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  Mercedes CL65 AMG
2003 - 2014
Mercedes CL65 AMG
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Mercedes CL65 AMG Mercedes CL65 AMG Mercedes CL65 AMG

Metric   Imperial
Class GT
Body 2 Door 4 Seat
Layout Front Engine
Rear Drive
Transmission 5 Speed Automatic
Number Built  
Type Conventional
Details Twin Turbo V12
365 in3 
Max Power
621 bhp @6500rpm 
Max Torque
738 lb/ft @5900rpm 
Power to Weight
293 bhp/ton 
Torque to Weight
348 lbft/ton 
Specific Output 104 bhp/litre 
Compression 9.0:1 
Bore x Stroke
3.25 X 3.66 in 
Fuel Cons
19 mpg 
Emissions 334 g/Km Co2 
Top Speed
155 mph 
0 - 30 mph
2.1 sec 
0 - 60 mph
4.2 sec 
0 - 100 mph
8.9 sec 
0 - 124 mph
13.3 sec 
0 - 186 mph
34.2 sec 
30 - 70 mph
3.1 sec 
Standing qtr Mile
12.4sec @119mph 
60 - 0 mph
0 - 100 - 0 mph
14.0 sec 
Ring Lap Time  
Lateral Accn  
Drag Cd  
196.6 in 
73.1 in 
55.0 in 
4751 lbs 
Wheels (F/R) 8.5 X 19
9.5 X 19 
Tyres (F/R) 245/45 R19
275/35 R19 
Fuel Capacity
19.4 gal 
Pricing (2016)
New Price £n/a
Used Price £35000 - £50000

Launched at Geneva 2003, the new CL65 AMG epitomises Mercedes' current thrust toward ever more powerful machinery with a power output of over 600bhp coupled with an unbelievable 738lb/ft of torque (1000 Nm in new money) which, if not for gearbox restrictions, would have topped 885lbft!

This remarkable figure is thanks to an AMG tuned twin-turbo V12 (now boosted to 1.5 bar). Top speed is limited to 155mph but de-restricted it will hit well over 186mph or even as much as 208mph with special tyres. Transmission is via a 5-speed auto box with Mercedes' own speedshift system for lightning quick manual changes. Handling is remarkable for a car of this weight, mainly thanks to the CL's Active Body Control which stiffens individual suspension depending on load.

The CL65 continued with the facelifted third generation from 2010 until production ceased in 2014.

Overall Rating Money No Object Bargain Rating BHP/ (x1000)
76% 76% 10% 14
Ranks 88 of 771 Ranks 201 of 771 Ranks 116 of 771 Ranks 111 of 771

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