Spyshots: 2018 Mercedes-AMG E43 Coupe And Cabriolet CaughtAuto News
Mercedes-AMG is is about to release coupe and cabriolet versions of the AMG E43, joining the sedan and wagon variants. Europeans spy photographers caught both upcoming two door variants undergoing testing on public roads.
As seen on the AMG E43 sedan and wagon, the coupe and cabriolet versions are expected to receive similar styling cues, though with some subtle changes. The test mules here wear a redesigned side skirt plus a more pronounced rear spoiler. These spyshots also indicates that the quad muffler set up is near identical to its sedan sibling.
All Mercedes-AMG 43 models are powered a 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 available in two states of tune. Standard transmission is a nine-speed 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission that sends power to all four wheels via the company's 4Matic system.
Currently, Mercedes-AMG E43 sedan and wagon get the more powerful 401 hp state of tune. Other AMG 43 models receive a lower 367 hp tune.
Locally, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia is expected to introduce the range of AMG 43 models in coming months, though it is unclear which exact models are being slated. Mark Raine, MBM Vice President of Passenger Cars had mentioned this to the Malaysian media last year.
Yesterday, speaking to Carlist.my, he confirmed that Mercedes-Benz Malaysia will be introducing new AMG products come Q2 2017. Whilst he did not mention the exact models, it is safe to assume that the AMG 43 line is expected to be introduced here.
"First of all, I can confirm that we will have fireworks to celebrate 50 years of AMG. It will involve events, products, special highlights. So we will have fireworks of new AMG products coming to the market, to keep customers and the public in suspense of what that would be, happening in Q2. We will have an exciting array of product launches for the AMG brand plus many highlights to celebrate this momentus occasion which will involve the customers," he said.