2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53

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2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: October 12, 2020


The Mercedes AMG E53 comes in three different forms namely Sedan, Coupe, and Convertible. The estimated price of the E53 Sedan is almost $75,000. The sedan version is expected to come up with a 3.0-liter turbo Inline6 engine paired with a 48-volt hybrid motor. This super luxury car was scheduled to hit the showrooms in the second half of 2020 but considering the current pandemic situations, the car’s release may get postponed. Although any official announcement has not been made yet.

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Pros

Elite cabin quality

Easy to use driver-assist features

Fun to drive 

Cons

Low Cargo Capacity

What's New?

The new MBUX infotainment system


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Ratings

Features

9.9

Engine And Performance

8.0

Fuel Economy

8.0

Interior

9.0

Exterior

8.0

Safety

9.0

Final Verdict

8.2

8.6

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 Base

Base

power
429 hp @ 6100 rpm
fuel
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric
mpg
23 combined

$75,000


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9A) Starting at $75,000 MSRP (21/23/28) 429 hp @ 6100 rpm, 3 L, Inline 6, Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric
9-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

Expert Review

8.6

Overall Rating


This super luxury sedan rivals against the likes of the Maserati Ghibli S, the Jaguar XF S and the Lexus LS 500. Here’s our take on the 2021 Mercedes AMG E 53 sedan that is soon going to be on sale in the market.

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 Sedan front 3 quarter view
2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 Sedan rear 3 quarter view

9.9/10
Features

8.0/10
Engine and Performance

8.0/10
Fuel Economy

9.0/10
Interior

8.0/10
Exterior

9.0/10
Safety

8.2/10
Final Verdict


2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 Features

9.9/10

There are no such different trims of this car. The AMG E53 is originally named as AMG E 53 4MATIC+ Sedan. It comes loaded with performance, comfort and luxury features. You can further enhance it with the available optional packages for an added cost.

Model

AMG E 53 4MATIC+ Sedan

MSRP

$75,000 (est)

Key Features

Streaming audio

 

Audio theft deterrent

 

10-way power-adjustable seats (driver and passengers)

 

Adaptive cruise control

 

Remote keyless entry

 

Wireless device charging

AMG sedan is expected to cost almost $75,000 and is expected to sport additional features like blind-spot monitors, side-impact beams, driveline traction control, perimeter alarm, and many more. 

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 Maintenance, Reliability and Warranty

The car has not been evaluated by any associations like J.D Power or NHTSA yet. Talking about the previous versions, the 2020 version has also not been tested by the J.D. Power yet. The 2019 version was given a score of 78 out of 100. It was said to be ‘Great’ in all the major four categories. Well, the 2021 version is also expected the same. It is said that the 2021 version will also beat every other car in the market by its extraordinary performance and will be the best in all the possible segments.

As we mentioned earlier, the new AMG E53 is going to show up in three different forms namely Sedan, Coupe, and Convertible. These different forms have different prices. As we are talking about the Sedan one, we will stick to that. The Sedan version is expected to cost almost $75,000. This price may differ in different states or areas due to different tax rates. Let us check out the price of this car in different states. 

States 

Prices (Expected) (base price=$75,000)

Arizona

$79,200

California

$80,625

Texas

$81,187

New Jersey

$79,969

Ohio

$79,313

Moreover, the brand offers great warranty deals for its new vehicles too.

Warranty

The brand offers a limited warranty for four years or 50,000 miles; whichever comes earlier. Moreover, it provides a powertrain and a drivetrain warranty for the same time as for the limited one. Furthermore, the brand provides an anti-perforation warranty and 24/7 roadside assistance for four years or 50,000 miles; whichever comes earlier. Well, reliability along with luxury. The table below shows the warranty deal Mercedes offers for its newest vehicle, the AMG E53 Sedan. 

Criteria 

Period 

Limited Warranty

4 years/50,000 miles; whichever comes earlier

Powertrain Warranty

4 years/50,000 miles; whichever comes earlier

Drivetrain Warranty

4 years/50,000 miles; whichever comes earlier

24/7 Emergency Roadside Assistance

4 years/50,000 miles; whichever comes earlier

Miles Per Dollar

An approximate average cost of owning an E 53 sedan for a year amounts to around $17K, which would make the miles per dollar around $1.12

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 Buying Advice

2021 Mercedes AMG E53 Sedan is an exquisite masterpiece that offers great power and speed. Well, we can say that the luxe does not pull the power back. The exterior is astonishing while the interior is full of surprises. The exterior is perfectly designed with accurate dimensions and measurements. The interior is full of hi-tech and advanced features prepared to fulfill all the possible requirements. The reliability of the car is just amazing and the safety features of the car are more trustworthy than anything. The ratings for the previous versions prove that the 2021 version will blow all the charts of the luxury sedan market. In short, the car is worth patience.

Is buying a used Mercedes AMG E53 Sedan a good idea?

