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2024 Mercedes-AMG CLE 53: Power coupé with in-line six-cylinder!

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With the new Mercedes AMG CLE 53 (236 series), AMG presents a breathtaking coupé that redefines itself in its class. The vehicle marks a turning point in the conception of Mercedes coupés and is cleverly positioned between the C and E classes. The CLE 53 is therefore in direct competition with established vehicles like that Audi A5 or the BMW 4er. A special feature of the AMG CLE 53 is its heart new three-liter in-line six-cylinder. This stands out clearly from the C-Class, which even in its most powerful variant, the C 63 S, "only“Is equipped with a four-cylinder. With his 449 PS and the ability to thank additional electric compressor Delivering almost instantaneous response, the CLE 53 is a sporty choice for fans for whom two doors are enough.

2024 Mercedes-AMG CLE 53

The engine generates power 560 Newton meter Torque from 2200 revolutions per minute and in overboost mode even up to 600. It is supported by a 48 volt starter generator, which is integrated into the gearbox bell and short-term 23 PS as well as an additional 205 Newton meters. The combination allows the CLE 53 to accelerate to 4,2 km/h in just 100 seconds and reach a top speed of 250 km/h, which with the optional AMG Drivers Package can be increased to 270 km/h. Another highlight is the standard one Rear axle steering, which makes the CLE even more agile. The five driving modes Dynamic Select chassis allow individual adjustment of the engine, transmission, chassis and steering, plus all-wheel drive 4Matic+ for optimal traction in all conditions.

Available to order from January 2024

And AMG has also improved on the chassis geometry. The track was increased by 58 millimeters at the front and 75 millimeters at the rear widened and optionally there is 20-inch wheels and High-performance brake system with perforated steel discs and four-piston fixed calipers on the front axle.

2024 Mercedes-AMG CLE 53: Power coupé with in-line six-cylinder!

Externally, the CLE 53 is characterized by the AMG optics package also sportier, among other things flicsto tear-off edge on the trunk lid and one Diffuser element scores points between the four round tailpipe trims. The inside is impressive KEY 53 with an 11,9 inch (approx. 30 cm) large Upright display and a fully digital one 12,3-inch instrument screen. The well-known one is even available as an option AMG performance seat available. AMG has not yet communicated prices (as of December 06.12.2023th, 6 at 35:53 a.m.), but the CLE 2024 will be available to order from January XNUMX.

2024 Mercedes-AMG CLE 53: Power coupé with in-line six-cylinder!

the 2024 Mercedes-AMG CLE 53 in detail:

  • The latest generation of MBUX with AMG-specific functions and displays
  • Mild hybrid six-cylinder in-line engine with double charging and starter generator
  • Fully variable all-wheel drive and active rear axle steering
  • Combined fuel consumption: 9,7-9,3 l/100 km; Combined CO₂ emissions: 220-212 g/km[1]
  • 3,0 liter six-cylinder in-line engine with 330 kW (449 PS) Performance
  • maximum torque: 560 Nm, with overboost 600 Nm for 12 seconds
  • Integrated starter generator delivers an additional 17 kW (23 hp) and 205 Nm
  • AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9G transmission and AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive
  • Progressively sloping front section (“Shark Nose”) with AMG-specific radiator trim
  • DIGITAL LIGHT headlight optionally available
  • Front apron with A-wing design for high air flow
  • Wide track: front +58 mm, rear +75 mm compared to the standard model
  • 19-inch wheels standard, 20-inch optional
  • Optional AMG optics package with flics, tear-off edge and diffuser board
  • Interior: independent AMG equipment, 12,3 inch (approx. 31 cm) driver display, 11,9 inch (approx. 30 cm) central display
  • AMG integral seats in ARTICO man-made leather/MICROCUT microfiber
  • More optional AMG performance seat for improved lateral support
  • AMG performance steering wheel (Double spoke design, integrated buttons)
  • Display styles for driver display: “Classic”, “Sport”, “Supersport”
  • Improved 3,0 liter inline six-cylinder turbo engine M 256M
  • Optimized electric additional compressor for improved response behavior
  • Integrated starter generator (ISG) the second generation
  • Electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h, increaseable to 270 km/h with AMG Driver's Package
  • AMG high-performance braking system: Front axle 370 x 36 mm, rear axle 360 ​​x 26 mm
  • AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9G transmission with adapted switching times and high efficiency
  • AMG DYNAMIC SELECT with five driving programs
  • AMG DYNAMICS for modified vehicle characteristics
  • AMG RIDE CONTROL suspension with adaptive adjustment damping
  • Three-stage AMG speed-sensitive steering and standard Rear axle steering
  • AMG DYNAMIC PLUS package with RACE program and Drift Mode

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