Alongside the launch of the updated W213 E-Class, the three pointed star has also released the updated Mercedes-AMG E 53 4MATIC+. The Mercedes-AMG E 53 is available in both sedan and estate versions.

From the outside, the E 53 is characterised by the Panamericana grille, front splitter in silver chrome, the two powerdomes on the front bonnet, new rear apron with new diffuser insert, and round twin tailpipes.

The E 53 can be further customised with the AMG Night Package for a high-gloss black finish on the trim pieces,along with an optional darkened AMG radiator grille for an even sportier appearance.

As standard, the E 53 sits on 19-inch aerodynamically optimised five-twin-spoke design light alloy wheels, but can be sized up to 20-inch units.

Moving inside, the E 53 comes standard with the AMG Performance steering wheel with a three rounded twin spokes design, with control buttons seamlessly integrated into the spokes. An optional two round AMG steering wheel buttons can be equipped to control various AMG-related drive programmes.

The AMG variant stands out from the regular E-Class with AMG-designed Artico leather and microfibre sports seats, matched with red contrasting topstitching and an AMG badge.

As an option, the seats can be upholstered with a silver grey/pearl nappa leather and red contrasting topstitching combination, as are the AMG Performance Seat Packages.

However, the true party piece of the AMG variant is the AMG-specific MBUX features such as the G-Meter, Racetimer, Engine Data, as well as the optional AMG Track Pace virtual race engineer.

Under the hood of the Mercedes-AMG E 53 is the three-litre in-line six twin turbocharged engine, producing 435 hp and 520 Nm. The engine utilises an additional electric compressor at the turbocharger to reduce turbo lag.

Additionally, the engine is also paired to a 48V mild hybrid EQ Boost starter-alternator, which briefly provides an additional 22 hp and 250 Nm of torque. the EQ Boost system also feeds the 48V on-board electrical system, and enables gliding mode and the engine start-stop function.

The powerplant is paired to an AMG Speedshift TCT 9G transmission, with power sent to all four wheels via a fully variable 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive system.

With everything working together, the E 53 reaches 100 km/h from standstill in just 4.5 seconds, onward to a top speed of 250 km/h. Ticking the AMG Driver’s Package during purchase lets you increase the electronically limited top speed to 270 km/h.

To stop the car, the 370 mm wide cross-drilled front disc brakes are paired to four-piston fixed callipers, finished with AMG lettering on the housing. At the rear, 360 mm discs are paired to single-piston floating callipers.

The AMG Ride Control+ air suspension with continuously adjustable damping system ensures that you can achieve AMG-level of driving dynamics without sacrificing ride comfort. And if you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, an optional AMG Dynamic Plus package includes the RACE driving mode with Drift Mode.


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