For 2017 model year Mercedes-AMG started offering entry-level performance models with "43" badges. In some cases, as with the C450, AMG 43's will replace non-AMG models and bring more identity to the cars.
Here is the list of AMG 43 models and those they will replace:
|Mercedes-AMG E43 Sedan|
|Engine||AMG-enhanced 3.0L V6 biturbo|
|Output||396 hp @ 6100 rpm|
|Peak torque||384 lb-ft|
|Acceleration 0-60 mph||4.5 sec|
|Top speed||130 mph (electronically limited)|
|Number of cylinders/arrangement|
|Bore x stroke mm||88.0 x 82.1|
|Rated output hp||396 at 6,100 rpm|
|Rated torque lb-ft||386 at 2,500-5,000 rpm|
|Compression ratio||10.7: 1|
For E43, engineers at AMG has enhanced the output of 3.0-liter V6 engine with two large turbochargers, situated close to the engine. Thanks to the modified software the engine has gotten more responsive while lowering emissions and fuel consumption. Inner walls of cylinders are coated with Formula-1 technology, which along with the fuel injection system is taken straight from Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 race-cars.
|Driven wheels||AMG Performance 4MATIC® all-wheel drive with rear- biased torque split 31:69 (f:r)|
|Transmission||AMG-enhanced 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic|
With a 9-speed automatic transmission, which now has shorter shift times thanks to double clutch technology and is especially tuned for more aggressive driving, AMG E43 three driving modes: Sport, Sport+, and Manual. In Manual mode driver can change the gears through paddle shifters situated behind the steering wheel; engine will keep roaring until the needle reaches the red line.
Mercedes-Benz signature 4MATIC all-wheel drive system has been tuned by AMG to deliver more power to E43's rear wheels to better handle over-steering. Rear wheels get 69 percent of the transferred power, while front wheels get remaining 31 percent.
Total of 5 AMG DYNAMIC SELECT driving modes can be selected - Eco, Comfort, Sport, Sport+, and Individual - each of which tweak the way engine responds to driver's actions. In Eco mode the engine becomes less responsive in order to save on fuel consumption. In Manual mode, the driver has to change the gears through paddle shifters and can choose desired suspension set-up.
Sport and Sport+ modes cut the response lag to minimum, and put suspension on the stiffest mode. In Sport+ mode the running speed of the engine on idle is higher so that E43 can accelerate from standstill faster
|Front axle||AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension based on AIR BODY CONTROL with three-link axle, multi-chamber air bellows, twin-tube gas-filled shock absorbers, and adaptive adjustable damping|
|Rear axle||AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension based on AIR BODY CONTROL with multi-link axle, multi-chamber air bellows, single-tube gas-filled shock absorbers, and adaptive adjustable damping|
|Braking system||Hydraulic dual-circuit braking system with vacuum booster, stepped master brake cylinder; 14.2” disc brakes at front, vented and cross- drilled, four-piston aluminum fixed calipers; 14.2” vented and cross- drilled disc brakes at rear, single-piston aluminum floating calipers; electric parking brake, ABS, 3-stage ESP®|
|Steering||Electromechanical speed-sensitive sports power steering with toothed rack, variable steering ratio (14.5:1 at dead center) and variable power assist|
|Wheels | Tires||front: 8.0” x 19”; rear: 9.0” x 19” | front: 245/40 ZR19; rear: 275/35 ZR19|
|Track, front/rear in||64.1/62.9|
|Overall length in||194.6|
|Overall width in||73.2|
|Overall height in||57.0|
|Turning circle ft||41.3|