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2011 Mercedes CL AMG / S-Class Coupe AMG leaks

Wed, 16 Jun 2010

2011 Mercedes CL AMG

We’ve been expecting a facelift to hit the Uber-Coupe that is the Mercedes CL for quite some time. We’re also expecting a change of nomenclature, with the CL becoming the S Class Coupe. But we’ll have to wait a while longer to find out just what Mercedes’ biggest Coupe will be called.

But wait no longer for how the big beast’s AMG version will look, assuming the picture you see above is a real leak and not a Photoshop. But it looks real to us.

The nose is the big change, with a more upright grill featuring a single chrome bar. The bumper gets re-profiled, there’s LEDs and a reshaped bonnet.

But it’s under the hood the big change is likely to come. The existing 6.2 litre is due to be chopped for a turbo’d 5.5 litre. Will that mean back to the CL55 /S Class Coupe 55? Probably not. After all, the CL63 already has a 6.2 litre lump, so it’s hardly an exact match anyway.

And there are plenty of customers who would consider a ’55′ a comedown from a ’63′.

By Cars UK