2012 Mercedes Benz Cls63 Amg Us Version
Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG [US]
Exciting pattern, ultimate execution and innovative efficiency: this is what the new Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG is all roughly. The top-of-the-range reading of the four-door putsché is weaponed with the fresh highly-developed AMG V8 biturbo locomotive, featuring a crest outturn of capable 557 hp and 800 Nm of torsion, also as the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmittance. On top of this, the fomite’s fire use of 28.5 mpg represents an advance of 32 per penny compared with the former simulation (all figures tentative).
The combining of an AMG Rag Ascendance sports reprieve with an electronically controlled damping organization and new figurehead axle, freshly highly-developed electromechanical AMG sports argument direction, and besides optional AMG ceramic high-performance complex braking organization, is synonymous with utmost impulsive kinetics. Visually, the Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG impresses with its acrobatic appearing and typical outside and upcountry figure. The simulation’s banner spec too includes modern LED Mellow Operation headlamps.
“The new CLS63 AMG continues the achiever level of the late models, the CLS55 AMG and CLS63 AMG, which bear entranced our customers all approximately the man since 2004″, according to Ola Källenius, Nous of Mercedes-AMG GmbH. “The CLS63 AMG is a unequalled high-performance car – it sets new standards in pattern, functioning and efficiency.”
2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG [US]
Comparable the S63 AMG and CL63 AMG, drivers of the Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG volition welfare from an eight-cylinder fireball, designated internally as the M 157: the new AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo locomotive boasts a compounding of modern hi-tech components which, in accession to spray-guided mastermind gasolene shot with piezo injectors, besides admit a good aluminum crankcase, four-valve engineering with camshaft registration, air/piddle intercooling, source direction and occlusion/first organisation. With a translation of 5461 cc, the eight-cylinder locomotive develops a vizor yield of 525 hp and torsion of 700 Nm. In coincidence with the AMG Execution software, these figures gain to 557 hp and 800 Nm. Both variants of the Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG reach olympian operation: quickening from! 0-62 mph takes 4.4 and 4.3 seconds severally, and the top fastness is 155 mph (electronically circumscribed).
The major conflict betwixt both superpower units is the gain in the uttermost charge-air insistency from 1.0 to 1.3 bar. In accession, the CLS63 AMG with the AMG Execution bundle features a peculiar high-quality c character locomotive back.
Quantum leap: fuel consumption reduced by 32 percent
Contempt a substantial operation addition compared with the former manakin, which had a course aspirated AMG 6.3-litre V8 locomotive producing 514 hp and 630 Nm of torsion, the new Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG is about 32 per penny, more sparing – which represents a quantum spring ahead.
The NEDC fire uptake of 28.5 mpg equates to a CO2 outturn of 232 g/km. Thanks to these figures, the new V8 Putsché from AMG not just undercuts all of its calculate competitors in the diminished but elegant four-door high-performance putsché section, but is likewise more fire effective than importantly lower-powered vehicles. Both functioning variants let superposable fire use and CO2 figures.
Exclusive: AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission
A major part towards achieving the one intake figures has been made by the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports contagion, a constituent victimized entirely at Mercedes-AMG. Dissimilar a established machinelike infection, the MCT infection does off with the torsion convertor; alternatively, it makes use of a concordat, wet start-up clench. Besides fitted as measure equipment is the blockage/first office: it is permanently fighting in the contagion’s Controlled Efficiency (“C”) modality, and switches the eight-cylinder locomotive off when the car comes to a block. Simultaneously, “C” style too substance a “flabby” gas reply set-up with commodious and other gearshifts; moving off loosely takes office in second. A greens “ECO” symbolisation in the AMG cat’s-paw constellate shows the driver that the blockage/first role is combat-ready.
The locomotive and infection resonate as lots more quick in the “S” (Mutant), “S+” (Variation asset) and “M” (Manual) modes; in gain, the occlusion/startle office is switched off. In “S” and “M” modes, the locomotive direction arrangement partly suppresses the cylinders: interrupting inflammation and injectant nether wide shipment leads to eve quicker gearshifts than earlier. The extremely excited vocals are an sympathetic fallout of this lightning-fast appendage. An reflexive double-declutching office and Backwash Jump office are too included as banner.
