A brief review of the 2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 sporty sedan that is simply a Gem


Among all of the new sedans rolled out by Mercedes, the 2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 is a real gem to behold. Check out the details of this 4-door sedan here!

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The 2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 sporty sedan, as well as its E53 cabriolet and E53 Coupe siblings, did not disappoint in delivering that much-loved “Mercedes” feel combined with AMG vibes.

All of the 2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 models feature a comprehensively reasonable level of equipment by standard, and a number of extra AMG signature touches that really differentiates them immediately from regular E-class Mercedes models.


The 2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 sporty sedan is undoubtedly a gem to behold

2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 features – What changed and what’s new?

Many sceptics will most likely notice the subtle distinctions on this 2019 Mercedes-AMG E53’s exterior such as its side-sill panels that are AMG-specific, its chrome finished twin-blade diamond radiator grille, and its featured black accents on its outer air intake fins and chrome front splitter.

Apart from the obvious AMG badging placed on the decklid of this E53 sedan, it also comes with redesigned new bumpers as well as exhaust tips with round chrome finish; the spoiler of the rear lip is actually finished in the sedan’s body colour by default but customers are allowed carbon fibre option when placing an order.

When it comes to the interior updates, not much changed also in the 2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 sedan. By standard, the E53 sedan comes with the widescreen Mercedes-Benz’s infotainment interface and digital instrument cluster spiced with the Burmester audio system along with AMG impressive sports steering wheel and beautiful sports seats.


All of the tiny AMG touches have made this 2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 sedan really stand out as a gem in its class

The quality of materials used as well as the “fit & finish” of this E53 sedan’s interior is top-notch as expected and way above what you will find in the regular E-class models.

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How much is a 2019 Mercedes-AMG E53?

Even though the 2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 sedan’s base price is already a whopping ₦26.5million ($73,545), customers with high taste will still find it hard to not pick one or two of the bountifully available expensive performance, safety and cosmetic options provided by the automaker. Some of these options include;

  • Driver Assistance package [with Mercedes-Benz’s active safety technology] – ₦810,000 ($2,250)
  • High-level 3D audio system [Burmester] - ₦1.7million ($4,550)
  • AMG performance exhaust - ₦450,000 ($1,250)
  • AMG 20-inch twin 5-spoke wheels - ₦270,000 ($750)
  • Power Sunroof - ₦360,000 ($1,000)
  • Massaging front seats - ₦475,200 ($1,320)
  • Nappa leather interior - ₦1.1million ($2,990)


The 2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 sporty sedan comes with lots of performance, safety and cosmetic options to choose from

2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 sedan – How’s the drive?

The 2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 sedan packs some really cool drivability enhancing features like air springs, adaptive dampers, and an all-wheel-drive system with five different preset – Sport+, Sport, Comfort and Eco drive modes to choose from.

Many test drivers have confirmed that on smooth road surfaces, the E53 sedan successfully rides any distance in its Sport+ and Sport drive modes without giving a cringy sort of feel. It is also recorded from various test drives that the steering of the E53 sedan offers precise laser-like accuracy although it does share a little predictive feedback. The stability control feature of this 2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 sedan is also reported to be pretty impressive.

In a general overview, most test drivers scored the E53 sedan as able to deliver awesome ride just as expected with modern Mercedes-AMG vehicles.


The 2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 sporty sedan is a perfect match for anyone needing high luxury with good performance

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2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 sedan – Full specifications

Check out a complete and more detailed outline of the important specifications of the 2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 sedan below;

2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 4Matic+ Sedan – Full specifications  
VEHICLE TYPE:  5-passenger
4-door sedan
BASE PRICE:  ₦26.5million ($73,545) 
 POWERTRAIN: Intercooled, supercharged, and turbocharged
3.0-liter DOHC 24-valve inline-6 
384 lb-ft of torque + AC motor (0.9-kWh Li-ion battery pack)
429-hp combined output 
 TRANSMISSION: 9-speed automatic (with manual shifting mode) 
CHASSIS:  (F/R) Suspension: multilink/multilink
(F/R) Brakes: 14.6-inch vented disc, cross-drilled disc/ 14.2-inch vented disc
Tyres: Pirelli P Zero PZ4 Run Flat (F: 245/35R-20 95Y * MOE R:275/30R-20 97Y) 
 DIMENSIONS: 115.7 in (Wheelbase)
195.2 in (Length) 
73.2 in (Width)
57.0 in (Height)
98 cu ft (Passenger volume) 
13 cu ft (Trunk volume)
4507 lb (Curb weight) 
TEST DRIVE RESULTS:  0 - 60mph: 4.0 seconds
0 - 100mph: 10.0 seconds
0 - 130mph: 17.8 seconds
5 – 60mph(Rolling start): 5.3 seconds 
30 – 50mph(Top gear): 2.9 seconds
50 – 70mph(Top gear): 3.1 seconds
Standing ¼-mile: 12.6 seconds at 111-mph
Governor limited top speed: 131-mph
70 – 0mph(Braking): 166 ft
300-ft-dia skidpad(Roadholding): 0.90g 
FUEL ECONOMY: 22 mpg (Observed from test drives)
32 mpg (recorded from 75-mph highway driving in 670miles range)
EPA FUEL ECONOMY: 24/21/28 mpg (Combined/city/highway)

You can also watch a quick review of the 2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 sedan in the short video clip below;

  2019 Mercedes-AMG E 53 Sedan: STARTUP, EXHAUST, DRIVING, POV and Commentary


As much as we will vouch for the capabilities of the E53 sedan in terms of performance and drive; we still very much consider it to be a perfect luxury sedan. And overall, we believe that the 2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 sporty sedan is surely a Gem!

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Oluwaseun Solomon