Mercedes-Benz is currently hard at work creating a facelift for the CLS-Class. The upcoming range-topping model for the facelifted range, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG, has now been spied testing for the very first time.
What is immediately noticeable about this Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG prototype is that it is sporting a brand new front bumper. This bumper is said to feature much larger air intakes feeding the potent powertrain. Additional exterior changes at the front end are a slightly modified front grille and tweaked headlights incorporating a new LED design.
Under the hood, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG will be powered by the same AMG twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V8 engine as the outgoing model. In the current car, that potent engine produces 525 hp in standard specification and 557 hp with the AMG Performance Package. However, the facelifted CLS 63 AMG is expected to match the new E63 AMG in terms of power. As a result, expect to see the base model pumping out around 550 hp and a possible CLS 63 AMG S variant delivering 577 hp like the E63 AMG S.
Mated to this engine is expected to be the same seven-speed AMG Speedshift automatic as the current car. This gearbox will then power the rear wheels or all four wheels depending on specification and location.
[Via Motor Authority]