Mercedes just revealed its 2014 CLS 63 AMG in four-door coupe and shooting brake variants which will debut next week during the 2013 Detroit Auto Show.
Carrying the same engine upgrades as the E 63 AMG, the car boasts up to 585 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque in the S-Model variant from its 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8. Those numbers represent a 28-hp increase, extra power which Mercedes says will be put to better use through the car’s rear-biased AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive system.
That system will allow the car to launch from 0-62 mph (100 km.h) in only 3.6 seconds by helping the car to avoid wheel slippage. This marks the first year where AMG cars will come with available all-wheel drive, although the brand insists that helps further its performance spirit with a 33/67 power distribution to the front and rear wheels.
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There’s still plenty of power on tap with the non S-Model version, which has 557 hp and 530 lb-ft of torque.
Of course, the car comes dressed like an AMG car too. It gets 19-inch wheels, performance brakes, and an AMG Ride Control sports suspension with electronically controlled dampening.
The S-Model cars also gets a rear-axle differential lock to further improve traction and optional ceramic brakes for even more stopping power.
Finally, the S-Model also gets extra exterior bits to differentiate its styling like red brake calipers, and an AMG logo painted in red on the trunk lid with a contrasting “S” in black. The cabin also gets extra touches like grey stitching on the seats, center console and armrests as well as a flat-bottom and top sport steering wheel. There’s also and “S AMG” logo in the gauge cluster.
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