In view of the 50th Anniversary of AMG, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia is introducing six new models of the Mercedes-AMG 43 Series. The Mercedes-AMG 43 series takes up the recognizable exterior and interior motifs that are exclusive and reserved for this model line-up. Six variants of the 43 series comprise the C43 4MATIC, C43 4MATIC Coupe, E 43 4MATIC, GLC 43 4MATIC, GLC 43 4MATIC and SLC 43.
The E AMG 43 model comes with high-sheen 20-inch AMG five-spoke light-alloy wheels painted in high-gloss black. The rear end features characteristic highlights, with two chrome-plated quad-flow exhaust tailpipes conveying a particularly sporty aesthetic. Meanwhile, the rear apron trim in diffusor look comes in silver chrome, while the standard-specification spoiler lip on the boot lid is painted in the body colour.
On the inside, the E 43 4MATIC, a masterpiece on its own, incorporates an instrument panel, in AMG Nappa leather, black with red contrasting topstitching. The details emphasize the exclusive nature of the interior, in terms of both visual and tactile appeal.
The 3.0-liter V6 biturbo engine has been designed for performance by the AMG experts: thanks to the increased charge pressure. It has a power output of 270 kW (367 hp) and 520 Nm. On the E 43 AMG, output goes up to 401 hp (255 kW), with a peak torque of 520 Nm. Meantime, a 0 – 100 km/h sprint is done in 4.6 seconds at a top speed of 250 km/h (electronically limited).
A modified engine control system and the spontaneously responding turbocharges make the high-tech power plant extremely high-spirited, capable of sprinting from 0-100 between 4.6 – 4.9 seconds for the 43 series line-up. Visually, the red aluminium inserts in the engine cover are an identifying feature with a specific badge for the 43 series models.
All 43 series models are equipped with 9G-TRONIC, the perfect partner for the V6 sports engine allowing multiple downshifts for fast sprints and an emotional double declutching function in “Sport” and “Sport Plus”. There’s also the efficient coasting function “Eco” and “Comfort” modes. Additionally. the AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension with AMG-specific axle components features continuous damping adjustment which can be set to 3 damping levels, “Comfort”, “Sport” and “Sport Plus”, with a button in the center console. Furthermore, with the AMG sports suspension based on AIR BODY CONTROL (GLC 43 Coupé 4MATIC, E 43 4MATIC), different height levels can be set. The AMG Handling Package with AMG rear axle differential lock is available in the SLC 43 for improved traction in all driving situations. And thanks to the AMG speed-sensitive sports steering, expect agile cornering and auto adjust steering power assistance to the DYNAMIC SELECT driving programs in both “Comfort” and “Sport” modes.
The standard all-wheel drive AMG Performance 4MATIC (except on the SLC 43) is characterized by the rear-biased torque distribution of 31% on the front axle to 69% on the rear axle.
The base price for the Mercedes E 43 AMG 4MATIC is RM 658,888, not including insurance.