Mercedes-AMG presents the new members of the current E-Class family, the E 43 4MATIC Saloon and Estate models. They deliver the brand’s hallmark Driving Performance with discrete technology, combined with a distinctive design and high everyday practicality. New turbochargers and software applications bump the power output of the 3.0-litre-six-cylinder engine to 295 kW (401 hp). The standard-specification AMG Performance 4MATIC four-wheel drive in the E 43 combines optimal traction with high agility thanks to rear-biased torque distribution with a front-to-rear ratio of 31:69 percent. The 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission with shorter shift times, the retuned sports suspension based on the AIR BODY CONTROL air suspension and the more direct steering ratio also deliver driving pleasure in its purest form. The dynamic exterior design and the sporty interior underscore the kinship with the AMG family.
“We have considerably expanded our model range for performance-oriented customers with our new 43 models, creating numerous new ways of entering the world of Mercedes-AMG. The new E 43 4MATIC Saloon and the new E 43 Estate add particularly versatile alternatives for business and recreation to this extensive product range”, says Tobias Moers, Chairman of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.
On both models, Mercedes-AMG has increased the output of the 3.0-litre six-cylinder engine with two larger turbochargers and the matching engine and transmission software to 295 kW (401 hp). The peak torque of 520 Newton metres is already available from 2500 rpm.
This package guarantees performance on par with sports cars, complete with a noticeably sporty throttle response The Saloon model reaches a speed of 100 km/h from a standing start in 4.6 seconds, the Estate model in 4.7 seconds. Both models have an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h.
The data at a glance:
|Mercedes-AMG E 43 4MATIC Saloon||Mercedes-AMG E 43 4MATIC Estate|
|Engine||Twin-turbo V-6||Twin-turbo V-6|
|Displacement||2996 cc||2996 cc|
|Output||295 kW (401 hp) at 6100 rpm||295 kW (401 hp) at 6100 rpm|
|Peak torque||520 Nm
at 2500-5000 rpm
at 2500-5000 rpm
|Fuel consumption urban/extra-urban/ combined||10.9/6.7/8.2 l/100 km||11.0/7.0/8.4 l/100 km|
|CO2 emissions, combined||187 g/km||192 g/km|
|Kerb weight (according to DIN/EC)||1765 kg* / 1840 kg**||1855 kg* / 1930 kg**|
|Acceleration 0-100 km/h||4.6 s||4.7 s|
|Top speed||250 km/h***||250 km/h***|