336kW 53s part of sharper E range
Mercedes-Benz has joined the Car Industry Covid-19 Comeback Club — the Stuttgart automaker is the latest to digitally whip the covers off new metal following the lockdown-enforced hiatus as it revealed the highly revised new E-Class coupé and cabriolet now also including AMG E 53 4Matic+ models.
Sitting a sep down from the hardcore 63 models, the 336 kW 770 Nm turbo 3-litre straight-six hybrids take a leaf out of last year’s AMG E 53 and CLS 53 variants in squeezing an additional 16kW and 250Nm from an e-motor to muster a 4.4-second 0-100km/h run and 250km/h top end over and above 8.8 l/100km consumption and 200g/km CO2 emissions. An optional AMG Driver's Package ups top end to 270km/h.
The all-wheel drive coupé and convertible also get Merc’s quick-shifting nine-speed autobox with double-de-clutching and multiple downshifting, while the newcomers benefit an aggressive new nose style and a raft of new changes inside and out. Upgrades include another all-new ‘lighter’ multifunction steering wheel that is set to establish an even closer link between human and machine take Mercedes’ already clear market leadership in that segment to another level altogether.
The full local model range, pricing and specification for the new two-door Es and their all-new 53 variants will be confirmed closer to their SA launch.