Mercedes-Benz to unveil its updated CL-Class model

Mercedes BenzAccording to reports, the 2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed will likely witness Mercedes-Benz unveiling its face-lifted 2011 CL-Class. Going by the official pictures circulated by the company, the new model features subtly upgraded exteriors and new powerful engines.

Though the V-8 biturbo engine of the CL-Class is somewhat smaller than the model’s earlier engine, it not only produces more power – thanks to the third-generation spray-guided direct injection of fuel into the engine – but also boasts 15 percent improvement in fuel economy and 23 percent lesser carbon emissions.

The face-lifted 2011 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class also features low rolling resistance tires, and energy-efficient control of alternator, fuel pump, air-conditioning compressor and power-assisted steering system.

The other features that CL-Class is coming up with include new head and tail lights; LEDs in the bumper; a modified grille; and a sportier exhaust system. The interiors of the vehicle will have some addition of wood trim above the COMAND controller.

Among the new ‘under the hood’ features, the updated 2011 CL550 4Matic gets a twin-turbocharged 4.7-liter gasoline engine which is capable of producing 429 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. Combined with a seven-speed adaptive automatic transmission, the engine helps the car accelerate from zero to 60 in barely 4.9 seconds.

Meanwhile, the updated 2011 CL63 AMG will feature a new twin-turbo 5.5-liter GDI V8 engine, equipped with an AMG MCT gearbox, which together help produce 536 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque.

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