The fifth-generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class (W213) has design cues from the larger S-Class and the smaller C-Class. Comparisons to the facelifted variant of the previous model (W212) are inevitable – the current E-Class is based on the F800 Style’s design language while the W212 E-Class also incorporates several design cues from the F800 Style.
The new Mercedes-AMG E53 4MATIC+ Saloon is one of three models in the potent AMG range of E-Class Saloons which also includes the super-fast E63 4MATIC+ and E63S 4MATIC+ Saloons. The trademark Mercedes-AMG model designation comprising two digits identifies it as a member of the AMG family.
It might be the entry-level model but the new Mercedes-AMG E53 4MATIC+ Saloon is a true Mercedes-AMG product – visually and technically.
The new 3-litre 6-cylinder inline engine, rated at 435 hp and 520 Nm combines exhaust gas turbocharger, additional electrical compressor plus a 48V on-board electrical system. Its EQ Boost starter-alternator generator delivers an additional 16 kW of output and 250 Nm of torque when necessary. The AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive with fully variable power distribution and further technical wizardry bring a high degree of AMG Driving Performance. Acceleration from rest to 100 km/h is completed in a swift 4.5 seconds.
On the outside, the new Mercedes-AMG E53 4MATIC+ Saloon is instantly recognisable with AMG bodystyling, 19-inch AMG light alloy wheels in black with high-sheen finish and AMG dual twin exhaust tailpipes that sing a mesmerising tune when the revs climb. Inside its sumptuous cabin, AMG sports seats with AMG badges and AMG-specific upholstery, AMG 3-spoke multifunction steering wheel in Nappa leather, AMG main menu including RACETIMER and start-up display and 12.3-inch widescreen cockpit are just a few of the features that set the car apart from the standard E-Class Saloons.
Our Mercedes-AMG E53 4MATIC+ Saloon also comes with the AMG Night Package and Premium Plus Package. For the former, besides the 19-inch alloy wheels which were mentioned earlier, other special equipment include these items in stylish high-gloss black – arrow-shaped wing signet above “Turbo 4MATIC+” badging, rear bumper chrome trim, exterior mirror housings, front apron, radiator grille with Mercedes-Benz “star” and single louvre and waistline trim strip. Music aficionados will appreciate the Burmester surround sound system which together with the KEYLESS-GO Comfort package and panoramic full-glass sunroof comprise the Premium Plus Package.