The new Mercedes-AMG E 53 4MATIC+ Saloon and Estate are now on sale with prices starting from £61,835 for the Saloon. The Estate is available from £63,835. The E 53, which replaces the V6 powered AMG E 43, uses AMG’s new 3.0-litre inline six-cylinder petrol engine with EQ Boost technology. It generates 435 hp and 520 Nm, with an additional 22 hp and 250 Nm thanks to the EQ Boost system.
The EQ Boost starter-alternator, fitted between the engine and transmission, is designed to improve performance while reducing fuel consumption and emissions. It can deliver up to 32.5 mpg on the combined cycle, and emits 200 g/km.
Both models have an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph and can travel from 0 to 62 mph in just 4.5 seconds.
An AMG Speedshift TCT 9G transmission comes as standard, and features extremely short shift times, fast response to shift paddle commands, a double-declutching function and multiple downshifts.
Standard includes 19-inch alloy wheels; AMG performance exhaust; AMG Ride Control suspension, based on Air Body Control air suspension; AMG Dynamic Select with a choice of driving modes; Comand Online including a 12.3-inch infotainment display; 12.3-inch cockpit display; Multibeam LED Intelligent Light System; Nappa leather upholstery in black with red contrast stitching; wireless phone charging; parking package with 360° camera; and memory package, including electrically adjustable front seats and steering column.