While it may not be quite as familiar as the well-known S-Class, the Mercedes-Benz CL coupe is arguably the brand’s flagship, both a styling and technology showcase.
And the top-line German coupe will be getting an updated look for 2011, as you can see from these, a pair of the first shots to emerge from Mercedes headquarters, in Stuttgart.
As with most AMG versions, the details are surprisingly subtle. The most obvious changes for 2011 with the Mercedes-Benz CL63 include a more aggressive front fascia, new side skirts and the distinctive new quad exhaust ports.
Of course, what real performance aficionados are most likely to care about is what AMG has done under the hood, and for 2011, it seems, the CL63 nomenclature is a bit misleading. The coupe will now be powered by a 5.5-liter biturbo V8 making an impressive 563 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque – with the optional AMG Performance Package.
In standard trim, output is a still-solid 536 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque.