2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 Coupe

MSRP $33,110

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2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 Coupe Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: October 22, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The AMG performance division of Mercedes-Benz has brought nothing but pride and heritage to the German automaker’s glorious reputation. Mercedes-Benz AMG has a reputation in its industry for making stellar opulent cars that don’t compromise on the thrills of engaging performance. The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 is one such coupe that confirms its flagship status with its well-appointed interiors, refined engine, and fine craftsmanship.

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Pros

An exceptional amalgamation of luxury and performance

Cutting-edge technology and safety suite

Stunning exterior appeal

Cons

Gearshifts need to be snappier

Exhaust note doesn’t reflect on the engine’s stellar performance

The optional bigger tires elicit harsh impact from road bumps

What's New?

Adaptive high beams headlights are now standard across the entire E-class range, including the AMG E 53

Heated steering wheel added as standard

New USB-C ports fitted in the rear


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$33110

bodystyle

dr Coupe

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$33,110 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 Coupe in Black color
Black

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Feature

8.0

Engine and Performance

8.0

Fuel Economy

6.0

Interior

9.0

Exterior

8.0

Safety

8.0

Competition

9.0

8.0

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.0

Overall Rating


The E 53 remains almost unchanged for 2022, still carrying the plethora of interior features and technology that established its place as one of the finest performance coupes in the market. The AMG badging grants it exemplary performance features both inside and outside the hood. Mercedes has put in great efforts to bolster the AMG E 53’s safety suite, design language, and refinement to give it an edge over its rivals like the Audi RS 5, Porsche 718 Cayman S, and the Jaguar F-TYPE P450 R-Dynamic. With a price tag well under $80000, the 2022 Mercedes-AMG E 53 has a lot to offer, as discussed in this review.

2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 Coupe Front Angle View
2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 Coupe Rear Angle View

8.0/10
Engine and Performance

6.0/10
Fuel Economy

9.0/10
Interior

8.0/10
Exterior

8.0/10
Safety

9.0/10
Competition


2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 Coupe Features

The 2022 Mercedes-AMG E 53 Coupe holds its place as the top-level E-class coupe. The 2022 Mercedes-AMG E 53 Coupe is sold separately as a single model to ease the buying process for the customers. The AMG E 53 is also available in sedan and cabriolet body styles. Mercedes -Benz AMG E 53 will be packed with the same turbocharged V6 powertrain which sends its power to all four wheels of the vehicle with the aid of its all-wheel-drive system.

Trim

Base

MSRP (AWD)

$77,600

Key Features

All-LED exterior lighting

 

19-inch AMG twin 5-spoke wheels with grey accents

 

AMG Sport Exhaust System

 

Brake drying system

 

Blins-spot warning system

 

Dusk-sensing headlights

 

Emergency braking system

 

Automatic parking assist

 

Transmission, cruise & audio controls on steering wheel

 

Dual-zone automatic climate control

 

Dual illuminated vanity mirror

 

Electrochromatic IRVM

 

10-Way power-adjustable sport driver & passenger seats with memory settings & heating system

 

13-speaker with included 2 subwoofer Burmester premium sound system

 

12.3-inch touchscreen multimedia display with MBUX

 

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration

Which Trim should you buy?

Since the AMG E 53 Coupe is only considered a single trim level, buyers can add a variety of options and customizations to craft their dream coupe as per their incline. We recommend adding the Driver Assistance package to unlock a host of active driver assistance aids. We would also add the Warmth and Comfort package and the Air Purification package to give our cabin a more upscale feel.

2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 Coupe Engine and Performance

8.0/10

The 2022 Mercedes-AMG E 53 Coupe burns its rubber with the power of a monstrous 3-liter turbocharged 6-cylinder engine, which grants it a raw power output of 429 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque. The engine gains its neck-snapping power shifts through an AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9-speed automatic transmission. The Coupe is exclusively paired to the AMG-exclusive 4MATIC+ all-wheel-drivetrain that extracts every bit of performance out of the powertrain.

