Mercedes-Benz Thailand Now Locally-Assembles AMG 53-Series Model, Starts With CLS 53

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Mercedes-Benz Thailand Now Locally-Assembles AMG 53-Series Model, Starts With CLS 53

Late last week, Mercedes-Benz Thailand announced the local-assembly programme of their flagship four-door coupe, the Mercedes-Benz CLS.

Joining the new CLS 300d at the assembly lines of the Thonburi Automotive Assembly Plant (TAAP) is the all-new 3-litre inline six-cylinder engine that carries the AMG 53 designation.

This advanced technology engine not only features a small electrically-driven turbocharger but is paired with an EQ Boost integrated starter/generator that is part of the vehicle's 48-volt mild hybrid system.

The EQ Boost hardware that supplies an additional 22 hp and 250 Nm of torque accelerates the four-door coupe from zero to 100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds.

The price of the Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 is now THB 5.35 million, a massive THB 1.74 million cheaper than the model fully-imported from Germany.

Another AMG 53-series model was also introduced by Mercedes-Benz Thailand. The Mercedes-AMG E 53 Coupe is however fully-imported from Germany and thus carry a heftier price tag of THB 6.99 million.

Other high-performance models that are locally-assembled at the Samut Prakan plant include the Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe, Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 Coupe, and GLE 500e PHEV.

With this additional model getting being locally-assembled, Mercedes-Benz Thailand now only imports niche models such as the Mercedes-AMG 45-series (A, CLA, and GLA), E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet models, SLC convertibles, and V 250d MPV.

In Malaysia, the Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 is sourced from Sindelfingen, Germany and is priced from RM878,888.  



Siew Weng

Siew Weng

Weng loves the technical bits of the automobile, and even more fascinated on the reasons the designer created the crease or fold, as well as innovative use of existing systems to execute new features. Prior to being in the content creation field, Weng was part of the product life cycle management team for a few automotive brands.


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