Mercedes is indeed a brand of long-lasting service. There are a few advantages to buying a used Mercedes. Getting a used Mercedes has another benefit that one has to pay a way lower price than for a new one. One can get such a comfortable, luxury, and safe car at a very low cost. That is another merit. Practically, there are no such demerits of getting a used Mercedes. It is said that Mercedes never gets out of shape even after years of service. It offers a great ride, a great feel, and is pocket friendly too.

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 Engine and Performance

8.0/10

2021 Mercedes AMG E53 Sedan is expected to come up with a 3.0-liter Intercooled Turbo Inline6 gas engine combined with a 48-volt electric motor. This huge hybrid engine is capable of generating almost 429 horsepowers and almost 384 lb-ft of torque. The car speeds up in just a blink of an eye due to that powerful engine. It comes mated to 9-speed automatic transmission and 4 Matic AWD drivetrain configuration as standard.

 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 Sedan has 3.0-liter Intercooled Turbo engine

The EQ boost technology increases power as well as makes it more eco friendly and economical. Most of the information about the car is not available yet. 

Models

2021 Mercedes-AMG E53 Sedan

Maserati Ghibli S

Jaguar XF S

Lexus LS 500

MSRP

$75,000

$74,490

$68,200

$65,450

Engine

3.0-liter Intercooled Turbo Inline6 gas+ 48-volt electric motor

3.0-liter Twin Turbo V6

3.0-liter supercharged V6

3.5-liter twin-turbo V6

Drivetrain

All-wheel drive

Rear-wheel drive

All-wheel drive 

Rear-wheel drive

Transmission

9-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

10-speed automatic

Power 

429 hp @ 6100 rpm

424 hp @ 5,750 rpm

380 hp @ 6,500 rpm

416 hp @ 6,000 rpm

Torque 

384 lb-ft @ 1800 rpm

428 lb-ft @ 2,250 rpm

332 lb-ft @ 4,500 rpm

442 lb-ft @ 1,600 rpm

The 3.0-liter Intercooled Turbo Inline6 gas and 48-volt electric motor is huge and can produce a lot of power. The new car is expected to put the whole luxury car market on fire with that high power. 

2021 Mercedes-AMG E53 Sedan Acceleration and Braking Performance:

The humongous 3.0-liter gas engine along with the 48-volt hybrid engine is capable of producing more power than any other supercar in the fast-car market. The car’s super engine is powerful enough to make the car reach a high speed in just a few seconds.

 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 Sedan accelerate 0-60 mph in 4.4 sec

The car takes just 4.4 seconds to reach the speed from 0-60 miles per hour. For reaching the speed of a quarter-mile per hour, the car takes 12.6 seconds only. The car is just as fast as an eye-blink. 

Models

2021 Mercedes-AMG E53 Sedan

Maserati Ghibli S

Jaguar XF S

Lexus LS 500

0-60 MPH 

4.4 seconds

4.7 seconds

5 seconds

4.6 seconds

Quarter Mile 

12.6 seconds

12.8 seconds

13.1 seconds

13.7 seconds

Top Speed 

155 mph

166 mph

155 mph

NA

60-0 MPH

NA

110 feet

116 feet

132 feet

Well, we can see that Mercedes stands above all when it comes to speed or acceleration and the braking section. 

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 Fuel Economy

8.0/10

2021 Mercedes AMG E53 Sedan, being good at power and speed and brakes, is again quite good at mileage too. The car is expected to provide a great gas mileage of almost 21mpg in the cities and about 28mpg on the highways. Combined it is expected to provide a gas mileage of almost 24mpg.

Model

2021 Mercedes-AMG E53 Sedan

Maserati Ghibli S

Jaguar XF S

Lexus LS 500

MPG (City)

21 

16 

20

19 

MPG (Highway)

28 

24 

28 

30

MPG (Combined)

24

19

23

23

Fuel Capacity 

21.2 gallons

21.2 gallons

19.5 gallons

21.7 gallons

Range (City/Hwy/Combined) 

443/591/506 miles

338/506/400 miles

390/546/448 miles

412/651/499 miles

The gas mileage is just amazing. The fuel tank capacity is also at par with the competition. In comparison with the rivals, Mercedes AMG E53 is just the perfect choice.

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 Interior

9.0/10

The five-seater car has a phenomenal interior with loads of advanced features and arrangements. The inside of the car is comfortable enough to make the passengers feel like walking on a piece of cake. The interior of the car includes heated and ventilated seats along with 10-way power-adjustable driver’s and passenger’s seats.

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 Sedan dashboard area

Moreover, the car offers great features such as cupholders in both front and rear, a cigar lighter in the front side of the car along with an ashtray. Furthermore, there are features like front and rear map lights, a tracker system, two strong seat belt pockets, and a four-way power lumbar support.

The leather seats and steering wheel and wooden dashboard give the car’s inside a classy and luxurious feel.

