The Mercedes Benz-AMG E53 2020 is a successful exercise in multiple personalities. The three body styles (sedan, coupe and convertible) share a velvety turbocharged six with electric assistance. This powertrain is not only smooth and efficient, but sends up to 429 horsepower through an equally competent nine-speed automatic transmission. Some might find the silky online-six too meek to use the AMG plate, but we are sold. Behind the engine is a luxurious cabin anointed with top quality materials and endless options such as massage seats and semi-autonomous driving ability. All this is mounted on a standard air suspension that adjusts for supreme comfort or firm handling depending on the driving situation. Few cars on the market can impress in as many ways as the E53, if you have the means, we strongly recommend that you pick one up.
With very little to improve, Mercedes-AMG keeps the changes simple by 2020. The Mercedes Benz-AMG E53 2020 and all other AMG models receive a standard Emotion Start function, which tells the vehicle to get a stronger escape note at the start. A slippery mode is added to the driving modes, and the illuminated doors are now standard. The matte fiberglass trim, two new performance steering wheels and buttons to adjust the driving modes are recently optional.
> E53 sedan: $ 74,795
> E53 coupe: $ 75,945
> E53 cabriolet: $ 82,645
The Mercedes Benz-AMG E53 2020 achieves a peculiar balance between the sinister E63 and the tame E450. We would select the cabriolet and keep the hard coupé and sedan for those most concerned with unprocessed performance. The standard air suspension, 12.3-inch digital instrument panel and four-wheel drive make most options superfluous. Having our way with the choice of color and some premium accessories such as front massage seats, cabin fragrance system and a performance escape, we would leave the dealer for $ 92,760. It is a high price, no doubt, but we challenge you to find a more complete package for less than six figures.
Interior, Comfort and Cargo
The E53 gets the best ratings for the quality of interior construction and the ability to make its passengers feel as if they have just entered a high-end bakery in Paris. The E53 gets the best ratings for the quality of interior construction and the ability to make its passengers feel as if they have just entered a high-end bakery in Paris. The sporty and exclusive cabin is completed with a collection of standard and optional luxury features. The sporty and exclusive cabin is completed with a collection of standard and optional luxury features. The standard interior is very elegant, but deep pocket shoppers can further elevate the experience with exotic wood ornaments, a fragrance atomizer and front massage seats. The standard interior is very elegant, but deep pocket shoppers can further elevate the experience with exotic wood ornaments, a fragrance atomizer and front massage seats. The striking red safety belts are standard fare, but they can be replaced with black belts for free, which we would choose to do. The striking red safety belts are standard fare, but they can be replaced with black belts for free, which we would choose to do. The only thing that enomed us was that the column changer, which is uncomfortable to use at the beginning, looks out of place in a sports sedan, and feels fragile.
The only thing that enomed us was that the column changer, which is uncomfortable to use at the beginning, looks out of place in a sports sedan, and feels fragile.
The E53 sedan has the smallest trunk volume among most rivals, however, we managed to adjust a comparable number of transport luggage on it; With the rear seats in place we managed to fit five suitcases inside. Coupe and convertible models are less practical. The interior storage space is significantly better than the competition, with a comfortable center console and a huge luggage compartment under the floor.
Infotainment and connectivity
Digital instrumentation is the norm in this class, but the huge and dazzling E53 dual-screen configuration would have impressed Steve Jobs. An expanded list of top-notch features, such as a 12.3-inch widescreen instrument cluster, wireless charging and a premium Burmester surround sound system are standard.
Engine, Transmission and Performance
The E53 engine is well educated at idle and cruising speeds. We are very impressed with your strong response to each prod of the accelerator and the virtual absence of turbo lag. Of the various driving modes, Eco and Comfort, as the name implies, are the most suitable for efficiency and relaxation; Sport and Sport + activate more aggressive throttle and transmission features, in addition to a snarling escape note. Manual gear exchange is available at any time through gearshift levers. We tested an E53 coupe and sprinted from zero to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds.
The standard air suspension makes the change from twisted road demon to a comfortable highway cruise. Exchanging driving modes subtly changes the sedan’s road damping behavior without becoming stunted or punishing. The direction, as with the other dynamics, is crisp, sweetly receptive and well balanced, mixing feedback and precision.
Fuel economy and real-world MPG
The sedan and coupe model are rated for 28 mpg highway, but the EPA expects the convertible to be less efficient in that metric by 2 mpg. We have not yet had the opportunity to test any of the E53 variants in our 200-mile road fuel saving test loop, so we cannot speak with the accuracy of these classifications. On the other hand, how worried about fuel economy can you be if you are buying a 429 hp performance car?
Safety features and driver assistance
Preventive safety technology, semi-autonomous driving and other futuristic features are available on the E53. Excellent crash test ratings and several standard assists stand out in this modern performance sedan. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan, on which the E53 is based, was named Top Safety Pick + by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and won five stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Key security features include:
> Standard Automated Emergency Brake
> Standard Blind Spot Monitoring
> Semi-autonomous driving mode available
Warranty and maintenance coverage
Mercedes-AMG offers limited and powertrain warranties from the competition. However, its corrosion coverage is one of the shortest among its rivals, and the E53 does not offer free scheduled maintenance, something that some vehicles cost a third of the E53 price offer.
> The limited warranty covers 4 years or 50,000 miles
> The powertrain warranty covers 4 years or 50,000 miles
> No free scheduled maintenance