Autonomously developed AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension
The abeyance, direction and braking organization of the new CLS63 AMG accompaniment the hi-tech ride scheme absolutely. The AMG Bait Ascendance sports abatement, with brand respite struts on the battlefront axle and air hiatus struts on the behind axle, likewise as robotic degree command, is enhanced encourage by an electronically controlled damping scheme; it mechanically adjusts the damping characteristics contingent the drive weather and reduces the paradiddle lean of the personify. The answer: lightning-fast readjustment ‘tween optimal drive consolation and the scoop potential nimbleness. The driver can substitution betwixt the iii abeyance modes of “Comforter”, “Sportsman” and “Sportsman asset” at the imperativeness of a clit.
The autonomously highly-developed breast axle, with a rails breadth which is 24 mm wider, is the complete mate for the freshly highly-developed electromechanical AMG sports argument direction. It not just features varying mightiness assist which adapts according to the hanging manner, but likewise contributes towards reduction fire phthisis, since the direction aid organisation lone draws superpower when the fomite is really beingness steered. The 3-stage ESP® too has soul mount options – thereby providing a definite reward when it comes to combination drive delight with sheer impulsive refuge.
AMG ceramic high-performance composite braking system available as an option
Double-dyed retardation evening when drive exceedingly briskly is ensured by the AMG high-performance braking organisation with 360 mm, internally ventilated and pierced bracken discs well-rounded. Specially repellent, motorsports-tested complex engineering is put-upon on the movement axle. The optional AMG ceramic high-performance complex braking arrangement with yet bigger bracken discs guarantees an level higher stratum of braking execution too as depress unsprung mass. Near impinging with the route, lag, is provided courtesy of the ti grey-painted, high-sheen AMG light-alloy wheels featuring a new triple-spoke invention and fitted with 255/35 R 19 tyres on the figurehead and 285/30 R 19 tyres on the back.
Intelligent lightweight construction: making a significant contribution to efficiency
The highest storey of technology is likewise reflected in the eubstance of the new CLS63 AMG: the sound whippersnapper expression makes a substantial part towards addressing the authoritative self-contradictory goals of low angle and eminent force. Comparable the SLS AMG, the Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG is likewise fitted with doors featuring a entire al twist. They comprise of deep-drawn al panels with extruded sections, and are some 24 kg igniter compared with formal brand doors. In gain, the hood, breast wings, thrill lid, packet ledge, versatile reenforcement sections besides as major parts of the anatomy and locomotive are all made from aluminum too.
Light-years ahead: LED High Performance headlamps as standard
The Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG is the low carriage in the earth to crack LED Highschool Operation headlamps, which compound the exciting semblance elements of LED engineering – standardized to those of daylight linear lamps – with the operation, functionality and get-up-and-go efficiency of nowadays’s bi-xenon contemporaries. Fitted as touchstone, first e’er this new ignitor organisation provides the Well-informed Lighter Scheme already proved in Mercedes models fitted with bi-xenon headlamps in compounding with LED engineering. The headlamps, with their 71 LED lamps in totality, underscore the manifest show of the CLS63 AMG. The spark specialists from Mercedes-Benz bear first been able-bodied to use LED engineering in the Adaptative Highbeam Assistance, resulting in an totally new layer of refuge when drive at dark.
In counterpoint to the beginning vehicles equipt with LED headlamps, no compromises are now requirement with obedience to the functionality and execution of the inflammation engineering. Thither are foster arguments for the new, LED-based firing engineering: the ordinary operational living of an LED is some 10,000 hours, about phoebe multiplication yearner than that of a xe lightness; furthermore, LED headlamps almost tight gauge the coloring temperature of daytime. This way that LED sparkle is in retention with rule busyness sensing patterns. Studies birth shown that the nearer the semblance of hokey lighter comes to daytime, the less tenor thither is on the eyes. With a coloring temperature of 5500 k, LED sparkle is finisher to daytime (6500 K) than xe twinkle (4200 K). The LED daylight impulsive lights particular to AMG are too presented in two feature lighter strips incorporate into the AMG breast forestage.
