2011 Mercedes CLS Edition Black by Kicherer review and pictures

Posted on Sunday, 10 July 2011 , 16:07:12 byEmil

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Mercedes CLS Edition Black by Kicherer

The 2011 Mercedes CLS Edition Black by Kicherer integrates a software update and a sports exhaust system that increase the performance of the V8 biturbo engine by around 62 Ps and 90 Nm. It proves to be a successful package for the most exciting four-door vehicles of its class. The engineers from the traditional fine-tuner Kicherer have done an amazing work with the elegant CLS, accentuating its sportiness both from a technical and a visual point of view. The beautiful exhaust system at the rear of the vehicle delights both ear and eye as it produces a sportily exciting but still discrete V8 sound.
The sportily filigree, hand-made KICHERER RS-1 20 inch forged wheels complete the elegant side-view of the coupe, while the styled interior boasts the highest quality elements and door sills in piano lacquer.
The exterior character is matched by the chassis, which was refurbished with a HighEnd Foliation in matte black and carbon.

Even ex-works the new CLS 500 Coupe 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 coupe 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.