Mercedes-Benz E-Class AMG® E 43 Launch Control

July 19th, 2018 by

Product Specialist, Mike Delise demonstrates the Launch Control/Race Start on the Mercedes-Benz E-Class AMG® E 43.

To Activate Launch Control:

Depress the brake pedal with your left foot and keep it depressed. Pull and hold both steering wheel gearshift paddles.

  • The RACE START Confirm: Paddle UP Cancel: Paddle DOWN message appears in the multi function display.
  • Release both steering wheel gearshift paddles.
  • To cancel: pull the left steering wheel shift paddle.


  • To confirm: pull the right steering wheel shift paddle.
  • The RACE START available Depress accelerator message appears in the multi-function display.

Fully depress the accelerator pedal.

The engine speed increases to about 3500 rpms.
The RACE START Release brake to start message appears in the multi-function display.

  • Take your foot off the brake, but keep the accelerator pedal depressed.
  • The vehicle pulls away at maximum acceleration.
  • The RACE START active message appears in the multi-function display.
  • RACE START is deactivated when the vehicle reaches a speed of approximately 50 km/h.
  • RACE START is deactivated immediately if you release the accelerator pedal during RACE START or if any of the activation conditions are no longer fulfilled.

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