Mercedes-AMG E 53 4Matic+ coming July

Mercedes-Benz’s AMG performance division has had its wicked way with the E-Class and the resulting car is something special.

Mercedes AMG E 53 4Matic+ Estate Front Side 1

Available from July, the Mercedes-AMG E 53 4Matic+ can bolt from rest to 62mph in 4.5 seconds, with speed electronically limited to 155mph.

Performance

Under the bonnet is AMG’s new three-litre inline six-cylinder petrol engine, producing 429bhp and 520 Nm, but the car’s EQ Boost technology provides an additional 22bhp and 250 Nm.

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Fitted between the engine and transmission, the EQ Boost starter-alternator enhances driving performance while reducing fuel consumption and emissions. This means that it can deliver up to 32.5 mpg on the combined cycle and emit 200 g/km.

Mercedes AMG E 53 4Matic+ Saloon Rear 1

For such a performance-focused car, that kind of economy isn’t bad at all and while all this may sound exciting, the automatic E 63 is nippier, hitting 62mph in 3.4 seconds.

Bodystyles

Available in both saloon and estate bodystyles, the E 53 is automatic only, with the engine coming linked to AMG’s Speedshift TCT 9G transmission. This makes shift times extremely short while providing fast shift paddle responses, a double-declutching function and multiple downshifts.

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The interior

Equipment-wise, this excitable E-Class is well kitted-out, coming with a 12.3-inch infotainment display, 12.3-inch cockpit display, multibeam LED intelligent light system, wireless phone charging and an all-round camera while the front seats and steering column are electrically adjustable.

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The interior features luxurious black nappa leather upholstery with red contrast stitching, while the back-end of the car is finished off by a boomy AMG performance exhaust.

Price

Available to order right now, prices for the E 53 saloon start from £61,835, climbing to £63,835 for the estate.

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