Access to AMG levels of performance just got that much easier, as Mercedes-Benz Malaysia has just launched the CKD C 43 AMG 4MATIC in Malaysia. How accessible? RM 408,888 worth of ease.
It’s got the same 3.0-litre V6 twin-turbo engine, mated to an AMG-tuned 9G-TRONIC transmission – with substantially reduced shift times. The V6 engine produces 367 hp with 520 Nm of torque.There are five different AMG Dynamic Select modes – ECO, Sport, Comfort, Sport Plus and Individual.
Inside the V6 engine is a NANOSLIDE coating on the cylinder liners, just like the ones protecting the Mercedes-Benz Formula 1 V6 hybrid engine.The C 43 AMG 4MATIC’s ride is enhanced with the standard-fit AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension. The four-link front axle is fitted with special steering knuckles and load-bearing joints – all enhanced for rigidity.
Its striking exterior is based on the AMG Line exterior, distinguished with a few specific features. They include the diamond radiator grille, with “chrome pins” and AMG lettering. The AMG spoiler lip on the boot is the same as the one on the AMG Performance model.Elsewhere, the unmistakable silhouette of the C 43 is finished with 19-inch AMG 5-spoke light alloy wheels painted in high-gloss black.
Inside, standard equipment includes a flat-bottomed steering wheel, sports seats with enhanced lateral support and an exclusive AMG instrument cluster.
The seat covers, door centre panels and also upper part of the dashboard are finished with red stitching – a signature AMG appearance.