The new Mercedes-AMG E53 4Matic + Coupe and Cabriolet


Strengthened brand identity.

Mercedes-AMG systematically continues to strengthen its brand identity: the new E 53 4MATIC+ Coupé and Cabriolet have now also been given the characteristic AMG-specific radiator grille with vertical louvers. Their A-shaped design and the flatter all-LED headlamps create a width-emphasizing, powerful impression. The restyled front apron in its A-wing design also has a positive influence on the overall vehicle proportions. Thoroughly enhanced, the interior also demonstrates even more affinity to the AMG family. Large displays, the new AMG Performance steering wheel, and the MBUX infotainment system with AMG-specific functions and displays create the characteristic Performance Luxury ambiance.

The electrified 3.0-liter engine with twin-turbocharging via an exhaust gas turbocharger and an electric additional compressor generates an output of 320 kW (435 PS) and produces a peak torque of 520 Nm. Its EQ Boost starter-alternator briefly provides an additional 16 kW of output plus 250 Nm of torque and also feeds the 48 V on-board electrical system. Other highlights of the new models include the AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9G transmission and the fully variable all-wheel-drive system AMG Performance 4MATIC+.

Completely restyled, striking front.

The design of the front view is completely new and reinforces the AMG family affiliation. The key feature is the AMG-specific radiator grille with twelve vertical louvers, which the E 53 4MATIC+ Coupé and Cabriolet have now been given. The A-shaped design of the front, which becomes broader towards the bottom, and the flatter, sharper-cut all-LED headlamps create an especially powerful impression. The powerdomes on the bonnet also contribute to this effect. In the center section, the front apron is drawn high into an A shape, creating a further large air inlet grille with five vertical struts. This provides a view of technical details such as the cooler, which supports the sportily authentic impression. This also applies to the large outer air inlet grille with two transverse louvers and the new front splitter. With their high-quality materials, the flics in high-gloss black not only confirm the Performance Luxury character of the brand but also improve the aerodynamics in combination with the inner Air Curtains. All the measures together create an extremely dynamic forward-oriented overall impression. The similarity to the AMG GT sports car family is evident.

Improved aerodynamics.

The key identifier on the tail end is the round twin tailpipe trim elements, which are available in silver chrome or high-gloss black (as part of the optional AMG Night Package). They are harmoniously integrated into the rear apron. The design of the sides of the mud flaps improves the aerodynamics at the rear: as a result, this provides for better airflow around the wheel arches. The spoiler lip on the boot lid is painted in the color of the vehicle but is optionally also available in carbon fiber.

Viewed from the side, the new 19-inch light-alloy wheels in the aerodynamically optimized 5-twin-spoke design catch the eye. As an option, 20-inch light-alloy wheels in a 5-twin-spoke design are available, also aerodynamically optimized and with a wider rim edge, painted in a choice of matt black or high-gloss titanium grey. Graphite grey metallic and matt brilliant blue magno are available for selection as new paint colors, the latter having been previously reserved for the AMG GT family.

Interior with autonomous appointments.

The interior welcomes the occupants with distinct appointments, luxurious materials, and the current-generation MBUX infotainment system. The seats in ARTICO man-made leather/DINAMICA microfibre in black with an AMG-specific design, red contrasting topstitching, and AMG badge are characteristic for the 53-series models and combine sportiness with strong lateral support and comfort on long journeys. Further interior features include red seat belts and trim elements in carbon fiber. Further upholsteries in Nappa leather are optionally available. Nappa leather in black/titanium grey pearl with red contrasting topstitching is new.

New AMG Performance steering wheel.

With a fresh design and seamlessly integrated buttons, the new AMG Performance steering wheel creates an even closer link between human and machine. The three rounded twin spokes combine stability with lightness, and the steering wheel rim is a hallmark motorsport feature. The cover is selectable in leather, in DINAMICA microfibre, or as a combination of leather and microfibre, on request with steering wheel heating. In the steering wheel rim, there is also a sensor mat to recognize “hands-on”. If the driver does not have their hands on the steering wheel for a certain time, a warning cascade is started, which finally activates Emergency Brake Assist if the driver continues to be inactive.


Six-cylinder in-line engine with EQ Boost starter-alternator.

The 3.0-liter six-cylinder in-line engine is characterized by top-of-the-range performance and intelligent electrification. The EQ Boost starter-alternator combines a starter motor and alternator in a powerful electric motor and is fitted between the engine and transmission. It is a key component of the 48 V on-board electrical system and not only serves as an alternator but is also responsible for hybrid functions. These include boosting with 16 kW of output and 250 Nm of torque, recuperation, shifting of the load point, gliding mode, and the virtually imperceptible restarting of the engine with the start/stop function.

Short shift times, high efficiency.

The 3.0-liter in-line engine is coupled with the AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9G transmission, which impresses with extremely short shift times, fast response to shift paddle commands, a double-declutching function and multiple downshifts. Upshifts or downshifts are implemented instantly.


Especially in the “Sport+” drive program and in manual mode, the transmission is very responsive. Dynamic acceleration and very short shift times are also available, as is a fuel-efficient driving style, depending on the selected mode.

Autonomous AMG RIDE CONTROL+ suspension.

More agility, neutral cornering performance, and greater traction come courtesy of the AMG RIDE CONTROL+ air suspension developed in Affalterbach. The multi-chamber air suspension with particularly sporty spring/damper set-up and continuously adjustable damping ADS+ (Adaptive Damping System) combines outstanding driving dynamics with high ride comfort. A harder spring rate, for example, when cornering and braking, effectively reduces body roll.


The damping at each wheel is adjusted to suit the current driving situation and the condition of the road. The damping characteristics can also be preselected in three modes, “Comfort”, “Sport” and “Sport+”, allowing a significantly more noticeable differentiation between excellent long-distance comfort and sporty driving dynamics.


AMG Performance 4MATIC+ as standard.

The fully variable AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive combines optimal traction for dynamic driving fun with a high level of driving safety in all conditions: in the dry, in the wet, or on a slippery surface. The transition from rear-wheel to the all-wheel drive and vice versa is seamless because the intelligent control is integrated into the overall vehicle system architecture.