Mercedes-Benz has further expanded the E-Class range with a host of new petrol and diesel engines. The Mercedes-AMG E 53 4MATIC+ Coupé is available to buy from £62,835, while prices for the Cabriolet start at £69,285. Pricing for the CLS 53 4MATIC+ starts at £74,050.
The 53s come with a 3.0-litre biturbo in-line six cylinder petrol engine, with the brand’s innovative new EQ Boost technology. It can generate 435 hp and 520 Nm, with an additional 20 hp and 250 Nm available from the EQ Boost system. The E 53 Coupé has an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph and can sprint from 0 to 62 mph in 4.4 seconds (4.5 seconds for the Cabriolet). The Coupé delivers up to 32.5 combined mpg and emits 203 g/km of CO2 (Cabriolet: 32.1 mpg and 200 g/km).
The CLS 53 can travel from 0 to 62 mph in 4.5 seconds, with an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph. It can achieve up to 31.7 mpg and emits 203 g/km of CO2.
An AMG Speedshift TCT 9G transmission comes as standard, and features extremely short shift times, fast response to shift paddle commands, a double-declutching function and multiple downshifts.
The fully variable AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive combines ultimate driving performance with a high level of driving safety in all conditions.
Standard equipment includes 12.3-inch widescreen cockpit display and 12.3-inch infotainment display; Parking Package including 360° camera; Memory Package, including electrically adjustable front seats and steering column; privacy glass (E 53 Coupe only); Multibeam Intelligent Light System; Nappa leather upholstery; wireless charging (E 53 Coupé and Cabriolet only); AMG Ride Control suspension; and split folding rear seats. The CLS adds a sliding sunroof; Burmester surround sound system and Keyless-Go.
The Premium Plus package is available for £2,595 on the Coupé and £1,595 for the E 53 Cabriolet, adding Burmester surround sound system; Keyless-Go Comfort package; and a panoramic glass sunroof (Coupé only).
The Comfort package can be added for £395 and includes Air Balance and Energizing comfort control. The systems work together to enhance the occupant’s overall comfort. This includes music, ambient lighting, and fragrance.