Daimler has just filed for the Mercedes-AMG C53 designation. Considering that there is a gap to be filled between the C43 and the C63, the move makes sense. The C53 could be the future electrified C-Class.
A trademark filed with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) suggests that a new member will join the best-selling family of Mercedes, the C-Class, coming to fill the empty space between the toned-down C43 and the super-potent C63 models and following in the footsteps of its siblings, the E53 and the CLS53, presented in January, at the Detroit Motor Show.
Under the bonnet of the future C53, there should be a twin-turbo 3.0-liter 6-cylinder engine with a starter alternator, delivering together approximately 429 horsepower and 520 Nm of torque, slotting right beneath the 469-horsepower C63 and above the recently updated 390-horsepower C43. A 48-Volt system should assist the combustion engine.
With the help of the EQ Boost system, the mild-hybrid C-Class would be able to make its way from a standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) in about 4.5 seconds and should reach an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h.
The C43 family (the Saloon, the Estate, the Coupe and the Cabriolet) has just received a facelift with design tweaks, extra power and updated interior, so we should expect similar styling in the C53. The new model should hit the showrooms somewhere during 2020.
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