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Old 01-27-2019, 05:39 PM
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CLS 450 vs 53

Trying to understand the difference between the 2 CLS models other than the engines. Are they the same otherwise?
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Engine is Tuned differently, and the 53 has a 48v electric system that gives the car a tad more juice. Also I think the 53 comes standard with an AMG tuned air suspension.
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Both cars have the EQ boost electric motor. The 53 has a electric super charger to offset the the dead spot from the turbo spooling up. The car is also tuned to higher HP. The transmission also has a speed shift function that acts like a dual clutch. The suspension is AMG tuned also. I think the brakes are also different. The Canadian model has nappa leather with the designo finish showing AMG insignia on the backrest as standard equipment.

If you load up the 450, it's not a big leap to go up to the AMG model because there is more standard equipment in the AMG. Either way, both cars are excellent but expect the AMG to have a stiffer ride even in the comfort setting. Mine has the AMG driver's package which gives you performance exhaust(pops and burbs) and the race mode for track performance and drag strip timing. Because the car comes with higher speed tires the electronic speed setting is higher.

Is the AMG worth an extra 10K Canadian? Doubtful!! The smart buyer will own the E class with the same options and save himself a bundle for the same car since both are on the same chassis. It's all about EGO.
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Well said re: E, but the E looks so blah to me
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I've had a test drive both 450 and 53. If you like stiff driving and crazy about hearing pops and burbs, go for 53.
I just moved from E300 to cls 450. The driving is much different than E 300. I like it so far.
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Old 01-31-2019, 10:57 AM
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Both have the great new inline six engine, both great choice.. the 53 def sounds better (muted at startup vs other AMG's though)... bigger push on accelerations and so many AMG touches, plus the drivers academy

Have one for sale as well as a 450

Grey on red w/night package, parking pkg, driver assist, massage seats, all seasons..will discount..more if you came to Maryland

https://www.eurogermantownmercedes.c...0679cdfe0e.htm

VIN: WDD2J6BB5KA029410
Code Description Price

MODEL: 2019 CLS53C4 $79,900 ($93105 MSRP w/options)

992 Selenite Grey Metallic $720
877 AMG Bengal Red/Black Nappa Leather $2,990

Options
445 445 Warmth and Comfort Package: Heated Armrests, Heated Steering $1,050
906 Front Heated Armrests
902 Rapid Heating Front Seats
443 Heated Steering Wheel
P68 Heated Door Panels &Center Console

521 521 AMG Night Package: High-Gloss Black Elements: Front Splitter and $650
U50 AMG Night Package Steering Code
P60 AMG Night Package Components

996 996 Parking Assistance Package: Surround View System $500
501 Surround View Camera
P47 Parking Assist Code

997 997 Driver Assistance Package: Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC®, $2,250
292 PRE-SAFE Impulse Side
266 Active Steering Assist
233 Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC
P20 Driving Assistance
K32 Active Lane Change Assist

H64 Metal Weave $600
K33 Extended Restart by STOP and GO Traffic
L6K AMG Nappa/DINAMICA Performance Steering Wheel $500
RRF 19" AMG Twin 5-Spoke Wheels w/ Black Accents
R02 All-Season Tires
U25 AMG Illuminated Door Sill Panels $350
256 AMG Track Pace Application $250
401 Heated and Ventilated Front Seats $450
432 Active Multicontour Front Seats w/ Massage Feature $1,320
872 Heated Rear Seats $580

SUBTOTAL $92,110
DESTINATION &DELIVERY $995
TOTAL $93,105
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a car that gets very poor gas mileage.
I'm currently considering one... CLS53 AMG with a window sticker of $102,000.
What would you say is a fair lease on a 12,000mi, 36-month, $5,000 down?
Thank you for any feedback.
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I'd estimate with money factor 0.00268, $9K discount, 53% residual. For me that would be in the $1,424 range
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a car that gets very poor gas mileage.
Originally Posted by tommyr View Post
I'd estimate with money factor 0.00268, $9K discount, 53% residual. For me that would be in the $1,424 range
I'll see if I can work that money factor down. My credit is excellent.
Not sure if they would be generous enough to drop 9K. We'll see.

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Still can't understand why anyone would want these cars versus a M550i that would blaze these CLS' to shreds for $20k less?
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It is simple. I don't like BMW. I haven't had good experience with the previous 5 series. Since then, I don't look any bmw ever.
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Hard to argue an M550i in terms of performance. But I think a good percentage of loyal and the general public tend to agree on the fact that Mercedes offers better-looking interiors. Alot of people are willing to give up performance over luxury so to speak. I have to agree though, if you want to play the numbers game, by all means if your not moving up to a flagship M5/E63s, then ya, M550i all day. Just my 2c
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It's all in the beholder's eye. I love new tech in cars and BMW has nothing up to date that compares with the tech in the E AMG 53 or CLS 53. As far as price is concerned, the M550 is comparatively priced to the AMG E53. The 650 4 dr coupe is comparable to the CLS and the prices are competitive.
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I was actually going back n forth between a M550 and the CLS53. Simple terms, the tech in the CLS is far better than the current gen M550. If only the BMW has the latest iDrive that's in the 19' X5 - then we could talk...
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