2024 Mercedes-AMG E53 Wagon Spied In PHEV Build

Giancarlo Perlas September 27, 2023

Recent spy shots have unveiled the incoming Mercedes-AMG E53 Wagon in the works. A close-up of the E-Class variant prototype shows that it might be a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), solidifying the three-pointed star brand’s commitment to blending power and sustainability going forward.

2024 Mercedes-AMG E53 Wagon prototype
2024 Mercedes-AMG E53 Wagon prototype (Image Source: Motor1)

A Sneak Peek at Electrification

The latest spy shots of the Mercedes-AMG E53 Wagon from Motor1 reveal a tantalizing glimpse of the brand’s electrification strategy. The right-side flap, which is likely concealing the charging port, confirms the gradual shift of AMG towards eco-conscious mobility.

This aligns with Mercedes’ previous moves to electrify high-performance models like the AMG S63 and C63, setting the stage for the E63’s electrified transformation.

Understated AMG Elegance

In true AMG fashion, this electrified E-Class maintains a restrained yet captivating design. The wagon, known as the T-Modell in Germany, features subtle enhancements like circular quad-exhaust tips and a Panamericana grille.

2024 Mercedes-AMG E53 Wagon prototype side view
2024 Mercedes-AMG E53 Wagon prototype side view (Image Source: Motor1)

However, the overall styling remains elegant, showcasing the AMG’s preference for sophistication. Meanwhile, the vehicle’s lowered stance and red brake calipers suggest a stiffer suspension setup, hinting at its performance pedigree.

Unmasking Performance

Despite the camouflage attempts, the spy shots reveal key design elements of the AMG E53 Wagon PHEV. Enlarged front air intakes and a partially disguised rear diffuser provide an exciting preview of the car’s aerodynamics.

2024 Mercedes-AMG E53 Wagon prototype rear
2024 Mercedes-AMG E53 Wagon prototype rear (Image Source: Motor1)

Notably, Mercedes’ innovative integration of three-pointed stars into the taillights adds a unique touch to the design, further setting it apart from the competition.

Harnessing Electrified Power

Beneath the hood, the AMG E53 Wagon PHEV is expected to house an inline-six engine, following the footsteps of its siblings. Reports suggest that it will inherit the electrified powertrain from the S580e, delivering an impressive 510 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque.

This combination promises electrifying performance while maintaining eco-friendliness.

What’s on the Horizon

While the AMG E53 sedan and wagon are expected to debut before the end of the current or early next year, Mercedes enthusiasts can look forward to the arrival of the full-fledged E63 variants shortly after.

These high-performance models are likely to incorporate PHEV technology into their inline-six engines, surpassing the already formidable AMG C63 S E Performance with even more power.

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Giancarlo Perlas

Giancarlo Perlas is an economist by profession with a career spanning nearly two decades. His professional journey has seen him assume vital roles in various government and private organizations, particularly in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sectors. Alongside his civic and corporate pursuits is his love for cars, particularly those made by Mercedes-Benz. In 2012, he found himself with like-minded individuals within BenzInsider. From then on, he used the platform as a way to share his passion with the automotive community. Follow his Facebook page at, X (formerly Twitter) @giancarloperlas, and IG @benzinsider. View all posts by Giancarlo Perlas →

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