Passion and Perfection
Cannes
Sep 07, 2010
Design and equipment: A new look for even more dynamism
More status, more sportiness, more elegance – these are the characteristics now portrayed by the design of the new CL 63 AMG. Thanks to specific modifications to the front and rear, as well as AMG light-alloy wheels, the high-performance coupé now looks even more confident and athletic than ever. The tastefully designed interior, superb workmanship and comprehensive range of standard equipment all help to guarantee an air of exquisite sophistication. New optional extras such as SPLITVIEW for the COMAND multimedia system also ensure maximum comfort for the vehicle occupants. A new highlight among the comprehensive range of exclusive optional extras for the S 63 AMG is the Bang & Olufsen BeoSound AMG
high-end sound system.
The front section of the CL 63 AMG boasts numerous new design features which give the coupé an even more powerful appearance than ever. The new, arrow-shaped bonnet with its exciting ridged design is the perfect match for powerfully-shaped headlamps, which now come equipped with the Intelligent Light System (ILS) as standard. Other features include bi-xenon headlamps with active light function, Adaptive Highbeam Assist and also AMG-specific LED daytime driving lights in the front apron. A more dynamic appearance is also provided courtesy of the more steeply swept-back radiator grille with larger, chrome-trimmed cooling-air intake. The central Mercedes star is flanked by a distinctive horizontal grille slat. The new front apron, which is part of the AMG bodystyling, has a three-dimensional drawn-out design as well as a lower cross strut with a high-gloss black finish.
The rear too has been updated: new taillamps with one-piece red-coloured cover plates and new reversing headlamps next to the licence plate recess on the boot lid match the new AMG rear apron. In addition to the diffuser insert, which is in the same colour as the vehicle body, another visual highlight comes in the form of the newly designed chrome twin tailpipes of the AMG sports exhaust system.
Viewed from the side, the CL 63 AMG stands out thanks to the "V8 BITURBO"
lettering on the mudguards. Additional highlights include the newly designed AMG light-alloy wheels, with their unmistakable triple-spoke design, painted in titanium grey and with a high-sheen finish. They are fitted with 255/40 R 19 tyres at the front, and 275/40 R 19 tyres at the rear.
Sporty interior with exclusive appointment details
The tastefully designed interior of the CL 63 AMG boasts an exciting combination of exclusive appointment details. The AMG instrument cluster, for example, now
has a new look: after opening the driver's door, the words "AMG V8 BITURBO" are displayed on the screen – a clear invitation to start the new eight-cylinder engine. Also new is the AMG sports steering wheel with silver-coloured aluminium shift paddles, specially shaped grip area and perforated nappa leather around the steering wheel spokes. The multifunction buttons on the left and right enable the driver to select numerous settings and call up information, for example in the AMG main menu: the activated transmission mode is displayed in the middle of the instrument cluster – the currently engaged gear and recommended upshifts are also shown in "M" mode. A new feature is the Controlled Efficiency start/stop function: a green "ECO" symbol in the AMG main menu tells the driver that it is enabled, while a yellow "ECO" symbol indicates that the "start/stop function is disabled".
The AMG main menu also provides the driver with information about the temperature of the engine oil and coolant. With the RACETIMER, the driver can calculate lap times - when on a private racing circuit, for instance. The RACETIMER records the time for the fastest lap, the average and maximum speeds and the lap distance. The AMG instrument cluster in the CL 63 AMG comes with a 320 km/h speedometer scale. One of the most eye-catching features in the interior is the exclusive analogue clock with its "IWC Ingenieur" design in the centre console.
AMG sports seats with PASSION leather upholstery
Standard equipment on the Coupé includes 12-way electrically adjustable AMG sports seats with Memory package, Seat Comfort package with front active multicontour seats including massage and dynamic handling function, with seat heating and ventilation, PRE-SAFE® positioning function and NECK-PRO luxury head restraints. The PASSION leather upholstery boasts sporty, AMG-specific seat fluting and also high-quality AMG badges in the backrests.
The exclusive interior appointments are available in three colour combinations: black/black, cashmere beige/savanna beige and alpaca grey/basalt grey. In
conjunction with the three wood trims of high-gloss black ash, high-gloss dark brown burr walnut, and high-gloss light brown burr walnut, a wide variety of options are available to meet every individual taste.
