Stockach, Jul 08, 2011
Even ex-works the new CLS 500 Coupé is not short of power. With 408 Ps and 600 Nm torque it is after the C 63 AMG the currently most powerful mass-produced car that the group can offer its customers.
Those who like it a touch more dynamic can turn to the traditional fine-tuner KICHERER in Stockach. Engineers, technicians and designers have taken on the elegant CLS and accentuated its sportiness both from a technical and a visual point of view.
By means of a software update and a sports exhaust system the performance of the V8 biturbo engine was increased by around 62 Ps and 90 Newton metres. To help the 470 horsepower get straight to work an original KICHERER PowerConverter (with an E certificate of conformity) was mounted in the vehicle. The accelerator pedal thus reacts almost immediately to the driver’s commands. Both ear and eye can delight in many ways in a beautiful exhaust system at the rear of the vehicle. On the one hand even the ex-works end pipes are convincing with a modern, almost rectangular design and on the other hand the KICHERER sports exhaust system behind it produces a sportily exciting but still discrete V8 sound.
The elegant side-view of the coupé is perfected by the sportily filigree, hand-made KICHERER RS-1 20 inch forged wheels – behind which one can easily imagine the power of the 6 and 4 piston high performance braking system.
With its compound discs and the flexible stainless steel hoses this ensures the appropriate negative acceleration for the performance is produced. The noble interior complements the overall appearance of the KICHERER CLS and been refitted to the highest quality with interior elements and door sills in piano lacquer.
The chassis was refurbished to match the exterior character of the car with a HighEnd Foliation in matte black and carbon.
A successful package, for one of the probably most exciting four-door vehicles of its class – Individual, discrete and still sporty.
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