One Engine: V6 Biturbo Tuned For Performance
The 3.0-litre V6 biturbo engine has been designed for performance by the AMG experts: thanks to the increased charge pressure. It has a power output of 270 kW (367 hp) and 520 Nm. A modified engine control system and the spontaneously responding turbocharges make the high-tech power plant extremely high-spirited, capable of sprinting from 0-100 between 4.6 – 4.9 seconds. Visually, the red aluminium inserts in the engine cover are an identifying feature with a specific badge for the 43 series models. The E 43 4MATIC is further uprated to 295kW (401hp).
Shorter Shift Times With 9G-TRONIC
All 43 series models are equipped with 9G-TRONIC, the perfect partner for the V6 sports engine allowing multiple downshifts for fast sprints and an emotional double declutching function in “Sport” and “Sport Plus”. The speed briefly revs up to 2000 rpm in “Sports Plus” driving range as the idle speed is also raised. The manual mode has an even sportier response – and the transmission does not automatically shift up on the rpm limiter. With the efficient coasting function on “Eco” programme, the vehicle uses its own kinetic energy.
AMG RIDE CONTROL Sports Suspension Setup And Sports Steering
The AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension with AMG-specific axle components features continuous damping adjustment which can be set to 3 damping levels – “Comfort”, “Sport” and “Sport Plus” – with a button in the centre console. This allows a huge spread between a sporty driving experience and a high level of comfort. In addition, with the AMG sports suspension based on AIR BODY CONTROL (GLC 43 Coupé 4MATIC, E 43 4MATIC), different height levels can be set. The AMG Handling Package with
AMG rear axle differential lock is available in the SLC 43 for improved traction in all driving situations.
With its constant, very direct ratios the AMG speed-sensitive sports steering provides for agile cornering. At the same time the steering power assistance adjusts to the DYNAMIC SELECT driving programmes in two characteristics (“Comfort” and “Sport”).