S 63 AMG features subtle design enhancements
Externally, the new S 63 AMG features a number of subtle updates. Enthusiasts will recognise the reference to the new powertrain with the "V8 BITURBO" lettering on the mudguards. Also boasting a new design are the AMG light-alloy wheels, with their unmistakable triple-spoke design, painted in titanium grey and with a high-sheen finish. They are fitted with 255/40 R 19 tyres at the front, and 275/40 R 19 tyres at the rear. Athletic, striking, confident: the AMG styling includes the characteristic front apron with large cooling-air intakes, side air outlets and also AMG-specific daytime driving lights featuring LED technology. Special side sill panels continue the vehicle's line through to the rear, where the diffuser-look AMG rear apron painted in the same colour as the vehicle body creates an eye-catching feature. The AMG sports exhaust system with two newly designed chrome twin tailpipes makes for a further highlight.
New "AMG V8 BITURBO" greeting on start screen
On opening the driver's door, the driver of the S 63 AMG is also welcomed with the new "AMG V8 BITURBO" start screen in the AMG instrument cluster. The AMG sports steering wheel with silver-coloured aluminium shift paddles, specially shaped grip area and perforated nappa leather around the steering wheel spokes, enables perfect control of the vehicle. The multifunction buttons on the left and right are used to select settings in the AMG main menu: the activated transmission mode is displayed in the middle of the instrument cluster – the currently engaged gear and recommended upshifts are also shown in "M" mode. The new Controlled Efficiency start/stop function is indicated with a green "ECO" symbol in the AMG main menu. When it is disabled, a yellow "ECO" symbol lights up together with the warning "start/stop function is disabled".
The AMG main menu also provides the driver with information about engine oil and coolant temperatures. The integrated RACETIMER can be used to keep track of lap times on a private racing circuit. It records the time for the fastest lap, the average and maximum speeds and the lap distance. The speedometer scale in the AMG instrument cluster of the S 63 AMG goes up to 320 km/h.
PASSION leather upholstery with new contrasting stitching
Standard equipment on the S 63 AMG includes 12-way electrically adjustable AMG sports seats with Memory package, Seat Comfort package with front active multicontour seats including massage and dynamic handling function, with seat heating and ventilation, PRE-SAFE® positioning function and NECK-PRO luxury head restraints. A particular detail is the exclusive analogue clock with its "IWC Ingenieur" design in the centre console. The PASSION leather upholstery boasts sporty, AMG-specific seat fluting and natural leather in the seat side bolsters, and also – as a new addition – contrasting colour stitching. This feature is to be found not only on the AMG sports seats, but also on the dashboard, the centre console, the door panelling, the rear bench seat as well as the parcel shelf.
The exclusive interior appointments of the S 63 AMG are available in three colour combinations: black/black, alpaca grey/basalt grey and cashmere beige/savanna beige. A selection of three different wood trim finishes - dark eucalyptus wood, dark burr walnut with a high-sheen finish, and burr walnut with a high-sheen
finish - provides ample opportunities for tailoring the vehicle to your own personal tastes.
The standard equipment of the S 63 AMG and CL 63 AMG includes (extracts):
  • Adaptive brake lights
  • AMG door entry sills
  • AMG floor mats
  • AMG sports pedal cluster
  • ATTENTION ASSIST
  • COMAND
  • ISOFIX and ACSR automatic child seat recognition
  • Parking Guidance (CL 63 AMG)
  • PRE-SAFE® system
  • Tilting/sliding glass sunroof, electric, with PRE-SAFE® closure function
Optional Bang & Olufsen BeoSound AMG high-end sound system
As with the SLS AMG, a Bang & Olufsen BeoSound AMG high-end sound system is now also available for the S 63 AMG as an exclusive optional extra. Newly developed especially for the S-Class by AMG together with renowned Danish hi-fi specialists Bang & Olufsen, the system promises a unique listening experience. With a total output of 1200 watts, 15 loudspeakers, acoustic lens tweeters in the A and B-pillars as well as a digital sound processor (DSP), it transforms the saloon into a full-blown concert hall with perfect acoustics.
