2009 Kicherer Mercedes-Benz CL 65 Coupe with 650hp review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 4 November 2008 , 21:11:15 byVeronica

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Kicherer Mercedes-Benz CL 65 Coupe with 650hp

The Mercedes CL65 Coupe offers a powerfully elegant body and Kicherer specialists will refine its exterior with carbon components of superior quality. The carbon package prepared includes a front grill, mirror shells, a front apron and a rear diffuser. The interior allows the passengers to indulge in pure luxury. Under the bonnet it hides a V12 bi-turbo power-plant capable of developing 612 horsepower and 1.000 Nm of torque, but the performance has still been increased. After the modifications, the model can deliver 650 horsepower and 1.200 Nm of torque. This amount of power enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds and to reach a top speed of 320 km/h. The tuner also added a high-performance braking system with composite brake discs. The output is being sent to the wheels through a reprogrammed transmission control system.

Elegance, luxury and force. Those are the words that best describe the current CL 65 Coupé, since it offers more than enough of each of those three qualities.

Elegance: The basis is provided by the CL 65™s powerfully elegant body. Kicherer refines its exterior with carbon components of superior quality. This carbon package includes a front grill, mirror shells, a rear diffuser and a front apron with a deflector made of the precious material. The chassis moves the car about 25 millimetres closer to the tarmac and provides it with a much sportier characteristic. At the rear, the mirror-finished stainless steel exhaust system with four opulent tailpipes is merged into a dynamical unity that provides acoustic qualities as well.

The 9 and 10 x 20” Kicherer RS-X lightweight wheels are a further highlight and will be available from the first quarter of 2009.
Due to its long spokes, the rim appears to be even larger, but, without loosing its elegance. Luxury: The interior allows the passengers to indulge in pure luxury. Exclusive quilted nappa leather seats, a hand-worked shag pile carpet covering the entire legroom, carbon intarsia and a fitting alcantara ceiling.

Force: Under the bonnet, a real power plant is lurking. Originally, the V12 biturbo had already been blessed with 612 hp and 1,000 Nm, but the performance has still been increased. After the Kicherer treatment, 650 hp and 1.200 Nm are waiting to be explored and push the heavy luxury glider from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 4.2 seconds. The top speed is only reached at 320
km/h (regulated).

In order to counterbalance those forces, Kicherer has added a high-performance braking system with composite brake discs. And, in order to transform those forces into performance, Kicherer has chosen a sports rear axle with differential lock, a modified translation and a reprogrammed transmission control system. Thus, the Kicherer CL 65 is the perfect incarnation of its three key qualities “elegance”, “luxury” and “force” " a trinity which is much more than the sum of its parts.