A trademark filed with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), discovered by AutoGuide, suggests that a C53 model is coming.
As far as the powertrain goes, the Mercedes-AMG C53 should use the same recipe as other ’53’ derivatives, such as the E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet and the latest CLS. These combine a twin-turbo 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine with a starter-alternator that feeds the 48V electrical system, resulting in an output of 435PS (429hp / 320kW) and 520Nm (384lb-ft) of torque.
These Mercedes-AMG 53 models have an additional 22PS (22hp / 16kW) and 250Nm (184lb-ft) of torque provided by the EQ boost. Channeling the power to both axles is a dual-clutch nine-speed automatic transmission. In this flavor, the new Mercedes-AMG CLS53 can sprint from 0 to 100km/h (0-62mph) in just 4.5 seconds, before maxing out at 250km/h (155mph), or 270km/h (167mph) when fitted with the AMG Driver’s package.
Right now, there’s no word whatsoever as to when the new C-Class variant might be launched, never mind its pricing. However, given that the C43 starts at $53,400 and the C63 at $66,100, a sticker price close to $60k seems quite possible.
Note: 2019 Mercedes-AMG C43 pictured