vehicle. On the one hand even the ex-works end pipes are convincing with a modern, almost rectangular design and on the other hand the KICHERER sports exhaust system behind it produces a sportily exciting but still discrete V8 sound.

The elegant side-view of the coupé is perfected by the sportily filigree, hand-made KICHERER RS-1 20 inch forged wheels - behind which one can easily imagine the power of the 6 and 4 piston high performance braking system.

With its compound discs and the flexible stainless steel hoses this ensures the appropriate negative acceleration for the performance is produced. The noble interior complements the overall appearance of the KICHERER CLS and been refitted to the highest quality with interior elements and door sills in piano lacquer. The chassis was refurbished to match the exterior character of the car with a HighEnd Foliation in matte black and carbon.

A successful package, for one of the probably most exciting four-door vehicles of its class - Individual, discrete and still sporty.

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