2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 Coupe Engine Bay

A 48 V EQ Boost starter-alternator provides the engine a seamless gush of electrons, granting an additional 21 hp and 183 lb-ft of torque when the driver needs it the most. This punchy engine raises adrenaline to an all-time high whenever you push the full throttle. The 2022 AMG E 53 Coupe will perform the same as the current model, the current model can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.1 seconds and can sprint the quarter-mile distance within 12.6 seconds.

Models

Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 Coupe

Audi RS 5 Coupe

Porsche 718 Cayman S Coupe

Jaguar F-TYPE P450 R-Dynamic Coupe

MSRP

$77,600

$75,100

$72,500

$79,900

Engine

3.0-liter Turbo Gas/Electric Inline-6

2.9-liter Twin-Turbo V-6

2.5-liter Turbo Premium H-4

5.0-liter Supercharger V-8

Drivetrain

AWD

AWD

RWD

AWD

Transmission

9-speed automatic w/OD

8-speed automatic w/OD

6-speed manual/ 7-speed automatic w/OD

8-speed automatic w/OD

Power (hp @ RPM)

429 @ 6100

444 @ 6700

350 @ 6500

444 @ 6000

Torque (lb-ft @ RPM)

384 @ 1800

442 @ 4700

309 @ 1900

428 @ 2500

0-60 MPH (seconds)

4.1

3.7

4.4

3.5

Quarter-Mile (seconds)

12.6

12

12.5

11.7

Top-Speed (MPH)

131

155

177

186

The Mercedes-AMG E 53 here is the one with the second largest engine in terms of displacement and it produces second-best performance in the house after the Audi Rs 5’s 2.9-L twin-turbo V6 and the Jaguar’s 5.0-L V8 engine. AMG E 53 is also not the fastest one amongst the rivals, it only outperforms the Porsche 718 Cayman S Coupe which is an RWD and AMG can’ even beat any of the vehicles when it comes to the top speed.

2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 Coupe Fuel Economy

6.0/10

The 2021 Mercedes-AMG E 53 Coupe can spin around for an MPG of 21 in the city. The highway MPG of 28 is also very decent for a performance coupe. This equates to a city range of 365 miles and a highway range of 487 miles which still isn’t very much on the wavelength of a family car. The AMG GLC 63 has a combined MPG of 24 which is better than many performance cars on the market.

Models

Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 Coupe

Audi RS 5 Coupe

Porsche 718 Cayman S Coupe

Jaguar F-TYPE P450 R-Dynamic Coupe

MPG (City)

21

18

19

16

MPG (Highway)

28

25

25

24

MPG (Combined)

24

21

21

18

Fuel Capacity (gal)

17.4

15.3

16.9

18.5

Range (City/Hwy/Combined)(Miles)

365.4 / 487.2 / 417.6

275.4 / 382.5 / 321.3

321.1 / 422.5 / 354.9

296 / 444 / 333

The Mercedes-AMG E 53 is the overall best choice for fuel-conscious families with its fine balance of performance and fuel efficiency, offering the best mileage in its segment. The 2022 version of AMG E 53 will claim the same numbers due to the same power & drivetrain. Jaguar and Audi pay the price of their class-leading performance with the low fuel efficiency, whereas Porsche 718 Cayman S’s fuel numbers don’t make any sense as compared to its power & acceleration.

2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 Coupe Interior

9.0/10

The interiors of the 2022 Mercedes-AMG E 53 Coupe look upscale and high-tech from every angle. Catch one glimpse of the cabin and you will instantly fall in love with its futuristic design. Once you get your hands on the leather-coated steering wheel (which is now also standard with heating functionality), it takes almost no time to get accustomed to the various buttons on the layout.

2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 Coupe Front Row Seats

The sport front seats are a comfortable place to be in, thanks to the aggressive red stitching. The MB-Tex/DINAMICA leather upholstery complements the fancy attire of the cabin. The AMG E 53’s front seats are perfectly positioned for maximum headroom and legroom. Moving to the back, the rear passengers get adequate headroom and shoulder room but can feel constricted owing to the limited legroom.

