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MERCEDES-Benz launched six new Mercedes-AMG 43 se­ries mod­els on Thurs­day at the Sepang In­ter­na­tional Cir­cuit.

The per­for­mance mod­els are the Mercedes-AMG E 43 4MATIC, SLC 43, C 43 4MATIC, C 43 4MATIC CoupÈ, GLC 43 4MATIC and GLC 43 4MATIC CoupÈ.

All the mod­els are pow­ered by Mercedes’ 3.0-litre V6 biturbo en­gine tuned for per­for­mance by AMG

With in­creased charge pres­sure, the power out­put of the en­gine has been bumped up to 367hp with 520Nm of torque.

The tuned en­gines give the per­for­mance mod­els ac­cel­er­a­tion times of be­tween 4.6 - 4.9 sec­onds to the cen­tury dash.

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 401hp.

All the 43 se­ries mod­els are also equipped with 9G-TRONIC trans­mis­sions paired to the V6. The cars also fea­ture AMG ride con­trol sports sus­pen­sion with AMG-spe­cific axle com­po­nents and con­tin­u­ous damp­ing ad­just­ment which can be set to three damp­ing lev­els - “Com­fort”, “Sport” and “Sport Plus” at the touch of a but­ton on the cen­tre con­sole. This al­lows the driver to choose a wide spread of sus­pen­sion set­tings which range be­tween sporty driv­ing ex­pe­ri­ence and high lev­els of com­fort. On the GLC 43 CoupÈ 4MATIC and E 43 4MATIC, which are equipped with the multi cham­ber air AMG sports sus­pen­sion, 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.

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