2019 Mercedes-AMG 53-Series Release Date and Performance Specs
Mercedes-Benz debuted three new models, as well as a new model designation, at 2018 NAIAS in Detroit—the 53-series models of the CLS, E-Class Coupe, and E-Class Cabriolet. The new models feature athletic styling, high efficiency, and exhilarating performance. A new, electrified 3.0L engine lies at the heart of the new 53-series, featuring an exhaust gas turbocharger and an electric auxiliary compressor. Continue reading for more information about the 2019 Mercedes-AMG 53-series release date and performance specs.
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New AMG 53 Series Specs
The 53-series’ new 6-cylinder in-line engine offers top-of-the-range performance and innovative electrification. The engine delivers an exhilarating 429 horsepower and a maximum 384 lb-ft torque. Other performance highlights for the 53-series models include the AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9G transmission and the AMG Performance 4MATIC+® all-wheel-drive system.
The engine’s EQ Boost start-alternator combines a starter motor and alternator in an electric motor that is fitted between the engine and transmission. The innovation was designed to enhance AMG performance and driving dynamics while reducing fuel consumption and emissions. Achieving that goal also comes from the help of intelligent charging via an electric auxiliary compressor and an exhaust gas turbocharger. Due to these new performance innovations, the AMG CLS 53 accelerates from zero to 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds.
“With the new 53-series models we are extending our portfolio in a first step towards a hybridized future with a leading-edge combination of sporty design, performance, and efficiency”, explains Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.
The 2019 Mercedes-AMG 53-Series models will go on sale in the U.S. by late 2018.