Exterior design inspired by the SLS AMG
When viewed from the breast, the new Mercedes CLS63 AMG evokes associations with the SLS AMG – the grille particularly, with its expectant Mercedes champion and aliform horizontal slats, appears to birth been elysian by the gullwing. The top-of-the-range AMG manakin distinguishes itself from the otc CLS variants with its typical cowling, wider mudguards with “V8 BITURBO” logotype and a particular AMG breast proscenium with lightlessness multicolor crossing appendage. Attention-getting features at the backside admit the diffusor inclose, the AMG freebooter lip on boot lid, the AMG sports exhaust with two-fold pair chromium-plate tailpipes, and – as besides featured on the SLS AMG – merged bum foglamp. The AMG bodystyling utterly matches the distinctive CLS scheme, which is fundamentally characterised by the elegantly hanker proportions, the sidelong falling pipeline and the mesomorphic sports car-like berm contrast supra the arse axle.
Exclusive atmosphere in the interior
This ism likewise continues done systematically into the midland. All of the AMG-specific invention and appointee features ideally supplementation the redesigned CLS inside. The wrap-around force in the cockpit, with its heights job which sweeps from the driver’s threshold terminated the panel accompaniment and crosswise to the battlefront rider doorway, is liberally flanked by high-quality trimming elements – uncommitted in inkiness forte-piano lacquer as criterion in the top-of-the-range AMG modelling. Tone materials and craftsmanship satisfy the really highest of standards and assistant to guaranty a especially scoop air.
The all-inclusive stove of received appointments likewise includes AMG sports seating in nappa leather, a new three-spoke AMG Operation wheel with al slip paddles and planate top and arse sections, and the AMG Driving Whole with contract E-SELECT picker pry.
New driving assistance systems: greater safety
More a 12 impulsive assist systems on the new CLS assist to forbid dealings accidents and cut the rigorousness of an stroke. The Alive Subterfuge Smirch Aid and the Participating Lane Holding Attend are new.
Participating Dim Smear Assistance warns the driver if it detects – with the help of short-range radiolocation sensors – that thither is a peril of hit if the fomite is approximately to modify lanes. Should the driver discount the warnings and arrive perilously roughly the fomite in the future lane, Fighting Dim Billet Attend testament interpose. By applying braking violence to the wheels on the antonym face of the fomite via the Electronic Constancy Curriculum ESP®, a yaw cause is created which counteracts the hit path.
Combat-ready Lane Guardianship Aid is now too joined to the ESP® first. This arrangement kicks into fulfill if the driver unknowingly drifts complete a solidness cable to the correct or left-hand of a lane. Therein causa, Participating Lane Retention Attend brakes the opponent wheels and thereby prevents the fomite from hybridization the cable. A showing on the pawn clustering warns the driver concurrently. If unkept lane markings are crossed, the organisation controls an galvanising beat source in the wheel which generates vibrations for a short-change clip – a discerning but extremely good cue to countersteer now. Ahead the braking scheme intervenes, the wheel forever vibrates to supply a monitory.
Design and equipment: The exclusively styled athlete – a true AMG
Typical, undivided, alone – the pattern of the new CLS63 AMG can be described in good a few quarrel. The prodigious place tenanted by the four-door high-performance Takeoveré is ostensible from the selfsame minute you set eyes thereon. High-quality materials, comp received equipment, and a dynamical atmosphere distinctive of an AMG are the shaping elements of the new intentional upcountry.
Outwardly, the top-of-the-range AMG exemplar differs from the early CLS variants as a outcome of approximately particular optical modifications. The battlefront panorama is henpecked by the discrete grille, the third-dimensional cast of which is selfsame redolent of the SLS AMG. The great Mercedes asterisk and spectacular alar horizontal lattice spline with chromium-plate clipping are as remindful of the gull-wing modeling. The longsighted hood with its 5 shape hints at the muscular software which lies below.
The AMG movement proscenium is likewise markedly muscular: thanks to the extended incline air intakes with nigrify grilles – flanked by LED daylight drive lights – and cardinal air ingestion with black-painted crossing swagger, it makes for a substantial head-turning lineament. A promote spotlight of the figurehead purview are the LED High-Performance headlamps. The feature AMG presence proscenium continues stylishly into the tolerant wings, with incorporated “V8 BITURBO” logotype. The position aspect – which is outlined by an modern interplay ‘tween lines and areas, the sidelong “falling contrast” and too the wide-set rack arches – receives an extra hint of oomph courtesy of the ti grey-painted high-sheen AMG light-alloy wheels, which characteristic a new triple-spoke pattern. The fillagree spokes besides furnish a glance of the munificently dimensioned AMG high-performance braking arrangement.
