Big Motoring Worlds Car of the Week: Mercedes Benz E-Class AMG E43
The Mercedes Benz E-Class. A jewel in the crown of Mercedes’ executive saloon line-up. Featuring elegant body styling and a specification level to rival it’s fellow German counterparts, the E-Class is a true class leader in the executive saloon field and we’re delighted to have available for sale this great AMG E43 example. First rolling off the production line back in 1993 the E-Class model has seen five generations and has evolved into the capable saloon that it is today. It’s this evolution that has seen it become a popular machine globally and when you take into account historical and current sales figures the E-Class is one of Mercedes’ best selling models in the marque's history. When you consider the luxurious specifications and it’s critical acclaim, it’s not hard to see why this machine has proved so popular and what makes our particular, ‘Car of the Week’, E-Class special is that it has been graced by the hands of Mercedes-Benz’s AMG division. Completed to AMG E45 specification this car takes the definition of the executive saloon to the next level. What this car is, is style and substance. Finished in deep blue, it is immediately clear that something powerful lurks under the skin of this car. The most notable give away is the dual colour, gloss black and silver AMG alloy wheels which nestle themselves neatly within the subtly flared wheel arches. The AMG design cues don’t stop there, however, as the AMG influence is clear to see across the exterior of the car. This extends to the front and rear apron, side skirts, spoiler lip and most notably to the exhaust system which is completed with twin exhaust pipes. From an interior point of view, the cabin has also been on the receiving end of some AMG treatment. Immediately giving you, the driver, a sporty feel, all the necessary and essential controls are aimed at the driver whilst from an aesthetic point of view, the use of contrasting red stitching and silver coloured trim pieces give a contemporary yet sporty edge. The cabin is also on the receiving end of the latest in Mercedes’ digital displays and features two, quite frankly, enormous 12.3" digital displays, with one taking the place of the traditional analogue instrument cluster. Aside from the visual digital masterclass, this AMG E43 comes with a range of fantastic options and includes the following features to name but a few, Active park assist with parktronic system, Analogue clock, Bluetooth interface for hands free telephone, COMAND HDD navigation with 12.3" central display and 12.3" Cockpit display, Memory Seats and Park assist pilot with front and rear park assist. The interior is completed by the Nappa leather upholstery which upholsters this car throughout. Under the bonnet is a powerful 3.0-Litre petrol engine which delivers 396 bhp. This translates to performance figures of a standstill to 62 mph in 4.6 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph. Completing this impressive mechanical specification is an automatic gearbox. Covering just 6,900 miles from new and benefitting from seeing just one previous keeper, this Mercedes Benz E-Class AMG E43 is available now at our recently opened Blue Bell Hill facility. To view the full specification on this fantastic machine, please visit our website here. Alternatively, our full Mercedes Benz range can be viewed here.