2017 Mercedes-Benz E43 AMG

Mercedes' new "mid-sports" E43 AMG picks up where the E300 leaves off and before the E63 begins.

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Visual changes include a "diamond point" grille and a more aggressive lower fascia.

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The rear end gets dual exhaust finishers, a subtle rear diffuser and a trunk lid spoiler.

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The E43 still suffers from the same slightly saggy rump as other current Benz sedans.

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The E43 weighs 4,145 pounds before options.

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The nicest cabin in the midsize luxury sedan segment gets even richer with a few E43-specific sporting touches.

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Benz says zero-to-60 mph arrives in 4.5 seconds, and top speed is capped at 155 mph.

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The E43's trunk accommodates 13.1 cubic feet of cargo.

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A closeup look at the E43's unique "diamond-point grille."

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19-inch AMG alloys are standard, but this test car features optional 20s.

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Disc brakes are 14.2-inch vented and crossdrilled units at all four corners, with four-piston calipers up front and single-piston calipers in the rear.

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Machine-surfaced aluminum alloy wheels also feature gloss-black accents.

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