Mercedes-AMG Reveals 53-Series Models In Detroit
In a quite unconventional transfer for Mercedes-AMG, the German standard-bearer shall be including 3 new fashions and introducing a brand new designation: the 53-series. The 3 person automobiles would be the CLS, E-Class Coupe, and the E-Class Cabriolet. All 3 fashions will incorporate shared generation together with not unusual styling cues. Distinguishing options come with the twin-blade radiator grille, the entrance bumper, A-wing design, the AMG-specific aspect sill panels, rear bumper with diffuser, and tailpipe trim parts in high-gloss chrome.
Power & Performance
Under the hood is living a brand new, electrified Three.Zero-liter turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine, and an electrical auxiliary compressor that provides as much as 429 horsepower and 384 lb-ft. of torque. And all that high-tech energy is put to the bottom by the use of an AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9G transmission and an AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel force machine.
The new 53 Series has such a lot tech during the auto that it’s virtually arduous to stay observe of. The six-cylinder plant is already optimized for what Mercedes-Benz calls “intelligent electrification.” The EQ Boost starter-alternator combines a starter motor and an alternator right into a unmarried, robust electrical motor, fitted between the engine and transmission. This, together with the charging of the electrical auxiliary compressor and an exhaust gasoline turbocharger, make stronger the efficiency, potency, and riding dynamics. Bottom line: Zero to 60 in four.four seconds. The electrical auxiliary compressor builds up a high-charge force within the consumption tract at once, so by-by turbo lag.
Mercedes-Benz additionally leverages the on-board 48-Volt electric machine for higher hybrid capability. Thanks to the 48-Volt battery, the whole capability within the car has larger, enabling extra electric power. The energy supply calls for just a quarter of a traditional machine and the whole consequence ends up in thinner and lighter wiring, thereby saving extra gasoline. An present 12-Volt machine provides energy to “regular stuff” like lighting, the cockpit, infotainment shows, and keep watch over devices.
Mercedes-Benz says the EQ Boost starter-alternator is the important thing part for all this new-fangled 48-Volt electric machine goodness. The EQ Boost starter-alternator serves as each an alternator and it’s additionally chargeable for hybrid purposes. It permits for extra gasoline financial savings and is helping to deal with idle pace. Add all of this up, and the brand new drivetrain will get you a spice up of 21 extra horsepower and 184 lb-ft. of extra torque.
Transmission & Drive Modes
All this new-found, high-tech energy is put to the Straße via an AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9G transmission. It options extraordinarily brief shift occasions, fast responses at the shift paddles, a double-declutching serve as, and more than one downshifts. Downstream of the transmission is an AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel force machine (typical) with absolutely variable torque distribution between entrance and rear axles for optimum traction, steadiness, and protection beneath all stipulations: dry, rainy or snow.
If you need to mess around with stuff, the brand new 53-series fashions have you ever coated with 5 force modes: Eco, Comfort, Sport, Sport+, and Individual. The M mode is a “manual mode,” so gearshifts are finished the usage of the shift paddles at the guidance wheel. The suspension setups will also be decided on manually, if desired. As that may indicate, there’s a number of setups for the suspension as neatly.
Suspension & Braking Tech
The suspension is named AMG RIDE CONTROL+. The multi-chamber air suspension goals to be sporty, because of a spring/damper setup and the steadily adjustable Adaptive Damping System. The entrance axle is fitted with particular guidance knuckles and load-bearing joints, and all parts had been optimized when it comes to stress. This transfers again on your palms via electromechanical, speed-sensitive, and variable ratio guidance. Steering energy is to be had in two modes: Comfort or Sport.
And the brand new 53-series automobiles have brakes that may prevent a freight educate. Perforated and internally ventilated discs (14.6″ x 1.four″) with four-piston fastened calipers and AMG lettering are fitted on the entrance, and internally ventilated discs measuring 14.2″ x 1.Zero″ with single-piston floating calipers are located on the again.
The inside is solely as spectacular with its twin high-resolution shows and 12.Three-inch displays. The software cluster accommodates a big show with digital tools in addition to a central show above the middle console. The motive force can choose between 3 other show types: Classic, Sporty, and Progressive. “Touch Control” buttons at the guidance wheel reply to swiping actions, enabling the motive force to keep watch over all the infotainment machine with no need to take their palms off the guidance wheel. If that’s no longer sufficient, the infotainment machine will also be operated by the use of the touchpad within the middle console and via voice keep watch over.
Special Editions & In Person
If all of that stuff continues to be no longer sufficient, you’ll be able to get the Edition 1 model of the AMG CLS 53. The Edition 1 will be offering distinctive inside therapies, leather-based upholstery in black nappa, and copper-colored contrasting sew paintings. The Mercedes-AMG 53-series fashions are on show at the North American International Auto Show on the Cobo Center, downtown Detroit. The display formally opens to the general public on Saturday, January 20th.
Expect to peer those new Mercedes-AMG cars on sale past due within the yr. No phrase on pricing (it’s going to be so much despite the fact that), however right here’s all of the tech specifications in to hand chart shape:
Tony Borroz has spent his whole existence racing vintage and sports activities automobiles. He is the writer of Bricks & Bones: The Endearing Legacy and Nitty-Gritty Phenomenon of The Indy 500, to be had in paperback or Kindle layout.
|Mercedes-AMG CLS53||Mercedes-AMG E53 Coupe|
|Engine||Three.0L 6-cylinder in-line engine
with exhaust gasoline turbocharger and electrical auxiliary compressor.
|Three.0L 6-cylinder in-line engine
with exhaust gasoline turbocharger and electrical auxiliary compressor.
|Displacement||2,999 cc||2,999 cc|
|Output||429 hp at 6,100 rpm||429 hp at 6,100 rpm|
|Add. output with EQ Boost||21 hp||21 hp|
|Peak torque||384 lb-ft at 1,800-Five,800 rpm||384 lb-ft at 1,800-Five,800 rpm|
|Add. torque with EQ Boost||184 lb-ft||184 lb-ft|
|Drive machine||AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all- wheel force with absolutely variable torque distribution.||AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all- wheel force with absolutely variable torque distribution.|
|Transmission||AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9G||AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9G|
|Acceleration Zero-60 mph (est.)||four.four seconds||four.Three seconds|
|Top pace||130 mph*||130 mph*|
|Mercedes-AMG E 53 Cabriolet|
|Engine||Three.0L 6-cylinder in-line engine with exhaust gasoline turbocharger and electrical auxiliary compressor.|
|Output||429 hp at 6,100 rpm|
|Add. output with EQ Boost||21 hp|
|Peak torque||384 lb-ft at 1,800-Five,800 rpm|
|Add. torque with EQ Boost||184 lb-ft|
|Drive machine||AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all- wheel force with absolutely variable torque distribution.|
|Transmission||AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9G|
|Acceleration Zero-60 mph (est.)||four.four seconds|
|Top pace||130 mph (electronically restricted)|
Photos & Source: MBUSA.