Mercedes-AMG 4Matic E 43: The “basic” AMG E-Class

For the first time at the wheel of the new technology Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Lisbon, the German sedan debuts variant access to AMG range, a prelude to the powerful E 63 V8 Biturbo that we’re forward to seeing you soon. This is the Mercedes-AMG E 43 4Matic, powered twin -turbo V6 and all-wheel drive.

With respect to the other 43 variants of the range, the E – Class, which certainly comes in September- increases engine power 3 – liter V6 34 hp, thanks to two turbochargers larger, higher-pressure turbos and new management electronics, for a total of 401 hp at 6,100 RPM. The maximum torque is 520 Nm and is available from only 2,500 rpm.

AMG E-ClassA charge of sending all that brute force to the asphalt are the gearbox 9G-Tronic newly developed nine gears (with function “double clutch” in cuts, selective disconnection of cylinders, so “sailing” and Eco Start / Stop ). And traction AMG Performance 4Matic, tuning by AMG, which sends more torque to the rear axle (69% rear and 31% front) to get closer to a rear – drive feel that a 4×4 to use.

They add the place a sports suspension based on air suspension Air Control Body – more rigid (ABC) in the conventional – versions or a direct address variable gear ratio. However, the sprint from 0 to 100 km / h takes you 4.6 seconds and is capable of reaching 250 km / h (electronically limited). Meanwhile, the average consumption is 8.3 liters per hundred kilometers (189 g / km of CO2).

When the stop is used to brake system large, with ventilated discs 360 millimeters at the front axle with fixed four – piston calipers with distinctive AMG and discs also 360 millimeters on the rear axle, but with pincers floating of a single piston.

Of course, offer different driving modes that vary the feel of the accelerator, the speed of change or address (Eco, Comfort, Sport, Sport Plus and Single) and also available is a manual mode for transmission, which allows us to change marching through the cams built into the steering wheel, taking full control of change. It also has three levels of hardness air suspension: Comfort, Sport and Sports Plus.

More aggressive

Aesthetically it differs from the rest of the range by the generous front air intakes, grille indeed diamond with chrome slats, alloy wheels AMG 19 – inch five – spoke glossy black finish, chrome trims outputs exhaust, rear bumper insert as a diffuser or the spoiler of the boot lid in the same body color.

Already in the cabin, we find sports seats upholstered in simile leather Arctic and Dynamic microfiber in black, with seams of red, elements such as the instrument panel or door trim with the same upholstery, black roof, sports steering wheel Multifunction flattened in its lower area, sports pedal or seat belts in red.

It is also specific the AMG instrument cluster in design with a checkered flag with two analog clocks and display center 4.5 – inch with all relevant information, including a chronometer. In addition, the mark speedometer 280 km / h. As noted pictured below, it will also be available the digital instrument cluster (new in the Class E), style Class S.

Finally, among the most interesting option offered they include a few seats AMG with even more lateral grip and Napa leather upholstery, or 20 – inch wheels in bi -color finish. Orders will be opened on June 20, with deliveries in September, although its official coming – out will take place later this month in the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS).

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