Since Mercedes Benz launched the CLS series in 2004, the premium auto maker has improved constantly on the design of the vehicle, causing pundits to posit that “elegance and power” are the guiding philosophies.
The 2019 AMG CLS 53 4Matic looks like a powerful, low-swept grand touring machine. The wheelbase is long, as is the hood line, while the stance is wide and close to the ground. New features include a restyled grille and extra aero efficiency.
The latest model comes standard with 19-inch wheels made with an alloy construction, but buyers can also get theirs with the optional 20-inch wheels if preferred.
The CLS 53 comes standard with an AMG steering wheel wrapped in nappa leather, highly bolstered sport seats, AMG-specific upholstery appointment, AMG badges, and red seat belts to keep the driver and passengers in place. Carbon fiber trim dominates.
One of the more interesting features is the optional “Energizing comfort control,” which connects a variety of different systems for a holistic cabin experience.
The output is rated at 435 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque. All that muscle makes it quick, with the 0-to-62 mph test done in only 4.5 seconds – solid sports car territory.
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