The next-generation series of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is underway. Recently, the AMG E53 Estate version of the car was spied on the road during testing.
The AMG E53 Estate is the high-performance version of the E-Class wagon. No information is available yet on its powertrain but it will likely get the same 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder unit found in the AMG C63. With the direction that Mercedes heading right now, it will possibly have a mild-hybrid setup, too.
According to Motor1, the model will be equipped with a nine-speed automatic transmission wherein its rear-mounted electric motor will also come with a two-speed gearbox. All its power will be distributed to all four wheels under the 4MATIC system of Mercedes.
There’s not much to tell about the design of the AMG E53 Estate yet because of the heavy camo covering it. However, the partially exposed parts hint that it is carrying the signature Panamericana front grille of AMG with vertical slats. Meanwhile, the perforated covers on each side of the front bumper suggest that there are air inlets there.
Following the footsteps of the EQ series of Mercedes, the upcoming AMG E53 Estate will sport LED strips adorning the top and bottom parts of the headlamps, too. Furthermore, very visible on the car is its set of multi-spoke wheels hugged by 20-inch Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S rubber tires and with red brake calipers in the background.
The next-generation Mercedes E-Class is expected to come out either in the latter half of 2023 or early 2024 in Germany. The standard Benz models will be initially unveiled while the AMG versions always follow them at a later date.