Mercedes Benz will unveil its sledgehammer CL65 AMG coupe at this year's AutoRAI show in Amsterdam this week. Powered by a 6.0L V12 developing 612hp and an earth-moving 1,000Nm of torque, the new CL model is guaranteed to be a real crowd puller and may even manage to lure away some of BMW’s ‘M’ faithful .
The 0-100km/h should take less than 4.5 seconds, while top speed is an estimated 300km/h although it’s unconfirmed whether the 250km/h speed limiter will be installed. Besides the addition of the mammoth engine, AMG engineers have also modified the car’s aerodynamic package and suspension including adjustments to the Active Body Control System.
This means the special AMG model planned to be unveiled at next month’s New York Auto Show is likely to be a different car, hopefully a reveal of AMG’s new Black Series. Sales of the new CL65 in Europe will start next month with an estimated price tag of €301,500 including taxes.