The cars have been seriously improved in the looks department and the ride quality as well as the interior fit and finish are finally on par with the E-Class sedan.
Soon, there will also be versions of the E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet developed by Mercedes-AMG.
A prototype for what’s destined to be a new E43 Cabriolet has just been spotted. An E43 Coupe is also in the works.
2017 Mercedes-AMG E43 first drive
The 43 series is AMG’s first stage of performance, offering buyers the sporty looks and handling of one of the tuner’s dedicated performance models but with a regular Mercedes powertrain under the hood. The E43 sedan already on sale comes with a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 delivering 396 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque, and we expect the same for the E43 Coupe and Cabriolet.
Other upgrades over the standard model will include a body kit, larger wheels and brakes, and AMG-tuned steering and suspension. All-wheel drive will also come standard.
Look for the E43 Coupe and Cabriolet to debut later this year, as 2018 models.