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2025 Mercedes-AMG E 53 electrified, now puts out 612 hp*

How much is too much? Why will you need just 27 hp more powerful E63? That said, the upcoming AMG E53 Hybrid will have an optional 612 hp Race Start Mode for a short time. While wrapping your mind around it, The AMG E53 Hybrid was unveiled globally in a pair of a saloon and a station wagon. The duo has an electrically limited top speed of 280ish km/h and the EV motors alone can take up to 140 km/h. 0-100 sprint will be as quick as 3.8 seconds as per manufacturer.

The Merc AMG E53 will outclass its predecessor E63 S. The 2025 Mercedes AMG E53 will be more powerful with 585 hp and 750 Nm of torque. This is made from the 3.0-litre twin-turbo in-line six-cylinder engine and combines the blessings of the electric motor stuffed inside the 9-speed Automatic transmission. The 28.6 kW battery-equipped Hybrid also claims a range of 100km tested by WLTP but in real-world conditions, this may vary and I suggest that you take this with a pinch of salt.

Being fast off tarmac the 2025 AMG E 53 will fill up its batteries in just 20 minutes from 0-80 with a 60 kW DC charger. Whereas, the standard AC charger is good for 11 kW.

The AMG Ride Control dynamic suspension promises to keep the sportier attitude in check. Comfort, Sport, Sport+, Smoothness, Individual, Electric and Battery Hold are namely the seven different drive modes at the disposal.

The car is not as mean as the things under the hood but there is an Affalterbach badge on the hood. The quintessential AMG grille with vertical strakes is now illuminated as if it were very subtle. The wider wheel arches, bigger track and larger air intakes make it significantly more muscular. 

On the rear side, the 3-pointed star is prominent in the new-age taillamps. The quad exhaust is neatly integrated into the rear diffuser and we hope it also sounds brutal. Other differentiators are a boot lid spoiler and red details on the badges.

When you enter the car you will seated in a performance seat covered with synthetic leather which comes as standard. Besides, there is an exclusive AMG steering wheel and open pore grey timber on your front. The paddle shifters have been integrated with regenerative levels making it dual-purpose. We are not sure if the Superscreen for the passenger side is an option or standard. If it is an option, you are good to go without one more smudgy screen in your life.

TopGear Magazine July 2024