2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 Comes To U.S. With Straight-Six Turbo And 396HP

Out with the Mercedes-AMG E 43, in with the new 2019 E 53 Sedan, which will be available in the U.S. by late 2018, joining its Coupe and Cabriolet siblings.

The 2019 E 53 Sedan boasts a new 3.0-liter in-line 6 turbo engine with EQ Boost, fully variable all-wheel drive, larger brakes and generous equipment features such as the AMG Performance Seats, carbon fiber trim and more.

Compared to the previously mentioned E 43, which had 396 HP (401 PS) at its disposal, the new E 53 packs 429 HP (435 PS). Meanwhile, torque figures remain basically the same, rated at 384 lb-ft (520 Nm).

Thanks to its nine-speed automatic gearbox and AMG-tuned 4Matic+ all-wheel drive system, the E 53 can hit 60 mph (96 km/h) in 4.4 seconds, while its top speed is electronically limited to 130 mph (209 km/h) with the help of the AMG Driver’s Package.

She’s got the looks

You can easily distinguish the E 53 Sedan from other E-Class models by its new hood, which features two power domes. Other noteworthy styling cues include the high-gloss chrome twin tailpipe trim elements, a new diffuser and optional 20-inch AMG alloys which feature a twin five-spoke design.

Inside, there are AMG Performance Seats with an AMG-specific upholstery, available AMG Carbon Fiber trim, Mercedes‘ popular Widescreen Cockpit design, ambient lighting, heated and ventilated seats and quite a lot more.

One of the most important features found on the E 53 is its new AMG Performance steering wheel, finished in black Nappa leather with red 12 o’clock markings. It also comes with touch-sensitive controls with allow for swiping motions.

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  • Merc1

    Fix the headline please.

    M

  • Jim Ragland

    So AMG now comes in two flavors? One hot AMG…and one hotter meaning V8 versions.

  • SteersUright

    Ever time I see the new E, C, S class I cant help but think they should SO much more elegant and better looking. This generation really take the jelly-bean design language to new heights and is a major, massive letdown. Sure, all dolled up in AMG guise they can look decent enough, but these aren’t nearly as attractive as the latest Audi and, dare I say it, BMW designs (which also mostly suck). The MB’s design isnt outwardly offensive. Rather, its SO inoffensive its offensive. Have some guts, MB, make beautiful cars again!

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