2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS55 AMG with 600hp/700lb-ft: Because who wants a slow daily?

Viper007Bond

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I've been wanting to replace my Mustang with something more practical for quite a while now. I literally bought it as a stepping stone to my Viper and I don't need two 2-door cars. I wanted to be able to haul some friends around!

I had been considering a BMW M5 but I've heard too many horror stories about them, and they aren't exactly cheap. A couple of my friends have bought E55 AMGs and I really like them. They did look a bit generic to me though, too much like a normal E-class, so when I discovered the CLS I knew I had to have one. Headroom and legroom in the rear of the E55 is way better but it'll mostly be me alone in it (or just 1 passenger) but I wanted the much better looks IMO. But I've sat in the back of mine and it's not bad really. I'm 6'1" and I didn't hit my head.

Anyway coincidentally a friend of a friend was selling his and best of all it was blue! So I bought it!

It has a modified supercharger pulley, a belt wrap kit (to prevent slippage), and a tune which apparently makes it have 595 horsepower and about 700 lb-ft of torque. Yeah, that's about the same horsepower and 150 more torque than my Viper! :lol: However it's also like 1000 lbs heaver though so the Viper is still faster. ;)

The previous owner has a mud driveway and I've only powerwashed it so far, so it's still quite dirty. I'll post more pictures once I get it detailed but for now these will do. :)

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Here's a video from a dealer that was selling it 14000 miles ago:

 
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Congrats, always happy to see new Mercs on the forums, let alone AMGs. The M113 engine has a pretty excellent reputation at this side of the pond at least, so it should give you pretty reliable miles.
 

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Don't believe it's yours!

Also, no front plate required? What is the reasoning behind that?
 

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TobiasG;n3547488 said:
Don't believe it's yours!
Damn, fooled again!

TobiasG;n3547488 said:
Also, no front plate required? What is the reasoning behind that?
Front plate is required in my state, but not all states. I don't run one on the Viper and have been stopped a few times for it, but they let me off because there's no place to put it really.

For this Mercedes, I'll be getting a tow hook plate mount.
 

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Viper007Bond;n3547489 said:
I don't run one on the Viper and have been stopped a few times for it, but they let me off because there's no place to put it really.
Oh how I wish that excuse would work here. I really do envy those places that have no front plate requirements
 

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TobiasG;n3547488 said:
Don't believe it's yours!
Proof photo added. :)

TobiasG;n3547492 said:
Oh how I wish that excuse would work here. I really do envy those places that have no front plate requirements
I think it only works because it's a Viper and it's very obvious there's no place for it. I don't think it'd work for this Mercedes, although the previous owners never put one on.

Regardless, I want to be able to park downtown if needed and parking enforcement will 100% get me there if I don't have a front plate.
 

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Labcoatguy;n3547502 said:
:lol: bloody amazing. Does it let you do burnouts, or are the computers too strict?
This man asks the important questions.
 

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Labcoatguy;n3547502 said:
:lol: bloody amazing. Does it let you do burnouts, or are the computers too strict?
I haven't tried but my friend's E55 certainly can do them so I assume mine can do. The traction control is so confused by the extra horsepower -- the car will easily lay rubber when get getting on the freeway. I haven't turned "off" ESP yet.

Also the tune allows for revving it to redline in park which you can't normally do so that's extra fun to be had.
 

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600 hp? Now that's a car! Congrats, and drive safe. :lol::burnrubber:
 

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WDWBen;n3547531 said:
Looks great! Take some exhaust videos :)
Stock exhaust I think, so it sounds good but needs to be louder. Might delete some mufflers or something.
 

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Best looking CLS generation, massive engine, deep dish rear wheels. What's not to love? :D

I always think this CLS has a Jag-like quality, it just oozes evil with that shape and the headlights, Fantastic.
 
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