2012 Brabus Mercedes-Benz CLS (2011 Geneva Auto Show)
Brabus has unveiled their take on the 2012 Mercedes CLS at the Geneva Motor Show today. The German tuner has already released some information and pictures a few days ago.
The CLS 250 CDI BlueEfficiency model equipped with the Brabus Eco PowerXtra D4 Package delivers and additional 31hp and produces a peak torque of 560Nm. For the CLS 350 CDI, Brabus offers another package that will Boost the power from 261 to 309hp. In 'Eco' mode only peak torque is increased from 620Nm to 690Nm while the maximum power output remains unchanged. If the 'Sport' mode is selected, both peak torque and power output are increased. This results in acceleration from 0 to 100km/h in 5.9 seconds and a limited top speed of 250km/h.
The CLS has received a new front bumper with bigger air intakes, a front splitter and new LED daylight running lights. Distinctive are the sport fenders. The sill skirts give the four-door an even lower, sleeker stance. Four tailpipes of the sport Exhaust system gives the CLS a more impressive and sporty look while the rear appearance is rounded out with a spoiler.
2013 Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG - Trailer
Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG and G 65 AMG
Affalterbach -- High tech for the AMG off-road classic: the new G 63 AMG impresses with state-of-the-art drive technology, expressive design and increased fuel economy. All this is largely attributable to the AMG 5.5 litre V8 biturbo engine delivering 400 kW (544 hp) and the AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7G-TRONIC automatic transmission system. Even more exclusive is the new G 65 AMG: its AMG 6.0-litre V12 biturbo engine delivers 450 kW (612 hp) and reaches a maximum torque of 1000 newton metres -- a record in the off-road segment.
Every new AMG high-performance vehicle offers an outstanding mix of "more power from less fuel" -- and the G 63 AMG is no exception. The "strong man"
in the AMG model range has been further enhanced with the state-of-the-art powertrain of the new ML 63 AMG. The design has been comprehensively reworked, so that, for the first time in the 33-year history of the G-Class, AMG customers can enjoy a raft of future-oriented systems: spray-controlled petrol direct injection, the ECO start/stop function and generator management. The AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine develops a maximum output of 400 kW (544 hp) and a torque of 760 newton metres. This enables the new G 63 AMG to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in just 5.4 seconds, with a new top speed of 210 km/h (electronically limited).
The new G 63 AMG outperforms the G 55 AMG KOMPRESSOR by 27 kW (37 hp) and 60 newton metres. Its direct predecessor was a clear favourite for G-Class purchasers, with a sales ratio of over 40 percent.
AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7G-TRONIC and ECO start/stop function
The vehicle's driving performance features are matched by its impressive advances in the area of fuel economy. The fuel consumption of 13.8 litres per 100 kilometres (NEDC combined) is a reduction of 2.1 litres on the predecessor model, representing fuel savings of 13 percent. This reduction can be attributed to the state-of-the-art biturbo eight-cylinder engine, along with the AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7G-TRONIC automatic transmission system, the generator management system and the ECO start/stop function. The seven-speed automatic gearbox features three drive modes and an automatic double-declutching function for downshifting, creating an incredible range of variability. In "Controlled Efficiency" (C) mode, the ECO start/stop function is active, shutting down the eight-cylinder engine when the vehicle is stationary. "C" mode is also characterised by smooth accelerator and transmission characteristics and early gear changes; the vehicle is usually started in second gear in this mode. The AMG instrument cluster includes a green "ECO" symbol, indicating when the ECO start/stop function is on.
In the Sport (S) and Manual (M) modes, the ECO start/stop function is off,
and the engine-transmission combination displays far greater agility. Short, precisely defined ignition and injection retardations mean shorter shift times when changing up at full load. The efficiency of the AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7G-TRONIC automatic transmission system is further enhanced with a new fuel economy converter with centrifugal pendulum, friction-reducing bearing and transmission oil thermal management.
The fascination of the characteristic sound of a V8 AMG
A glance at the AMG sports Exhaust system will reassure any doubters that all these efficiency advances have not been at the expense of emotional appeal. The twin tailpipes on both sides at the rear put out the hallmark AMG eight-cylinder sound that means so much to the vehicle's many admirers. The latest catalytic converter technology is used to ensure that the G 63 AMG meets both the EU 5 Exhaust emissions standard and the requirements for the US market (LEV-II standard, on-board diagnosis II and lambda probe diagnosis).