Mercedes-AMG C43 4MATIC unleashed – now shares the same engine as the AMG A45

Mercedes-AMG C 43 4MATIC Limousine | Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: 9,1-8,7 l/100 km | CO₂-Emissionen kombiniert: 206-196 g/km*. Exterieur: Opalithweiß; Interieur: schwarz mit roten Nähten.;Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: 9,1-8,7 l/100 km | CO₂-Emissionen kombiniert: 206-196 g/km* Mercedes-AMG C 43 4MATIC Sedan | fuel consumption combined: 9,1-8,7 l/100 km | CO₂-emissions combined: 206-196 g/km*. Exterior: opalite white; interior: black with red stitching;Fuel consumption combined: 9,1-8,7 l/100 km | CO₂-emissions combined: 206-196 g/km*

You’ve seen what the all-new C-Class looks like but now, there’s a new AMG C43 4MATIC revealed by Mercedes-AMG. The biggest change, aside from how it looks, lies in the engine.

Unlike the 3-litre V6 engine used in the model before, the new C43 4MATIC is now powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine similar to the one powering the A 45 S. The engine produces 408 hp and 500 Nm, slightly less than the 421 hp and 500 Nm in the A 45 S.

The 2.0-litre engine in the C 43 is also the first car in the world to adopt an electric exhaust gas turbocharger. A tiny electric motor is used to spin the turbocharger, offering better acceleration across the revs.

The new engine is paired to a 9-speed automatic gearbox, to drive all four wheels. 0 to 100 km/h is done in 4.6 seconds, with top speed limited to 250 km/h. With the AMG Driver’s package, the top speed can be increased to 265 km/h.

The C 43 is equipped with adaptive suspension, rear-wheel steer, 4-pot brakes in the front, along with double wishbone suspension at the front and rear. Various drive modes such as Slippery, Comfort, Sport, Sport+, and Individual are available through the AMG Dynamic Select system.

Unlike the front grille of the C 200 and C 300, the C 43 sports the signature Panamericana front grille, a body kit similar to the C300, along with twin tailpipes unlike the dual single-exit ones in the C 200 and C 300. The standard wheels measure 18-inches in size.

The cabin looks very much like the standard C-Class; with a 12.3-inch fully digital instrument cluster and an 11.9-inch central infotainment display. The AMG Performance steering wheel is very much like the one found in the standard C 300, although the one in the C 43 is wrapped with mixed material. At the centre of it all are the massive AMG seats, which we hope wouldn’t be as stiff as the ones in the current A 45, and A 35 AMG.

Let’s see when it gets here!



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