During the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Mercedes-Benz unveiled their first new high-performance variant to the E-Class: the 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG E43.
Expected to be available in AutoNation-affiliated Mercedes-Benz dealerships across the nation in early 2017, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG E43 will feature the ultimate in style, high-class comfort, and perfect sports car performance.
While this classically-created precision performance machine isn’t available just yet, we do know many of the specifications that it will come with.
2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG E43 Exterior
The exterior design of the Mercedes-Benz AMG E43 offers an athletic appearance that is instantly recognizable as part of the AMG family of vehicles. The front bumper includes three large openings for optimum air flow to the coolers and sporting dynamic cross fins for enhanced aesthetics while the diamond grille features chromed pins, a high-gloss black finish, and AMG lettering.
Standard 19-inch five-spoke light alloy wheels painted in high-gloss black offer a dynamic presence. Body lines bring your eye back toward the rear end, which sports a spoiler lip, rear diffusor with silver chrome, and two chrome-plated quad-flow exhaust tailpipes.
The exterior doesn’t just exemplify athletic and sporty, it exudes it from every crevice and pore, yet still retains the classic elegance for which Mercedes-Benz is known.
2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG E43 Interior
On the inside, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG E43 is just as elegant as the exterior is athletic. The driver and front passenger will relax in the comfort of sports seats covered in MB-Tex DINAMICA upholstery with red topstitching or in available Nappa Leather. The door center panels and dashboard are finished in MB-Tex with red accent stitching while the black roof lining and red seatbelts up the ante for style.
A fully digitized instrument panel houses a 12.3-inch display that showcases all your vehicle’s driving information, such as a tachometer, speed, distance traveled, and more. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz E43 will also feature a high-end audio system capable of Bluetooth hands-free calling and audio streaming, AM and FM radio, Navigation, and more.
2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG E43 Performance
Mercedes-Benz states that the AMG E43 achieves an acceleration of zero to 60 in a mere 4.5 seconds. With a 396-horsepower Bi-Turbo V6 which has been fiddled with by AMG, we aren’t surprised that this sporty sedan can obtain a sub-5-second 60 mph romp. Two all-new turbochargers put out an incredible 16 psi of pressure and provide quick-boost.
Mated to the V6 engine is Mercedes-Benz 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission, featuring dynamic driving modes such as ‘Sport’ and ‘Sport Plus’, while the suspension can be adapted to Comfort, Sport, and Sport Plus for a custom driving experience.
2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG E43 Safety
Mercedes-Benz features plenty of standard and optional safety features, including airbags, pre-safe collision systems, DISTRONIC PLUS with brake assist, active blind spot monitoring, lane keep assist, and more.
2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG E43 Overall
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG E43 is sure to be an instant hit with performance enthusiasts, and offers plenty of premium features to boot. While it offers plenty of premium refinements, the Mercedes-Benz AMG E43’s real money-maker is beneath the hood, and they’ve made sure it’ll appease your desire for speed, and then some. Make sure to look for this classically elegant, powerful performer at showrooms in early 2017.
While you can’t yet have the Mercedes-AMG E43, there are plenty of other premium Mercedes-Benz vehicles at your local AutoNation-affiliated dealerships to lease or own until the E43 emerges from production lines!