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    • MotorTrend tests the 2012 W218 Mercedes CLS63 AMG with M157 twin turbo V8 Performance Package - 12.1@121

      12.1@121 is the fastest time we have seen so far for a Performance Package M157 twin turbo V8. You might recall that Insideline tested the S63 AMG with the performance package and hit 12.3@116 in the much heavier S class. The lighter (4256 pound) CLS63 puts up some very impressive numbers with 0-60 under 5 seconds and a low 12 second time. We have no doubt this means the lighter E63 AMG will hit 11's stock and about 124 mph in the 1/4 with the Performance Package.




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      1. Yukohama's Avatar
        Yukohama -
        saw this car in person, and i love it!
      1. M3_WC's Avatar
        M3_WC -
        This car looks amazing.

        It absolutely murders the 6er Grand Coupe coming out.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by M3_WC Click here to enlarge
        It absolutely murders the 6er Grand Coupe coming out.
        I think so too.
      1. BK63AMG's Avatar
        BK63AMG -
        Drove this car on the track at Monticello...felt very nose-heavy and sluggish in transition. Monster on the straights though.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BK63AMG Click here to enlarge
        Drove this car on the track at Monticello...felt very nose-heavy and sluggish in transition. Monster on the straights though.
        It is fairly nose heavy and just heavy in general but yes, straightline monster.

        Hopefully the E will be better balanced.
      1. BK63AMG's Avatar
        BK63AMG -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        It is fairly nose heavy and just heavy in general but yes, straightline monster.

        Hopefully the E will be better balanced.
        I drove the E63 that same day and can tell you firsthand that it is SIGNIFICANTLY better handling than the CLS. I was surprised at how neutral and balanced the chassis felt, particularly in the corners. Though it didn't feel quite as fast as the CLS.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BK63AMG Click here to enlarge
        I drove the E63 that same day and can tell you firsthand that it is SIGNIFICANTLY better handling than the CLS. I was surprised at how neutral and balanced the chassis felt, particularly in the corners. Though it didn't feel quite as fast as the CLS.
        But an M156 E63 not M157, correct?
      1. BK63AMG's Avatar
        BK63AMG -
        Actually, I believe it was a 2012 E63 with the M157 and MCT. I cannot say with 100% certainty, though. I was there for the AMG Performance tour at Monticello, NY.
      1. Remonster's Avatar
        Remonster -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BK63AMG Click here to enlarge
        Actually, I believe it was a 2012 E63 with the M157 and MCT. I cannot say with 100% certainty, though. I was there for the AMG Performance tour at Monticello, NY.
        Should have been pretty obvious if it was turbocharged or not.

        I absolutely adore this new CLS, what a looker!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Remonster Click here to enlarge
        Should have been pretty obvious if it was turbocharged or not.
        I was thinking the same.
      1. Exeenom's Avatar
        Exeenom -
        I wonder if the MCT will be able to handle enough extra torque to dip into the 10s after a few upgrades Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Exeenom Click here to enlarge
        I wonder if the MCT will be able to handle enough extra torque to dip into the 10s after a few upgrades Click here to enlarge
        No idea.