The 2016 Mercedes-AMG E43 gets twin-turbo muscle

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We might have to wait a bit longer before we’ll see Mercedes-AMG’s new fire-breathing E63, but for now the company has unveiled their new E43 sedan – and it’s packing a twin-turbo power-plant.

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The new E63 is powered by a 3.0L twin-turbo V6 engine, which is good for 295kW (396hp) of power and 521Nm (384lb-ft) of torque. It’s actually the same engine Mercedes-AMG used in their C43 Coupe, although the one in the two-door develops 18kW (24hp) less. The twin-turbo 6 is paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission, which Mercedes say will allow the E43 to hit 100km/h (60mph) in 4.5 seconds. It’ll also come with a quad exhaust, which we hope will give the car plenty of bark. Like the C43, the E43 will be all-wheel drive only, but at least it’s rear-biased: Mercedes says that 69 percent of the engine’s torque is directed to the rear wheels, which should hopefully keep things fun.

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As expected, the E43 gets its fair share of “sports” options sprinkled throughout. There’s a sportier look, a sports suspension, sports steering, sportier wheels, and of course AMG sports seats. All together, it sounds like the it will make for a great every-day sports sedan.

Look for the Mercedes-AMG E43 at the New York Auto Show later this month.

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