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2011 Mercedes-Benz CL550 4Matic, CL63 AMG and S63 AMG pricing announced

In an official statement, Mercedes-Benz USA announced that the restyled 2011 CL550 4MATIC will be priced from $114,025. For those who don’t know, the new car is powered by a new 4.6-liter V8 engine has 20 percent smaller displacement than its predecessor but generates more power and torque.

The new engine delivers 429 horsepower and 516 lb.-ft. of torque, which means 12 percent more horsepower and 32 percent more torque than the engine it replaces.

Still, the fuel economy is improved by almost 10%. The second model from the CL-Class, receiving a new engine, is the 2011 CL63 AMG, which comes with a new 5.5-liter AMG V8 engine delivering 536 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque.

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Mercedes-Benz unveils CL‑Class Grand Edition

Mercedes-Benz is releasing the CL‑Class Grand Edition in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the S-Class Coupé. The Grand Edition features exclusive designo paintwork, high-quality designo leather appointments as well as sporty 20-inch wheels. The Grand Edition also features AMG bodystyling elements, which gave it a unique sporty touch, and a special badge that signifies the exclusive nature of this anniversary edition of the S-Class luxury coupé.

To further accentuate the exclusive, hand-finished chap of the CL‑Class, Mercedes-Benz has endowed the Grand Edition with some of the excellent features of the gorgeous designo range. Buyers can select from three designo paint finishes: platinum black metallic, mocha black metallic and magno cashmere white.

By equipping the AMG Sports package, which includes dynamic front and rear aprons and distinctive side sill panels, to the CL‑Class Grand Edition, Mercedes was able to bestow a sporty look to the car.  Add to that the 20-inch light-alloy wheels available in two options: five-spoke or filigree 10-spoke designs.  Mercedes also gave the car a Grand Edition badge, which signifies the CL Coupé's exclusive-edition status.

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2011 Dubai Motor Show: Brabus 800 Coupe based on Mercedes-Benz CL600

The latest BRABUS 800 Coupe makes its international launch at the 2011 Dubai International Motor Show. It is considered to be the most powerful and fastest luxury coupe in the world. The vehicle is based on the newest Mercedes CL 600 BRABUS. On top of the vehicle's second-to-none performance, the vehicle's most impressive features are its exclusive high-class interior and sporty-elegant design.

The CL 600's 12-cylinder engine is intensively reengineered in the BRABUS engine-building shop equipped with innovative machine equipment.

Displacement is boosted to 6.3 liters or 336 cu. in. from 5.5 liters or 384 cu. in. with the help of a special BRABUS crankshaft with larger cylinder bore, correspondingly larger forged pistons and longer stroke.

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Brabus upgrades the 2011 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class

Just in time for the upcoming winter season, Brabus has prepared a modification package for the all-wheel-drive Mercedes-Benz CL and S500 models. Aside from the custom exterior package, the power is boosted and the standard speed limiter is removed. Brabus will unveil these two cars at the Essen Motor Show, comparable to the SEMA of Germany.

The 435-hp, 4.7-liter V8 is used as standard on the CL and the S500. Furthermore, the Brabus B50-490 engine tuning makes use of the PowerXtra module, which remaps the ignition and the electronic boost-pressure control. Its output has been increased to 490 hp while its peak torque rises to 575 lb-ft.

These features are also present on the B50-520 package but the output is 520 hp and 604 lb-ft of torque. Upon integration with the B50-520 kit, the Brabus Vmax unit could reach a speed of 186 mph after the speed limiter that sets the speed at 155 mph is removed. This means that a Brabus speedometer with a 220-mph dial would have to be installed.

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Three years after the Mercedes-Benz CL was introduced, it is given a mid-cycle facelift boasting of numerous aesthetic improvements. The CL was fitted with a huge two-door with lightly altered bumpers and it also got new LED daytime running lamps, reshaped headlamps, a more contoured hood, larger exterior mirrors with integrated indicators and revised tail-lamp lenses.

