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 |  Oct 19 2010, 4:17 PM

First, the bad news; Mercedes-Benz is phasing out their awesome 6.2L naturally aspirated V8 in the CL63 and S63. The good news is that the replacement is a 5.5L twin turbo V8 engine making even more power – 536 horsepower and 590 lb-ft to be exact.

The S63 will start at $138,875 while the CL63 will retail for $151, 125, a funny notion considering you’re essentially just paying about $12,000 for two less doors. The new 5.5L engine sees a 20 percent improvement in mileage thanks to direct injection and start/stop technology.

Hit the jump to read the official press release

[Source: Mercedes-Benz]

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