Filed under: Luxury Cars & Autos
Who said bigger was always better? The Mercedes CL-Class may be one of the largest luxury coupes on the market, but the latest top-of-the-line performance model – revealed for the first time at the Paris Auto Salon – actually features a smaller engine than the one it replaces, and with positive results, no less.
Replacing the 6.2-liter V8 from the outgoing CL63 AMG, the new model packs a twin-turbo, direct-injection 5.5-liter V8 that produces 544 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque (upped to 571 and 664 with the optional AMG Performance Package) while reducing fuel consumption by 25%. All that power propels the big beast – complete with all the latest electronic systems and luxurious amenities you'd expect in a range-topping Benz – to 60 in just four and a half seconds.