A redesigned Mercedes-Benz E-Class goes on sale later this year as a 2024 model, and once again AMG will tune it.
Prototypes for AMG’s redesigned E 53 sedan have previously been spotted and now we have fresh spy shots of the car’s wagon body style. A video also shows prototypes for both body styles.
The new E 53 should also arrive as a 2024 model, though only the sedan is likely to make it to the U.S. The current E 53 Wagon was never offered in the U.S. but the more powerful E 63 S Wagon was sold here.
Strangely, prototypes for a redesigned AMG E 63 haven’t been spotted, perhaps indicating the nameplate could be dropped as AMG focuses on a future electric performance sedan due around 2025.
The performance wheel and tire combo, as well as the large brakes and four round exhaust tips give this prototype away as the E 53. Should an E 63 be launched, it will also have four exhaust tips, albeit with a square shape.
What still isn’t clear is the powertrain AMG plans for the E 53. Rumors point to both the E 53 and any E 63 running 4-cylinder engines in combination with powerful plug-in hybrid systems, similar to what’s found in AMG’s C 63 S E Performance.
Despite the lower cylinder count, performance should be up thanks to that electrification component. The current E 53 features a 3.0-liter turbo-6 and mild-hybrid setup good for 429 hp. The new E 53 may generate something closer to 500 hp.
Previous reports have indicated that a new E 63 is indeed coming, with a 4-cylinder and mild-hybrid setup working in combination with a rear-mounted electric motor. The same setup features in the C 63 S E Performance, where it delivers a combined 671 hp. The current E 63 is powered by a turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 delivering a maximum 603 hp.