Mercedes-Benz first announced its plans to re-introduce its line of inline-six engine back in late-2016 across. Fast forward to 2018 and the company has introduced the first of the inline-six-powered models here, the CLS 53.
The Stuttgart-based firm introduced the CLS 53 at the 2018 North American International Auto Show. This new model gets its power from an all-new 3.0-litre turbocharged inline-six engine, good for 435 hp and 520 Nm. The engine is paired to an EQ Boost integrated starter/generator, part of the car’s 48V mild hybrid system. The EQ Boost integrated starter/generator supplies an additional 22 hp and 250 Nm. A 9-speed 9G-Tronic automatic transmission comes as standard.
Equipment wise, the Mercedes-Benz CLS 53 features:
- Multibeam LED headlights
- Adaptive High Beam Assist Plus
- Airmatic suspension
- AMG Exterior Carbon Package II
- AMG Line exterior
- 20-inch 5 twin spoke AMG alloy wheels
- AMG illuminated door sill panels
- Carbon fibre AMG bootlid spoiler
- AMG carbon fibre centre console
- AMG performance steering wheel wrapped in Nappa leather
- Head up display
- Thermotronic automatic climate control
- Comand Online infotainment system
- Burmester sound system
- Wireless charging
- Apple CarPlay & Android Auto support
Standard safety equipment include Active Braking Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Attention Assist, Speed Limit Assist, and Pre-Safe. Buyers can also opt for the Driving Assistance Package, which consists of Active Distance Assist Distronic, Active Steering Assist, Active Speed Limit Assist, Active Braking Assist with Cross-Traffic Function, Evasive Steering Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist and Pre-Safe Plus.
The Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 is priced from RM 806,638.35, on-the-road without insurance. Those opting for the Designo Paint will need to fork out RM811,355.33. Both prices are with 0% GST and are subject to change upon the implementation of SST.