Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG Coupe

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More attractive, more dynamic and even sportier


The four-door CLS 63 AMG Coupé is now even sportier and more attractive. Visually the AMG high-performance model looks more dominant and athletic than before. The equipment for the CLS 63 AMG S, produces up to 430 kW, and is now more exclusive and boasts higher quality thanks to the facelift. The AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission now responds even faster.

The new design brings to life the extraordinary technology in the CLS 63 AMG S, consummately tailored to discerning customers that appreciate unmatched performance.

From zero to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds

Accelerating from zero to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds, the CLS 63 AMG S-Model leaves all the competitors behind. Performance on a par with a sports car and superlative emotive appeal are combined with hallmark Mercedes-Benz everyday practicality.

Florian Seidler, Executive Director, Mercedes-Benz Cars South Africa: “The CLS 63 AMG S in its Coupé guise is now even more dynamic, and the new design makes it more striking. With a power output of up to 430 kW, the CLS 63 AMG S takes pole position in the driving dynamics stakes.”

S-Models with even more striking design

The powerful S-Models feature an even more striking design: features include exclusive 10-spoke alloy wheels, painted in matt titanium grey with high-sheen rim flange. Other hallmark S-Model distinguishing features include the A-Wing in high-gloss black, side sill panel inserts in silver chrome, red-painted brake callipers and the AMG logo on the boot lid with contrasting black “S”.


Twin blade and A‑Wing as hallmark AMG design features

Twin blade and A‑Wing are the names of the striking, hallmark AMG design features on the front section, which now also make the CLS 63 AMG S instantly recognisable. The “Twin blade” radiator grille in silver chrome comes with characteristic AMG lettering between the louvres. This three-dimensional “A-Wing” air-ducting element spans the entire width of the front apron and displays the stylised “A” that is a hallmark of AMG vehicles.

The “A-Wing” painted in the body colour with silver chrome trim strip provides the framework for the three large intake air apertures – rekindling memories of motorsport. Black flics on the side air intakes optimise the flow of air to the cooling modules.

In combination with the new, futuristic, standard-fit MULTIBEAM LED headlamps, the front section of the CLS 63 AMG S symbolises pure dynamism and performance. The powerful AMG V8 flagship model is now more visually differentiated from the other CLS models. Viewed from the side, the distinctive, flared wings catch the eye; V8 BITURBO lettering bears testimony to the superior engine output.

The rear section also leaves its lasting mark: side, visual air outlets and the black diffuser insert with pronounced fins lend the CLS 63 AMG S a powerful racetrack touch.

The AMG Sport exhaust system with two chromed twin tailpipe trims provides an acoustic and visual highlight. AMG triple-spoke alloy wheels fill the wheel arches to perfection. Size 255/35 R 19 tyres on 9.0 x 19 wheels are fitted to the front, while the rear comes with 285/30 R 19 tyres on 10 x 19 wheels.

Even more individuality ex-factory

Three new packages are now available for the CLS 63 AMG. Customers therefore have even more choice when it comes to fulfilling their personal preferences:

AMG Night package (A-Wing on the front apron with trim strip, side sill panel inserts, exterior mirror housings and window frames in high-gloss black, from 12/2014: privacy glazing)
AMG Carbon-Fibre package I (A-wing on the front apron, side sill panel inserts and diffuser insert on the rear apron in carbon fibre)
AMG Carbon-Fibre package II (exterior mirror housings and AMG spoiler lip on Coupé in carbon fibre)

New lightweight, forged AMG alloy wheels are also available as an option. The wheels in the attractive cross-spoke design and central-locking look are available in titanium grey/high-sheen or matt black with high-sheen rim flange.

Maximum performance and efficiency: the AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine

Delivering 430 kW of power and 800 Nm of torque, the AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine ranks among the world’s most efficient series-production eight-cylinder engines when it comes to peak output, torque and fuel consumption. The CLS 63 AMG S-Model with 430 kW comes in at 9.9 litres per 100 km (231 grams CO2/km).

AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission responds even faster

The AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission is the ideal partner for the powerful V8 biturbo engine. Equipped with the four drive modes “C” (Controlled Efficiency), “S” (Sport), “S+” (Sport plus) and “M” (Manual), the ECO start/stop function and RACE START, the power transmission offers the ultimate in variability and tailor-made dynamism.

The AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission now offers even faster response times: a manual up- or downshift – initiated by the driver on the steering-wheel gearshift paddle – is completed even more immediately than ever before. Particularly in the “S+” and “M” shift modes the power transmission now responds much faster. The tangible driving dynamics are thus enhanced further. This increased immediacy was made possible by optimising the transmission hardware and software. The aluminium shift paddles on the new AMG performance steering wheel can transfer the driver’s manual gearshift instructions even faster than before.


Suspension and braking system for high agility and dynamism

All CLS 63 AMG S-model comes with the AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension with electronically controlled damping system, steel suspension at the front and air spring system at the rear. Hallmark AMG features including more negative camber on both axles and track widened by 24 millimetres at the front provide more stability at high cornering speeds and better road feel. The S-Model is fitted with an optimised 3-link front suspension including axle components made of aluminium. The driver benefits from more grip and agility as well as decidedly neutral handling characteristics on fast bends. The markedly more performance-oriented elastokinematics are exclusive to the S-Model, and offer the driver even better feedback and grip at the critical limits.

The AMG high-performance braking system is perfectly matched to the high power output. The CLS 63 AMG S-model comes with internally ventilated and perforated brake discs with their generous 360-millimetre dimensions front and rear. An AMG ceramic high-performance composite braking system is exclusively available for the S-Model as an optional feature – recognisable by the even larger 402-millimetre brake discs at the front and the AMG Carbon Ceramic logo on callipers sporting a special paint finish.

Interior: quality taken to new heights

In the interior the facelifted CLS 63 AMG S-model boasts a new AMG performance steering wheel including shift paddles and lower metal insert in silver chrome with AMG lettering. It visibly underscores the interior’s high quality. Equally new is the free-standing colour display in the head unit with a 20.3 cm screen diagonal (8″), which helps define the dashboard’s contemporary looks. The large screen is part of the all-new multimedia generation.

The CLS 63 AMG S-Model has grey contrasting topstitching on the AMG sports seats, the door centre panels, the armrests on the doors and the centre console if black interior appointments are specified. Silver seat belts are also fitted in conjunction with a black interior. The AMG performance steering wheel in black nappa leather with flattened bottom section comes with grip areas in Alcantara® and grey contrasting topstitching. Exclusive, embossed AMG emblems adorn the front head restraints on the AMG sports seats. The AMG instrument cluster features an “S AMG” logo in the 320-km/h speedometer and red highlights. White illuminated AMG door sill panels and AMG floor mats round off the exclusive appointments.

The models for the German market at a glance:


CLS 63 AMG S-Model


Displacement 5461 cc
Output 430 kW at 5500 r/min
Max. torque 800 Nm at 1750–5000 r/min
Fuel consumption

NEDC combined

9.9/100 km
CO2 emissions 231 g/km

0-100 km/h

4.1 sec
Top speed 250 km/h*

* Electronically limited


The facelifted CLS 63 AMG S-model goes on sale from November 2014 and is introduced at:CLS 63 AMG S – R1 600 000 including VAT excl. CO2 emissions 231 g/km

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