Next-Generation Mercedes-AMG C53 Spied for the First Time

Giancarlo Perlas August 4, 2020

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is already making its exit from the US but that does not mean that its manufacturer is ending its production in markets where its demand remains strong. Recently, a new prototype of the car was spied in its high-performance guise, the Mercedes-AMG C53.

The C-Class is now in its fourth-generation series. The W205 model was introduced in 2014 and has undergone a facelift around two years ago. The next generation of the car is expected to debut sometime in 2021, and the new set of spy shots is proof that it is definitely in the works.

According to Motor1, the subject in the spy photos is the AMG model of the upcoming C-Class. Although this is hard to tell as of the moment due to the heavy camouflage of the unit, it is hinted by the wider tracks of the auto at both axles and the presence of large brakes in front. The dual-exhaust tips and bulging trunk lid spoiler further support the source’s claim.

The report also stated that we may be looking at the replacement of the current Mercedes-AMG C43. If the prototype is indeed the AMG C53, there’s likely a Panamericana grille hiding in the concealed nose of the vehicle.

The new Mercedes-AMG C53 might get the same 2.0-liter turbocharged engine found beneath the hood of the Mercedes-AMG A45. The petrol unit will probably get a minor electrification boost from the EQ technology of Mercedes to bring its output over the 385 hp and 384 lb-ft torque mark.

Tagged with:

About Author

Giancarlo Perlas

Giancarlo Perlas is an economist by profession with a career spanning nearly two decades. His professional journey has seen him assume vital roles in various government and private organizations, particularly in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sectors. Alongside his civic and corporate pursuits is his love for cars, particularly those made by Mercedes-Benz. In 2012, he found himself with like-minded individuals within BenzInsider. From then on, he used the platform as a way to share his passion with the automotive community. Follow his Facebook page at, X (formerly Twitter) @giancarloperlas, and IG @benzinsider. View all posts by Giancarlo Perlas →

Leave a Comment

Login to your account

Can't remember your Password ?

Register for this site!