The 2021 Mercedes-AMG E 53 Cabriolet and Coupe have been unveiled with a fresh new look that matches the already revealed E-Class models. It all starts with the completely new design for the front, this includes the AMG-specific grille that now has twelve vertical slats. Mercedes says the front end has an “A-shaped” design that is wider at the bottom than the top. In the rear, there are the round twin-tailpipes that can come in either chrome or high-gloss black if the AMG Night Package is picked. From the rear you can also see the new design for the rear wheel arches.
In those wheel arches there are two different wheel options. First up are the standard new 19-inch alloy wheels with a 5-twin-spoke design. There’s also the 20-inch light alloy 5-twin-spoke design wheels available as an option. The optional wheels can be finished in either matte black or high-gloss titanium grey.
Mercedes has also added new exterior colors to the 2021 E 53 AMG’s palette, including Graphite Grey Metallic and designo Brilliant Blue Magno. Each of these colors can be enhanced by the AMG Night Package. This package adds a high-gloss black finish to the mirror housings, window frames, and trim elements in the front and rear bumpers. If that’s not dark enough, there’s the AMG Carbon Fiber Package II that adds carbon fiber highlights to the mirror caps and a spoiler lip on the trunk.
Inside the new E 53, the driver will be presented with two displays that act as the instrument cluster and multimedia screen. These screen can be swapped between three different AMG display styles, like the “Supersport” mode that places a central, round rev counter in the instrument cluster. Other special displays can be selected like engine data, g-meter, racetimer and more. All of this can be controlled via the new AMG Performance steering wheel that has a rounded twin-spoke design and a flat-bottom. This wheel is available in either leather, DINAMICA microfiber or a combination of DINAMICA and leather.
As for the powertrain, there are no major changes here. It’s still powered by the turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-6 engine that produces 429 horsepower and 384 lb-ft of torque. This power can be further enhanced by 21 hp and 184 lb-ft for a brief moment via the EQ Boost starter-generator. Mated to this engine is the AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9G transmission, which sends power to the all-wheel drive system. Mercedes notes that the Coupe version can sprint from 0 to 60 in 4.3 seconds while the Cabriolet completes the sprint in 4.5 seconds.