Yes, it may feature the AMG badge and seem to be all about performance, however, the new 53-series motors are actually hybrids which will give you 320 kW and 520 Nm from the 3.0-litre turbocharged 6-cylinder in-line engine!
The turbochargers feature an exhaust gas turbocharger and an electric auxiliary compressor, while the EQ Boost starter-alternator is capable of 16 kW and 250 Nm, which in-turn feeds the 48V onboard electrical system. These engines are not just powerful but also quite efficient with a fuel consumption of 8.4 L/100 km and combined CO2 emissions 200 g/km. The CLS 53 4Matic+ is capable of 4.5 seconds to 100 kph.
The new AMG 53 range includes the CLS 53, E53 coupe and E53 convertible. All of these vehicles come with 4Matic+ all-wheel drive as well as the AMG Speedshift TCT 9G transmission.