A 5.5-liter biturbo V-8 outputs a thunderous 550 hp and 531 lb-ft of torque. While it bears the signature of the single technician who crafted it by hand, it's a high-tech powerhouse. Twin turbochargers spin up to 185,000 rpm to dramatically boost low-end torque. High-pressure Direct Injection and rapid-multispark ignition respond with millisecond speed. Along with remarkable efficiency, ultralow emissions, and everyday smoothness, it delivers 60 mph in a breathtaking 3.7 seconds. Disclaimer
The 7-speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT® MCT transmission features innovative multi-clutch technology for instant response to any driving situation. A wet startup clutch eliminates the torque converter, improving performance and fuel-efficiency. The driver can select from four driving modes: Controlled Efficiency features a fuel-saving ECO Start/Stop function. Sport mode raises the shift points and cuts shift times by 30%. Sport+ and Manual modes offer 100-millisecond upshifts and rev-matched downshifts.
AMG has developed a new version of 4MATIC® that obliterates every notion concerning the performance potential of all-wheel drive. A 33:67 front/rear torque split assures an ideal balance of power delivery under hard acceleration and coming out of corners. In the Sport handling mode of the multi-stage ESP®, Torque Vectoring Brake further helps to prevent unwanted understeer. In every driving condition, AMG 4MATIC enhances grip and acceleration while preserving agility and driving fun. Disclaimer
AMG high-performance brakes shed both speed and heat with remarkable power, thanks to perforated and internally ventilated compound discs at all four wheels. Front discs measure 14.2 inches and are grasped by Silver-painted 6-piston fixed-type calipers. Rear brakes are 14.2 inches in diameter and Silver-painted single-piston sliding calipers. Disclaimer
A fuel-saving ECO Start/Stop system automatically shuts off the engine at stoplights and other idle situations. As soon as the driver lifts off the brake, the engine instantly restarts, for immediate acceleration response. The ECO Start/Stop system can also be shut off by the driver at any time.
The AMG Adaptive Sport Suspension responds with equal skill to the demands of the racetrack, city streets, highways and back roads. AMG-developed front steel spring-struts and self-leveling rear air springs deliver highly responsive tracking and cornering with a balance of comfort and control, even as driving conditions vary. Advanced electronically controlled damping instantly adapts to reduce body roll, pitch and dive, while offering three modes at the touch of a button.
An exclusively developed front axle with a 1.6-inch wider track features AMG-specific control arms, wheel bearings and a tubular stabilizer. Revised elastokinematics and wheel location create more negative camber, to provide higher grip and stability when cornering at high speed, and greater precision under virtually all conditions. The rear axle has more negative camber, optimized elastokinematics and a new subframe mounting for greater stability under higher cornering loads.
A pair of aluminum paddles strategically positioned behind the upper steering-wheel spokes allows you to manually upshift and downshift the 7-speed automatic transmission with just a flick of your fingers.
The AMG sport exhaust system not only enhances performance but also generates the characteristic V-8 sound. A pleasingly subtle exhaust note assures relaxed, quiet cruising, while acceleration and higher revs are accompanied by a rewardingly throaty growl from the four polished-chrome tailpipes. A tri-metallic coating in the catalytic converters helps them reach peak cleansing effectiveness more rapidly after a cold start, for more efficient emission control with superior long-term durability.
As enticing as it is intriguing, the AMG DRIVE UNIT's driver-oriented pushbutton controls enable the selection of individual settings for the 3-stage ESP®, suspension and drive modes. A rotary control selects the mode for the MCT transmission. The distinctive centerpiece is the AMG E-SELECT gear lever embossed with the AMG crest, electronically shifting directly between R, N and D with a gentle nudge. A brief tap of the "P" button is sufficient to activate the parking lock.
Advanced, lightweight and highly efficient electromechanical power steering allows for more precise control of steering effort and feedback. Direct-steer automatically varies the steering ratio based on how far you turn the steering wheel. It provides quicker steering and lighter effort while parking while maintaining excellent directional stability and crisp feel at higher speeds.
Exclusive AMG-design lower bodywork reveals the performance pedigree of the CLS63 AMG with purposeful style. Large, functional mesh air intakes in the deep front apron are set off by a black central splitter and linear LED Daytime Running Lamps. Sharply flared side sills set off the wide wheels and wrap around into a chiseled rear apron, where a black diffuser panel frames the four trapezoidal exhaust tips.
