My New CLS63 AMG

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  1. KillerHERTZ

    KillerHERTZ Administrator Staff Member

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    On Monday I went down to Southampton area to take a look at a 2011 CLS63 AMG (W218), I returned in it :)

    -2011
    -Obsidian Black
    -62k on the clock
    -2 Owners
    -FMBSH
    -ILS Full LED Headlights
    -Park Assist
    -Both rear Airmatic rear struts replaced back in April at a cost of £3K...!
    -510 Bhp

    01NSTEUERCODE WERK SINDELFINGEN/GRAZ
    197UOBSIDIAN BLACK
    205BOWNERS MANUAL AND SERVICE RECORD - ENGLISH
    235ACTIVE PARK ASSIST
    240LED DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHTS
    249INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR MIRROR,AUTOMATICALLY DIMMING
    255BMB MOBILO WITH DSB AND GGD
    275MEMORY PACKAGE (DRIVER SEAT, STRG. COL., MIRROR)
    283BAIRBAGLABLE - ENGLISH
    287THROUGH-LOADING FEATURE
    291PELVIS AIRBAG (PELVISBAG)
    294KNEE AIRBAG
    298SIDEBAGS IN REAR WITH BELT FORCE LIMITER
    305BHEAD UNIT LANGUAGE - BRITISH ENGLISH
    335BINSTRUMENT CLUSTER/HU LANGUAGE - ENGLISH
    386UNIVERSAL TELEPHONY PACKAGE
    401FRONT SEAT CLIMATE CONTROL
    409FRONT LEFT AND RIGHT MULTICONTOUR SEAT
    427AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION 7-SPEED
    461INSTRUMENT WITH MILES IND. AND ENGLISH LEGEND
    477TIRE PRESSURE LOSS WARNER
    488CHASSIS WITH STEEL/AIR SUSPENSION
    518UNIVERSAL COMMUNICATIONS INTERFACE (UCI)
    51UBLACK FABRIC ROOF INTERIOR TRIM
    527COMAND DVD APS WITH NAVIGATION
    537DIGITAL RADIO STANDARD DAB (DIGI. AUDIO BROADC.)
    537LGREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND
    551BASIC ANTITHEFT ALARM SYSTEM (ATA)
    581AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL
    5XXLEUROPE
    608AUTOMATIC HIGH BEAM SWITCH (IHC)
    621HEADLAMP WITH ILS, LEFT-HAND TRAFFIC
    666PRODUCT PROT.F.TRANSPORT VEH. W/O TIE-DOWN HOOKS
    669SPARE WHEEL / FOLDING WHEEL
    670RESIDUAL ENGINE HEAT UTILIZATION (MRA)
    772AMG STYLING PACKAGE-FRONT SPOILER, SIDE SKIRT
    797AMG 19" SPOKED WHEELS WITH MIXED TIRES
    800ALEATHER/NAPPA/SEMI-ANILINE
    801ALEATHER/NAPPA/SEMI-ANILINE - BLACK/ANTHRACITE
    802CHANGE OF MODEL YEAR, THE LAST FIGURE SHOWING THE NEW MODEL YEAR
    810PREMIUM SOUND SYSTEM
    817SIREN BRACKET FOR INCREASED THEFT PROTECTION
    81PCOMAND WITH NAVIGATION UPDATE
    863TV-TUNER DIGITAL TO ANALOG
    872REAR SEAT BENCH HEATING LEFT UND RIGHT
    875HEATED SCREEN WASH SYSTEM
    877AMBIENCE ILLUMINATION
    881REMOTE TRUNK LOCKING
    882SENSOR SYSTEM AND ANTITHEFT ALARM SYSTEM
    885HIGHTEN THEFT PROTECTION
    89VSPEED- + LOADINDEX ZR19 XL+ZR19 XL
    915FUEL TANK WITH GREATER CAPACITY - VOLUME 2
    928EXHAUST GAS CLEANING WITH EURO 5 TECHNOLOGY
    966COC PAPER EURO 5 TECH. W/O REGIST. CERT. PART 2
    989IDENTIFICATION LABEL UNDER WINDSHIELD
    A20STARTER GENERATOR
    A21SHIFT BY WIRE
    A35SOFTWARE 1
    A88VS-I VALVE BODY ASSEMBLY WITH VGS 3
    A89REDUCED-FRICTION
    B03DIRECT START / ECO START/STOP FUNCTION
    B06BRAKE CALIPERS PAINTED SILVER
    B12WHEEL REPLACEMENT TOOL
    F218SERIES PRODUCTION 218
    FCCOUPE
    G931TRANSMISSION CODE VERSION 31
    GVAUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION REINFORCED
    H21TRIM PIECES - WOOD PIANO LACQUER BLACK
    HAREAR AXLE
    J1ANAG2 MIT DSM
    K10SOFTWARE CONTROL FOR STATIC CURVE ILLUMINATION
    K11ADAPTIVE STOP LIGHT FLASHING
    K14CONTROL CODE FOR SERVICE INTERVAL 20000 KM
    M157V8 GASOLINE ENGINE M157 - AMG
    M55CAPACITY 5,5 LITRE
    P54THEFT PROTECTION PACKAGE
    RRIGHT-HAND STEERING
    R01SUMMER TIRES
    U01REAR BELT STATUS INDICATION
    U18AUTOMATIC CHILD SEAT RECOGNITATION (AKSE)
    U26FLOOR MATS - AMG
    U72DVD PLAYER WITH REGIONAL CODE 2, EUROPE, JAPAN
    VLFRONT AXLE HALF, LEFT
    VRFRONT AXLE HALF, RIGHT



    In a nutshell, it has Digital TV, Park assist (will park itself) Auto Bootlid Close, 600watt Harman Kardon Stereo, COMAND NTG4.5 iPod, USB connectivity, Harddrive


    I managed to get a decent discount as I bought it 'as seen' and it needs a fair number of cosmetic fixes, the paint in the sunlight looks like an Ice Rink, the bonnet release is hanging down, a tiny 4mm dent in rearside and overall needs a decent clean.

