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2017-06-20 16:53

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Johannesburg - Mercedes-Benz has launched new additions to its E-Class range in June 2017, including the new coupe variant.

Two new models join the E-Class range this week; the E43 and E63 S have arrived in SA, the former powered by a 3.0-litre V6 biturbo engine producing 295kW. According to the automaker it represents the most powerful variant of the Mercedes-AMG 43 range.

With two new turbochargers (and software upgrades), the six-cylinder engine delivers an output of 295kW/520Nm.

It's available with the automaker's 4MATIC four-wheel drive.

Power is channeled via the 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission. Spoty upgrades include a re-tuned sports suspension (based on the automaker's air-suspension) and improved steering.   

2017 E 43 4MATIC: Key facts

Price - R1 165 800
Engine - V6 biturbo
Displacement - 2996 cc
Output - 295kW at 6100 r/min
Peak torque - 520Nm at 2500-5000 r/min
Acceleration 0-100 km/h - 4.6 sec
Top speed - 250 km/h

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Most powerful E-Class yet

E63 S 4 Matic

Launching simultaneously with the E43 is the Mercedes-AMG E63 S 4MATIC+. According to Mercedes, it's the "most powerful E-Class yet".

It's powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine that generates 450kW. It features a cylinder-deactivation system as standard and, says, Mercedes, "sets the benchmark in its segment".

The new model dispatches 0 to 100km/h in 3.4 seconds. 

E 63 S 4MATIC+: key facts

Price - R1 868 400
Engine - 4.0-litre V8 with twin turbochargers and direct injection
Displacement - 3982cc
Output- 450kW at 5750–6500 r/min
Peak torque - 850Nm at 2500–4500 r/min
Drive system- AMG Performance 4MATIC+ permanent all-wheel drive with variable torque distribution and drift mode
Transmission- AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9-speed sports transmission
Acceleration 0–100 km/h - 3.4 sec
Top speed - 250 km/h

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