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2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS 550 vs. 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG

To start off, both 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS 550 and 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG were released in the same year (2012). Therefore the support and the availability on parts for both vehicles should be relatively similar. At 5,500 cc (8 cylinders), 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG (518 HP @ 5250 RPM) has 116 more horse power than 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS 550. (402 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG should accelerate faster than 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS 550. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG weights approximately 50 kg more than 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS 550. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG (699 Nm @ 1700 RPM) has 99 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS 550. (600 Nm @ 1800 RPM). This means 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS 550.

Compare all specifications:

2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS 550 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG
Make Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz
Year Released 2012 2012
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4663 cc 5500 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 402 HP 518 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5250 RPM
Torque 600 Nm 699 Nm
Torque RPM 1800 RPM 1700 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type 7-speed shiftable automatic 7-speed shiftable automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1890 kg 1940 kg
Vehicle Length 4940 mm 4996 mm
Vehicle Width 1882 mm 1882 mm
Vehicle Height 1417 mm 1407 mm
Wheelbase Size 2875 mm 2875 mm
Fuel Consumption 9.4 L/100km 10.7 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 13.8 L/100km 15.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 80 L


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