X

2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 lineup offers hybrid zip, sharp looks

Mercedes-AMG's new I6 sounds extra promising in one of its best models.

andrewkrok.jpg
andrewkrok.jpg

Andrew Krok

See full bio

2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 Coupe
1 of 29 Mercedes-Benz

If you want to buy into the Mercedes-AMG lineup without spending six figures on an obscenely powerful car, the mid-tier -43 range is for you. Or, rather, it was, because there's a new sheriff in town.

2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 Coupe
2 of 29 Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz announced at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show that it will introduce a new line of -53 models.

2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 Coupe
3 of 29 Mercedes-Benz

At the heart of the change is a new inline-6 engine, replacing the -43's V6.

2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 Coupe
4 of 29 Mercedes-Benz

Its output is a meaty 429 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque.    

2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 Coupe
5 of 29 Mercedes-Benz

Both all-wheel drive and a nine-speed automatic are standard.

2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 Coupe
6 of 29 Mercedes-Benz

Part of a 48-volt mild hybrid system, a new starter-alternator called EQ Boost can provide an extra 21 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque to the wheels.     

2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 Coupe
7 of 29 Mercedes-Benz

It also provides for stop-start functionality and a "gliding" mode that disconnects the engine from the transmission when coasting.

2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 Coupe
8 of 29 Mercedes-Benz

An electric compressor can help build turbo boost too, providing for minimal turbo lag during spirited driving.    

2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 Coupe
9 of 29 Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz has not yet mentioned pricing for the three initial AMG -53 models, but all three should be on sale in the US by year's end.

2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 Coupe
10 of 29 Mercedes-Benz

Keep on scrolling to check out even more pictures of Mercedes-AMG's latest creations.

More Galleries

2022's Best TV Shows You Can't Miss on Netflix, HBO, Disney Plus and More

More Galleries

2022's Best TV Shows You Can't Miss on Netflix, HBO, Disney Plus and More

93 Photos
The 40 Best Games on Nintendo Switch

More Galleries

The 40 Best Games on Nintendo Switch

41 Photos
Movies Coming in 2022 From Marvel, Netflix, DC and More

More Galleries

Movies Coming in 2022 From Marvel, Netflix, DC and More

80 Photos
Rolls-Royce's Second Boat Tail Is Brown and Beautiful

More Galleries

Rolls-Royce's Second Boat Tail Is Brown and Beautiful

62 Photos
2023 Genesis GV60 Is a Futuristic EV

More Galleries

2023 Genesis GV60 Is a Futuristic EV

53 Photos
'Stranger Things' Stars Now and Then: Wow, They've Really Grown Up

More Galleries

'Stranger Things' Stars Now and Then: Wow, They've Really Grown Up

40 Photos
2023 Toyota Camry Nightshade is a Bronzeworthy Family Sedan

More Galleries

2023 Toyota Camry Nightshade is a Bronzeworthy Family Sedan

13 Photos