Lightness and strength are not mutually exclusive. The CLS63 AMG is fitted with staggered-width 19-inch AMG® light-alloy wheels in a triple-spoke design with a high-sheen finish and dark Titanium Silver painted inlays. High-performance tires are sized 255/35R19 up front and 285/30R19 at the rear. Disclaimer
The world's first all-LED active headlamps generate light that's even closer to natural daylight than the standard Bi-Xenon headlamps. Active Curve Illumination and Adaptive Highbeam Assist continuously vary the beam pattern of the LED headlamps help to maximize illumination of corners and straightaways, without creating glare for other drivers.
Attention to every detail is evident the moment you step across the stainless steel door sill inserts. Front seats are deeply contoured, and outfitted with a full complement of comfort upgrades. Exquisite Nappa leather is hand-fitted to the seats, steering wheel and the alluring aluminum E-SELECT lever in the console. Hand-finished wood trims the dash and doors, while lavishly soft DINAMICA covers the ceiling. Rubber-studded aluminum pedals offer confident footwork, even in spirited driving.
A subtle, lip-type rear spoiler adds sporty punctuation to the sleek shape of the CLS63 AMG. It's also functional, with a wind-tunnel-developed shape designed to increase downforce a the rear wheels when traveling at higher speeds.
At the touch of a button, the tinted glass sunroof tilts up at the rear for ventilation, or slides open for a breezy view of the sky. An express feature fully opens or closes the roof with a single touch, and a manual sliding sunshade helps block out unwanted sunlight.
Hand-polished Burl Walnut wood, prized for its rich color and distinctive grain patterns, graces the console, dash and doors, lending the cockpit a further air of refinement. It's one of three no-charge wood choices for the CLS63 AMG.
With its rich, deep tones, hand-polished Black Ash wood adorns the console, dash and doors to create a dramatically modern, seriously sporty cockpit ambience. It's one of three no-charge wood choices for the CLS63 AMG.
The distinctively mottled grain of Poplar wood is hand-finished to a modern satin sheen in a light brown stain. It's one of three no-charge wood choices for the CLS63 AMG.
The AMG-exclusive gauge cluster features illuminated red indicators and unique graphics within silver metallic bezels. Controls on the AMG steering wheel offer three instrumentation modes: Warmup displays the engine oil and coolant temperature. Setup reveals the driving modes selected via the AMG DRIVE UNIT, including ESP, transmission and suspension settings. Race mode brings up the RACETIMER, allowing the driver to record lap times on dedicated racing circuits.
An exclusively racy addition to the instrumentation, a central analog clock is modeled after the classic IWC Ingenieur sports watch, it's also a tribute the car's thoroughbred racing heritage. Disclaimer
With its pronounced contouring, thick padding and Nappa leather-wrapped rim, the AMG sport steering wheel puts the delights of precise handling literally in the driver's hands. Dual aluminum AMG shift paddles provide instant control of gear changes. Convenient buttons on the steering wheel let you control the audio volume and selection, send and end calls on your Bluetooth-enabled phone, and scroll through the features of the multifunction display in the instrument cluster.
Available brushed aluminum door sill inserts welcome you into the the world of AMG performance with backlit logos.
The first system of its kind, ATTENTION ASSIST continuously monitors up to 70 parameters of driving behavior, and can automatically alert the driver with both visual and audible warnings if it detects signs of drowsiness on long trips. New enhancements in the 2014 CLS-Class help detect drivers who begin their trip drowsy, and offer more useful information to drivers along their journey via a new dashboard display. Disclaimer
From your car, your computer or your compatible smartphone, mbrace2™ offers the industry's most comprehensive range of features for more connected, safe and productive drive time. From making your everyday life easier to helping out in an emergency, mbrace2 combines advanced cloud-based and GPS technology with 24-hour support from helpful experts. The mbrace hardware is standard, and a trial period for each of the three mbrace Packages is included. Disclaimer
An advanced system of 10 air bags offers 12-way occupant protection. Dual two-stage front air bags, front side-impact air bags, front pelvic air bags, dual front knee air bags, and side curtain air bags for both seating rows are standard. Disclaimer
A Mercedes-Benz first, PRE-SAFE can detect instability during certain vehicle maneuvers that suggest a collision or rollover is imminent. It can then tighten the front seat belts, adjust the front passenger seat, and close the windows and sunroof, all in an effort to better prepare the occupants and restraints in the moments before a collision. If no accident occurs, the seat-belt tensioners reverse, and you simply readjust your seat, open the sunroof and continue on your way. Disclaimer
In the case of a rear impact exceeding a preset threshold, NECK-PRO front head restraints move forward and slightly upward, reducing the distance between the head restraints and the heads of front-seat occupants. This action helps to reduce the possibility or severity of whiplash-type neck injuries.
