The new Mercedes-AMG C 43 4MATIC Cabriolet and C 43 4MATIC Coupé: New members of the C-Class performance family

Jun 3, 2016
Affalterbach

Mercedes-AMG is adding two attractive new models to the sporty C-Class line-up in the guise of the C 43 4MATIC Cabriolet and the C 43 4MATIC Coupé. With the powerful 270 kW (367 hp) 3.0-litre V6 biturbo engine, 9G‑TRONIC automatic transmission with shortened shift times, AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive and model-specific suspension, both newcomers boast the brand's hallmark Driving Performance.

Mercedes-AMG is extending its offering with two further models in the C-Class performance family: "The AMG product portfolio is continually growing, making the world of Driving Performance more diverse than ever. We are continuing to expand at a fast pace and, with the new C 43 4MATIC Cabriolet and Coupé, we are offering a younger target group yet more alternatives for discovering the fascinating world of AMG", says Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.

With its maximum power of 270 kW (367 hp) and peak torque of 520 newton metres, the 3.0-litre V6 biturbo engine on board the new models can deliver impressive performance: the sprint from a standing start to 100 km/h is completed in 4.8 seconds (Cabriolet) and 4.7 seconds (Coupé), with the vehicles' speed electronically limited at 250 km/h.

The agile driving experience is mainly thanks to the standard-fit AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive with rear-biased torque distribution, the AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension with adaptive adjustable damping, the newly developed front axle, the stiff elastokinematics and the highly precise steering.

The key data

 

Mercedes-AMG C 43 4MATIC Cabriolet

Mercedes-AMG C 43 4MATIC Coupé

 

Engine

V6 biturbo

V6 biturbo

 

Displacement

2996 cc

2996 cc

 

Output

270 kW (367 hp) at 5500-6000 rpm

270 kW (367 hp) at 5500-6000 rpm

 

Peak torque

520 Nm at 2000-4200 rpm

520 Nm at 2000-4200 rpm

 

Fuel consumption - urban/extra-urban/combined

11.0/6.7/8.3 l/100 km

10.6/6.2/7.8 l/100 km

 

CO2 emissions - combined

190 g/km

178 g/km

 

Efficiency class

D

D

 

Kerb weight (according to DIN/EC)

1795 kg/1870 kg*

1660 kg/1735 kg*

Acceleration 0-100 km/h

4.8 s

4.7 s

 

Top speed

250 km/h*

250 km/h*

 

* DIN ready-to-drive condition (fuel tank 90% full) / EC ready-to-drive condition (fuel tank 90% full, with driver (68 kg) and luggage (7 kg)); ** electronically limited

The highlights

  • 3.0-litre V6 biturbo engine with modified engine management, increased boost pressure and also significantly enhanced dynamics and responsiveness
  • 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission with reduced shift times and double-declutching function during downshifting
  • AMG performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive with rear-biased torque distribution of 31 to 69 percent (front axle to rear axle)
  • AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension with adaptive adjustable damping in three stages, mode can be selected via button, adopted from the Mercedes-AMG C 63
  • AMG DYNAMIC SELECT Switch for dynamic, individually selectable driving experience with five transmission modes and AMG-specific parameterisation
  • Three-stage Electronic Stability Program ESP®
  • Front axle with newly developed steering knuckles and load-bearing joints on the spring link. Elastokinematic adjustments to the links adopted from the Mercedes-AMG C 63
  • Rear axle with elastokinematics tailored to higher driving dynamics
  • Large braking system with internally ventilated compound brake discs, perforated at the front with a diameter of 360 mm, and with a diameter of 320 mm at the rear
  • AMG styling with model-specific front and rear apron as well as special exhaust tailpipes
  • Diamond radiator grille with chrome pins and louvre in high-gloss black
  • 18" AMG light-alloy wheels in 5-spoke design, painted high-gloss black with a high-sheen finish
  • AMG instrument cluster in chequered-flag design with 280 km/h scale and AMG main menu
  • Multifunction sports steering wheel in leather with deep embossing in grip area, flattened bottom section, with red contrasting topstitching
  • Upholstery in ARTICO man-made leather / DINAMICA microfibre in black with AMG-specific seat upholstery layout and red topstitching
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