Models

Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 Coupe

Audi RS 5 Coupe

Porsche 718 Cayman S Coupe

Jaguar F-TYPE P450 R-Dynamic Coupe

Seating Capacity

4

4

2

2

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

40.9/56.1/N/A

37.4/55.3/41.3

N/A

36.8/56.5/42.8

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

36.4/50.3/N/A

36.1/50.7/32.7

N/A

N/A

Trunk Capacity (cu- ft)

10

10.9

14.9

14.4

Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 Coupe and Audi RS 5 Coupe can fit up to 4 occupants, which gives them a certain advantage over the Porsche 718 Cayman S Coupe & Jaguar F Type. The extra occupancy for two people definitely reduces their trunk space up to 4 cu-ft than the rivals. The Jaguar and Porsche have more sporty attributes that’s why, they are a little bit cramped up from the inside, whereas AMG E 53 has been designed to offer luxurious cabin and comfort. The standout interior aspects are:

  • Optional Nappa leather upholstery
  • Power sport front seats with memory
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Optional Multicontour front seats with massage feature
  • 64-color LED ambient lighting with illuminated vents
  • MB-Tex/DINAMICA upholstery with red stitching
  • Illuminated entry system
  • Optional Air Balance cabin-air purification system

How intuitive is the infotainment system?

A 12.3-inch multimedia touchscreen display grants access to the world of features inside the AMG E 53 Coupe. You can input your commands through 3 modes- your touchscreen, console, and touchpad.

2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 Coupe Infotainment System

The intuitive ‘Hey Mercedes’ command can simply be used to your advantage to access the infotainment services. The driver can view all the important vehicle info through the comfort of the 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster behind the steering wheel.

The award-winning MBUX infotainment takes center stage in the AMG E 53’s infotainment suite, which comes inbuilt with MB navigation, SiriusXM, and access to the Mercedes Me app. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, as well as Bluetooth hands-free and audio streaming, are also standard. The E 53 includes an Inductive wireless charging system with NFC pairing to wirelessly charge your phone. A Burmester Surround sound system is reserved as optional tech, as it plays your favorite tunes in high bass in the serene atmosphere of your cabin. The highlights of the tech suite include:

  • 12.3-inch MBUX touchscreen infotainment system
  • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
  • MB Satellite navigation
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • Mercedes me Connect app integration
  • Keyless entry/start
  • Wireless smartphone charging
  • SiriusXM 6-month All Access trial
  • Multiple USB-C ports
  • Optional Burmester High-End 3D Surround Sound system

2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 Coupe Exterior

8.0/10

The 2022 Mercedes-AMG E 53 Coupe retains its sharp and performance-oriented looks from its 2021 predecessor. The AMG-specific radiator grille with 12 vertical louvers will spearhead the E 53’s front fascia as usual. The AMG E 53 emits the true aura of a performance coupe with its rakish roofline, aero-optimized details all wrapped in a sleek pillarless profile. The side profile also looks eye-catching with the 19-inch alloy wheels hosted on a 5-spoke wheel design. 

2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 Coupe Front Angle View

Interested customers can upgrade to bigger 20-inch alloys, with a variety of wheel designs at their selection. New exterior colors will also be reportedly added to the color palette. The front has beautiful A-shaped full-LED headlights with a massive black grille which lets the vehicle breathe properly. The rear end contains the distinctive round twin tailpipes available either in Chrome or gloss black look. The car may be stated as Coupe but has a proper sedan looks from front to rear end.

Models

Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 Coupe

Audi RS 5 Coupe

Porsche 718 Cayman S Coupe

Jaguar F-TYPE P450 R-Dynamic Coupe

Curb Weight (lbs)

4429

3990

3087

3920

Length (in)

190.6

186

172.4

176

Width (in)

73.2

73.5

70.9

74.2

Height (in)

56.3

54

51

51.6

Ground Clearance (in)

4.7

N/A

3.9

4.1

Wheelbase (in)

113.1

108.9

97.4

103.2

The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 Coupe is the heaviest one in the lot with a curb weight of 4429 pounds and not only that it also excels in length, height, ground clearance & wheelbase. Having the bigger dimensions means that it would be hard to maneuver it than its rivals and its 113.1 inches long wheelbase would make it difficult to turn the vehicle under tight conditions. when you look at the Porsche 718 Cayman S Coupe, the lower dimensions help this vehicle to improve its handling and grant it the sports vehicle attribute. The standout exterior features are:

