H the core of the new Mercedes-AMG models is a new, electrified 3.0-liter engine with double charging through an exhaust gas turbocharger and an electric auxiliary compressor. The in-line six-cylinder engine develops 435 hp and provides a maximum torque of 520 Nm. In addition, a starter generator, which also feeds the 48-volt electrical system, provides 16 kW of power and 250 Nm of torque for a short time.
The new drive train is coupled to a nine-speed automatic transmission and fully variable all-wheel drive AMG Performance 4MATIC + and an air suspension with adaptive dampers and level control. This means that the E-Class Coupé should spurt from zero to 100 km /h in 4.4 seconds and reach a governed top speed of 250 km /h. The convertible is just as fast, but loses a tenth of a second in the sprint. The standard consumption in the coupé is given as 8.4 liters, in the convertible with 8.5 liters. With an optional AMG Driver's Package, the top speed level is increased to 270 km /h. Mercedes relies on a particle filter for exhaust gas cleaning.
The composite brake system of the 53 series models uses four-piston fixed calipers and 370 mm discs at the front and 360 mm discs and single-piston floating calipers at the rear.
Independent look for the AMG 53 models
Optical identifiers of the new 53 series models are the radiator grille in twin-blade look, a front apron with A-wing design, special side skirts, a rear apron with diffuser insert and round exhaust twin tailpipe trims in high-gloss chrome. The spoiler lip on the trunk lid is painted in the body color, but is optionally also available in carbon.
In the interior, the pilots expect a standardNew AMG performance steering wheel, sports seats, red seat belts, trim elements in carbon or glass fiber, matt silver, as well as an AMG-specific on-board menu and seat covers in man-made leather.
Advance sales for the new 53 series models are starting now The new AMG versions will then be available to dealers from August. The Mercedes-AMG E 53 4MATIC + Coupé costs from 81,592 euros, the convertible counterpart is available from 87,066 euros.