A distinguishing visual feature of the system is the four illuminated soft dome acoustic lens tweeters which are integrated into the mirror triangles and B-pillars, and which light up as soon as the sound system is switched on. Their special design, which has built-in lenses beneath a special disc, enables a broad horizontal and narrow vertical sound distribution, which helps to create the typical virtual sound stage experience for the vehicle occupants. This Acoustic Lens Technology, together with the futuristic design, was adopted from the Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 5 home loudspeakers which are taken as the absolute reference models in specialist circles. A mid-range speaker and woofer are installed in each of the front doors, and a woofer in each of the rear doors. Two sub-woofers and two surround loudspeakers are housed in a special box in the parcel shelf, and a further surround loudspeaker is also accommodated in the centre of the dashboard. Another special feature is the construction of the loudspeakers: they are integrated into enclosed housings, and as such the vehicle body is not used as a resonating cavity – and the sound is not emitted outside the vehicle. Confidential phone calls, for example, cannot therefore be overheard outside.
A specific characteristic of the Bang & Olufsen BeoSound AMG high-end sound system is the excellent quality of the materials and workmanship: the high-quality loudspeaker covers are made of aluminium and feature laser-etched Bang & Olufsen lettering.
Two amplifiers with a total power output of 1200 watts
The ultra-compact 750-watt Bang & Olufsen ICEPower® amplifer converts
over 90 percent of the energy fed in into output, unlike conventional car hi-fi amplifiers which manage around 30 percent. The 450-watt DSP amplifier converts the stereo sound and the Dolby Digital 5.1 signal into surround sound, and is really the "brain" of the Bang & Olufsen BeoSound AMG high-end sound system. DSP stands for Digital Sound Processor. All functions can be operated using the COMAND APS via a special Bang & Olufsen menu.
Whether the vehicle is stationary or in motion, the Bang & Olufsen BeoSound AMG high-end sound system delivers consummate listening pleasure. The precision sound reproduction guarantees that original recordings can be heard as clearly as if they were being heard live. In other words: in acoustic terms, nothing is added, amplified or taken away. The personal taste in music of the people sitting in the vehicle is of secondary importance here, as is the source of that music. The occupants of the S 63 AMG have a choice between the realistic high-end "reference" studio sound and voluminous surround sound. At the same time, the so-called "sweet spot" – described by hi-fi experts as being that point at which sound is optimally received – can be shifted from the front, via the centre to the rear.
Dynamic road noise compensation
Listening pleasure is also possible with the Bang & Olufsen BeoSound AMG high-end sound system on long journeys in the S-Class, without having a tiring effect. A significant part of the reason for this lies with the dynamic road noise
compensation: a microphone built into the roof lining is constantly delivering data on the current level of interior noise. The digital sound processor analyses all the wavebands and increases the volume as required depending on the vehicle speed – and not just generally, but individually for each speaker and for the different frequencies. The reason for this is it makes a difference to the human ear whether background noise is diffuse, as it is when it comes from airflow or from the tyres; or direct, as it is, for example, from the exhaust system when the vehicle is
accelerating.
The new Bang & Olufsen BeoSound AMG high-end sound system can also be combined with SPLITVIEW as well as the Rear Seat Entertainment System.
SPLITVIEW technology for COMAND now also on the CL 63 AMG
The new SPLITVIEW technology for COMAND and/or COMAND APS is also available as an optional extra for the CL 63 AMG. This innovative display concept allows the driver and front passenger to view different content simultaneously on one and the same screen. While the driver uses the map-based navigation system, for example, the front passenger can be watching the latest film on DVD using headphones, without disturbing the driver.
The wide range of optional extras also includes (selection):
  • Ambient lighting, adjustable in three colours
  • Brake Assist BAS PLUS
  • DAB – digital radio reception
  • DISTRONIC PLUS
  • Parking package (reversing camera and PARKTRONIC incl. Parking Guidance,
    for S 63 AMG only)
  • Driving Assistance package or Driving Assistance package Plus (CL 63 AMG)
  • Rear Seat Entertainment package
  • KEYLESS-GO package
  • Rear air-conditioning system (S 63 AMG)
  • Refrigerated compartment in rear seat backrest
  • LED Light package incl. ILS Intelligent Light System (S 63 AMG)
  • Exclusive PASSION leather package (CL 63 AMG)
  • Night View Assist Plus
  • Navigation package incl. COMAND APS
  • Panoramic sliding sunroof (S 63 AMG)
  • PRE-SAFE® Brake
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • TV tuner
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