It’s been some time since we got excited about a car, but we’re really excited about this: the roaring Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG S. It will make you smile. It will make you frown. It might even make you a bit… uneasy.
Now, if you happen to be driving down the road in one of these monsters, you might want to make sure you are pretty relaxed beforehand, since the looks you get from other drivers around you might not be exactly what you’d hoped.
You’re going to get a lot of smirks thinking you’re some sort of unhealthily rich guy, which you probably are. People driving Toyotas will undoubtedly show disgust on their facial expressions, since your car may well be the equivalent of a leaking nuclear power plant, in terms of Eco-friendliness – it probably is. Two students chatting about Nietzsche on a bench may literally cover their ears for fear of going deaf, since your engine noise is so loud, it could play lead guitar in a heavy metal band.
And really, you can’t possibly blame these reactions. No, you can’t. Then again, there is still something undeniably captivating about shooting down the street in one of these mean white stallions. Perhaps the people on the street ought to be thinking what their inner child would do with one.
The three-spiked star sits gloriously in the front. Behind it, there lay a 5.5 liter V8 and two turbocharges which, really, are like Superman’s X-ray vision – it could do just fine without another superpower. But it doesn’t want two have just one trait, it needs to have it all. And the engineers have made sure of this – the car delivers 5500 rpm, it goes to 60 in 4.1 seconds. It has two top speeds, 250 km/h or, if you ask nicely of the guys or girls at the factory, they will remove the limiter, and you can go to 300.
But here come the bad parts. It’s a luxury car – and because of this, the makers thought you probably don’t care what you spend on fuel. It gobbles up about 10 liters per kilometer, the company says, but recent test put it at around 15.5. If you’re feeling lucky, you’d better strike a deal with an Arab oil company yourself, you’re going to need it.
That is not all. There is a problem with its beast-like behavior. When you accelerate a bit, it wobbles like a maniac. And if it’s wet on the road, you’d best have a clean soul, for you may need it.
We’re going to leave the price to you, since we don’t want to pose a health risk. What can be said, is that it should come with driving lessons, or a personal driver, because you could afford to pay one for many, many years with the money you would spend on this.
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