The specs of the sole Mercedes-AMG E53 Sedan trim show that it's less powerful than its obvious rivals: a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six engine with mild-hybrid assistance produces 429 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque. There's a single available drivetrain configuration - a nine-speed automatic transmission that transfers the power to the road via an AMG-tuned version of Merc's 4Matic+ AWD system. Exterior specifications include LED headlights, 19-inch AMG alloy wheels, and a power tilting/sliding sunroof.
Quality-wise, the interior scores highly. The steering wheel is an AMG Performance item with touch controls, and there are dual 12.3-inch MBUX screens. One serves as a digital instrument cluster, while the other is the main infotainment touchscreen. It comes with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bluetooth audio streaming. 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. Among the extra-cost options are augmented video for the navigation system, heated rear seats, ventilated front seats, and a head-up display.
Driver assistance features include attention assist, automatic high beams, blind-spot assist, rear cross-traffic alert, a surround-view camera, and forward-collision warning with automatic braking initiation. To get adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, and evasive steering assist, you must opt for the Driver Assistance package.