This spy photograph exhibits the successor to the Mercedes-Benz CLS throughout testing. Photograph credit score: BRIAN WILLIAMS/SPIEDBILDE
Mercedes will launch a brand new AMG designation in its redesigned CLS happening sale subsequent 12 months.
The brand new Mercedes-AMG CLS53 is anticipated to be the primary in a brand new line of AMG 53 fashions. It seemingly will likely be powered by a high-performance model of the corporate’s new inline six-cylinder engine codenamed M256. The engine reportedly will produce 430 hp within the CLS53, however it additionally will likely be paired with an electrical motor in a hybrid setup that enhances the automobile’s general energy even increased whereas enhancing effectivity.
The redesigned CLS, a four-door styled like a coupe, will go on sale in summer time 2018. Actual timing for the 53 model is unclear.
With the replace, the CLS strikes to a brand new platform — MRA or Modular Rear Structure, the identical platform used for the redesigned E class. The up to date CLS will stretch in size, achieve inside room and lower weight on the similar time. It should get Mercedes-Benz’s newest suite of semiautonomous driving options. The automobile’s styling is anticipated to evolve however not in a serious approach.
The AMG 53 designation will observe in different automobiles. It’s anticipated within the E class the place the 53 is more likely to change into the one AMG variant for coupe and convertible fashions. The E-class sedan and wagon will proceed to have AMG 63 fashions with V-Eight engines.
All automobiles with the AMG 53 designation are anticipated to be powered by the identical inline six-cylinder engine seemingly within the CLS53. The CLS plan could reply the query of when the brand new M256 engine, which has a 48-volt system, will make its debut within the U.S. Mercedes-Benz analysis chief Ola Kallaenius left that open final month when he stated it will not be the S class. Mercedes has re-engineered the S-class sedan for the 2018 mannequin 12 months, including new engines to the lineup. Some markets will get the up to date S class with the brand new inline six, however not the U.S. The U.S. model is getting a brand new V-6 engine as a substitute.