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  Mercedes-Benz CLS 55 AMG

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Country of origin:Germany
Produced from:2005 - 2010
Internal name:W219
Source:Company press release
Last updated:Before December 1st, 2004
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Click here to download printer friendly versionImposing performance figures and exclusive specification: Mercedes-AMG has succeeded in creating a desirable car in the form of the new CLS 55 AMG. This unique four-door coupé is driven by the AMG V8 supercharged engine, which generates an output of 476 hp and 700 Newton metres of torque from a displacement of 5.5 litres. This gives the car truly top-notch performance: the CLS 55 AMG accelerates from nought to 100 km/h in just 4.7 seconds and has an electronically limited maximum speed of 250 km/h.

As with the other AMG cars, the engine power is transferred to the wheels via the AMG SPEEDSHIFT five-speed automatic transmission. This allows the driver to choose between fully automatic or manual gear changes, the latter being possible by using either the selector lever or the gearshift buttons on the ergonomic AMG sports steering wheel. The powerplant is superbly complemented by the AMG sports suspension and by the AMG high-performance braking system. The CLS 55 AMG features AIRMATIC DC semi-active air suspension with an adaptive damping system; this suspension set-up has been specially modified for AMG by giving it tauter tuning. Large, internally ventilated and perforated brake discs make for impressive deceleration and high fading resistance.

The equipment of the CLS 55 AMG represents a combination of exclusive, sporty styling and high-quality materials. The design of the new AMG sports seats exhibits special AMG perforations, lateral piping, double stitching and Alcantara panels at shoulder height. The plentiful specification also includes luxurious nappa leather in a choice of three colours, an AMG instrument cluster with a 320 km/h speedometer scale and chromed door sill panels with the AMG logo.

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