Reviews Mercedes-AMG Drops CLS53 From U.S. Market for 2022
Driven: The 503-HP 2020 Mercedes-AMG C63 S Wagon You Can't Have
Many Americans still think of “mom” and “station wagon” in the same sentence, ignoring that the ubiquitous modern SUV is essentially the 21st century’s Wagon Queen Family Truckster. But in Europe, wagons are still cool, still the preferred utility vehicles for people with sporty lifestyles. And the faster the wagon, the cooler it is. Which makes the 2020 Mercedes-AMG C63 S wagon about as cool as long-roof load luggers come. © Manufacturer 2021 Mercedes AMG C63 S 15 The C63 S wagon is of course the E63 S 4Matic+ wagon's little brother, 11.5 inches shorter, 3.8 inches narrower, 1.3 inches lower, and rolling on a 3.9-inch-shorter wheelbase.
undergoes a nip and a tuck for 2022, with the model's updates extending to both . Alas, the latter won't find its way to the United States. Well, at least for 2022, per a Mercedes spokesperson.
It seems the performance-oriented CLS-Class variant may return to our shores at a later date. That said, we suspect Mercedes-AMG may abandon the current-generation CLS53 in the U.S. market given the car's precarious position between and , both of which pack the same 429-hp six-cylinder "mild-hybrid" powertrain as the CLS53.
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While the swoopy styling of the CLS-Class arguably set it apart from the more traditional looks of , the … erm four-door coupe … previously unique position in the Mercedes lineup is no more. Instead, it shares this space with the similarly slinky GT 4-Door. If an AMG-ified—midsize—four-door model with styling is what a Mercedes consumer seeks, then the GT 4-Door ought to fit the bill. Want the same sort of vibe, sans AMG's special sauce? Then the Mercedes-Benz CLS450 is sure to appease.
Mercedes may still decide there are enough buyers in the U.S. clamoring for a CLS53 and bring the model back to America at a later date. If this happens, then consumers can look forward to a CLS53 with revised exterior finishes, including the adoption of AMG's now-ubiquitous Panamericana grille design. Mechanically, however, things ought to stay the same, with the car retaining the same powertrain as today, including its nine-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel-drive system.
Updated Mercedes-Benz CLS Gets New Exterior Looks, Revised Cabin
Mercedes-Benz has introduced a mid-cycle update for the style-forward CLS sedan with new exterior styling and a mildly revised interior. Just like the current model, the updated 2022 Mercedes-Benz CLS will be offered in two trim levels in Canada: the entry-level CLS 450 4Matic and the performance-focused CLS 53 AMG. The CLS 450 receives a redesigned grille with a new three-dimensional star pattern and a new lower bumper with a gloss black inlay accent. All Canadian-spec CLS 450 models will also receive the AMG Exterior Styling package as standard, which includes a sportier front fascia design with different vertical air intakes. © Provided by autoTRADER.
Regardless, it seems American consumers thinking of nabbing a new CLS53 better pick up a 2021 model while it's still available, as it may be a long time until Mercedes-AMG offers the model in the U.S. again—or at all.
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