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New AMG "53" hybrid powertrain to debut in new CLS

Discussion in 'Mercedes News' started by Steveml63, Jun 30, 2017.

  1. Steveml63

    Steveml63 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    So the 63 is full fat, the 43 is semi skimmed, what is the need for a 53 to slot in between?

    I can understand the 43 and 63 going up against S and RS from Audi etc but why another in between them?
     
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    I suspect the 53 wont be far off the 63 either in real-world performance.
     
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    Soon there will be no Mercedes branded cars, only AMG.
     
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    My guess is that Mercedes want a "halo" model in the hybrid lineup. If they gave it the same performance as the big V8 (which they could undoubtedly do) it would damage sales of the "proper" AMG car.
     
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    It's a hybrid.
     

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