Mercedes-AMG S 43 4Matic: missiles level

Affalterbach, 11 March 2016

It now just says no "AMG for the poor": on the auto show shows in New York (25 March to 3 April 2016) the new AMG Mercedes E 43 4Matic as world premiere. He is the intermediate stage on the way to the future E 63 AMG, which debuts at the earliest end of 2016.

34 HP more power

The number 43 in AMG is not new, they already exist in the c-class and the SLC. On the same three-liter V6 gasoline engine with twin turbo, the GLE also has 450 AMG. While but the previous 43 367 HP must come out, Mercedes will bring for the time being strongest E-class 401 HP from the aggregate. This is made possible by larger turbocharger, a 1.1-bar increased boost pressure and a modified software. Further technical data: From 2,500 rpm, the maximum torque of 520 Newton metres is available, after 4.6 seconds, the 100 km/h mark is reached. To better assess: the old E 63 AMG with 557 PS was only 0.3 seconds faster. As usual, is the maximum speed at 250 km/h from controlled electronically.

Discrete steam hammer

Outside the Mercedes-AMG is E 43 discreetly, connoisseurs show three large openings in the front apron, what is under the hood. Two transverse fins on the air vents, a black radiator fin, and of course the AMG logo be added. The car is painted black 19-inch alus, rear Flash two tailpipes in four flood-look out. Interior offers sports seats the driver and front passenger. On the furniture such as on the dashboard are red stitching, also red belts round off the overall picture. The so-called "Racetimer" and a 280-km/h speedometer scale in the race flag design is reserved for the S 43.

Automatic double-declutching

The nine stages automatic transmission in which the switching times have been reduced in the case of the AMG is always on board. A multiple feedback circuit is possible, in two sports modes there is a double-declutching function. Via shift paddles on the steering wheel, manual intervention is possible. A private sport suspension on the basis of the air suspension is designed for the S 43. The Adaptive dampers can of "Comfort" to "sports plus" be corrected. Speaking of sports: on board is a special parameter steering with two different votes.

Market launch in September 2016

The four-wheel drive is also becoming standard. He has been emphasized heavy. The single-stage transfer case of all wheel is flanged as their own system to the automatic. In the earlier generations of seven-course, it was even integrated in the gearbox. According to Mercedes, the new add on solution to modify the distribution of torque depending on the model allows. Five different driving modes provides the S 43. The "eco" setting is surprising: in addition to start-stop, she enables a sailing function between 60 and 160 km/h. This happens when the driver takes his foot off the gas. So come the factory specification of 8.3 l/100 km in range. Ordered the new Mercedes-AMG S 43 4Matic from the 20th June 2016, at the dealer, he is from September 2016. The price of the vehicle was not communicated. (rh)