The new Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 4MATIC+: Sporty design combined with performance and efficiency

The new Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 4MATIC+ combines sporty design with powerful performance and high efficiency. Its center-piece is a new, electrified 3.0-litre engine featuring twin-turbocharging and an electric auxiliary compressor. The 6-cylinder in-line engine generates 435 hp. Its EQ Boost starter-generator delivers an additional 22 hp over a short period, and feeds the 48 V on-board electrical system. This amazing new CLS 53 also does 0-60mph in 4.5 seconds. Have a look at the highlights and book in a test drive, or pop into our AMG Performance Center in Stevenage for a closer look at this beautiful car.

High torque without lag

Supported by the EQ Boost starter-alternator when moving off, the electric auxiliary compressor builds up a high charge pressure without any delay, for a faster increase in torque for acceleration until the large exhaust gas turbocharger is deployed. As a result the 3.0-litre engine reacts extremely spontaneously and provides a highly dynamic response without turbo lag. An additional bonus is the high level of refinement of the six-cylinder in-line engine.

Exterior: twin-blade radiator grille and round twin tailpipe trim elements

The new CLS 53 4MATIC+ also has a distinctive appearance. One distinguishing feature is the twin-blade radiator grille in silver chrome, which was previously reserved for the V8 Performance models. Instead of the diamond radiator grille with individual pins, the grille in front of the central radiator now features a black lattice pattern.

The front apron in an A-wing design is equipped with black flics and a front splitter in silver chrome. The outer air inlets have two horizontal fins in silver chrome. The additional Air Curtains at the sides are directly subjected to the airstream: this design improves aerodynamic efficiency at the front and lowers the Cd figure. The twin front splitter connects seamlessly with the Air Curtain and reduces lift at the front axle. The outer lines of the radiator grille widen towards the bottom and lend the CLS a powerful appearance. Also making a contribution here are the sharply cut, narrow headlamps.

AMG-specific side sill panels give the CLS 53 4MATIC+ an even more dynamic silhouette. As in all AMG GT models, the exterior mirrors are positioned on the doors and accentuate the sports car look.

When viewed from the rear, it is not just the redesigned rear apron that stands out, but also the classic, round twin tailpipe trim elements in high-gloss chrome. The design of the sides of the mud flaps improves the aerodynamics at the rear: As a result this provides for better air flow around the wheel arches. The spoiler lip on the boot lid is painted in the body colour, but is optionally also available in carbon-fibre.

The two-section tail lights visually reinforce the sense of width of the rear and as an additional practical benefit allow for the large boot opening. The broader track width combines better cornering with a perfect look thanks to the wheels being positioned further out. As standard the CLS 53 4MATIC+ comes with 19-inch aerodynamically optimised light-alloy wheels, with 20-inch wheels available as an option.

Interior with innovative display concept and operating system

The interior of the new models welcomes passengers with model-specific, exclusive appointments, luxurious materials and significantly extended options. On top of this there is the innovative control and display concept with bright, high-resolution displays optionally with 12.3-inch screen diagonal in each case. Visually, the two displays under one shared glass cover blend into a Widescreen Cockpit and as a central element consequently emphasise the horizontal orientation of the interior design.

By way of instrument cluster, the optional Widescreen Cockpit contains a large display with virtual instruments in the direct field of vision of the driver, as well as a central display above the centre console. Because the cockpit is fully digital, the driver can choose the look from the three different display styles “Classic”, “Sporty” and “Progressive” and also configure the information and views relevant to them at will. Via the AMG menu, it is possible to display the engine and transmission oil temperature, lateral and longitudinal acceleration, engine output and torque, boost (charge pressure), tyre temperatures and pressures as well as the current vehicle set-up.

The touch-sensitive Touch Control buttons on the steering wheel respond to swiping movements. They enable the driver to control the entire infotainment system without having to take their hands off the steering wheel.

The infotainment system can also be operated via the touchpad with controller in the centre console and by LINGUATRONIC voice control. Voice control has been extended to include vehicle functions. Now the air conditioning and seat heating/ventilation, interior lights and the optional head-up display can also be controlled by voice commands.

Intelligent Drive: Technology from the S-Class

The CLS 53 4MATIC+ features the latest driving assistance system generation from the S-Class. The range of driving assistance and safety systems is modular in structure. Fitted as standard are Active Brake Assist , Lane Keeping Assist, ATTENTION ASSIST, Speed Limit Assist plus the occupant protection system PRE-SAFE®. New and also part of the standard specification is PRE-SAFE ® Sound (prepares human hearing for the anticipated accident noise when there is a risk of a collision).

The optional Driving Assistance package consists of Active Distance Control DISTRONIC, Active Steering Assist, Active Speed Limit Assist, Active Brake Assist with cross-traffic function, Evasive Steering Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist and PRE‑SAFE® PLUS. Active Distance Control DISTRONIC and Active Steering Assist now provide even more comfortable support for the driver to keep a safe distance and steer. The speed is now adjusted automatically ahead of bends or junctions. Active Lane Changing Assist has also been significantly improved (country-specific differences are possible for individual functions). In addition, the Driving Assistance Plus package includes PRE-SAFE® Impulse Side. This system can brace the front occupants for a side impact by nudging them sideways to reduce the risk of injury.

In addition the CLS 53 4MATIC+ adopts the improved camera and radar systems from the Mercedes-Benz CLS, and thus has an ideal view of the traffic conditions. For the first time it also makes use of map and navigation data to calculate vehicle behaviour.

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