The strongly molded ass of the Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG is an equalize couple for the car’s battlefront and slope views: the exciting visibility of the AMG bum forestage with melanize diffusor enter likewise incorporates the two-fold duplicate chromium-plate tailpipes of the AMG sports exhaust likewise as the bum fog lamp. The wide-cut wraparound dichromatic arse lamps featuring LED engineering and the full metallic introduce play extra optical highlights.
The harmoniously incorporate AMG freebooter lip on boot lid helps to tighten elevator at the back axle by approximately 26 pct and boost enhances manipulation at mellow speeds.
Exceptional quality of interior finish
The feeling of the internal on initiative the doors is outlined by the dainty calibre of goal and the “wraparound” essence which is distinctive of the CLS: a highschool business sweeps in an arc from the driver’s threshold ended the board reinforcement and crossways to the strawman rider doorway, ensuring a feel of certificate. Onlookers volition key the highest calibre of materials, e.g. in the generous use of inkiness soft lacquer trimness elements. Capable vii layers of key are applied and urbane off until the coveted high-sheen ending is achieved. An tied more scoop trace can be commit to the inner with the optional AMG clipping elements in c fiber/blacken forte-piano lacquer.
The like goes for the leather upholstery: the AMG sports seating in nappa leather with cross-stitch sports conception have a aerofoil character which is peculiarly cushy to the feeling, qualification any journeying in the Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG an exceptionally pleasant live. The driver and battlefront bottom rider are accommodated in branch, fresh highly-developed AMG sports seating with galvanizing modification, multicontour and retentiveness functions, ass heat and AMG badges. All midland elements with which the driver comes into striking are ruined in leather. Ternary colors of leather, viz. inkiness, alp grayness and almond ecru, are uncommitted to take from. The two single seating in the bottom are intentional to mates the figurehead AMG sports seating.
The new AMG Functioning wheel with its three-spoke excogitation has aluminum switch paddles, planate speed and depress sections besides as especially molded grasp areas covered in pierced leather. The 3-dimensional airbag screening is embedded into a metal shave factor in “fluent tincture”, the frown rundle of which has an spread excogitation. 12 multifunction buttons are secondhand to ascendance al of the documentary functions. A especial foreground is the high-quality analog time featuring an “IWC Ingenieur” figure placed ‘tween the essence air vents.
Colourful, three-dimensional display with AMG welcome logo
The ternary vasiform bout cockpit instruments backside the wheel ply entropy on the coolant temperature and tankful capacitance (left-hand), route fastness (center) and locomotive rpm (compensate). A spotlight of the sole CLS63 AMG orchestration is the colorful third-dimensional TFT show in the core of the speedometer, which welcomes the driver by displaying a hit AMG logotype when the driver’s threshold is open. The stave instruments accompany a new aspect, red needles, a 320 km/h speedometer plate and likewise a feature “AMG” and “V8 Biturbo” logotype.
The AMG primary fare, which is structured into the exchange presentation of the speedometer, can be operated handily victimization the multifunction buttons on the wheel. The deuce-ace modes “Warm”, “Set” and “Slipstream” hold the driver easily informed: “Warm” indicates the locomotive oil and coolant temperature, “Rig” indicates the flow ESP® mood, the abatement mount – “Quilt”, “Sportsman” or “Mutation addition” – and the transmittal mood – “C”, “S”, “S+” or “M”. In “Subspecies” the RACETIMER is make; this allows the driver to disc lap multiplication on secret racing circuits.
The AMG Cause Whole, which is angled towards the driver, enables person settings to be selected for the MCT sports transmittance, the ESP® functions, the abeyance set-up and the AMG driving modes. Placed in the essence cabinet, the E‑Choose chooser prise, which boasts a press, gaudy designing and leather goal, can be merely nudged to switching forthwith betwixt R, N and D, all thanks to drive-by-wire. The parking curl, meantime, can be excited but by shortly urgent the P‑release.
All of the controls in the home are ruined in high-quality “fluent phantasm” – from the clit surrounds on the AMG Crusade Whole and the circular switches on the machinelike clime ascendance, done to the buttons for such functions as backside heat or PARKTRONIC.
