New 2017 Mercedes-AMG E43 Sedan Brings A 396HP Bi-Turbo V6 And Stealthy Looks

Mercedes-AMG is spreading the use of their new twin-turbo’d V6 mill on the new E-Class sedan with the creation of the E43 AMG performance model that will have its world premiere at the New York Auto Show later this month.

The new 2017 E43 AMG is the more affordable, smaller-engined and less powerful baby brother of the upcoming, high-performance E63 AMG, with the two models to share similar chassis improvements.

Whereas the next E63 AMG will get a 4.0-liter twin-turbo pushing around 600 horses, the new E43 AMG adopts the sport division’s 3.0-liter bi-turbocharged V6 found in a number of models, ranging from the new C43 AMG to the AMG GLE 450 Coupe (soon to be renamed AMG GLE 43 Coupe).

On the AMG E43, Mercedes-AMG engineers squeezed another 34hp from the V6 through the use of larger turbochargers and an updated ECU, lifting output to 396hp (401PS), while maintaining the same 384 lb-ft of peak torque as in the other ‘43’ models.

A rear-biased AMG Performance 4MATIC four-wheel drive system with a front-to-rear ratio of 31:69 percent works together with a standard 9-speed 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission with shorter shift times to help the E43 reach 60mph in 4.5 seconds (0-100km/h in 4.6 sec) and on to an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph (250km/h).

Accompanying the E43 sedan’s under hood changes is an improved chassis with a standard AMG AIRMATIC Adaptive Sport Suspension, a more direct, speed-sensitive steering ratio and a larger braking system with internally ventilated compound brake discs.

On the outside, AMG took a ‘Q-car’ like approach with a handful of discreet aero and styling improvements such as the bespoke 19-inch alloy wheels, a diamond grille with chrome pins, a re-profiled front bumper with larger air-inlets, and a barely visible rear diffuser incorporating stealthy blacked out quad tail pipes.

The same approach was followed in the interior that gains a flat-bottom multifunction sports steering wheel, red stitching throughout, and an AMG instrument cluster.

While we’re going to see the new E43 AMG for the first time in a couple of weeks in New York, the car won’t go on sale in the USA before the beginning of 2017.

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  • 0-100 km/h in 4.6 seconds… damn.
    What more can you possibly need?

    • Kash

      The wagon version?

      • Not for me.
        There are some very cool wagons but Mercedes has not had one since W123 (T123) wagon. 🙂

    • Merc1

      And that is going to be like 4.2-4.4 secs for 0-60 mph in U.S. testing. MB’s numbers are always conservative.


      • Could be, but I don’t think so.
        This is turbocharged so it means it can easily (and will) be tuned… and it is already stepping “big brothers'” toes (E500, AMG55 and AMG63, whatever Mercedes plans to offer) unless they go all out and offer a 3-second 0-100 km/h E-class…

        • Tumbi Mtika

          I’d buy that.

  • Honda NSX-R

    Very nice

  • Elmediterraneo

    I can’t wait to see the true AMG, the 63.

  • Rick Alexander

    I understand the need, for car companies to keep a consistent design language, throughout its lineup. With that said, I find the design of the new E Class much too similar to the new C Class. Before reading the heading, I thought I was looking at another iteration of the AMG C43.

    • thunder bolt

      your complaint comes a little too late now that it is considered plagiarism.

      • Rick Alexander

        Plagiarism? You’re joking right?

  • xDRAN0x

    Do want / can’t afford / Cry

  • NG212

    This looks great to me. The hp numbers are better than the other 43s. And performance is brisk.

    If you can’t afford a 63, you’re not really losing.

  • Mika

    Very nice looking!!!!
    Like it a lot!

  • thunder bolt

    Merc design + performance = crying BMW

  • i ll have one. without that red seatbelts though.

  • mic

    … but doesn’t it look an awful lot like a jaguar? … and even the older hyundais?

    • Tumbi Mtika


  • :(((

    So bulky…….

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Now they build this…