Mercedes-Benz CL 65 AMG 

  • 2003
  • 612 HP 6.0L
  • 155 mph
Clearly, then, the CL65 AMG isn't all about drag racing or handling or any of that.
by Car and Driver (May, 2007)
Ask nicely (and cough up a little extra), and the rear-diffuser vanes can be rendered in carbon fiber for that oh-so-techie look.
by Car and Driver (May, 2007)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Mercedes-Benz CL 65 AMG


Mercedes-Benz CL 65 AMG
4.4 s
850 CSi
5.9 s

Top speed

Mercedes-Benz CL 65 AMG
155 mph
Rocket 800
230 mph


Mercedes-Benz CL 65 AMG
8.8 s
850 CSi
14.3 s

Data points Key details of the Mercedes-Benz CL 65 AMG


Mercedes-Benz CL 65 AMG
612 HP
850 CSi
372 HP
Rocket 800
789 HP


Mercedes-Benz CL 65 AMG
737 ft-lb
Rocket 800
1,051 ft-lb

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Mercedes-Benz CL 65 AMG
V12 Biturbo Engine: Dynamic Performance at the Highest Level The highest level of performance is guaranteed by the AMG 6.0-liter V12 biturbo engine with its displacement of 5,980 cc: its maximum output of 450 kW/612 hp is maintained between 4800 and 5100 rpm while the maximum torque of 1000 Newton meters (electronically limited) is available from 2,000 to 4,000 rpm.
The CL65 AMG negotiates bends of every type with a greatly reduced roll angle while body roll during fast avoiding maneuvers is effectively suppressed.

Mercedes-Benz CL 65 AMG
For example the AMG engineers have increased ther cylinder bore from 82 to 82.6 millimetres, lengthened the stroke of the crankshaft by six millimetres to 93 millimetres and increased the charge pressure of the turbochargers to a maximum of 1.5 bar.
Like all models in the CL-Class the new CL 65 AMG is fitted as standard with the Active Body Control (ABC) suspension system, whose spring struts have been configured for greater stiffness in the high-performance CoupÃ.

2008 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG

AutomobileMag News
The gorgeous interior is finished with a color-coordinated Alcantara headliner, "V12" logos on the headrests, and genuine carbon-fiber accents.
40th Anniversary Edition cars also feature a two-tone "Exclusive Passion" Nappa Leather interior with a diamond stitching pattern on the door panels and seats.

2008 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG

Car & Driver News
Wheel arches and mild cladding that might be amusing on a Hyundai Tiburon look downright intimidating on Mercedes models such as, well, this stunning CL65 AMG, revealed in Amsterdam on March 29 and shown at the New York show a week later.
Unique to this model run of just 40 cars worldwide is the "AMG Alubeam" paint, seen before on only a few show cars.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Mercedes-Benz
Year 2003
Highway mileage 18 MPG


Body style Coupe


Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 5 gears
Axle ratio 2.65:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,586 lb
Width 73.1 in
Height 55 in
Length 196.6 in
Front track width 57.1 in
Wheelbase 113.6 in

road tests

Top speed 155 mph
0-60mph 4.4 s
0-100mph 8.8 s
0-200kph 13.3 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.49 lb/hp
Maximum hp 612 HP @ 4,800 RPM
Maximum torque 737 ft-lb @ 2,000 RPM
Engine placement Front
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 5,980 cc
Cylinders V12
Air compressor Twin turbocharger
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 9:1
Bore/stroke 3.25 in / 3.66 in
Valvetrain Single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
Valves per cylinder 3 valves
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