Get Behind the Wheel of Something Flashy and Sporty with 53-Series Models

By Product Expert | Posted in Mercedes-AMG® on Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 at 10:16 pm
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Mercedes-AMG® 53-Series Engine and Performance Specs 

In case you missed the big news, Mercedes-Benz just recently unveiled some new AMG®-powered models for the CLS, E-Class Coupe and E-Class Cabriolet. These models are known as the 53-series models and are recognizable by a number of characteristics that include a twin-blade radiator grille, A-wing design on the front bumper and unique side sills. 

Of course, you’re probably wondering mostly about the engine and performance specs for these Mercedes-AMG® 53-series. Well, we have all the information you’re looking for, so let’s go ahead and dive in. 

[Read more: Is the A-Class finally coming to the United States?] 

53-Series Engine Power and Specs 

look under the hood of a Mercedes-Benz over the top of an engineElectrification is the word of the day for these vehicles. Each one has a 6-cylinder 3.0-liter electrified engine that has a turbocharger and an electric auxiliary compressor. When all is said and done, this engine is capable of delivering up to 429 horsepower and up to 384 lb-0ft of torque. 

That said, those output numbers are for the engine without the EQ Boost starter-alternator. With that at play, an additional 21 horsepower can be pumped out, on top of an additional 184 lb-ft of torque. That feature also contributes to the 48-volt electric system onboard.  

Of course, an outstanding engine requires an outstanding transmission. For that, these models have the AMG® SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9G transmission. The shift times for this transmission are lightning fast, even when using the paddle shifters. Moreover, you’re able to customize your drive with AMG® DYNAMIC SELECT to switch into Eco, Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual driving modes. 

We’d love to share more information about the Mercedes-AMG® 53-series models and their exciting performance specs, so to learn more, contact us at Mercedes-Benz of Hilton Head. Better yet, check in with us to see if you could set up some time behind the wheel and we’d be happy to help. 

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