Adaptive braking technology integrates a suite of advances. If you lift off the accelerator quickly, Predictive Brake Priming sets the pads closer to the discs for more immediate response when you apply the brakes. In the rain, Automatic Brake Drying periodically applies the brakes just enough to sweep water build-up from the discs. During uphill starts, Hill-Start Assist helps prevent unwanted rollback. And a HOLD feature can make long red lights or stopped traffic a little easier. Disclaimer
The Antilock Braking System (ABS) senses impending wheel lockup under heavy braking, and pumps the front brakes individually or the rear brakes together up to 30 times per second. By preventing wheel lockup, ABS helps preserve the driver's steering ability during hard braking. Disclaimer
Brake Assist senses emergency braking via the speed at which the driver presses the brake pedal and immediately applies maximum available power boost. Brake Assist can potentially reduce the overall stopping distance by eliminating the delay caused by a common human tendency not to brake hard enough, soon enough. Letting up on the brake pedal releases Brake Assist. Disclaimer
Multistage ESP offers a mode for every driving situation: On, Sport and Off. With ESP On, detected instability results in braking intervention at one or more wheels, plus a reduction in engine torque, to help rotate the car back onto the driver's intended course. Sport mode allows for higher drift angles in performance driving, raising the brake-intervention and torque-reduction thresholds. ESP Off removes intervention altogether, making the results a direct expression of the driver's skill. Disclaimer
Bright white LED Daytime Running Lamps help increase the visibility of your vehicle to oncoming traffic by illuminating whenever the car is switched on. LED technology also illuminates the brake lamps more quickly, offering drivers behind you more time to react, which could make a critical difference in a panic stop. With long life and low energy consumption, LED lamps also add a distinctive high-tech styling touch.
Adaptive Highbeam Assist uses continuous input from a camera to automatically vary the range of your headlamps, based on the distance to oncoming vehicles and to those ahead of you. It's engineered to maximize road illumination without creating glare for other drivers.
High-strength/low-alloy (HSLA) steel provides greater resistance to bending and flexing than conventional steel of similar weight. HSLA and ultra-high-strength steel are used in critical areas of the body structure, such as the roof pillars, floor and roof crossmembers, door beams and various reinforcements throughout the body.
The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) can automatically detect a substantial loss of tire pressure in any wheel and alert the driver via a warning message in the multifunction display. The advanced TPMS can also display the numeric tire pressure for each mounted wheel.
The SmartKey remote control integrates remote door locks and trunk opener, a removable valet key, and a remote panic alarm. You may selectively unlock only the driver's door and fuel filler, or all doors plus the trunk and fuel filler.
The standard antitheft alarm system is armed automatically when you lock your Mercedes from the outside. It sounds the horn and flashes the exterior lights if a door, the trunk or the hood is opened without first unlocking the vehicle. You can also sound the alarm by pressing the red "panic" button on your SmartKey remote when you're within range of your vehicle.
Rain-sensing windshield wipers automatically adjust the intermittent wiper frequency based on the amount of rainfall.
As sensors on the inside mirror detect the headlamp beams of vehicles behind you, both the inside and driver-side mirrors gradually darken to reduce reflected glare. To help maintain your rear vision, dimming is automatically cancelled when you shift to Reverse or if an interior light is switched on.
Substantially bolstered sport front seats are hand-fitted in supple semi-aniline leather and detailed with metal AMG badges and vertical piping. Intuitive, seat-shaped controls help you and your front passenger find your ideal seating positions with 14-way power adjustment, including a power lumbar support. A memory system for each front seat recalls three stored seat positions with the touch of a button. The driver-seat memory also includes the power steering column and side mirror positions.
Superlatively soft, smooth-grain semi-aniline leather is hand-fitted to the seating surfaces and head restraints. Elegant AMG detailing elevates its exclusivity even further.
Electrically heated front seats quickly take the chill out of even the coldest day. Three levels of warming automatically step down after several minutes to the lowest setting.
Individually folding rear seatbacks allow you to expand the cargo capacity of your CLS63 AMG while still carrying a rear passenger. The release handles are in the trunk, so they're conveniently located where you'll need them, and can be kept out of reach simply by valet-locking the trunk. Disclaimer
A network of efficient LEDs and fiber optics casts a gentle glow from beneath the trim on the dashboard and door panels, both to welcome occupants into the cabin and to help make nighttime driving feel more secure. For an added touch of personality, any of three illumination color profiles (Polar, Solar and Neutral) can be selected.
Separate left and right temperature controls allow the driver and front passenger to enjoy personalized comfort. In addition to fully automatic or manual control of blower speed and airflow distribution, the system includes sun and humidity sensors, and an integrated filtration system that helps remove dust, pollen and even odors from the cabin air.
