MERCEDES UNVEILS CLS, TEASE AMG ‘53’

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MERCEDES-BENZ has revealed its third generation of CLS at the Los Angeles Motor Show in December.

The four-door coupe comes with a ‘completely new’ range of inline six engines, luxury features, and an updated design language.

Under the elongated hood will sit an inline six with either 210kW/600Nm or 250kW/700Nm from a 3.0-litre turbo diesel, or a petrol producing 270kW/500Nm. With added power and torque from an integrated electric motor called ‘EQ Boost’, the more powerful petrol engine peaks at 286kW and 750Nm while EQ Boost is active. This equates to a brisk 0-100km/h sprint of 4.8 seconds.

This will be bettered by a ‘53’ variant, designating AMG’s new range of hybrid models. It’ll use a turbo inline-six and electric motor to make 320kW, without a word yet on torque.

Its reveal is pegged for the Detroit motor show this January.