A redesigned Mercedes-Benz E-Class goes on sale later this year as a 2024 model, and once again AMG will tune it.
Prototypes for AMG's redesigned E 53 sedan have previously been spotted and now we have fresh spy shots of the car's wagon body style. A video also shows prototypes for both body styles.
The new E 53 should arrive as a 2024 model, though only the sedan is likely to make it to the U.S. The current E 53 wagon was never offered in the U.S. but the more powerful E 63 S wagon was previously sold here.
Strangely, prototypes for a redesigned AMG E 63 haven't been spotted, perhaps indicating the nameplate's next iteration may be delayed or possibly even dropped as AMG focuses on a future electric performance sedan due around 2025.
The performance wheel and tire combo, as well as the large brakes and four round exhaust tips give this prototype away as the E 53. Should an E 63 be launched, it will also have four exhaust tips, albeit with a square shape.
What still isn't clear is the powertrain AMG plans for the E 53. Rumors point to the car running a 3.0-liter turbo-6 in combination with a mild-hybrid system. The same setup delivers 429 hp in the outgoing E 53, but the new generation should have more power.
The same rumors point to a new E 63 coming, but with a plug-in hybrid powertrain built around a 3.0-liter turbo-6. The outgoing E 63 is powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 delivering 603 hp.
Mercedes has shown it can generate huge power outputs with its plug-in hybrid powertrains. The C 63 S E Performance features a plug-in hybrid powertrain built around a 2.0-liter turbo-4, and it's rated at a combined 671 hp. AMG also offers V-8-based plug-in hybrid setups in the latest S 63 and GT 63 4-Door Coupe models, rated at around 800 hp.