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When AMG becomes normal | 2017 Mercedes-AMG E43 First Drive



Just imagine if the vehicles we're used seeing to as taxis – Crown Victorias and homely Camry Hybrids – were the basis for luxurious, high-performance sedans. It doesn't make sense back home, but that's the stage that history has set for the 2017 Mercedes-AMG E43 4Matic. In Germany, where we flew to evaluate the E43 on its home turf, it rubs retractable mirrors with Mercedes-Benz dump trucks and busses. It only takes a few minutes of eyeballing local traffic to realize the E-Class is the prototypical, ubiquitous European taxicab.

The strange duality of the E-Class is unusual but fascinating. Its earliest ancestors were rugged, overbuilt workhorses largely underendowed in the power department. By the 1990s, realizing the E-Class had evolved into something capable of transcending its workaday roots, Mercedes decided to hot-rod its taxi. The 500E was born, a strange and wonderful 322-horsepower special slipped off the assembly line to be hand-built in Zuffenhausen by Porsche. AMG got involved with the W210-series E-Class, and over time performance reached higher extremes with trunklid badges ballooning from E55 to E63.

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