However, the major revisions are found under the hood. The model is offered with a new twin-turbocharged 4.6-liter V8 direct-injection gasoline engine. This is the first of Mercedes-Benz's advanced MoVe powerplants that were designed to improve the efficiency of the range. The new engine has an output of 429 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque.

It delivers 47 hp and 125 lb-ft more than the naturally aspirated 5.5-liter V8 it replaces in the four-year-old CL500. The revisions enable the luxury coupe to sprint from zero to 62mph in 4.9 seconds, which makes it faster than the older model by 0.5 second.

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As you may know already Mercedes-Benz unveiled the new 2011 CL-Class Facelift few weeks ago and made quite a buzz. What you didn't know is that the new car will boast two new safety features based on state-of-the-art radar, camera and sensor technology. Dubbed Active Lane Keeping Assist and Active Blind Spot Assist, the new technologies will help drivers avoid danger through corrective braking.

The 2011 CL-Class which will make its debut in fall 2010, will also introduce new features such as ATTENTION ASSIST, PRE-SAFE Brake with automatic emergency braking, and Night View Assist PLUS with Pedestrian Detection.

Regarding the Active Lane Keeping Assist, for those who don't know what this system does for the driver we will explain it a little here: using a multi-purpose camera mounted in the windshield and a computer that analyzes the images, Active Lane Keeping Assist recognizes lane markings and alerts the driver by simulating rumble strip vibrations in the steering wheel (via an electric motor) if the car drifts from its lane unintentionally.

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At last, after few leaked photos, Mercedes-Benz unveiled today the brand new 2011 CL63 AMG and the 2011 CL65 AMG. Set to make their U.S. debut in November, the new cars deliver a maximum output of up to 612 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque.

The 2011 Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG comes with the new AMG 5.5-liter biturbo engine which perfectly combine s the performance, innovation and efficiency to a previously unknown extent.

The new engine delivers an impressive 536 hp and maximum torque of 590 lb-ft. while in conjunction with the AMG Performance Package these figures increase to 563 hp and 664 lb-ft.

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Pricing for the new flagship coupes from Mercedes-Benz -- the CL63 AMG and CL65 AMG has just been released. The V8-powered CL63 AMG is equipped with the new twin-turbocharged 5.5 liter powerplant, which delivers 544hp or 571hp (for the AMG Performance package) at 5,500 rpm and 800 Nm of torque between 2,000 and 4,500 rpm (900 Nm of torque between 2,250 and 3,750 rpm for the AMG Performance package).

Accelerating from zero to 62 mph is accomplished in 4.4 seconds, while top speed is recorded to be 250 km/h (300 km/h for the Performance package). Mercedes-Benz raised the price of the CL63 AMG by €7,900, offering the starting price from €135,100.

The CL65 AMG, which lies at the top of the range, is powered by a 6.0 liter V12 unit that produces 630 hp at 4,800 Nm and 1,000 Nm of torque between 2,300 and 4,300 Nm. The car is able to sprint from a standstill to 62 mph in 4.4 seconds and can reach a top speed of 250 km/h. Like the standard CL63 AMG, this is electronically limited. This model costs €191,450.

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The 2011 Mercedes-Benz CL Facelift was finally revealed today, showing a new front end, revised rear end and a bunch of new goodies. Ok, so first of all we see the presence of the new daytime running LEDs, new headlights inspired by the old-generation S-Class as well as a new front grille.

At the rear end we see modest improvements such as revised taillights, new trunk lid and rectangular exhaust pipes.

The big improvements are seen under the hood: the CL500 (CL550 in U.S.) carries a turbocharged 4.6-liter V8 engine (down from 5.5 liter) capable to deliver 429 hp and 516 pound-feet of torque (a big improvement if we compare it with the 382 hp and 391 lb-ft delivered by the old 5.5-liter V8).

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