Mild update for the original coupe-like sedan

Mercedes-Benz has just updated the E-Class, and soon the related CLS will receive its own set of updates. A prototype for the updated CLS, in sporty Mercedes-AMG CLS53 grade has been spotted.

The prototype is still at the early stage, with only the grille and front fascia sporting visual tweaks. The air intakes on the flanks of the lower front fascia are new and the parking sensors are in a new position, too.

There are likely to be minor tweaks inside as well. For 2021, the CLS received the latest version of Mercedes’ infotainment system, as well as the automaker’s latest electronic driver-assist features.

2023 Mercedes-AMG CLS53 facelift spy shots – Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

The CLS is offered in the United States in only CLS450 and CLS53 grades. Both feature a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 and mild-hybrid tech, and deliver 362 and 429 horsepower respectively. It isn’t clear

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Seven Decades of Porsche in America: From 356 to 911

Porsche may have never survived long enough to make its way to the United States if not for Maximillian E. Hoffman. The owner of New York City’s Hoffman Motor Car Company, Hoffman welcomed the first two Porsches imported to the U.S. from the factory to his dealership in the fall of 1950. The two 356 coupes were part of a 15-car-per-year import contract struck between Ferdinand Porsche and Hoffman. The German automaker soon increased the number of cars it sent across the Atlantic, with Hoffman Motor Car Company selling an average of 11 Porsches per week by 1954.

While Hoffman was the first to see the potential of Porsche’s sports car in America, he was certainly not the only one. John von Neumann, the owner of Competition Motors in Los Angeles, got a taste of the little 356 upon visiting Hoffman in 1951. Shortly thereafter, Neumann began promoting and

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