The engineering perfection we sampled a few months ago with the Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG revisited us in the form of a coupe with the CL 63 AMG. Powered with the 2009 Engine of the Year 6.3-liter V-8, this solid and powerful road-hugger excelled in performance and comfort . Lyra Solochek and Peter Couture, Times staff writers
Performance: With 518 horses under the hood, there's no shortage of power. But the car still felt a bit hefty for a sports coupe. You have a choice of three driving modes that adjust shifting and suspension: comfort, sport and manual. In manual or sports mode, the suspension was firm and it sliced through turns.
Exterior: Sleeker than its sedan cousins, the coupe accentuates its sportiness: flared wheel arches, two twin chrome tailpipes, front bumper with side vents and chrome accent. One eye-catcher is the elegant no-pillar window opening.
Interior: The sport seats had plenty of bolstering to hold you during your tight turns. For a coupe, the rear seats had plenty of leg room for adults and were as comfortable as a living room couch. The interior is wrapped in fine leather, suede and wood-grain and chrome trims.