Mercedes-AMG 53 models on the way

Mercedes-AMG 53 models on the way

"Supported by the EQ Boost starter-alternator when moving off, the electric auxiliary compressor builds up a high charge pressure without any delay, for a faster increase in torque for acceleration until the large exhaust gas turbocharger is deployed", the vehicle maker said.

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the next-generation of its high-performance AMG powertrains, and along with it, a glimpse into the future of high-performance cars from the company. The EQ boost also works with the electric compressor to build up a high charge pressure before the larger turbocharger - which is driven by the exhaust gas - kicks in.

The EQ Boost starter is able to provide 21 hp of output plus 184 lb-ft of torque. Under certain conditions, the EQ Boost adds additional power and torque to give an immediacy to acceleration that wouldn't be possible with just the gasoline engine alone.

Peak power of the system is a V-8-like 429 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque, with efficiency around 20 percent lower than a V-8.

By comparison, the more conventional twin-turbo 3.0-litre V6 used by the E43 saloon, among other AMG models, delivers 395bhp and the same 383lb ft of torque. The EQ Boost starter-alternator also acts as a kind of mild-hybrid unit for the vehicles, motivating the auto during throttle-off cruising and allowing the engine to shut down and restart nearly imperceptibly, according to Mercedes.

Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 Teased Ahead Of Imminent Reveal

The top speed of all three cars is 130 miles per hour, which seems a bit low for fully-fledged AMG models. The transmission mated to that engine is an AMD SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9G and all versions have an AMD tweaked 4MATIC+ AWD system.

The new engine is paired with the AMG Speedshift TCT 9-speed automatic transmission we've already enjoyed in numerous company's 43-Series AMG models. Infotainment can also be controlled with voice commands.

The new CLS53, E53 coupe and E53 cabriolet are slated to arrive in American showrooms toward the end of 2018. The Affalterbach tuner also adds a new sports steering wheel as standard.

There are five drive modes - Eco, Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual - that affect engine and transmission response, suspension and steering. The CLS is already a style leader, and the new AMG CLS 53 takes it all a step further, with a much more aggressive look and stance.

Inside, dual 12.3-inch high-resolution screens under one shared glass cover merge to form a widescreen cockpit display that places virtual instruments before the driver and extends to the center of the console. The CLS53 will initially come only in a special-edition model, the Edition 1, which will feature a black Nappa leather interior with copper stitching and highlights, unique carbon-fiber trim and additional standard equipment.

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