At the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz unveiled the new Mercedes-AMG® C43 sedan, a car that proves that no matter how much power you already have, you always have room for more.
The familiar 3.0-liter biturbo V6 engine under the hood now outputs 385 horsepower and 384 lb-ft of torque, up 23 horsepower from the outgoing model, and is matched with an AMG® SPEEDSHIFT® TCT nine-speed automatic and standard 4MATIC® all-wheel drive to produce exceptional results.
Mercedes-AMG® estimates that with this performance upgrade, the 2019 C43 sedan can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in only 4.6 seconds. Its top speed is electronically limited to 130 mph.
Like the facelifted 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class upon which it is based, the new C43 received a few visual modifications both inside and out. The AMG® grille is more expressive than before with a twin louver in matte iridium silver, and the rear uses twin tailpipes in high-gloss chrome to leave a lasting impression. Even more notable are the light-alloy wheels, which have been optimized in the wind tunnel to improve aerodynamic efficiency and brake cooling.
“The high demand and positive feedback have encouraged us to sharpen up not only the appearance of the facelift, but also its performance, efficiency and sportiness in true AMG® style,” explained Tobias Moers, Chairman of Mercedes-AMG®.
Inside is a brand new multifunction steering wheel in Nappa leather that boasts touch control buttons for the infotainment system and gauge cluster—it’s also notable that the former has grown to 10.25 inches for 2019, giving you even better control and visibility while using the COMAND Online infotainment system.
As an AMG® model, much about the luxury sports car is focused on track performance. This includes electromechanical speed-sensitive steering, adaptive adjustable damping (with three modes available via AMG DYNAMIC SELECT: Comfort, Sport, and Sport+) and AMG TRACK PACE, an optional virtual race engineer that not only records performance data while driving on closed circuits but even lets you record your own circuits using GPS data and share your experiences and data from the track online.
That being said, the 2019 Mercedes-AMG® C43 Sedan is as luxurious a car as you’d expect from the brand, with leather seats, aluminum sport pedals with black studs, Natural Grain Black Ash Wood trim and black Dinamica microfiber trim with red topstitching representing just a fraction of the car’s premium craftsmanship.
Pricing for the C43 has not yet been announced but should be revealed closer to the car’s arrival at United States dealerships in late 2018.
This article is presented by Zimbrick European in Madison, WI.