Mercedes-AMG / E43 /
By DANIEL DeGASPERI
IT IS a mystery up there with the
waters surrounding Bermuda: why Australians will likely love this turbo
V6-powered Mercedes-AMG E43 but never liked the V8-engined, chrome-tinged
Prime any vehicle with a sporting badge, sporty looks and the
usual promise of sports performance, and said model will likely sport healthy
With the E43, perhaps as Mercedes-Benz becomes more mainstream,
its AMG offshoot is now the badge for aspiring types.
Either way, the
new E43 lowers entry to AMG large sedan ownership by almost $100K.
It is also
wedged between the E500’s old (but new) BMW 540i rival and the pricier and
invisible Audi S6.
With a fast drivetrain served with all-wheel drive,
subtle styling and an opulent cabin, local executives freely admit that some
buyers turned away by the smaller, brusque, similarly priced but rear-drive
C63, will find a medium of Mercedes-Benz refinement and AMG aggression right
But can the Mercedes-AMG E43 turn on-paper promise into on-road
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Model release date: March 2017
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