2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG E

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Key specs

Base trim shown

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  • Combined mpg not available

  • Seating not available

  • Length not available, Height not available

  • Drivetrain not available

Overview

The good:

  • Sinister looks
  • Lightly bolstered, comfortable front seats

The bad:

  • Low backseat
  • Real leather upholstery not standard

1 trim

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  • AMG E 63 S-Model 4MATIC

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Notable features

  • Redesigned for 2017
  • High-performance version of the midsize E-Class
  • Twin-turbo V-6 engine (E43)
  • Rear-biased all-wheel drive standard
  • Air suspension standard

2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG E review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

Two months after Mercedes-Benz introduced the redesigned E-Class, the brand unveiled the car’s first AMG version. But this isn’t the fire-breathing V-8 E63; instead, the first AMG E-Class is an E43 with a turbo V-6. Mercedes will still market the car under its newish AMG sub-brand, as in the Mercedes-AMG E43.

The E43 takes on cars like the Audi S6 and higher-output versions of the BMW 5 Series, Lexus GS and Cadillac CTS. The sedan goes on sale in early 2017 with pricing expected to start in the low-$70,000 range, according to Mercedes.
ExteriorThe E43 looks similar to the E-Class, with three large, functional openings in the front bumper. The outer openings have two crossbars, while the grille itself has a single bar with a dotted chrome background. Nineteen-inch alloy wheels, dual split exhaust openings and a trunk-lid spoiler round out the look. Twenty-inch rims are optional.
InteriorInside, the E43 has sport seats with faux-suede and vinyl upholstery. Nappa leather is optional, as are AMG performance seats. Red stitching lines the seats, door inlays, steering wheel and dashboard; the seat belts also are red. Optionally, the E43 can have a 12.3-inch gauge screen with simulated instruments.
Under the HoodThe E43 gets a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 that makes 396 horsepower and 384 pounds-feet of torque, up 34 hp versus the twin-turbo V-6 in the C450. (Torque remains the same.) It sends power to all four wheels through a nine-speed automatic transmission and a rear-biased version of Mercedes’ 4Matic all-wheel-drive system, which defaults 69 percent of its power to the rear wheels, which is even more than the usual split for rear-biased all-wheel drive. Add it all up, and Mercedes says the E43 hits 60 mph in 4.5 seconds. That’s about even with manufacturer-estimated times for the S6, which has considerably more power but 341 pounds of extra curb weight.

The E43 gets variable-ratio power steering (not just variable assist, as is the norm) as well as an AMG-tuned adaptive air suspension. Selectable driving modes alter various drivetrain, suspension and steering systems to one of four driving modes, with a mix-and-match fifth mode if you want to configure your own.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior design 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Smooth ride!

This car is excellent for those who value the quality and the classic prestige, it kept well, my grandpa was driven very gently, mostly he kept the car in the garage. The car looks new drives smooth, you will love it.

4.8

Luxury and Reliable yet sporty

I like Benz for many Reasons. It's Luxury, Reliable, sporty feel, long lasting Vehicle and Class. I recommend this Vehicle to all my friends. Sedan or SUV

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Mercedes-Benz
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
6 years old or less/less than 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
1 year/unlimited miles
Powertrain
1 year/unlimited miles
Dealer certification required
164-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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