The Mercedes-Benz E-Class is the best selling midsize luxury car in the world, which sets a pretty high standard. Outselling stellar competitors like the BMW 5 Series, Audi A6 and A7, Cadillac CTS, Jaguar XF, Lexus GS, and Infiniti Q70, the E-Class sets the bar that others follow.
So it’s only logical that the E’s high-performance variant— the one touched by the genius engineers over at AMG—would set another standard. Until 2017 that car was dubbed the E63 or E65, depending on whether it was motivated by a fire-breathing V8 or V12 engine, respectively. But for the first time in this sedan’s history, AMG is releasing a V6-powered E-Class, dubbed the E43.