Model

2021 Mercedes-AMG E53 Sedan

Maserati Ghibli S

Jaguar XF S

Lexus LS 500

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

37.3/57.8/41.7

38.8/57.8/37.7

37.1/56.9/41.5

37.3/58.8/41.0

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.2/57.1/36.2

38.8/56.5/33.2

37.6/56.4/36.6

37.3/56.4/38.9

2021 AMG E53 Sedan offers more than enough space for five adults to fit in comfortably. Additionally, there are a lot of technical features too added to the car.

How is the 2021 Mercedes AMG E53 Sedan’s infotainment system?

The all-new 2021 Mercedes AMG E53 Sedan offers the MBUX 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system. This infotainment provides lots of features like:

  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Sirius XM Radio/ HD Radio
  • Navigation system
  • Audio theft deterrent
  • Window grid antenna 
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • Burmester Surround Sound System 
  • Two LCD monitors (front)
  • Voice recognition 
  • Smartphone integration
  • eCall system
  • Wireless device charging 
  • Digital analog display 
  • Outside temperatures gauge display 

Mercedes is the best when it comes to high-level technology and advanced equipment.

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 basic Sedan engine
2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 basic Sedan cockpit area
2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 basic Sedan dashboard
2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 basic Sedan instrument cluster
2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 basic Sedan steering wheel

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 Exterior

8.0/10

Looks are a major merit for a Mercedes. Mercedes is counted among the most luxurious cars of all time. The perfect horizontal StarLight Grill in the front of the car makes the car look astonishingly beautiful. The shiny clear coat paint of the car truly makes the car look awesome.

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 Sedan

The LED lights and the sunroof are the great aspects of the exterior of the car. The car is designed with perfect curves and dimensions that provide thrust to the high speed of the car.

Model

2021 Mercedes-AMG E53 Sedan

Maserati Ghibli S

Jaguar XF S

Lexus LS 500

Curb Weight 

4134 lbs

3990 lbs

3870 lbs

4850 lbs

Length 

195.2 in

195.7 in

195.0 in

206.1 in

Width 

73.2 in

76.6 in

78.2 in

74.8 in

Height 

57.0 in

57.5 in

57.4 in

57.5 in

Ground Clearance 

4.5 in

4.5 in

4.1 in

NA

Wheelbase 

115.7 in

118.0 in

116.5 in

123.0 in

The car wears jaw-dropping looks and those perfect dimensions truly make the viewer fall in love with this astonishing piece of art. 

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 basic Sedan three quarter view
2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 basic Sedan left side view
2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 basic Sedan right side view
2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 basic Sedan top view
2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 basic Sedan front view
2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 basic Sedan rear three quarter view
2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 basic Sedan right side view
2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 basic Sedan tail light

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 Safety

9.0/10

Mercedes has always been on the top when it comes to the safety of its vehicles. The 2021 Mercedes AMG E53 Sedan has been crash-tested neither by NHTSA nor by IIHS yet. The 2020 version was given a tremendous score of 5 out of 5 by the NHTSA. The car was said to be ‘Perfect’ in all the aspects of the crash-test. The IIHS had given the 2020 version ‘Good’ and ‘Superior’ in all the aspects. The 2021 version is also expected to deliver such tremendous performance just like the previous ones did. The safety features of the 2021 version include:

  • Side impact beams
  • Blind-spot monitors
  • Active braking system
  • Automatic emergency braking system
  • Low tire pressure warning system
  • Backup cameras
  • Adaptive cruise control + start and go technology
  • Lane departure warning system
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Automatic high beams 
  • Speed limit assist
  • Steering assist 
  • Cross-wind assist

And the list goes on and on. These features make the new AMG E53 Sedan a car that fulfills the saying by Mercedes, “Future Starts Today!”. 

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 Competition

2021 Mercedes-AMG E53 Sedan VS Maserati Ghibli

The engine, the power, and the gas mileage, all seems to be in Mercedes’ court. Talking about the interior and the exterior, Mercedes is irreplaceable. There is no shortage of additional features in the car.

Maserati Ghibli Sedan

The safety features are quite advanced and enhance the car’s performance. In short, the hybrid is a true future car.

2021 Mercedes-AMG E53 Sedan VS Lexus LS 500

The engine provided by Mercedes is way stronger than Lexus. Thus, the power produced by Mercedes is higher than Lexus too. The seating capacity in both the cars is the same but the space in Mercedes is higher than Lexus. The technical features inside the car are great and advanced.

Lexus LS 500

The exterior Mercedes wears is jaw-dropping. Along with this, the safety features of Mercedes are hi-tech and ready for any sort of situation. All-in-all, Mercedes is worth it.

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 Final Verdict

8.2/10

The power of the new AMG E53 is tremendous. The car is fun to drive and is a mixture of luxe and performance. The interior is a whole new realm of luxury and comfort. The exterior design is just as breath-taking and provides just as high quality safety features. We’re not saying the E53 Sedan doesn't have its flaws, but compared to what it can offer for the price, it is easy to overlook them. This is a very tight and attractive package and an easy recommendation for anyone looking for thrill along with racticality. 

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