Mercedes has launched its first product for the year 2023. This is the AMG E 53 4Matic+ Cabriolet which retails at a starting price of INR 1.30 crore (ex-showroom). This makes it INR 24 lakh more expensive than the E 53 sedan that’s already on sale. The convertible is the fourth 53-badged product in India after the E 53 sedan, GLE 53 coupe-SUV and the EQS 53 sedan.
The E 53 Cabriolet is basically the two-door, four-seat convertible version of the popular E 53 sedan. This is not the first time that Mercedes is bringing the open-top version of the E-Class to the Indian market. In fact, it launched the previous generation model in 2010 and then its facelift back in 2015. The previous iterations of the E-Class convertible were only available in standard guise. But this time, Mercedes is bringing the more powerful AMG avatar.
Mercedes-AMG E 53 Cabriolet Mechanical Highlights
Like its sedan counterpart, the Mercedes-AMG E 53 Cabriolet uses the 435 HP, 520 Nm, 3.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine. It comes paired with an integrated starter generator that makes an additional 21 HP and 250 Nm of torque. Additionally, the sedan also gets Dynamic Select driving modes and AMG’s Ride Control air suspension.
The power is sent to all four wheels via a 9-speed automatic transmission, thus making it an AWD. Mercedes claims that the Cabriolet can sprint from 0-100 in 4.6 seconds.
Mercedes-AMG E 53 Cabriolet Design Highlights
The E 53 Cabriolet looks pretty similar to the sedan from the front, and like other AMG models. It also gets the signature AMG ‘Panamericana grille’ and sporty front bumpers. In the side profile, the E 53 Cabriolet adorns a relatively plain design with a subtle belt line. Another key design highlight is the prominent chrome strip on the top of the door. However, the main talking point is the drop-top silhouette with a two-door layout.
The India-spec model comes with 19-inch alloy wheels as a standard fitment and five colour shade options. The fabric roof, on the other hand, is available in four colour options. At the rear, the E 53 Cabriolet gets a sleek horizontal tail lamp and quad exhausts.
Mercedes-AMG E 53 Cabriolet Features List
Come to the inside and the interiors of the E 53 Cabriolet look very similar to the E 53 sedan. The most catchy is the twin-screen set-up for the instrument cluster and the infotainment screen. The cluster is highly customisable and gives a ton variety of information to the driver. The E 53 Cabriolet also gets a leather-wrapped, five-spoke AMG Performance steering wheel.
In terms of equipment, the E 53 AMG has a slew of features. This includes neck heaters for front passengers and an AIRCAP wind-stop system, which is a flap at the top of the windshield that activates automatically to prevent wind noise at high speeds. It also gets an onboard racetrack management system called AMG Track Pace, which is essentially a virtual race engineer. Apart from that, the sedan also gets 64-colour ambient lighting, a heated steering wheel and a Burmester premium surround sound system.