Over-the-counter touchstone equipment includes:
One of the highlights of the attractive optional extras is the AMG Functioning parcel which is usable for the Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG. It comprises:
Undivided optional extras are likewise useable from the AMG Execution Studio:
A unparalleled serial of assignment details are useable from the designo compass for the CLS63 AMG which customers can use to contemplate their own personal elan.
The all-encompassing reach of sole blusher finishes, leather upholstery, trimness elements and steerage wheels provides for the proverbial bespoke individuation. Septenary designo colors, including two lustrelessness key finishes, can be combined with ten designo leather colors. The Alcantara® cap liner, useable in ternary coloration sunglasses, rounds off the expression dead.
Otc optional extras admit (extracts):
Specially designed “Edition 1” with matt paint finish
Likewise uncommitted is the exceptional circumscribed “Version 1” rendering of the Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG. Ruined in the new manganite gray-haired Anatomy lusterlessness rouge, the “Variation 1” features a server of particularly intentional high-quality inner details. On hatchway the doors, the offset items to snap the eye are the AMG sports seating: the “corteccia bead” designo leather is characterised by a shimmering metal aerofoil ending. The cap liner, A, B and C-pillars, likewise as the sunblinds, are ruined in anthracite Alcantara®, piece c fiber/lightlessness softly lacquer AMG passementerie elements aid to commit the upcountry a usable air. Besides qualification a double-dyed compeer for the designo leather seating are the designo floormats in nigrify velours, featuring designo badge and designo leather enter in “corteccia bead”.
Chassis and braking system: Agile, dynamic, exclusive
The Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG likewise occupies an olympian spot in the areas of abeyance and the braking organisation. The scoop compounding of AMG Drive Mastery sports abatement, electromechanical AMG sports argument guidance and AMG high-performance braking scheme guarantees a gamy degree of drive kinetics, fear nimbleness and concurrently famed Mercedes ease on yearn journeys.
For the CLS63 AMG, the AMG engineers highly-developed a new AMG Rally Command sports dangling which is characterised by a high-pitched arcdegree of unevenness. A nerve respite is exploited at the forepart, and an all-air suspension at the bum. This root guarantees a tender reception from the battlefront springs spell the fomite is unbroken at a ceaseless elevation thanks to the machinelike layer ascendance organisation – disregarding of the shipment. The top-of-the-line AMG modelling differs from the early CLS variants with its freshly highly-developed three-link movement hanging with wider cartroad – increased by 24 mm, to 1623 mm, compared with the CLS 500. In concurrence with new hub carriers for more minus cant at the breast, this provides lots more hold when winning aeroembolism at heights upper.
Another lineament of the AMG Rally Ascendancy sports respite is the electronically controlled damping organization: the organization varies the damping characteristics forthwith according to the drive post, route upper and lading condition, reduction the paradiddle weight of the trunk. For the driver this way flash, endlessly varying allowance ‘tween the superlative potential lightsomeness and optimal rag ease – contingent the drive manner and itinerary. The damping can too be singly familiarized by press the earmark release in the AMG Driving Whole. A energy of a push is all it takes for the electronics to permutation from “Comfortableness” to “Mutation” or “Mutant addition.” The selected manner is displayed in the AMG pawn bundle.
“Consolation” delivers a spiritualist answer with easygoing damping characteristics, piece the shock reception is an ordinary 40 percentage firmer in “Play”. “Play addition” is idealistic for intriguing laps on a racecourse: in accession to the higher damping forcefulness, this style comes with particular ascendance algorithms that get been bespoke for a unquestionably sporting impulsive panache on story route surfaces. The drive kinetics of the Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG can be upgraded evening encourage ex mill: undivided optional extras usable from the AMG Functioning Studio admit a stiffer operation reprieve, whippersnapper bad AMG light-alloy wheels and besides a ass axle lockup derivative with a 40 pct lockup execute.
Eleven sensors for electronic damper control
The electronic muffler mastery utilises quadruplet sensors to permanently varan the effort and bracken torsion on with guidance slant and sidelong speedup. Foursome berth sensors are too victimised to settle the drive acme and to control the steering of gesticulate. Trey quickening sensors avail place the right-down consistency peal. Brawny restraint electronics that interact invariably with the locomotive and transmittance mastery units forthwith conform the forces at the 4 blow absorbers.
