Later this year, the 2024 model of a revamped Mercedes-Benz E-Class is scheduled to hit the market, with AMG once again responsible for tuning it.
Previously seen prototypes of AMG’s overhauled E 53 sedan have made headlines, and now there are new spy photographs available of the vehicle’s wagon version. Prototypes of both body styles can also be seen in a newly-released video.
Set to arrive as the 2024 model, the E 53 is anticipated, though the sedan version is the only one expected to be available in the U.S. market. The existing E 53 wagon never reached U.S. soil, although the more robust E 63 S wagon has been sold here before.
Oddly enough, there haven’t been sightings of prototypes for the revamped AMG E 63, which could hint at a delay or even a discontinuation of this model as AMG shifts its attention towards an electric performance sedan, anticipated to launch around 2025.
The characteristics of the E 53 prototype, such as its performance wheel and tire combination, the prominent brakes, and four circular exhaust tips, are quite distinctive. If an E 63 is released, it will also carry four exhaust tips, but with a square design.
One aspect that remains ambiguous is the powertrain AMG is considering for the E 53. Rumor has it that the car will operate on a 3.0-liter turbo-6, coupled with a mild-hybrid system. This configuration produced 429 hp in the preceding E 53 model, but the next generation is anticipated to surpass that figure.
Concurrently, rumors suggest a forthcoming E 63 with a plug-in hybrid powertrain centered on a 3.0-liter turbo-6. The current E 63 gets its power from a 4.0-liter V-8 with twin turbochargers, offering 603 hp.
Demonstrating the ability to achieve immense power with plug-in hybrid powertrains, Mercedes’ C 63 S E Performance boasts a system built around a 2.0-liter turbo-4, achieving an impressive combined 671 hp. In addition, AMG’s latest S 63 and GT 63 4-Door Coupe models provide V-8-based plug-in hybrid configurations, with a performance rating close to 800 hp.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 Wagon
When will the redesigned Mercedes-Benz E-Class, including the AMG E 53, be available?
The redesigned Mercedes-Benz E-Class is set to go on sale later this year as a 2024 model, with AMG tuning the vehicle once again.
What distinguishes the prototype of the E 53?
The prototype of the E 53 is recognizable by its performance wheel and tire combination, large brakes, and four round exhaust tips.
Is the AMG E 53 Wagon expected to be available in the U.S.?
No, only the sedan version of the new E 53 is likely to be available in the U.S. market. The current E 53 wagon was never offered in the U.S.
What are the rumored powertrain configurations for the new E 53 and E 63?
The E 53 is rumored to run on a 3.0-liter turbo-6 combined with a mild-hybrid system, while the new E 63 may come with a plug-in hybrid powertrain centered on a 3.0-liter turbo-6.
What is Mercedes’ capability with plug-in hybrid powertrains?
Mercedes has demonstrated the ability to generate significant power with plug-in hybrid powertrains, including configurations that achieve combined outputs of 671 hp and 800 hp.