Mercedes-AMG revealed the latest 53-series models of Cabriolet, E-Class Coupe, and CLS in full and introduced not only the new model designation, but also the first ever AMG models that feature electrification. The highlight of these new models is their powertrain, which is consist of a twin-turbo 3: inline-6 engine with 383 pound-foot of torque and 435 horsepower combined with an EQ Boost starter-alternator, which can provide additional 21 horsepower and 184 pound-foot of torque momentarily.
The said feature also feeds 48V electrical system of the vehicle. An automatic transmission 9-speed AMG Speedshift TCT 9G sends the power to the fully variable the all-wheel drive system Performance 4Matic+ of the AMG.
AMG has also fitted the new straight 6-engine with an electric auxiliary compressor and regular turbocharger while EQ Boost unit is basically mounted between the transmission and engine. This electric compressor provides high charge pressure without delays when moving off through the help of EQ Boost unit, allowing the 3L straight 6-engine to work well without any lag. The primary goal was actually to minimize consumption of fuels and emissions, yet still provide the dynamics and performance of a real AMG. The all new CLS 52 claims zero up to 62mph in just 4.5 seconds and top speed of approximately 167mph while returning the combined 27.6 mpg.
The driver has also an option to pick between 5 various driving modes including Comfort, Sport, Eco, Individual, and Sport+. The chassis was upgraded with multi-chamber air suspension, load-bearing joints, special steering knuckles, and negative camber on the axles.
It is said that Mercedes AMG will debut all 53-series models with the special edition version 1 of CLS 52 4Matic+, which boasts exclusive details such as special interior with finished details in fine copper color, ambient lighting, black nappa leather with a contrasting copper stitching, and much more.