Soft hybrids are progressively obtaining popularity in the automotive industry, and there is every reason for this. A 48-volt system can increase effectiveness through enhanced activation during stop-start, brake regeneration, and motor coasting, and is less sophisticated than a hybrid unit with a plug-in module.
The 2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 soft hybrid drivetrain provides maximum savings and peak traction. If you want an extraordinary approach to operation, the E53 - or any other large Merc designed for fashionable men in expensive suits - meets all the requirements. The appearance is underestimated as there are very few hard lines between the front and back.
In a traditional Mercedes sedan, the E53 has more than enough visibility in all directions. Upgrading Nappa for $ 2,990 makes everything feel really costly, in spite of the fact that spending $ 1,600 on a fashion headliner seems like a loss.
Every 53rd AMG has the same powerful drivetrain. It starts with a 3.0-liter inline turbocharged gearbox that delivers 429 horsepower and 384 lb-ft of torsion. This is complemented by a 48-volt soft hybrid mechanism that includes both: an integrated starter / alternator and an electric compressor, the latter of which can offer an additional 22 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torsion.
The inner design resembles any other E-class, but you will not look at the seams when this soft hybrid torsion pushes you into the seat.
If you're worried about how much gas AMG V8s absorbs, and that's a lot, you'll be delightfully astonished by the E53. The EPA rates this sports sedan at 21 mpg city and 28 mpg highway, which affects both the BMW M550i xDrive (18 cities, 25 highway) and the outgoing Audi S6 (16 cities, 24 highway) - the feds have yet to release test outcomes for the reconfigured 2020 design.
The 12.3-inch screen on the right is connected to another 12.3-inch display, which replaces the traditional calibration cluster. It is quite strong in itself, offering three different design layouts and a wide selection of what can really be demonstrated. This is a little more difficult to understand than, say, in the Audi virtual cockpit, but all this is done with the help of a smooth little touch panel to the left of the steering wheel (the one on the right works for an infotainment system). All this is regular for the E53.
Mercedes-Benz has an actual sweetheart in hand with the E53. This modern EQ Boost mechanism is not only the future, but also shows that the future is promising.