Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 4Matic+ (2019) Specs & Price

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Mercedes-AMG welcomes the CLS 53 4Matic+ to South Africa! Take a look at the specification and pricing details below...

The Mercedes-Benz CLS, which is built on the E-Class platform, is a stylish 4-door coupe that's available in 2 flavours locally, now including an AMG version in the form of the CLS 53 4Matic+. 

The CLS range kicks off with the CLS 400d, which is powered by a 3.0-litre turbodiesel inline 6 cylinder engine and it produces 250 kW and 700 Nm. Mated to a 4Matic all-wheel-drive setup, the CLS400d can sprint from zero to 100 kph in a claimed 5 seconds flat. Despite its impressive performance, it's quite frugal and Merc claims it'll sip just 5.8-6.0 L/100 km of diesel. 

For those seeking more performance can consider the Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 4Matic. The 53 is powered by a 3.0-litre turbocharged 6-cylinder engine which offers 320 kW and 520 Nm. It also features a clever 48-volt onboard electrical system mounted between the engine and the 9-speed automatic gearbox. The integrated starter/generator (ISG), an alternator/starter motor and flywheel combo contribute 16 kW and no less than 250 Nm to the engine’s already imposing output. The CLS 53 features an AMG Speedshift TCT 9G gearbox and is claimed to sprint from zero to 100 kph in a claimed 4.5 seconds.


The interior of the Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 4Matic+ is both sporty and sophisticated with luxury finishes including an optional Widescreen Cockpit. 

As for the interior, an optional Widescreen Cockpit is offered which adds luxury and visual appeal to the interior with the digital instrument dials and a large central infotainment display creating an impressive user interface.  

An AMG CLS 53 4Matic+ Edition 1 is also on offer and features a Copper Art interior design which includes copper-colour highlights, black Nappa leather upholstery with contrasting copper stitching which is also seen on the instrument panel, armrests, door panels and floor mat piping. There are also carbon fibre trim elements and a performance steering wheel with Edition 1 badging. 

Look out for our launch review of the Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 4Matic+ coming your way later this week. 

Mercedes-Benz CLS Price in South Africa (February 2019)

Mercedes-Benz CLS 400d 4Matic - R1 194 834

Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 4Matic+ - R1 502 100

Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 Edition 1 4Matic+ - R1 706 900

Further Reading

Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 (2018) Launch Review

All-New Mercedes-Benz CLS Breaks Cover

Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG S (2014) Review

Drag Race: Mercedes A45 AMG vs CLS 63 AMG S

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