Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the new Mercedes-AMG CLE 53 4MATIC+ Coupe, a sleek and powerful two-door car that combines the C-Class's agility with the E-Class's elegance. The CLE 53 Coupe is the latest addition to the Mercedes-AMG lineup, which offers high-performance vehicles with distinctive designs and advanced technology.
Engine and Performance
The Mercedes-AMG CLE 53 Coupe is powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six engine that produces 443 horsepower and 560 Nm of torque. The engine is paired with a 48-volt hybrid system that boosts power and efficiency at low engine speeds. The hybrid system also gives the car a start-stop function and a gliding mode that reduces fuel consumption and emissions.
The CLE 53 Coupe can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.0 seconds and has a top speed of 155 mph (or 168 mph with the optional AMG Driver’s Pack). The car features the AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive system, which can vary the power distribution between the front and rear axles depending on the driving situation. The hybrid car also has the AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9G transmission, which offers fast and smooth gear changes and a rev-matching function for more emotional sound.
Suspension and Handling
The CLE 53 Coupe is equipped with the AMG RIDE CONTROL suspension with adaptive damping, which adjusts the stiffness of the shock absorbers according to the road conditions and the selected driving mode. The car also has the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT system, which allows the driver to choose from six driving modes: Slippery, Comfort, Sport, Sport+, Individual, and Race. Each mode changes the characteristics of the engine, transmission, suspension, steering, and exhaust sound.
The CLE 53 Coupe also features a rear-wheel steering system, which improves the handling and agility of the car. The system can turn the rear wheels up to 2.5 degrees in the opposite direction of the front wheels at low speeds, reducing the turning circle and making the car easier to maneuver in tight spaces. At high speeds, the system can turn the rear wheels in the same direction as the front wheels, increasing the stability and responsiveness of the car.