New axle components and more direct steering
The top-quality axle components, made mostly from aluminum, are boost tell of the fastidiously redesigned AMG Tantalise Command sports hiatus. New steerage knucks, wishbones, torsion sashay bearings and drumhead bearings at the movement ply excess stableness and improved route touch. A weight-optimised, thicker cannular stabilizer reduces trunk roster on loyal Second aeroembolism. The back dangling has likewise been well reworked in the interests of enhanced treatment constancy: new raceway rods, push-pull rods and far more stiff mountings for the subframe – on which the ass axle is mounted – understand into enhanced kinetics when cornering. The AMG-specific kinematics and the new elastokinematics on both axles besides perceptibly step-up preciseness during cornering – a answer that has already proved itself on the C63 AMG.
New, more direct electromechanical steering ratio
This is complemented by the newly developed electromechanical AMG sports parameter steering: with a steering ratio (14:1) which is 22 percent more direct than that of other CLS models, and in conjunction with the variable power assistance which adapts according to the suspension mode, it provides for decidedly agile handling when cornering. In addition, the electromechanical AMG sports parameter steering also makes an important contribution to efficiency, since the steering assist function only requires power when the driver actually steers. Compared with the previous model with regular hydraulic power steering, this enables savings of up to 0.3 litre/7 g CO2 per 100 km (NEDC combined) to be achieved.
In the new steering system the steering gear and the supporting servo-motor form a single compact unit and are mounted as previously on an extremely rigid and low-weight integral support frame, made of high-strength steel, which is positioned in front of the wheel’s centre line. The high-performance control unit processes a variety of parameters captured by the sensors – including vehicle speed, steering angle, steering angle speed, lateral acceleration and also understeer/oversteer characteristics – and in a split second calculates the forces which the driver needs to input into the steering in different driving situations – from parking to high-speed motorway driving. Active damping enhances the feeling of safety when driving straight ahead at high speed.
AMG-specific solutions for enhanced steering precision and driving dynamics
An AMG-specific solution has been implemented in the form of the fixed, programmed power assistance characteristics. In suspension mode “C”, the AMG sports parameter steering has a comfortable feel, providing a higher level of steering assistance. In “S+” mode, on the other hand, the driver will discern reduced steering assistance – which tends to result in a better road feel. This in turn results in enhanced response and steering precision. Another AMG exclusive is the interaction between the new steering and the 3-stage ESP®: the driver will feel if the vehicle starts to understeer thanks to a defined superposition of a steering moment earlier than with a regular power steering system. In “ESP SPORT” and “ESP OFF”, the special control algorithm helps the driver to achieve a cleaner side-slip angle.
In addition to more precise steering and a more comfortable feel at the wheel, the new electric power steering offers a range of additional advantages. Power assistance remains available when the engine is stationary, for example – whereby an algorithm ensures that the combustion engine is not prompted to start up in ECO start/stop mode when the driver is merely moving the steering wheel while the vehicle is at a standstill. The new steering system has also enabled implementation of the “Active Park Assist” automatic parking function and relieves the strain on the driver on road surfaces which slope away towards the kerb.
The new steering system also assists with braking on a surface with vastly varying grip (split friction surface). Sensors recognise the impending yaw if the vehicle starts to turn in towards the side of the lane with more grip. Through the superposition of a steering moment the driver receives an impulse to countersteer. If s/he acts on this signal, the steering moment is withdrawn. Deploying the Steering Assist on split friction surfaces can help to improve both the directional stability and also shorten the braking time.
3-stage ESP® with Sport function
The 3-stage ESP® is also consistently tailored to the superb dynamic qualities of the CLS63 AMG: the Electronic Stability Program supports three individual control strategies at the push of a button: the ESP® button in the AMG DRIVE UNIT allows the driver to choose between “ESP ON”, “ESP SPORT” and “ESP OFF” – with the currently active mode shown in the display of the AMG instrument cluster. In “ESP ON”, the onset of handling instability leads to braking intervention at one or more of the wheels, accompanied by a reduction in engine torque.
Briefly pressing the ESP® button activates “ESP SPORT”. In this mode the braking intervention to counter oversteer or understeer, as well as the accompanying reduction in engine torque, allows a higher dynamic threshold and, for instance, corresponding drift angles – thereby significantly enhancing driving enjoyment. Operating the brake pedal restores all the normal ESP® functions. Prolonged pressure on the ESP® button activates “ESP OFF”. In the interests of handling dynamics, there is no further reduction in engine torque – with the result that driving enjoyment is increased even further. “ESP OFF” should only be used by experienced drivers on dedicated racetracks. In this mode too, operating the brake pedal restores all the normal functions of ESP®.
