Following the recent world premiere of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the first high-performance variant is now on the way. Commanding and self-assured, the Mercedes-AMG E 43 4MATIC with its 3.0-litre V6 biturbo engine is set to be the most powerful variation of the executive Saloon. Coming soon to Mercedes-Benz Retail Group’s range of remarkable cars in January 2017.
The performance of this impressive model could rival that of a sports car, achieving a speed of 100km/h from rest in 4.6 seconds. With two new turbochargers, the supercharged six-cylinder engine on the E 43 4MATIC delivers an output of 295 kW (401 hp), with an ample peak torque of 520 Nm available from a low engine speed of 2,500 rpm. As well as a high power output, the V6 biturbo engine also boasts low fuel consumption.
Another improvement to the performance of the E 43 4MATIC is a technology called NANOSLIDE®; a coating on the cylinder liners developed in the Mercedes-Benz Formula 1 V6 hybrid turbo engines. This is an especially tough and wear-resistant coating which reduces friction, thereby contributing to higher efficiency.
Furthermore, the 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission has been specially matched to the requirements of the new E 43 4MATIC, reducing shift times and allowing for more spontaneous short bursts of speed.
On the new model, the standard-specification AMG Performance 4MATIC four-wheel drive features rear-biased torque distribution for enhanced driving dynamics and higher lateral acceleration on the road, as well as improved grip whilst accelerating.
The luxurious interior of the E 43 4MATIC is just as remarkable as the model’s powerful performance. Seats are skillfully upholstered in ARTICO man-made leather or DINAMICA microfibre (with an option for nappa leather available), with stylish red topstitching and a unique layout. This finishing is mirrored on all doors, the dashboard and the steering wheel for a truly deluxe interior. Exclusive pedals, a black roof lining and red seat belts add further sporty highlights to this stylish and athletic model.
As well as looking their best, the seats inside the E 43 4MATIC are fully supportive with improved lateral support on the driver and front passenger’s seats, so that you can feel completely secure even when driving at speed.
Finally, the AMG instrument cluster presents all important information in an easy-to-read display, optimised for a dynamic driving style. This includes an 11.4cm (4.5-inch) multifunction colour display, a RACE TIMER and a 280 km/h scale in chequered-flag design, so that you can feel like you’re in pole position every day.
The exterior of the Mercedes-AMG E 43 4MATIC places it firmly in the AMG family, with its powerful and confident appearance.
Three large openings in the front apron ensure optimum flow of air to the coolers and two sophisticated cross fins on the outer cooling openings enhance the vehicle’s elegant bodywork. The diamond grille with chromed pins, a louvre in high-gloss black and the AMG lettering characterise further trademarks of the AMG 43 models.
The Mercedes-AMG E 43 4MATIC features a dedicated sports suspension with AIR BODY CONTROL multi-chamber air suspension system. This gives the car added agility, more neutral cornering behaviour and higher traction even when driving at speed; as well as providing more choice for the driver, from a high level of comfort for longer journeys to sporty driving dynamics.
With the five DYNAMIC SELECT transmission modes “Eco”, “Comfort”, “Sport”, “Sport Plus” and “Individual”, the characteristics of the E 43 4MATIC can be tailored to suit individual preferences at the tap of a finger. The driver also has the option of using the manual mode, in which gearshifts are executed exclusively using the shift paddles on the steering wheel, for maximum control and personalisation.
The pricing and specifications of the sporty and dynamic E 43 4MATIC will be available in Mercedes-Benz Retail Group showrooms from November 2016.
Please note that UK specifications may differ.
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