Mercedes-Benz South Africa has confirmed that the new S 63 AMG and CLA-Class will be available for sale in Mzansi before the end of November. The S 63 AMG is based on the all-new S-Class shape, while the CLA-Class is a sportier four-door derivative of the new A-Class, a kind of baby CLS-Class.
The S-Class features a plethora of new technologies that will make even the heads of its owners spin for months after purchase. Said to be much more comfortable, stylish and more fuel-efficient, the new S-Class is regarded by some media as the best car in the world right now. We’ll only be able to confirm/ deny at its SA media launch in November.
Meanwhile, we can remind you a little bit about what the S 63 AMG is all about. Engine power is provided by the trusted 5.5-litre biturbo V8 which in this case makes 436kW and 900Nm of torque, driven by a 7-speed AMG Speedshift MCT gearbox. Merc claims the two-tonne Cathedral on wheels can haul from 0 – 100km/h in a mere 4.4 seconds!
Regarding the CLA, we can confirm that it will be priced higher than its A-Class sibling, but not much so. Excitingly the CLA 45 AMG with 265kW and 450Nm will also go on sale here, at just over R600 000 a piece.