The first performance version of the new CLE Coupe was presented by Mercedes-AMG, with distinctive 53 4MATIC+ mild hybrid technology and an output of 449 hp.
Earlier in the year, the new one was revealed Mercedes-Benz CLE Coupe with its range being complemented today by a performance version Mercedes-AMG CLE 53 4MATIC+which will launch within the next year.
Under its long front hood is the twin turbocharger 3 liter 6-cylinder in-line engine M 256, from Mercedes-AMG that performs 449 horsepower and 560 Nm of torque, which are done for 12 seconds, in overboost mode 600 Nm. It has mild hybrid technology with a 48V, starter-generator electric system that additionally produces an additional 17 kW (23 hp) and 205 Nm of torque.
For standard acceleration 0-100 km/h requires just 4.2 secondswhile the maximum speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h and optionally rises to 270 km/h. For transmission that goes to all four wheels, through the fully adaptive system AMG Performance 4MATIC+an automatic transmission takes care of it AMG Speedshift 9-speed TCT.
The braking system consists of large ventilated discs 370 mm. front, with 4-piston calipers and 360 mm. rear with single piston caliper. In addition, the Mercedes-AMG 53 4MATIC+ has a standard system four address which allows the rear wheels to turn at an angle of 2.5 degrees (at the maximum value).
Thus, the rear wheels turn in the opposite direction to the front ones up to 100 km/h in order to offer better flexibilitywhile at speeds over 100 km/h they turn in the same direction as the front wheels, for better stability.
By design the fast Mercedes CLE Coupe stands out for its more aggressive appearance. It has more large wings back and forth, with the tracks be increased in length by 58 and 76 mm. front and back respectively. The grille is also wilder, with vertical grilles and descends lower, having a larger air intake in the center and two more on the edges. The image is completed by LED lights.
At the back, the four endings of exhausts accompanied by a diffuser. The rear lights are also LED, with a three-dimensional design and dark red elements. The Mercedes-AMG CLE 53 4MATIC+ steps on aluminum wheels 19 incheswhile optionally available are larger in diameter 20 inches. The sporty image is completed by the badge aerofoil on the top of the tailgate.
Inside, the system MBUX of Mercedes, with the digital instrument panel 12.3 inches and the touch screen 11.9 inches of the multimedia system, has been adapted according to the AMG philosophy, providing the additional information. Also on the inside we find details in red, such as contrast stitching. The package AMG Performance includes more sports seats for better support.
The new Mercedes-AMG CLE 53 4MATIC+ Coupe is expected to be available in 2024 on the Greek market, while we will have to wait a little longer, until the importing company announces its prices.
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