Mercedes-AMG Introduces New E 53 PHEV, 577 HP

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Mercedes-AMG has introduced the 2025 E 53 HYBRID, a plug-in hybrid model that produces a total system output of 577 horsepower with some options raising that to 604. Torque is a combined 553 pound-feet and 0-60 mph sprints are 3.7 seconds, Mercedes says. Top speed is electronically limited to 174 mph with 87 mph of that available in all-electric driving.

The Mercedes-AMG E 53 Hybrid combines a 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder turbocharged engine with a permanently excited synchronous electric motor. The 161 hp motor is integrated into the AMG Speedshift TCT 9G transmission. A 400-volt, 28.6 kWh battery is positioned at the rear of the E 53, under the trunk’s floor. An on board 11 kW AC charger and 60 kW DC fast charger are included, with the latter giving up to 80 percent charge in about 20 minutes.

Other highlights from the Mercedes-AMG press release for this new E 53 PHEV

Reinforced body shell with numerous stiffening measures
To support the high driving dynamics of the E 53 HYBRID, the body shell has been revised for greater rigidity. A strut brace between the front suspension strut mounts stiffens the front structure and enables increased lateral dynamics. The thrust field under the engine increases steering precision by reducing the torsion of the front end. It is connected to the longitudinal beams by additional struts. On the rear axle, additional struts from the side members to the rear ensure greater stability and driving precision.

AMG Performance 4MATIC+ fully variable all-wheel drive
The standard AMG Performance 4MATIC+ fully variable all-wheel drive provides optimal traction in all conditions. An electromechanically controlled clutch distributes torque variably to the front and rear axles in each AMG DYNAMIC SELECT drive program to deliver maximum traction, driving dynamics and safety.

New AMG RIDE CONTROL suspension with adaptive damping
The AMG development team designed and tuned the AMG RIDE CONTROL steel spring suspension with adaptive adjustable damping specifically for the requirements of the E 53 HYBRID with new hardware and software. It offers a balanced combination of adequate acoustic insulation for pure electric driving in combination with sporty driving dynamics. The independent front axle has a wider track width than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. On the rear axle, the stiffer elastokinematics of the rubber mounts, which connect the independent control arms with the axle support, ensure greater tracking and camber stability.

The steel suspension with a sporty spring-damper setup and adaptive two-valve adjustable damping combines high driving dynamics with excellent ride comfort. The damping on each wheel adapts to the current driving situation and road conditions. This happens quickly and precisely via separate valves in the dampers for rebound and compression. Three distinct damper maps can be selected: “Comfort,” “Sport” and “Sport+,” with a noticeable differentiation between ride comfort and dynamic driving characteristics.

The tuning of the chassis, ESP®, AMG Performance 4MATIC+ fully variable all-wheel drive and steering, which is adapted to the hybrid drive, enables a balanced, dynamic driving experience.

AMG high-performance brake system
The AMG high-performance brake system features 14.6 x 1.4-inch internally ventilated brake discs with four-piston fixed calipers on the front axle and 14.2 x 1-inch brake discs on the rear axle with single-piston floating calipers.

An electromechanical brake booster ensures the brake system seamlessly combines electric recuperation with the hydraulic brakes. Depending on the driving situation and braking requirements, the vacuum-independent braking system automatically controls the balance between hydraulic braking and electric recuperation. This means maximum recuperation performance can be achieved more frequently and over a longer period of time. The system variably reduces the braking power of the hydraulic brakes, even with constant pedal pressure, to maintain a high level of recuperation during deceleration.

Standard active rear-axle steering
Active rear-axle steering contributes to agile handling and driving stability. Depending on the speed of the vehicle, the rear wheels steer either in the opposite direction of the front wheels at a maximum of 2.5 degrees (up to 60 mph) or in the same direction at maximum of 0.7 degrees (over 60 mph).