With the touch of a button, you can help keep the cabin cooler and shield back-seat passengers from sunlight or glare. Raising and lowering electrically, this interior sunshade features fine mesh that allows you to see out through the rear window even when it's in use.
Program your Mercedes-Benz to illuminate its exterior lights when you unlock it in darkness, to help illuminate a path to your vehicle.
Three buttons on the rear view mirror can be programmed to operate many types of garage door openers, security gates and other HomeLink-compatible features. Disclaimer
Whether you're stuck in traffic or stopped on a hill, the HOLD feature lets you keep the brakes applied without your foot on the brake pedal. After bringing the vehicle to a stop, an additional press of the brake pedal activates the feature and illuminates a "HOLD" icon in the instrument cluster, letting you know you can relax your foot. The brake lamps stay illuminated while the car remains braked. When you're ready to move, just press the accelerator to release the feature and go. Disclaimer
Featuring a high-resolution color display and a central controller on the console, the Cockpit Management and Data (COMAND®) system gives you convenient control of audio, video, hands-free calling and optional navigation functions. Many features can also be accessed via the integrated steering-wheel controls. Disclaimer
Specifically engineered for the CLS-Class, this premium digital sound system fills the cabin with 610 watts of beautifully balanced audio. No fewer than 14 strategically placed speakers deliver a wholly immersive listening experience through Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound technology. Digital Dynamic Volume Control impeccably and imperceptibly maintains the sound spectrum for consistent listening pleasure in varying driving conditions. Disclaimer
Using GPS technology and an 80GB hard drive to store maps and points of interest, this virtual copilot provides detailed driving directions with remarkable speed and a friendly voice. The COMAND® system's 7-inch high-resolution color screen also displays gas stations, ATMs and Mercedes-Benz dealerships along your route within the contiguous U.S., Canada and Oahu, Hawaii, with periodic updates available at your authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer. Disclaimer
TuneIn world radio lets you stream live programming from 70,000 live radio stations around the globe in your CLS-Class, thanks to the in-car WiFi and Internet access of Mercedes-Benz mbrace2™. It's easy to search for programming by artist, song or even a sports team, or browse categories by music genre, sports, talk or even location. And you can save your favorite stations for easy tune-in anytime. Disclaimer
Enhanced Voice Control lets you control the phone, audio and navigation by saying city names and your phonebook contacts normally, with no need to spell them out. You can train it to learn how you speak, and it even screens out "ums" and "ahs" and understands "yeah" for "yes".
Bluetooth® audio streaming makes it even easier to enjoy your digital music player. It allows you to connect your Bluetooth-equipped iPod® or other MP3 player wirelessly to your vehicle's audio system for convenient, cable-free playback. Disclaimer
A USB connector allows plug-and-play enjoyment from your iPod® or other USB-compatible digital music player.
Delivering remarkably crisp, clear audio quality for both AM and FM radio, HD Radio technology can increase the number of stations available to you with no subscription or fee. Disclaimer
SiriusXM Radio offers 150+ channels of premium digital entertainment, from news, talk and sports to commercial-free music from every genre. Enjoy live broadcasts of the biggest NFL®, NCAA®, NHL® and NBA® teams, plus 150+ college sports teams. A 6-month trial of the Sirius All Access package is included, with access to 160+ channels of SiriusXM Internet Radio on your computer, smartphone and tablet. Disclaimer
Included with the navigation system, SiriusXM Traffic keeps you up to date on accidents, traffic, construction and road closures, and even helps your vehicle's navigation system find the fastest route based on real-time traffic. And SiriusXM Weather delivers detailed, graphical weather reports and forecasts. (Includes 6 months of service. Requires SiriusXM Radio to be active.) Disclaimer
The Media Interface turns your car into an extension of your iPod® or other compatible digital music player. Browse, select and play your music via the vehicle's standard audio controls on the console, dash and steering wheel. Disclaimer
Music Register allows you to copy up to 10GB of music from your own CDs and audio DVDs and save it on the in-dash hard drive, so you can listen to them anytime and anywhere you drive.
Place and answer calls, and even access select phonebooks without taking your hands off the steering wheel with standard Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free calling. Pairing your Bluetooth-compatible phone with the vehicle is simpler than ever. Then, just leave your phone in your pocket and enjoy hands-free conversations over the audio system. Disclaimer
Whether it's on CD, the Music Register or a memory card, Gracenote is a system that recognizes and identifies the music in your collection by title, artist and other information, and even displays album cover art when it's available. Gracenote helps you easily manage and access all your music, regardless of format. Disclaimer
A single-slot system, the in-dash 6-disc changer plays audio CDs and DVDs. You can even watch a DVD movie while the vehicle is in Park. An in-dash SD memory card reader is also included, so you can play your digital music files.