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The developers from ART in Nuremberg, Germany succeeded in launching the GTR into the segment of top-class sports cars. Comprehensive, tightly focussed upgrades transformed the basis CLS55/63 AMG into a meaty sports tool with brilliant performance. At the same time its appearance displays an air of diplomatic elegance, without drifting into the harsh design lines of its class competitors.

A shift into a higher level for the 4-door CLS coupé from Mercedes-Benz concerning performance, exterior and interior. During the “Middle East Motor Show” Dubai in December
2005 the refined sports vehicle had its first introduction to the public. Next official introduction step will be the “Special Import Car Show” in Tokyo April 2006. Customers in Europe are able to order it from April 2006 onwards with the following technical details and equipment options:

Engine and exhaust system

The GTR is up to now available in two different motor performance versions. Basis CLS55 AMG Compressor with 350kW/476hp @ 6.100 U/min, torque 700Nm

GTR 560: performance increase to 560hp/790Nm, 0-100km/h in 4,4s
GTR 620 (export version): performance increase to 620hp/890Nm, 0-100km/h in 4,0s
For the shortly appearing version CLS63 AMG is the performance upgrade in development process Sport exhaust system made of stainless steel with metal catalytic converters and 4 double-walled 100mm end pipes

Wheels and suspension

4 link front suspension and multi-link independent rear suspension with a track widening of front/rear 70 and 80mm, an electronically adjusted and lowered, height adjustable
Semi-active air suspension with torsion bar stabilizer
Tires front 255/30ZR20 rear 305/25ZR20
Wheels front 9,5J x20 3-piece, type ARTstar2 rear 10,5J x20 3-piece, type ARTstar2
Wheel stars on request painted in the color of the GTR
Body

Wider body with especially developed front wings, wider sills, door applications on the rear doors as well as wider rear wings
Front spoiler bumper with double lip and additional double light system
Additional carbon fibre front spoiler lip
Lamella grill without MB star
Rear bumper with integrated diffusor
Additional carbon fibre diffusor
Big tilted trunk lid wing with direction flaps on the side
Direction flaps on the trunk lid wing in carbon fibre
Carbon fibre mirror housings
ART and GTR vehicle lettering with replacement of the MB stars
Special paintings, also in multi-color
Interior

Bespoke interior trims in carbon fibre, leather and alcantara according to customer specification
Sport airbag steering wheel and shift knob on request in carbon fibre, leather and/or alcantara
ART velour carpet with logos, on request with the initials of the owner
Entry ledges with illuminated ART-Logo
STEPLIGHTS on the sills


This immediately made me think of the Hamann M5 Edition Race that I posted and I thought what the aero kit is too much, the Brabus Rocket (super CLS) is the only CLS aero tuning that I really like that goes a little further than subtle.

Hey Wob is this a robot in disguise like the M5 Edition Race, this aero kit is not that over the top, but similar to an extent in the fenders.
 

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Ehh, ditch the wing and the white wheels and then it's badass. I've loved the CLS line since their inception.
 

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A_R_T? More like C_R_A_P
They need to take a page out of brabus' book:





Less is more
 

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Set It On Fire
 

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ditch the rear wing and the rear door caps and that thing would look pretty sweet.

but really, wtf is up with that spoiler?

i do dig the interior
 

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A_R_T? More like C_R_A_P
They need to take a page out of brabus' book:





Less is more
I agree completely, this is my favorite aero styled CLS as well as there "Rocket".
 

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ditch the rear wing and the rear door caps and that thing would look pretty sweet.

but really, wtf is up with that spoiler?

i do dig the interior
The wing does not compliment the shape of the rear at all, it reminds me of a universal wing often found on sport compacts and I doubt its functional enough to negate how badly it ruins the rear of the car.
 

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that kit also reminds me a little bit of that new M5 racing kit. over fenders and out of place vents don't belong on these cars
 

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i like it just ditch the nasty wing
 

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topscrt04 said:
Hey Wob is this a robot in disguise like the M5 Edition Race, this aero kit is not that over the top, but similar to an extent in the fenders.


the CLS is so damn perfect on the outside, there is little you can do IMO to make it look better.

I dont like the wing, body kit, fenders, quarter panels, front lip, CF mirrors, the wheels I dont mind too much and the stance is a 1/4 inch too low, but I'll take it, the velour crapet is kind of cool and i do really like the sport steering wheel - its just so close to stock, but enough to make it fit right it looks - too much CF on the inside, but the balck dash wrapped into the doors in nice. Just give me the GTR 620power pack on a stock CLS and I'd be content. I'd be afraid this thing would try to go fight crime after I parked it.
 

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Mr. Wob said:
the CLS is so damn perfect on the outside, there is little you can do IMO to make it look better.

I dont like the wing, body kit, fenders, quarter panels, front lip, CF mirrors, the wheels I dont mind too much and the stance is a 1/4 inch too low, but I'll take it, the velour crapet is kind of cool and i do really like the sport steering wheel - its just so close to stock, but enough to make it fit right it looks - too much CF on the inside, but the balck dash wrapped into the doors in nice. Just give me the GTR 620power pack on a stock CLS and I'd be content. I'd be afraid this thing would try to go fight crime after I parked it.
I think the Brabus kit works the best with the natural flow of the CLS body and MKBs kit does the CLS well (not so for some of there other kits), Carlssons kit gives you a little more oomph and the Kleemann kit is a lot edgier in the front (not my taste), but Brabus is the best to me hands down.

Where would you replace the carbon fiber (and with what) and where would you keep it? Don’t you want to feel protected when your loaded your Neiman Marcus bags into the trunk late at night, LOL.

2007 CLS 63


All this wood makes the carbon fiber laden interior above and similar to what most CLS tuners are doing seem fine to me, it could be done with half the carbon fiber so it's not overpowering.
 
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