The European markets will receive a new version of the CLS as Mercedes has announced that it will soon be introducing an AMG version of the nameplate.
Range of services from Mercedes-Benz, AMG It was recently announced that a 2-liter, 4-cylinder E-Performance hybrid powertrain is currently being developed that will power the upcoming high-performance version of the C-Class. With Mercedes focused on the company’s electrification strategy, it was rumored that the three-star brand’s CLS model would be phased out in the North American market.
This means that all of this is new Mercedes-Benz CLS 450 4MATIC (Which recently made its US debut) will be the only surviving model of the CLS nameplate on the market. Interestingly, the European markets continue to receive a new version of the CLS. Mercedes has announced that it will introduce an AMG version of the nameplate and limit production of the upcoming model to just 300 units.
The ultra-exclusive AMG variant will only be available in two color options – Cashmere White Mango and Selenite Green Mango. The performance version of the Euro-specified CLS will run on 20-inch AMG alloys and display body stripes on the sides. The double-spoke rims have a high-gloss rim flange. The limited CLS AMG models also receive Merc’s Night Package and Night Package 2 as standard.
The company will also launch the AMG Dynamic Plus package, which means the upcoming model will get red brake calipers, dark tinted windows, racing mode and a drift option. The interior of the sporty CLS has two-tone leather upholstery, which is offset by carbon fiber panels. The steering wheel is wrapped in soft Napa leather and the occupants are greeted with red contrast stitching on all leather surfaces.
The steering wheel will also feature AMG branded buttons, and the same badge will be on the outside of the car. The company has also announced that it will not update the powertrain of the upcoming AMG CLS 53 model. The engine will continue to produce 429 horsepower and 384 lb-ft of peak torque. An integrated starter-generator will be responsible for providing a temporary boost of 21 horsepower that also provides 184 lb-ft of torque. The Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 only takes 4.5 seconds to reach the 62 MPH mark.