  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Pillarless hardtop design
  • 19-inch AMG twin 5-spoke wheels with grey accents
  • Adaptive high-beam headlights
  • Air Body Control air suspension
  • Hands-Free trunk access
  • AMG Illuminated door sills

2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 Coupe Safety

8.0/10

Mercedes leaves no stone unturned to ensure that the safety quotient of all the performance cars in its lineup remains top-notch. Hence, the AMG E 53 gets a host of advanced safety technologies to give drivers peace of mind. Although for 2022 neither the E 53 nor the base E-class are rated yet for their safety, the previous year E-class model was immaculate in terms of safety. NHTSA rated the 2021 E-class a top safety rating of 5 stars while IIHS bestowed it with its IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award. The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53’s feature-filled safety suite includes:

  • Active Brake Assist
  • Blind Spot Assist with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • PARKTRONIC with Active Parking Assist
  • Surround View System
  • PRE SAFE crash alert system

To top on all the extensive standard safety features, Mercedes also offers other optional safety techs like LED Intelligent Light System with Ultra Wide Highbeams, Active Steering Assist, Evasive Steering Assist, and a plethora of other Active safety techs that are an upgrade of the previously mentioned standard safety techs.

2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 Coupe Competition

9.0/10

2022 Mercedes-AMG E 53 Coupe Vs 2022 Audi RS 5 Coupe

The battle between two of Germany’s greatest automakers has always stirred up a lot of heat, and this time it is the Mercedes-AMG E 53 and the Audi RS 5 locking horns against each other. The Audi RS 5 is visually stunning, with a monstrous performance quotient to back up its RS nametag.

2022 Audi RS 5 Coupe

The Mercedes-AMG E 53 also makes its AMG nametag proud, but it simply cannot keep up with the might of the RS 5 in the speed and power charts. The Audi falls behind in terms of practicality, while the Merc takes advantage of its 4-seater capacity and more commodious interior dimensions. In terms of handling, both the coupes cater to their intended purpose very well. 

2022 Mercedes-AMG E 53 Coupe Vs 2022 Porsche 718 Cayman S Coupe

The Porsche 718 Cayman S is a stellar car that offers all the revered qualities of a Porsche in a small entry-level coupe package. The Cayman S offers a refined flat-four under its hood, which unfortunately still offers less power and speed compared to the Mercedes-AMG E 53. Porsche establishes itself at an advantage in the handling sector as expected.

2022 Porsche 718 Cayman S Coupe

The Merc is a pleasure to drive in its own sense but is at a disadvantage to the Porsche in terms of size. The Merc offers a 4-seater capacity, which makes it a better coupe if you find yourself chauffeuring around friends and family. The Porsche can only seat 2 passengers but does offer a larger boot space than the AMG E 53. Both the German stalwarts are evenly matched in terms of technology, safety, and opulence. 

2022 Mercedes-AMG E 53 Coupe Vs 2022 Jaguar F-TYPE P450 R-Dynamic Coupe

The Jaguar P450 R-Dynamic is a performance beast, with a powerful supercharged V-8 under its hood that outclasses other performance coupes in its segment, including the Mercedes-AMG E 53. The AMG E 53 Coupe is no match to the Jaguar’s raw power output and breathtaking speed.

2022 Jaguar F-TYPE P450 R-Dynamic Coupe

The Jaguar’s dynamics are also like a predator, extremely nimble at high speeds. The AMG E 53 Coupe is more of a smooth and nimble everyday cruiser. This difference shows in the fuel economy charts as well, as the Jaguar suffers from a poor fuel economy.

2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 Coupe Final Verdict

The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 is an excellent performance coupe that offers a fine balance of luxury and performance in a single package. The finely tuned AMG performance bits and the robust powertrain makes the coupe a treat to drive. The best part about this coupe is the convenience of taking it out on daily errands as well as fun weekday trips with your family. The interiors are also wrapped in premium materials and technology all around, while the safety suite is immaculate as well. Overall, the 2022 Mercedes-AMG E 53 Coupe will certainly leave you extremely pleased regarding every aspect and certainly makes the AMG nametag proud.