The first-generation Mercedes CLS will probably go down in history as launching the luxury four-door coupe niche, making something like this high-spec 63 AMG very desirable.
According to the Bring a Trailer ad, this is a 2008 model with 36,000 miles (58,000 km) on its 6.2-liter, naturally aspirated V8. Also present is the P30 AMG Performance package, which should make it even more exciting to drive.
The car’s initial owner went with a Designo Graphite over a black AMG Exclusive leather interior configuration, for an understated yet stylish effect. Meanwhile, the previously-mentioned package adds composite brakes, a multi-disc 40% locking rear differential, AMG performance suspension and a high-grip AMG sport steering wheel.
The front spoiler however isn’t factory-standard, and nor are the black grille and exterior lettering. As for the Stance SC5 wheels, they too are custom and measure 20 inches in diameter.
Inside this AMG-powered CLS there is plenty of leather and carbon high gloss trim. Aside from the optional sports steering wheel, the cabin also features heated and ventilated multi-contour front seats, satellite navigation, a premium Harman Kardon sound system, Keyless Go, Parktronic, a glass moonroof, 6-CD changer and loads more.
Finally, the V8 power unit. It produces 507 HP (514 PS) and 465 lb-ft (630 Nm) of torque, sent to the rear wheels via a seven-speed AMG Speedshift Plus automatic gearbox. Sprinting from zero to 62 mph (100 km/h) takes 4.5 seconds, while top speed is electronically-limited to 155 mph (250 km/h). This is by no means a slow or uninspiring car, and on top of everything, it’s properly loud.