A prototype of a “charged” Mercedes-AMG C-Class C53 was spotted on testsAugust 4, 2020
Some publications have published photos from tests of a camouflaged prototype of the updated Mercedes-Benz C-class in a high-performance version of the AMG C53. The new Mercedes-AMG C-Class C53 will debut late next year.
It has been over two years since the C-class (W205 body) was last refreshed, which means work on a completely revamped model due out in 2021 is well under way. Journalists captured a test prototype of the Mercedes-AMG C-Class C53, and not in its usual performance – we have a high-performance version of the model from Mercedes-AMG.
Wider tires on both axles, with chunky brakes at the front, could be clear signs that we have a powerful AMG C53 before us, which should replace today’s C43.
The prototype seen appears to have a temporary exhaust with fairly large tailpipes. Additional camouflage on the boot lid conceals a subtle spoiler – similar to that used on modern C43 sedan and coupe models.
It goes without saying that huge wheels are unlikely to be fitted into the production version of the model, and we can say the same about these taillights. Most likely, the actual taillights extend to the trunk lid, as in many other modern Mercedes sedans, and the reversing lights are located on the sides of the license plate.
Under the hood of the novelty should be a 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine, which will replace the current 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6, which is equipped with the C43 version. The motor is expected to receive some level of electrification. A slight increase in power is expected over the existing 385 hp. (521 Nm), despite the smaller engine.
The debut of a high-performance version of the new “workshop” should take place by the end of 2021, given that the standard C-class (W206) should be presented in the first half of next year.
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