Mercedes E Coupe 2020 New Model And Performance – mercedes e coupe 2020
2019 AMG E53: Some weeks, we aloof accept to get a little crazy.
Price: $92,410 as tested. (It starts at $72,550 for the trim level.)
Marketer’s pitch: “Mercedes AMG: Performance cartage with a antic heritage, absolute appearance and the affiance of authentic exhilaration.”
Conventional wisdom: Car and Driver brand the “opulent autogenous environment, advanced tech, absolute performance/luxury symmetry,” but not that the “expensive options will balloon the basal line,” or that it has a “wispy cavalcade shifter.”
Reality: Once in a while, those guys at Car and Driver get it right.
What’s new: The AMG E53 auto is a souped-up Mercedes, and for 2019, it gets a new engine, 48-volt electrical system, actually capricious all-wheel drive, and beyond brakes.
Driver’s Seat: This action auto actually offers one of the best adorable autogenous designs around. The annular dashboard vents — my admired — attending chic and inviting, and those circles bout the speedometer and the gaugepod-based inset map.
The E53 additionally offers graphically adorable electronics, as that inset map zooms in and out beautifully aback dispatch up or slowing down.
Up to speed: Dispatch up happens in the blink of an eye, or 4.1 abnormal to get to 60 afar per hour, according to Car and Driver. The AMG-enhanced 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder agent creates 429 horsepower.
Shifty: The 9-speed automated manual is operated from a axis that resembles the wiper controls in bald bitter vehicles. Somehow, I managed not to hit about-face aback I meant to bright the windshield, but I’m not abiding how. The Speedshift manual can be controlled via steering-wheel paddles as well.
On the road: The E53 handles like it’s magnetized to the road. Curves can be enjoyed at far beyond-safe speeds. The Performance 4Matic all-wheel drive apparently helps badly in this arena.
Night shift: This is area the AMG actually shines. The amethyst ablaze band about the dashboard added admirable ambiance, and the cartoon in the map and the inset dashboard map are adorable and accessible to read.
And hitting the high-beam button after-effects in a blind of ablaze aperture up in advanced of the vehicle. Nice touch.
Unfortunately, the low beams sit a tad low, abnormally aback aimed downhill.
Safety first: While benumbed in a arrest on 202 headed to a lane closure, I was awkward through traffic. Suddenly, anxiety accretion started blaring, a red ablaze came on in the larboard outboard mirror, and the car started afloat to the right.
I looked to the larboard and a Porsche was darting aback into its own lane afterwards accepting encroached aloft mine. Wow. Saved by the Evasive Steering Assist in the Driver Assistance Package ($2,250), which additionally adds added air-conditioned being (like Route-Based Speed Adaptation and Active Speed Limit Assist), and the accepted assurance toys.
Too abundant of a acceptable thing: But anon afterward, my angle changed. While affective through some bound two-way traffic, the aforementioned affair happened. But this time, a casual car in no way too abutting to the AMG set it off. Had I not been advantageous attention, the affection would accept beatific the E53 beeline into the ancillary of a bridge.
Driver’s Bench redux: Aloof like the assurance features, though, the autogenous takes some time to get a abounding perspective.
The E53 offers close basement (that’ll be $1,750, please), and I accept the bruises to prove it. They’re awful adjustable, but a bit of boner would be nice — abundant that maybe the one percent would be in a bigger mood, and accord us agents raises and nicer workplaces and stuff.
Friends and stuff: My wife fabricated acknowledgment of the adamantine seats, so it’s official, not aloof from Mr. Whinypants.
For a car with the admeasurement (and personality) of an Alfa Romeo Giulia, the aback bench feels ample and comfortable. Legroom, bottom allowance and allowance are all generous, and the apartment luxurious.
Cargo amplitude is a tiny 13.1 cubic feet.
Play some tunes: The Mercedes stereo is operated via a animate punch with a careful arm accoutrement it. Controls are adequately simple, with a aggregate roller abutting to the dial, although the stations would sometimes lag while scrolling.
Sound was actually the best I’ve anytime heard for clarity. I unearthed long-missed genitalia of songs that I’d listened to for 20 years or more. A little abundant on the bass aback set properly, but still a delight.
Fuel economy: I averaged about 22 afar per gallon in a hot rodding anniversary on the highways. Don’t alike anticipate of putting annihilation but the acceptable being in here. The E53 would apparently alpha boring bottomward abroad from the pump.
Where it’s built: Sindelfingen, Germany
How it’s built: The Mercedes E-Class gets a predicted believability of 2 out of 5 from Consumer Reports.
In the end: Let me try those non-performance seats, and I’m in — at atomic until the assurance runs out.
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