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Mercedes Announced The 2025 E-53 Hybrid Which Brings 603 hp

A few days ago Mercedes-Benz revealed the 2025 AMG E class 53 Hybrid. AMG touches the latest E-class generation for the first time and turns it into a plug-in hybrid.

This new E53 combines a turbocharged 3.0 liter inline-6 engine and electric motor, integrated with transmission for a performance that reminds the one of V8. The new AMG is going to have a substantial electric range and it is expected in the US in late 2024. So far we have gotten used to the fact that cars are getting more and more powerful, generation after generation.

However, with the arrival of the EV era, this growing power has increased vastly. For example, the latest Mercedes-AMG E53 sedan, had the thrilling 429 horsepower, squeezing it from a turbocharged 6-cylinder engine.

This respectable performance is going to be overshadowed by the 2025 version of the car, boasting 576 horsepower and 603 when using the optional Race Start mode. It is even more impressive, compared to the previous generation Mercedes - AMG E63 S, which is falling behind in power output terms.

The latest AMG has interesting mechanics Let's explain how the whole new AMG toy works. 

The combined output is normally 577 hp, but initiating launch control will temporarily boost output to 603 hp, matching the output of AMG's former E 63, which was powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8. Performance estimates include a 0-60 mph time of 3.7 seconds with launch control (normally 3.9 seconds) and a top speed governed at 174 mph. The electric motor delivers a maximum of 161 hp on its own and can carry the E 53 Hybrid to speeds of up to 87 mph, according to AMG. Electrical power comes from a 21.2-kWh 400-volt battery pack located under the rear floor, which is large enough to deliver meaningful electrical range.

In Europe, AMG says it is targeting a 62-mile (or 100-km) WLTP rating, which will unlock EV tax benefits for owners in various countries. EPA numbers will certainly be less than that, but the E53 Hybrid should still be able to deliver more than 40 miles of EV range, and it can drive at up to 87 mph under electrical power. Top speed is quoted in Europe as 155 mph for the regular car, and 174 mph with the Dynamic Plus pack.

The new E53  has the option of 60-kW DC fast charging that will allow the battery's state of charge to be taken from 10 to 80 percent in as little as 20 minutes, which will make it easier than most plug-ins to recharge. 

Even without specifying the DC charger, the onboard AC charger works at up to a respectable 11 kW. The hybrid system has brought two new driving modes, Electric, which runs the car as an EV until the battery depletes, and Battery Hold, which will maintain charge level for later usage. When driving electrically, the E53 Hybrid has a haptic throttle pedal that will stiffen to indicate the point at which maximum performance is being delivered; pushing beyond that will start the engine and switch to hybrid operation.


On the outside the latest Benz- masterpiece looks more muscular than the standard E-class. This new E53 gets a new radiator grille featuring AMG's familiar vertical strakes with an illuminated surround, a deeper front bumper, and widened front fenders. To our unpleasant surprise, initially, we saw the fenders' vents set into the trailing edge, but sadly, after a closer look, they turned out to be blanks.

The tail lights are something special

The mesh for the smaller pseudo-vents on the rear bumper is also contoured rather than real, which frankly disappoints. At the back, there are quad tailpipes, a new spoiler on the trunk lid, and an E53 badge finished in red indicating that the engine is hybridized.


The changes on the inside are not big. Except for the discreet AMG branding at the base of the steering wheel and new graphics for the instrument panel, the E53 feels little changed from any other highly equipped E-class. In Europe, the clients could choose between the Super screen, which adds a passenger-side monitor to the UX system, or a standard configuration with an open-pore gray ash timber panel featuring the innovation of backlighting. However, the U.S. spec hasn't been finalized, and it is possible the super screen will be standard here.

Its a beaty on the inside too

With this future model, Mercedes-Benz enriches its palette of cars for the future, as we mentioned here

In conclusion, Mercedes has once again raised the bar with the introduction of the 2025 E-53 hybrid. This remarkable vehicle combines impressive power, luxurious features, and a commitment to safety and sustainability. With its 604 horsepower and innovative hybrid technology, the E-53 hybrid is a testament to Mercedes' unwavering dedication to providing exceptional driving experiences. Whether you are a car enthusiast or simply someone looking for a reliable and environmentally friendly vehicle, the 2025 E-53 hybrid is sure to exceed your expectations.

Boris Georgiev has been a journalist for over a decade now, but for the last few years, he decided on cars and motorsport. He has been attending different events and car shows, expanding his knowledge and automotive expertise. Having driven various Mercedes-Benz models throughout his life, he naturally finds himself attracted to the brand. Boris is now a true Benz expert and reports the latest stories about the company. Please follow him on X for more Mercedes-Benz tweets.