Car reviews - Mercedes-AMG - E53
Mercedes-AMG E53 shows that its performance future is bright with mild hybridisation
18 Oct 2018
IT IS a sign of the times: electrification is coming – but, in some cases, it’s already here. Mercedes-AMG is not immune from this seemingly inevitable trend either, with its high-performance future dictated by stricter fuel consumption and emissions standards being introduced the world over.
With the traditional internal-combustion engine clinging on for life, it must be all doom and gloom, right? Not if Affalterbach has anything to say about it. Enter the mild-hybrid E53: a three-body style range that combines a ‘twin-turbocharged’ inline six-cylinder petrol unit with an electric motor.
Yes, we know that the idea of an electrified AMG model is outrageous, but it might not be such a bad thing. After all, the E53’s set-up promises improved efficiency and performance, which is a combination rarely seen. So, is the future brighter than most purists believe? Read on to find out.
Model release date: 1 October 2018
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