Daimler Files For C53 Trademark, Probably For New Electrified AMG C-Class

Mercedes-Benz‘s parent company, Daimler, appears to be interested in expanding its electrified offerings to include the latest C-Class.

A trademark filed with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), discovered by AutoGuide, suggests that a C53 model is coming.

Developed, in all likelihood, by AMG, it will slot between the C43 and C63. However, some reports claim it will replace the former entirely, so we’ll just have to wait and see.

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

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