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AlpWhitE46
03-20-2003, 09:55 PM
Damn 612 HP and over 700lb of torque !!!

CL 65 AMG: 1000 Newton metres of torque already available at 2000 rpm

Mercedes-AMG is the creator of yet another automotive masterpiece which celebrates its world premiere in Geneva. The new CL 65 AMG continues the successful twelve-cylinder tradition of Mercedes-AMG with an up-to-date V12 power unit which exhibits stunning performance characteristics. Thanks to twin turbocharging this engine develops 450 kW/612 hp and makes a remarkable 1000 Newton metres of torque available from 2000 rpm. This makes the CL 65 AMG the most powerful AMG model to date.

Thanks to this muscular AMG 12-cylinder powerpack the Coupé matches the performance of thoroughbred sports cars: from standstill the CL 65 AMG accelerates to 100 km/h in only 4.5 seconds (provisional figure). Its maximum speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h.

The new AMG engine is based on the 12-cylinder unit of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. In addition to an increase in displacement from 5513 to 5980 cubic centimetres, numerous other modifications are responsible for the output and torque increase in the new CL 65 AMG. For example the AMG engineers have increased ther cylinder bore from 82 to 82.6 millimetres, lengthened the stroke of the crankshaft by six millimetres to 93 millimetres and increased the charge pressure of the turbochargers to a maximum of 1.5 bar. In addition they have used forged pistons, main and big-end bearings made from extremely high temperature and pressure-resistant materials and enlarged the apertures in the injection nozzles to achieve a higher fuel flow. Power is transferred by a five-speed automatic transmission with the SPEEDSHIFT function and steering-wheel gearshift. The exceptional torque of the V12 is always safely under control, thanks to modifications to various transmission components, the rear axle differential, the drive shafts and the wheel carriers.

Like all models in the CL-Class the new CL 65 AMG is fitted as standard with the Active Body Control (ABC) suspension system, whose spring struts have been configured for greater stiffness in the high-performance Coupé.

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SickFinga
03-20-2003, 10:23 PM
Mercedes' tuners put BMW tuners into the shame.

Rolled_Out
03-21-2003, 12:29 AM
that thing is truly amazing...
look @ those #'s!!!
*th-up* to benz

AMG_POWER
03-21-2003, 12:31 AM
Mercedes doin some crazy numbers! If BMW won't come up with smth like that they gonna loose the war:D *th-up*

325iSBimmer
03-21-2003, 12:48 AM
That car is off the wall!!!
is there a estimated price yet?

WASABI
03-21-2003, 12:53 AM
Wow great numbers! :eek: Sweet a$$ ride!

oskard
03-21-2003, 12:23 PM
The new e60 m5 with a V10 ouput around 500-550 hp NA !

Sure turbo is nice but nothing beats good old NA powaH :cool:

Bavaria
03-21-2003, 09:15 PM
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