There is only one E53 sedan model, and it's equipped with a turbocharged inline-six engine with mild-hybrid assistance. The engine produces 429 hp and 384 lb-ft and is mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission. It transfers the power to the road via an AMG-tuned version of Merc's 4MATIC+ AWD system.
The only letdown on the inside is the lack of leather upholstery. Instead, Mercedes gives owners a combination of leatherette and Dinamica. Quality-wise, it's stunning. The new steering wheel design is epic, as is the layout of the dual 12.3-inch screens. One screen serves as a digital instrument cluster, while the other is the main infotainment hub. It comes with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth connectivity, and MBUX. It plays audio via a 13-speaker Burmester sound system.
Other luxury items include dual-zone climate control, power-adjustable heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, keyless entry, a power trunk, and a 64-color ambient lighting system.
Driver assistance features include attention assist, Adaptive Highbeam Assist, blind-spot assist, rear cross-traffic alert, a surround-view camera, and forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking.