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The Mercedes-Benz C216 is the new platform for the grand tourer Mercedes-Benz CL-Class. It will be replacing the W215 platform. The new platform will be presented at the 2006 Mondial de l'Automobile.

The CL63 debuted at the Paris Motor Show on September 13, 2006. It features a 6.3 liter AMG V8, the CL63 AMG is rated at 386 kW/525 hp and 630 Newton metres of peak torque, resulting in a 0-62 mph time of 4.6 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph.

See Wikicars' comprehensive Mercedes-Benz C216 Review.

Recent Changes

  • For 2011, the CL-Class receives a major powertrain update as well as a subtle facelift. The CL550 4MATIC now packs an all-new 4.7 litre Biturbo and BlueDIRECT direct-injected V8 with around 429 horsepower and a 516 lb-ft of torque, nearly a full litre less in displacement but producing 47 more hp and 125 more lb-ft of torque. That slashes the entry-level CL's sprint to 60 mph to 4.9 seconds. The range-topping CL600, on the other hand is motivated by a 5.5 litre Biturbo V12 developing 510 hp and 612 lb-ft of torque, propelling the 4,900 lb grand tourer to 60 mph in a mere 4.5 seconds. On the AMG-fettled front, the CL63 AMG, despite the name, sticks twin-turbos on a smaller but more powerful 5.5 litre V8 than the outgoing 6.2 litre engine resulting 536 hp @ 5500 rpm and 590 lb-ft. of torque @ 2000 – 4500 rpm. With the optional AMG Performance Package those numbers reach even more wonderfully ridiculous heights: 563 hp and 664 lb-ft. Jesus Christ. This is also while slashing fuel consumption by 27 percent. The King of the Hill CL65 AMG also get a powerplant upgrade as its 6.0 litre Biturbo V12 churns out 621 hp @ 4800 rpm and 738 lb-ft of torque @ 2000 - 4000 rpm. All CL AMG models will get the full suite of Mercedes-Benz driver aid tech such as Direct-Steer, crosswind stabilization, torque-vectoring, drowsiness detection, night-view assist, active lane-keeping assist and blind-spot assist. [1]

CL550 and CL600


  • On April 15 2009, Mercedes-Benz released the AMG Appearance Package for the CL-Class and the facelifted S-Class. [2]

Overall dimensions

Length: 5065 mm

Width: 1817 mm

Height: 1418 mm

Height: 1418 mm

Wheelbase: 2955 mm

Track(front/rear): 1601/1607 mm


2011 C216

2011 C216 AMG

2009 C216

2006-2010 C216



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2011 C216 CL550 and CL600

2011 C216 CL63 and CL65 AMG


  • Black Premium Leather
  • Savanna/Cashmere Premium Leather
  • Ash/Grey Premium Leather
  • Sahara Beige/Black Premium Leather


  • Black Exclusive Leather
  • Savanna/Cashmere Exclusive Leather
  • Ash/Grey Exclusive Leather
  • Sahara Beige/Black Premium Leather

See Also

<--earlier Mercedes-Benz road car timeline, 1980s-present Edit
Type Class 1980s 1990s 2000s
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Supermini A W168 W169
Entry-level C W201 (190) W202 W203 W204
Mid-size E W123 W124 W210 W211 W212
CLS W219
Full-size S W126 W140 W220 W221
Maybach W240
Roadster SLK R170 R171
SL R107 R129 R230
Coupé CLK W208 W209
CL W126 W140 W215 C216
Supercar SLR C199
SUV G W460/W461 W463
Crossover SUV GLK GLK
M W163 W164
GL X164
MPVs B W245
R W251
Vaneo Vaneo
Sprinter Sprinter

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