Mercedes-AMG will present a new range of petrol-electric hybrid cars that will come to be placed below the 63 range, starting from the CLS 53, later in 2017.
The new model will be presented as part of the next range of the CLS at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November of 2017, with its commercial launch to be programmed for 2018. The car will make use of a new 6-cylinder 3.0-liter engine, already used by the 43 AMG models, combined with a 50 kW electric motor.
The combined power of the hybrid CLS is expected to exceed 450 hp and it will probably be about 100 hp weaker than the existing CLS 63 S with the V8 engine. However, the torque of the hybrid 6-cylinder model will be more.
The hybrid CLS is expected to use technology for energy recovery through braking, to help charging its lithium ion batteries, when it is in motion. The AMG E 53 will probably be the next in line for this system, due to the mechanical compatibility between the CLS and the E-Class.