Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 Shows Its Stylish Exterior In Official Teaser

The new Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 4Matic+ is about to be unveiled at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, but until then, we get to catch a glimpse of it in an official film.

Building upon the third generation of the car, it gets a more aggressive design over the lesser versions, such as the AMG badges all around, tweaked bumpers on both ends, boot lid spoiler, and a quad exhaust system, alongside a few sportier touches made to the cabin.

Mercedes-AMG continues to keep the CLS 53’s specs close to its chest, but it’s believed to come with a plug-in hybrid powertrain that combines a 3.0-liter straight-six engine with an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack, developing up to 430hp. Moreover, the ‘4Matic+’ moniker reveals that it gets the company’s all-wheel drive system, probably similar to the one of the new E63 models.

In this form, the automaker states that it returns 28 US mpg (33.6 UK mpg / 8.4 l/100 km) on average, and emits 200 g/km of CO2.

Moreover, the new Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 won’t slot between the 43 and 63 variants as it was initially expected, as the latter will be kept away from the third-gen car to make room for the AMG GT 4, so what we’re looking at here is the new range-topping model.

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  • iea96

    Stylish? I think someone needs glasses

    • Bo Hanan

      The CLA copied the CLS and now the new CLS looks like a bigger CLA???…

    • Nordschleife

      It looks stylish to me.

  • BGM

    Well, it looks like we’re going to go another generation with no amber signals in the back. I honestly don’t understand: all these EU manufacturers, Ferrari included, bring their cars from EU with amber signals and then they go old US school and make the brake light blink instead. They work to make it worse *on purpose*.