DaimlerChrysler AG's Mercedes-Benz unit says it is the world's first automaker to offer ceramic brake discs for a production vehicle, with their introduction as standard equipment for the CL 55 AMG “F1 Limited Edition,” of which only 55 units will be produced. Mercedes says orders for the CL 55 AMG, a version of the CL coupe modified by Mercedes' in-house performance “tuner” AMG, are being taken now for vehicle delivery in the fall. Apparently by Mercedes' reckoning, that timeframe beats ...

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