Mercedes-Benz’s parent company Daimler has filed an application with the World Intellectual Property Organisation to trademark the “C53” badge, suggesting that a Mercedes-AMG C53 is very much on the cards.
As revealed by the folks over at AutoGuide, the Mercedes-AMG C53 is likely to share its powertrain with the E53 and CLS53, which means it will draw its urge from an electrified 3,0-litre petrol engine featuring a conventional exhaust gas turbocharger as well as an electric auxiliary compressor.
In these two models, the six-cylinder inline petrol unit generates 320 kW and 520 N.m, while its so-called “EQ Boost” starter-alternator “momentarily” adds 16 kW and 250 N.m, furthermore feeding the 48V on-board electrical system.
This rumoured new model would, of course, slot neatly between the 287 kW C43 and the 375 kW C63 S, with AutoGuide speculating that it could arrive in 2019.
Like the existing 53-badged models mentioned above, expect the Mercedes-AMG C53 to be visually distinguished by a twin-blade radiator grille, model-specific front apron design, AMG side-sills, new rear aprons and round exhaust tailpipe trim elements in high-gloss chrome.
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