The system’s traction logic is active in all three ESP® modes. If one of the drive wheels starts to spin, specific brake pressure is applied to virtually create the effect of a mechanical differential lock. This means that the engine power is transferred to the road even more effectively.
New ceramic composite high-performance braking system available as an option
As you would expect from an AMG high-performance car, the new Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG also comes with an ultra-powerful braking system. Internally ventilated and perforated brake discs with a generous 360-millimetre diameter are fitted front and rear. Because of the special stresses they face, the front discs feature composite technology that has been tried and tested in motor racing to help offset the temperature peaks more effectively. Grey-painted brake callipers with white AMG lettering and six-piston (front) and four-piston technology (rear) provide responsive, fade-resistant deceleration and extremely short stopping distances.
AMG ceramic composite high-performance brakes are available as an option and are instantly recognisable thanks to the “AMG Carbon Ceramic” logo on the brake callipers. Thanks to the special materials and production technology used to manufacture the discs from carbon-fibre-reinforced ceramic in a vacuum at 1700 degrees Celsius, the ceramic discs are much harder. This not only increases the service life many times over compared with a grey cast iron disc, but also their resistance to extreme loads and heat. The result is extremely short stopping distances, an exact pressure point and much higher fade resistance even under extreme operating conditions. The larger ceramic discs – front: 402 x 39 millimetres; rear: 360 x 32 millimetres – also feature a composite design and are connected with a floating radial mount to an aluminium bowl.
Compared with the conventional composite brake discs, the ceramic brake discs are around 40 percent lighter. The further reduction in unsprung masses not only boosts driving dynamics and agility but also improves steering response as well as ride comfort and contact characteristics. Six-piston fixed callipers are fitted at the front with a brake lining surface of 2 x 154 cm2; four-piston fixed callipers with a brake lining surface of 2 x 73 cm2 are used at the rear.
Numerous functions of the high-performance braking system enhance comfort and safety. Take the practical HOLD function: if the CLS63 AMG has come to a stop, the driver simply needs to press the brake pedal a little bit firmer. The vehicle is now held by the brake – even if the driver takes their foot off the brake pedal. This prevents the vehicle from unintentionally rolling forward in stop-and-go traffic or inadvertently rolling back on an uphill slope. The HOLD function is automatically disengaged once the vehicle is driven forward. Another useful feature comes in the shape of the hill-start assist. If the sensor technology detects that the driver has stopped on an incline, the brake pressure is automatically maintained constant for a short period. This means the CLS will not roll back and the driver has sufficient time to switch from the brake to the accelerator pedal without having to use the parking brake.
If the driver suddenly switches from the accelerator to the brake pedal prior to emergency braking, the braking system increases the pressure in the brake lines and applies the pads to the brake discs, so that they can grip instantly with full force when the brake pedal is pressed. The system supports the standard-fit Brake Assist by means of this ‘priming’. Further standard features include the brake-drying function, which uses brief braking impulses to ensure the film of water on the brake discs is removed in the wet, thus considerably improving the responsiveness of the brakes.
Weight-optimised “Flow Forming” AMG light-alloy wheels
The newly developed AMG light-alloy wheels make a significant contribution to the dynamic handling of the Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG. As on the SLS AMG, they are produced by the new “flow forming” process. During this production process, hot forming in the area of the rim base makes for a denser material structure, thereby improving long-term durability. This also means that lower wall thicknesses can be achieved. The weight saving of up to 0.8 kg per wheel compared to conventional light-alloy wheels reduces the unsprung masses, further improving the handling dynamics and suspension comfort.
The Coupé is fitted as standard with titanium grey-painted wheels featuring a high-sheen finish and new triple-spoke design. The 9.0 x 19 format front wheels are fitted with 255/35 R 19-size tyres, while the 10 x 19 format rear wheels come with 285/30 R 19-size tyres. Available as an optional extra from the AMG Performance Studio are AMG light-alloy forged wheels in a 5-twin-spoke design and painted in titanium grey with a polished finish. They come with 255/35 R 19 (front) and 285/30 R 19 (rear) wide-base tyres.