The CLE 53 is offered in two trim levels. AMG Premium and the £78,740 AMG Night Edition Premium Plus. Given its position at the top of the CLE range, the 53 features extensive equipment even in the base AMG Premium trim. As standard there’s a host of exterior tweaks to differentiate it from the non-AMG CLE models, including an AMG-specific front grille, 20-inch alloy wheels, flared wheel arches and a set of quad-tip exhausts. 

Inside you’ll notice the massive 11.9-inch portrait screen and 12.3-inch driver’s display are the same as the regular CLE, but the MBUX infotainment system adds some AMG functionality with sportier drive modes and more driving data. The customisable driver’s display can show a new ‘Supersport’ mode, placing greater focus on the tachometer. There’s also dark wood trim on the dash as standard and heated sport seats trimmed in black leather with red stitching and ‘AMG’ logos. The AMG steering wheel adds a rotary dial to switch between drive modes. 

The Night Edition Premium Plus features heat-insulated tinted windows, gloss black accents on the exterior opposed to the silver trim of the AMG Premium and carbon-fibre effect trim inside with ventilated sport seats. 

The 53 AMG loses a little bit of boot space compared to the non-AMG models, offering 410-litres compared to 420-litres, which we expect is down to the beefier exhaust system.

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