New CLS 53! The Flagship Entry Level AMGs in the UK! But it’s hard to discuss the CLS53 without address the missing CLS63, and then discussed where this car sits within the vast models in AMGs modern line up. Of course this is the Edition 1 of the Mercedes AMG CLS 53, so we’ll explore the unique features of this edition as well as the CLS53 in general. As with the E63 we reviewed, this is a hybrid AMG. But many assume that hybrid tech means economy and fuel saving, but as AMG have said themselves, they have not added hybrid tech to assist in such things. Their only interest in hybrid systems, is how it can add to their mantra of driving performance and pleasure! And it’s done by marrying Combustion Engine and Electric tech: something that’s coming to future AMGs like the AMG ONE hypercar, and the soon to be revealed AMG A45 S! Here, the addition of the EQ starter alternator does just this, as we will explore on the drive! So rather than a fat engine CLS by Mercedes Benz, we get a car that’s been developed at AMG, with brakes, suspension, engine, software all done at Affalterbach! The car is also 4matic + full variable AWD like in the E63S but without the drift mode, we’ll talk more about the all wheel drive system on the drive. In this review we explore: – The Position of the CLS 53 – Why no New CLS63S? – [More]