Mercedes-AMG

CLS 53

Top Gear (UK) - - DRIVES -

What should I know?

That this, with its 3.0-litre straight-six turbo-plus-e-com­pres­sor, is the fastest car in the CLS line-up, the AMG 63 role fall­ing to the forth­com­ing GT 4dr: 429bhp, 383lb ft, 4WD, 4.5 to 62mph and £74,050.

Should I care?

If you want a slick, so­phis­ti­cated but oth­er­wise Te­flon-coated car, then yes. It steers, rides and han­dles crisply and com­pe­tently. Good cabin, too. But where’s the in­di­vid­u­al­ity?

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