CATS Motors, Inc., the exclusive distributor of Mercedes-Benz vehicles in the Philippines, recently gave a preview of the 2nd generation of the venerable CLS-Class four-door coupe at the Mercedes-Benz Global City showroom. The event also highlighted the AMG Driving Academy and the AMG
Performance vehicles with the top of the line CLS 63 AMG; arrivng
ahead of the CLS 350 which will be made available later this year.
The CLS 63 AMG promises the very high levels of Mercedes-Benz's driving performance, style and luxury, offering the power of a 5.5 liter twin turbo V8 engine, capable of 525 horsepower. The new engine is capable of fuel consumption figures up to 4.4 liters per 100 km (22.7 km/l) and sprints to 100 km/h from a standstill in just 4.4 seconds.
The new CLS 63 AMG arrives with a long list of innovations headline by an ECO Start/Stup function, a system that shuts off an engine while at a standstill and automatically restarts when the accelerator is depressed. The car also gets Active Parking Assist for hands-free parking convenience, as well as a RACESTART system that allows the car to drag-launch with ease.