Friday, February 3, 2017

Just A Flesh Wound: 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG

In 2006 (and 2007) Mercedes-Benz released the first of the M156 V8 powered AMG speed machines including the S63, CL63, ML63, R63, E63, SL63, CLS63, and CLK63.  The new engine was a naturally aspirated 6.2 liter screamer that replaced the supercharged 5.4 liter V8 -- and it more than made up for the lack of torque with a lofty 7200 rpm redline and an exhaust note that sounds like a demon gargling lava stones. Find this 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG offered for $7,995 in Louisville, KY via  Tip from Jeff.

You might wonder what it takes to make a 9 year old Mercedes-Benz lose 92% of its original MSRP to depreciation...well...395,848 miles and one sideswipe of one solid object.  Yup, that'll just about do it.  Honstly, I'm just shocked that anybody had the cash to put almost 400,000 miles on one of these, because when things break (and they do), parts cost more than unicorn horns hand ground by Donald Trump's offspring.

The AMG 6.2 liter V8 under the hood of this 4-door coupe...hang on just a minute...I've got to clarify something.  Mercedes-Benz calls the CLS a 4-door coupe, which is not actually a true.  A 4-door car is a coupe in the same way that a pretty rottweiler is a kitty.  It isn't.  Not even slightly.  To quote Roald Dahl's Big Friendly Giant "Words is oh such a twitch-tickling problem to me all my life. So you must simply try to be patient and stop squibbling. As I am telling you before, I know exactly what words I am wanting to say, but somehow or other they is always getting squiff-squiddled around." And not only is the CLS badge lying about being a coupe, but the 63 does not indicate 6.3 liters, because the M156 V8 that is rated at 507 horsepower at 6800 rpm and 465 ft-lbs of torque displaces 6.2 liters.

See another liar, liar, lederhosen on fire?


  1. Hell, some diesel trucks would be jealous of that mileage. Wonder what the Carfax says? Yikes!

    "I'm just shocked that anybody had the cash to put almost 400,000 miles on one of these"... Aint that the truth!

    1. You can view the Car Fox for free off the Auto Trader ad.

      German delivery, 2 owners, 3 reported accidents

    2. Looking at the carfax, I'm surprised this thing was ever down for more than an afternoon. The car has been knocking down some serious mileage every year. I've had jobs where I've driven 50+K/year and trust me, you're doing some serious time in the saddle. In the late '80s I had a Maxima SE 5 spd and commuted a little over 100 miles each way to the job site. Picking the right roads and willing to go over 100mph made it a lot easier.
      Picking this Merc with this engine..gotta figure its seen some good high speed runs. Someone should check it to make sure it doesn't have a moonshine tank!

    3. Sweet. Missed the link.

      I'm no Stephen Hawking, but lets say 345,000 miles divided by an average of 16 mpg = 21,562 gallons used. 21,562 x $2.50 a gallon average = $53,900 spent in fuel alone. That's cra cra.

    4. That's what I was thinking, Holy Hell that's a lot of miles on such a thirsty beast.

    5. Those mpg's fall off at amazing rate as one increases beyond posted legal speeds. I suspect the owners cost of fuel was substantially higher than that example shows, given that fuel prices didn't start coming down until late 2014.

  2. what do they say, rode hard put away wet?
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    1. This car evokes the same sentiment as the killer rabbit did "Run away, run away!"

  3. thats some squif-squiddling if you ask me

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