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Mercedes CLE shows its muscles

Mercedes CLE shows its muscles

He has number 6 on the line – the new Mercedes AMG CLE 53 4MATIC+ Coupe It is equipped with an updated version of the 3.0 6-cylinder turbo engine that now delivers 449 hp of power, as well as a 48-volt mild-hybrid system which, thanks to the electric motor integrated into the gearbox, provides an additional 23 hp and 205 hp. The gearbox is the 9-speed AMG Speedshift TCT 9G automatic transmission, which transmits movement to all four wheels via the AMG Performance 4MATIC+ system.

Two turbo – To increase performance Mercedes AMG CLE 53 4MATIC+ Coupe Engineers worked on improving the combustion chambers with redesigned intake and exhaust ducts, on new piston rings, on improving the injection process, as well as on a new exhaust gas turbo that works in conjunction with an additional electric compressor. These interventions ensure an increase in boost pressure from 0.4 bar to 1.5 bar and a torque of 560 Nm in continuous operation and 600 Nm in overboost for up to 12 seconds. In addition, an electric turbocharger can operate for a longer period of time. This made it possible to enlarge the exhaust gas turbo to achieve higher peak performance. Top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h, but can be increased to 270 km/h with the optional AMG Driver’s Package.

Suitable brakes – From a dynamic point of view we find Mercedes AMG CLE 53 4MATIC+ Coupe A high-performance braking system can be relied upon: on the front axle, 370 x 36 mm perforated and internally ventilated discs with four-piston fixed calipers and AMG inscription are used, while on the rear axle there are 360 ​​x 26 mm internally ventilated discs with floating calipers and piston calipers.

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More grit – Aesthetically Mercedes AMG CLE 53 4MATIC+ Coupe It features an AMG-specific grille with a new fascia with wide air inlets and aerodynamic accessories. At the back there is a special extractor surrounding the four exhaust terminals. Customization includes widened front and rear fenders, increased track (58 mm more up front, 75 mm more at the rear compared to other CLEs) and 19-inch wheels (20-inch wheels are optional).