Mercedes-Benz has introduced the first-ever high-performance derivative of the new E-Class. Being christened as Mercedes-AMG E 43 4Matic, it would have its global debut at the New York International Auto Show in March 2016. The sales of the new performance-oriented sedan are expected to start from September 2016. The E 43 4Matic features an updated 3.0L 6-cylinder engine, which develops a whooping power of 401bhp and peak torque of 520Nm.
As for exterior styling, the new E 43 4Matic flaunts diamond grille with chromed pins, a louvre in high-gloss black and the AMG lettering, while it rides on high-sheen 19-inch AMG five-spoke light-alloy wheels painted in high-gloss black. The rear end boasts of two chrome-plated quad-flow exhaust tailpipes, diffusor in silver chrome, and spoiler lip in body color paint shade. The interior cabin gets sports seats for the driver and front passenger. The interior upholstery is finished in ARTICO man-made leather/DINAMICA microfibre in black, while also on offer in nappa leather as optional.
In addition, the door centre panels and the dashboard are finished in ARTICO man-made leather with red topstitching. As for equipments, the E 43 4Matic comes with the flattened bottom multifunction sports steering wheel in black nappa leather, and AMG instrument cluster with 4.5-inch multifunction colour display, the RACETIMER and the 280 km/h scale in chequered-flag design. Coming to the performance, the 3.0L 6-cylinder powertrain, mated to a new 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission, delivers 401bhp and 520Nm. The sedan does a 0-100kmph sprint in just 4.6 seconds, while clocking an electronically limited top speed of 250 kmph.
"The new E 43 4MATIC offers impressive driving dynamics coupled with cutting-edge efficiency. Twin turbocharging, features adopted from motorsport and the characteristic AMG design immediately indicate to our customers that the new E‑Class from AMG offers pure Driving Performance coupled with cutting-edge technology and intense emotion," notes Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.