Mercedes-Benz, the foremost and the oldest German auto manufacturer, is quickly increasing the quantity of AMG-branded vehicles in its lineup, and the 2017 Mercedes-AMG E43 at the Auto Show in New York is a wonderful example of that increase. A full-bore substitute for the E63 AMG is indeed on the way ultimately, and for now, the new AMG E43 is the middle step in the array. The 2017 model E43 is the high-performance adaptation of the standard 2017 model Mercedes-Benz E-Class medium sized luxury sedan. Basically, the Mercedes-AMG 43 versions are the middle sport line of the company, between the advanced AMG models and the standard Mercedes-Benz models.
The new model will be equipped with the all-wheel-drive system and it will be designed to vie with the Audi S6, but car buyers may also consider high-end models of the Lexus GS F, as well as the BMW 5 Series. The optionally accessible features also highlight the sporty character. These vary from AMG seats with amplified lateral support to 20-inch wheels to Nappa leather upholstery. Luxury buyers will be capable of flying under the radar with this powerful, yet traditional-looking edition of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
2017 Mercedes-AMG E43 Redesign, Exterior
The 2017 AMG E43 comes with an athletic and unique external design. The outside looks of the vehicle render it immediately identifiable as an affiliate of the AMG family. Aside from underscoring a powerful look, the three huge apertures in the front bumper ensure the best possible flow of air to the vehicle coolers, as well. Two stylish cross fins on the external cooling openings boost the visual presence of the new vehicle. The diamond front grille with chrome-trimmed pins, a louver in high-luster black and AMG inscription symbolize the further trademarks of the AMG 43 models.
The side view is dictated by high-luster, five-spoke 19-inch AMG frivolous alloy wheels painted in high-luster black.
The back end of the new vehicle features quality highlights, counting two chrome-coated quad-flow exhaust tailpipes, conveying a sporty artistic look to it. The rear diffuser of the vehicle comes in silver chrome, whereas the standard-design spoiler lip on the trunk top is painted in body color.
The New Mercedes-AMG E43 2017 comes equipped with an air suspension that imbues the handling and rides with the right blend of sport and comfort. For further agility, more nonaligned cornering actions and higher traction even while driving at high velocities, the new vehicle comes equipped with a committed sports suspension based on the AIR BODY CONTROL multi-compartment air suspension system. The vehicle’s Adaptive Damping System offers an option of three modes, such as Sport, Comfort, and Sport, which provides for wider scope between a sporty driving dynamics and a high level of comfort for longer rides.
The front four-link axle is fixed with unique load-bearing joints and steering knuckles, such that all parts have been optimized for firmness. The negative camber on the axle in the front and on the multi-link axle at the back enhances the lateral dynamics. The ELAStokinematics of both front and rear axles have been generally designed to be firmer. All these measures perk up the agility and increase the dynamics. Curb Weight is 4,145 lbs / 1880 kg.
2017 Mercedes-AMG E43 Interior
The interior design features a sporty look with model-explicit details. The interior of the vehicle reinforces its dynamic caliber with many individual details. The front passenger and the driver would get a safe position in the sports seats even while driving at top velocity, owing to the better lateral support. The seats are upholstered in MB-Tex or DINAMICA material that features a unique design and red top sewing as standard, whereas the Nappa leather upholstery comes as an optional feature. To complement the seat design, the dashboard and the door center panels are finished in MB-Tex material with red topstitching. The further sporty highlights of the new AMG E43 come from a black roof lining, elite pedals, and red seat belts.
The multifunction sports guiding wheel that comes with Touch Control in black color Nappa leather with red complementary topstitching and an even bottom part is ideally suitable for athletic driving. The AMG instrument bunch delivers all pertinent information in a clearly arranged design, optimized for an active driving style on the accessible entirely-digital, lofty-resolution 12.3-inch instrument display.
The next gen AMG E43 comes equipped with a high power, low fuel consumption AMG Bi-turbo engine with V6 configuration and with the displacement of 3.0 liters. This engine features a high power output, pooled with low fuel expenditure and CO2 emissions. The engine will produce the power of 396 ponies at 6100 rpm and torque of 384 lb-ft at 2500-5000 rpm, amid other things, to new, bigger turbochargers and the superior charge-air pressure of 16 psi. The two turbochargers that are installed near the engine offer instantaneous power.
The NANOSLIDE outside layer on the cylinder linings has undergone additional development, as well, in the Formula 1 V6 hybrid turbo powertrains from Mercedes-Benz. The strong and wear-resistant of this coating decreases friction, thus contributes to a higher efficiency. The same goes to the spray-steered fuel injection, with the maximum pressure of 2900 psi. The 2017 Mercedes-AMG E43 engine will be mated to a 9G-TRONIC mechanical transmission, which is specially designed to match the needs.
The new vehicle comes equipped with five different driving modes, such as Sport, Sport Plus, Eco, Comfort, and Manual. The manifold downshift function allows the natural short bursts of velocity, whereas the dual-declutching function in Sport Plus and Sport transmission modes offers an even more exciting driving experience. Defined ignition involvement further enables quicker gear shifting than in Comfort and Eco modes.
The Manual driving mode can be chosen using a separate key in the center console. The gear changes are derived from the chosen transmission mode and now, the driver can change the gear by exploiting the paddles mounted on the steering wheel. Furthermore, the transmission continues in the chosen gear and does not shift up automatically when the engine velocity reaches the limit.
The new Mercedes-AMG E43 2017 performance of the new vehicle is also increased by the engine, which makes it attain the speed of 60 mph from the stationary mode in 4.5 seconds and assists it to attain the maximum velocity of 155 mph, which is faster than the standard 2017 model Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
Base price and the release date
The 2017 Mercedes-AMG E43 release date is estimated to be the early part of 2017 with the preliminary cost of $ 70,000.
See also: 2016 BMW M3, 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, 2017 Audi S4
2017 Mercedes-AMG E43 Photos