Way back in June, Mercedes-Benz issued a light refresh of its svelte CLS-Class, adding one very notable new feature – MultiBeam LED headlamps. This new technology allows a camera to constantly adjust the output of the lamps, essentially letting driver to enjoy the power of full-beam headlights without blinding oncoming traffic. We aren’t getting it here in the US, because reasons, but that hasn’t stopped Mercedes-Benz from releasing an update to the CLS sans the cool headlights.
That’s what we have here, with the 2016 CLS63 AMG, which is making its North American debut at the 2014 LA Auto Show. While it might be missing the MultiBeam system, it has what counts under the hood, with a 5.5-liter, twin-turbocharged V8. That thumper of an engine produces 577 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque, allowing the CLS63 to hit 60 in just 3.6 seconds.
Check out our full batch of the updated CLS63 AMG at the top of the page, and then head below for Mercedes’ press release.