Mercedes-AMG CLE 53 Coupe: Power and Performance

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Mercedes-AMG CLE 53 Coupe
Mercedes-AMG CLE 53 Coupe

The Mercedes-AMG CLE 53 Coupe, the hard-topped counterpart of the CLE 53 Convertible, is set to hit dealerships soon, boasting standard active rear-axle steering and fully variable all-wheel drive. Scheduled for arrival this summer, the CLE 53 Coupe shares the convertible’s impressive inline-six engine.

Featuring an exhaust gas turbocharger and electric auxiliary compressor, this engine delivers a remarkable 443 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque. In over boost mode, it can even reach 443 pound-feet for up to 10 seconds.

Although the engine isn’t hand-assembled in Affalterbach like other AMG powerplants, it retains the performance expected from the brand.

Mercedes-AMG CLE 53 Coupe
Mercedes-AMG CLE 53 Coupe (Credit: Mercedes)

However, BMW’s S58 twin-turbo I6 has managed to extract even more power without resorting to hybridization, while Stellantis offers competitive alternatives like the 3.0-liter Hurricane engine.

The CLE 53 Coupe is equipped with a 48-volt integrated starter generator, supporting the engine at low speeds with an additional 23 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque. With rear-wheel drive in Drift mode, adaptive dampers, and three-stage AMG parameter steering, it offers a dynamic driving experience tailored to enthusiasts.

Optional enhancements like the AMG DYNAMIC PLUS Package further raise the driving dynamics, featuring active engine mounts, red-brake calipers with AMG lettering, and a microfiber-wrapped AMG Performance steering wheel. While pricing details are yet to be finalized, these additions ensure a performance-oriented driving experience worthy of its AMG badge.

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