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2019 Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 and E 53 debut

2019 Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 and E 53 debut

Just a few years ago, hybrids were regarded as boring. Now though, things have changed. Pure petrolheads may still frown at them, but the fact remains that many hybrids of the present are fast cars. So when Mercedes Benz came up with the mild-hybrid CLS model, their in-house nuts, AMG, decided to play with hybrids to add more speed to them. Thereby we witness the inception of the AMG 53 range.

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So we got a 2017 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 Coupe

So we got a 2017 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 Coupe

There is nothing more controversial than vehicles like the BMW X6. Dreamt up by Bavarian marketeers as a “four-door sport-activity coupe”, it has spawned a few imitators, including the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe. This here is the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe, one of the fastest SUVs on the planet right now. But is the performance enough to overcome its looks?

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First drive: 2017 Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Coupe in Oman

First drive: 2017 Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Coupe in Oman

If you’ve read our previous reviews of Mercedes-Benz’s AMG cars, you’ll realise that we don’t particularly find them impressive, specifically anything that seats more than two. All of their beefed-up sedans and coupes are rocket-fast, but when it comes to corners, it’s either severe understeer with the ESP in ‘sport-plus’ mode, or complete oversteer with the ESP fully off. Their rear-wheel-drive four-seater models are rather unbalanced cars compared to BMWs, held in line only by electronic nannies, which is why many of them now come with all-wheel-drive. The only car they currently have that’s truly an engaging drive is the AMG GT sports car.

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