If you like your Mercedes mean, intimidating and overflowing with power then you’re going to love their new CL 63 AMG.

According to Ola Källenius, head of Mercedes-AMG GmbH: “We are heading into a new era with the CL 63 AMG: for the first time we have combined spray-guided direct petrol injection with biturbocharging and the stop/start system. Together with the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission, we have improved fuel consumption and reduced emissions significantly – while at the same time increasing output and torque.”

The engine

The new V8 engine is a prime example of efficiency and features a whole host of impressive technological highlights: for the first time Mercedes-AMG is taking advantage of direct petrol injection with spray-guided combustion and piezo injectors.

This technology enables improved fuel economy thanks to higher thermodynamic efficiency, which in turns leads to lower exhaust emissions. AMG has combined the spray-guided combustion with biturbocharging.

The AMG 5.5 litre V8 biturbo engine develops a peak output of 536 bhp and maximum torque of 800 Nm.  In conjunction with the AMG Performance package these figures are increased to 563 bhp and 900 Nm.

Vital statistics

The Coupé accelerates from 0-62 mph in 4.5 seconds, and has an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph. The 62 mph mark is reached in just 4.4 seconds with the AMG Performance package, with the top speed increased to an electronically limited 186 mph.

The aforementioned AMG Performance package will net you 17 bhp more than standard, double-spoked forged wheels fitted with 255/35 R 20 (front) and 275/30 R 20 (rear) tyres, an exterior carbon package, a leather/Alcantara performance steering wheel and carbon-fibre trim elements.

The CL 63 AMG and the AMG Performance package pricing hasn’t been released, though expect a starting price of approximately £110,000 OTR.