Together with the new Mercede-Benz G-Class, the three-pointed star marque also unveiled the Mercedes-AMG 53 models of the CLS, E-Class Coupe and E-Class Cabriolet at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
The Mercedes-AMG 53 introduces a new hybrid engine to AMG’s high performance cars. Beneath the hood of each vehicle with the AMG 53 designation is a 3.0-liter inline-six engine. The unit alone produces 435 hp at 6,100 rpm and 520 Nm of torque at 1,800 to 5,800 rpm.
The petrol-fed engine of the Mercedes-AMG 53 comes with exhaust gas turbocharger and electric auxiliary compressor. Combined with the electrified system of Mercedes called the “EQ Boost”, the AMG 53’s power gets an added 22 hp and extra 250 Nm of torque.
All the Mercedes-AMG 53 cars use the AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive system with fully variable torque distribution. The output of the vehicles are distributed via an AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9G transmission.
The latest transmission system of Mercedes promises shorter shift times, double-declutching function and multi-downshifts at the same time whether the driver is utilizing the automatic transmission or the paddle shift feature of the car.
The Mercedes-AMG 53 autos have an electronically-limited top speed of 250 km/h. Fitting them with the AMG Driver’s package increases the figures by 20 km/h. On the other hand, the acceleration of the cars from zero to 100 km/h are 4.5 seconds for the CLS 53, 4.4 seconds for the E 53 Coupe and 4.5 seconds for the E 53 Cabriolet.
Lastly, the combined fuel consumption of both the CLS 53 and E 53 Coupe is at 8.4 l/100 km. The E 53 Cabriolet is at 8.5 l/100 km.
The Mercedes-AMG 53 carries a few tweaks in its styling. The cars under the lineup are distinguished through their twin-blade radiator grille with black lattice pattern, five-spoke wheel styling, A-wing front design, side sills, redesigned rear apron, bootlid spoiler and round twin tailpipes in chrome.
Inside, the AMG 53 cars come with high-end and sporty themes in the dashboard, steering wheel, foot pedals and seats. Standing out in the interior are two 12.3-inch touchscreen displays.
Check out the official photos of the new Mercedes-AMG 53 units in the gallery below: