2022 Mercedes-AMG E53

by Mike Hunter

The seamless power and natural balance of an inline-6 return with another Mercedes-AMG tradition — a technological leap forward. The lightweight, fully beltless engine is also electrified: An Integrated Starter-Generator can supply up to 21 horsepower at certain rpm, allow gas-free coasting and recapture energy during deceleration. With a twin-scroll turbo and electric auxiliary compressor, the gas engine outputs 429 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque on its own, for quick, efficient response.

Aggressively athletic style defines the iconic E-Class from every angle. The expressive LED headlamps, vertical-bar AMG grille, and a deep front apron with aggressive air intakes add up to a commanding presence. The rear is dramatically sleek as well, with horizontally oriented LED taillamps adding sporty distinction. Flared side sills, twin power domes in the hood and a rear apron with functional diffuser assert the extensive attention to aerodynamic and visual detail. For a cleaner, stealthier parting view, the AMG and model emblems can be deleted from the trunk lid at no charge upon request.

The three-dimensional flow of the E-Class cockpit is more than a visual achievement. Every aspect of the cabin experience is equally fluid, from the natural feel of the controls to the clarity with which information and entertainment reach the driver and passengers. A single floating panel houses the digital instruments and multimedia touchscreen, seamlessly united to form a widescreen cockpit. Aluminum-ringed air vents and control elements punctuate the wave of elegant dash trim. It’s a haven of luxury and fine craftsmanship.

Pneumatically adjustable lumbar, side and shoulder supports offer custom-tailored comfort. Active side bolsters can automatically increase lateral support in cornering maneuvers, or even in the event of a potential accident. Eight massage programs can soothe and rejuvenate back and shoulders, including two spa-like “hot stone” massages, plus an “active workout” program to help strengthen back and leg muscles.

2022 Mercedes-AMG E53

MSRP: $75,000
City: 22 mpg
Hwy.: 29mpg
Trans: 9-speed automatic
0-60: 4.4 sec

Did You Know: Mercedes Me Connect gives remote access to the car via a smartphone Mobile App. Features include remote start, door locking/unlocking, vehicle monitoring, stolen vehicle tracking and a parking locator. Owners can enjoy HERE™ Local Search and can send destinations to the available MB Navigation system. One year of services is included for no charge with a new Mercedes-Benz. 

Photos courtesy of Mercedes-Benz

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