    My plans are to give it facelift bumpers (possibly headlights), tints, lowering, different wheels...

    The ILS LED headlights are amazing, leave it on full beam and it slowly adjusts if a car is approaching in the distance, or quickly if close. Discovered today that I have Park Assist which auto parks the car... and its from 2011..!

    The photos may look clean, but its not. I will clean it fully over the weekend and also give it a huge detail.

    PS, the numberplate is forsale, drop me a PM if interested :)

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    Broken Bonnet Release (Ive since fixed it):
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    Missing Star :( Anyone know where I can source one?:
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    27Mpg - after 3 hours in Stop Start traffic...!
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    Freebies Found in boot:
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    Digital TV:
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    Ive started messing around already:
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    Pair of Tom Ford Ladies Sunglasses found under spare wheel (worth a few bob ive been told)
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    Initial thoughts, the car is wide, its only 9cm Wider than my '55 however it feels alot wider. The car delivers its power effortly. In compassion, the CLS55 had to be kicked into live if that makes sense, you would have to slam your foot down then BOOM. this just keeps giving and never stops, I can feel the extra 42Bhp over the '55 I over took a car on the Motorway today looked down and I was doing 95Mph. it felt like 75.

    The noise, its not as loud as my CLS55 AMG with an X-Pipe, however its far deeper, more thunderous. its hard to explain but its its a rumble and its truely amazing. not sure I ever need to get an X-Pipe, who knows?

    The interior quality is the biggest difference, the CLS W219 is in the tail end of MBs cost cutting years, the odd switches and one or 2 trim pieces let the team down, the W218 is full of glorious, metal vents, soft touch plastics, and oh so gorgeous leather. its alot more modern in every way.

    Ill admit, I never really thought too much of the W218, thought it was a somewhat backwards step, in person, after a couple of days, its far more butch, more masculine than the smooth curves of the original CLS.

    After 20mins of driving a van passed me, the passenger was making odd faces at me, when I looked at him in the eye I released that he was making a 'floor it' motion with his hand :)

    I will do a photo shoot and create many videos on it on my Youtube channel: www.youtube.com/user/karlkillerhertz Please subscribe to the channel if you havent already :)
     
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    Nice one!!!

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    Wow that looks and sounds like a beautiful car, well done !
     
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    I literally cannot wait to see it!!!
     
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    KillerHERTZ

    KillerHERTZ Administrator Staff Member

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    Will show you at the weekend, it will turn you back to the light :D
     
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    Lovely upgrade.
     
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    Following the 219 was always going to be a tall order but I liked the 218 from day one.

    Looks like you’ve got a beauty there Karl, look forward to seeing what mods etc you get up to with it.
     
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    Very, very nice and from down this way too!

    You've a busy weekend lined up then......
     
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    :D fab by the way...
     
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    well done on your lovely new toy!
     
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    That looks really spesh!
    I know what you mean about the increased width. Jumping from the older CLS to a 2011 version it just felt less 'dense':dk:
    That should be years of fun, but the question remains.....have you got it's RFL yet.....
     
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    Well done Karl, an awesome machine and I bet that the neighbours will barely notice the difference. Until the first cold start...

    "Missing Star Anyone know where I can source one?"

    A few people have had success using cut down wheel centres. Worth a try as I seem to remember that the star is not available from Mercedes without buying the full cover.

    "The noise, its not as loud as my CLS55 AMG with an X-Pipe, however its far deeper, more thunderous. its hard to explain but its its a rumble and its truely amazing. not sure I ever need to get an X-Pipe, who knows?"

    The M157 suits an "H pipe" rather than the X, it helps with the scavenging. In fact Mercedes actually fit an H pipe though it's a very small bore and is inside the central resonator. the first exhaust mod I did on my old W212 was a resonator delete, replaced with an H pipe. It sounded just right really, quiet under normal operation but really nice under harsh acceleration and with no drone when cruising.

    May you have many happy years (and mods ;)) with your new acquisition.
     
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    Lovely Machine Karl, congrats buddy :thumb:
     
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    Looks lovely. Interested in your comparison as I will be making the same move in due course....enjoy
     
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    Thank you everyone for the kind comments :)

    Yep, £300 for 6 months :(

    I have just found an ancient W202 Facelift bootlid star made of plastic and you know what? it fits perfectly :)

    I am going to clean it up, file down the pegs on the underside and source some Mesh/Gause to get it looking OEM. then use some fine wire to hold it in place. Watch this space - ill make a 'HOW TO' video on my channel :)

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    Nice one and not so bad mpg imho. :thumb:
     
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    Looks nice Karl :cool:

    Needs some Autosol on those exhaust tips! :)
     
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