2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 Coupe Review | Asian Car Guide
June 2, 2020

2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 Coupe Review

2019 mercedes-AMG E53 Coupe

The Mercedes-AMG E53 4MATIC Coupe is easily recognisable as a car which comes from the E-Class fold. But there are quite a good few styling differences which set the car aside.

The Coupe features reduced lines, as compared to the Sedan, to project timeless elegance, while placing greater emphasis on the Coupe’s sportier intent.

While it is based on the Sedan, its wheelbase of 2,873mm is shorter than the latter’s 2,939mm. Other styling cues, like its lower slung front grille, with its long bonnet which has on it a pair of power domes, subtly hint at power.

Like the previous car, Mercedes-Benz omits the Coup’s “B” pillars for a touch of added elegance, while the rear up-sloped sculpting is visually bolstered by the wing on the boot lid.

2019 mercedes-AMG E53 Coupe interiorWith perfect proportions and elegant style elements the AMG E 53 4MATIC Coupe cannot help but draw admiring looks.

Like the S-Class, the E-Coupe’s dash does carry some of the same design cues – the quad air-conditioning vents which span across the middle of the dash are immediately recognisable.

Driver and front passenger can set their preferred temperature and air distribution for their own seats. The turbine blade-inspired design fits the interior styling to a T.

Adding to a well-organised dash, the neat “snowboard-styled” combined instrument cluster and infotainment unit utilises two 12.3-inch (31.2cm) high-resolution media displays.

The interior is just as fetching as outside, with plush upholstery and a tangible air of opulence to the way it is all assembled and presented.

The polished wood in the cabin is a particularly lovely reminder of why timelessly luxurious materials are, well, timeless and classy looking.

But in-all, the Coupe’s interior is genuinely visually uplifting and inviting.

Those lovely front seats offer a good deal of lateral support, cradling you as you steer the Coupe through more acute bends.

A large door aperture also helps with the entry to the rear, where the +2 seats are obviously not afterthoughts, but contoured for comfort; and the legroom is sufficient for average adults (not basketballers).

On the road, the AMG E53 swaddles you in excellent comfort with its well-padded interior; noise from the outside is miles away.

Our test car goes further in leaving impressions. New to the car are the flat LED tail lamps, which together with the MULTIBEAM LED headlamps project their welcome sequence, which illuminates from the centre of the car outwards when opening the door, and vice versa on leaving the vehicle.

Sadly as a driver you will hardly get to see this when entering the vehicle, but I can say that it is a sight to behold.

Under the bonnet, the AMG E53 4MATIC 3.0-litre six-cylinder engine delivers 320kW of power and 250Nm of torque. Its century sprint is a pretty quick 4.4 seconds.

All-round visibility is very good, as there is plenty of glass. With its pleasantly indirect light, the ambient lighting creates a unique sense of well-being throughout the interior.

You can choose exactly the lighting mood you desire with a choice of 64 colours.

The E53 also gets ‘EQ Boost’ – an additional 16kW/250Nm shove in the back (up to 2500rpm) from an electric motor mounted between the engine and nine-speed automatic transmission.

Not only does EQ Boost generate power for the E53’s new 48-volt electrical system, it drives the engine’s small electric compressor (or turbo, if you like), and combines the starter motor and alternator into one unit – removing the need for space- and power-wasting auxiliary engine pulleys.

Its “hybrid-type” qualities include energy recuperation through braking and coasting, enabling the E53 to consume less energy, while gaining instantaneous performance response.

With the BMW 6 Series Coupe no longer available, the AMG E53 currently does not have a competing car in the market.

2019 mercedes-AMG E53 Coupe side and rear stylingThe E53 4MATIC embodies the personal, relaxed, luxurious and creamy smooth drive quality we really love.

The AMG E 53 comes with a three-year, unlimited kilometre warranty. Capped price servicing will be available at 12 month/25,000km intervals for three years.

Mercedes-AMG E53 specifications

  • Price: $172,729 plus on-road costs
  • Engine: 3.0-litre inline six-cylinder turbo petrol hybrid
  • Power: 320kW at 6100rpm
  • Torque: 520Nm at 1,800-5,800rpm
  • Hybrid boost: 16kW, 250Nm
  • Transmission: Nine-speed auto, all-wheel-drive
  • Fuel use: From 8.8L/100km