Mercedes-AMG E 53 Hybrid — Performance, efficiency in a new combination

AMG-enhanced 3.0-liter engine,
electric motor make 577 hp

(March 12, 2024) With the new Mercedes-AMG E 53 Hybrid, the performance and sports car brand from Affalterbach introduces its latest plug-in Hybrid model, combining outstanding performance and engaging driving dynamics with electric efficiency. The 2025 Mercedes-AMG E 53 Hybrid arrives at U.S. dealerships later this year.

The AMG-enhanced 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder turbocharged engine and permanently excited synchronous electric motor generate a combined system output of 577 hp (604 hp with RACE START) and a combined system torque of 553 lb-ft. Acceleration from 0-60 mph takes place in 3.7 seconds (with RACE START). The top speed is electronically limited to 174 mph, and pure electric driving is possible up to 87 mph.

A 161 hp electric motor is integrated into the AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9G transmission. The high-power density of the Hybrid power unit is achieved by the permanently excited internal rotor synchronous technology. The electric motor's 354 lb-ft of maximum torque is available from the first revolution and ensures agile acceleration. A 400-volt, 28.6 kWh battery is positioned at the rear of the vehicle below the trunk floor. 21.2 kWh is available for everyday driving, while the remaining energy is reserved for electric boost during high-performance driving.

The E 53 Hybrid is equipped with an 11 kW onboard AC charger as well as a 60 kW DC fast charger, which enables external charging of the battery from 10 to 80 percent in approximately 20 minutes.

Recuperation up to 120 kW is also possible. In DAuto mode, the system automatically selects the level of recuperation power depending on the traffic situation. The driver can also select three levels of recuperation. In D-, strong recuperation allows for "one-pedal" driving similar to an all-electric vehicle.

The foundation of the sporty, efficient drive is the proven AMG-enhanced 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder turbocharged engine. In the E 53 Hybrid it delivers 443 hp — a 14 hp increase from the preceding model. Numerous enhancements to software and hardware contribute to the engine's heightened performance and highly dynamic response. This includes a new twin-scroll exhaust-gas turbocharger with higher boost pressure (21.8 psi instead of the previous 16 psi). Other changes include newly programmed software and additional front and wheel arch air inlets.

To support the high driving dynamics of the E 53 Hybrid, the body shell has been revised for greater rigidity. A strut brace between the front suspension strut mounts stiffens the front structure and enables increased lateral dynamics. The thrust field under the engine increases steering precision by reducing the torsion of the front end. It is connected to the longitudinal beams by additional struts. On the rear axle, additional struts from the side members to the rear ensure greater stability and driving precision.

The new Mercedes-AMG E 53 Hybrid is highlighted by a number of unique design elements. Wider front fenders (0.43 inch wider on each side compared to the Mercedes-Benz E-Class) are designed to accommodate the wider track width on the front axle. An AMG-specific radiator trim with vertical slats is illuminated as standard. The unique AMG front fascia also features powerfully shaped outer air inlets, each with two horizontal slats and a central A-wing. The large central lower inlet directs the air to the additional AMG front intake and there is also an external opening for the wheel arch intake. Hybrid-specific badges on the front fenders and rear indicate the electrified drive.

The vehicle's profile is characterized by flowing modeled surfaces without beads or edges, right down to the flush-mounted door handles. AMG-specific side skirt panels visually connect the front and rear wheel arches. AMG alloy wheels, almost flush with the body, emphasize power and dynamics. The flat, horizontally connected LED taillights with striking graphics in the stylized Mercedes star motif are precisely embedded in the powerful rear design.

The arrangement gives the vehicle structure and underscores the vehicle's overall width. The final touch is the AMG spoiler lip on the trunk lid and AMG rear fascia with diffuser and twin round double tailpipe trims.

The E 53 Hybrid is fitted standard with 20-inch AMG alloy wheels. Optional 21-inch forged wheels are also available.

The interior impresses with its harmonious design. New illuminated trim in grey open-pore ash wood with an AMG logo – exclusive to the E 53 Hybrid – is available standard. The MBUX Superscreen with 12.3-inch front passenger display is available as an option to further elevate the interior.

The MBUX infotainment system features AMG-specific displays and content, along with Hybrid-specific displays and functions. This includes the charging menu and displays in the driver and central multimedia screens, which provide information about charge status, temperature of the high-voltage battery, electric range and more.

Power adjustable AMG sports seats for the driver and front passenger are equipped standard, which feature MB-Tex/microfiber upholstery with AMG-specific graphics and red contrast stitching. Customers can also choose from optional leather and Nappa leather upholsteries, as well as optional power adjustable AMG performance seats.

Pricing information will be released closer to the market launch.