Sportiness without compromises.
Mercedes-AMG C 43 4MATIC
With its AMG genes and its powerful 3.0 liter V6 biturbo engine, the Mercedes-AMG C 43 4MATIC Coupé makes it easy for ambitious drivers to enter the world of AMG. Racetrack flair on the streets – and in your everyday life. The two-digit model name, characteristic for Mercedes AMG, identifies this model as part of the AMG portfolio.
3.0-LITER V6 BITURBO ENGINE
250 km/h (electronically limited)
The sporty, striking exterior design of the Mercedes-AMG C 43 4MATIC Coupé is based on the AMG Line exterior and is augmented with specific features. These include the diamond radiator grille with pins in chrome with "AMG" lettering, the "BITURBO 4MATIC" badge on the front wings and the two tailpipe trim elements in a twin-tailpipe design plus silver chrome-colored and high-gloss black detachable body parts and trim. The AMG spoiler lip on the trunk lid is the same as the one on the C 63 Coupé.
5-Twin-spoke design, high-gloss black, 19"
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Numerous design elements lend the exterior an even more dynamic and athletic character. These include a striking AMG bodystyling comprising an AMG front apron with distinctively sporty air intakes with crisscross grille and silver chrome trim, AMG side sill panels and AMG diffuser-look rear apron with insert in matte iridium silver, and 45.7 cm (18-inch) AMG 5-spoke light-alloy wheels painted in high-gloss black with a high-sheen finish. The two tailpipe trim elements with four-pipe look, the AMG spoiler lip, and black elements such as the exterior mirror housing, the beltlines and window weather strips, round off the vehicle's dynamic look. The "BITURBO 4MATIC" badge on the front wings and the diamond radiator grille with chrome pins and a high-gloss black louvre with chrome insert indicate the sporty exclusivity of the exterior.
AMG Exhaust System.
AMG-typical, throaty sound or reserved noise level – the acoustics of the AMG sports exhaust system adjust to the selected transmission mode. The double-declutching function when downshifting underscores the sporty vehicle setup in transmission mode "S." In transmission mode "S+" the V6 engine sound is at its most emotional – with double-declutching function and misfire in overrun mode as well as during gear shifting. The two chrome-plated tailpipe trim elements bring the sporty character of the AMG sports exhaust system to life on a visual level. They are separated by a centerpiece, thus creating a four-pipe look.
As an optional extra for the Mercedes-AMG C 43 Coupé, the driver can decide for the AMG Performance exhaust system. Three variably adjustable exhaust flaps are used to adapt the sound to the selected transmission mode. The driver can also change the sound characteristics at the press of a button. This allows a maximum spread of the sound, from comfortable to highly emotive.
Sports Braking System.
The sports braking system features internally ventilated compound brake discs at the front and rear. The gray brake calipers with "AMG" lettering in black at the front give the braking system a high quality and sporty character.
Features of the sports braking system:
Front axle: brake discs measuring 360 x 36 mm, internally ventilated and perforated, with four-piston aluminum fixed calipers and black "AMG" lettering.
Rear axle: brake discs measuring 320 x 24 mm, internally ventilated with one-piston floating caliper to fulfill electric parking brake function.
The Mercedes-AMG C 43 Coupé comes as standard with 45.7 cm (18-inch) AMG 5-spoke light-alloy wheels painted in high-gloss black and with a high-sheen finish, fitted with 225/45 R 18 tires at the front and 245/40 R 18 at the rear.
In addition, 48.3 cm (19-inch) AMG light-alloy wheels painted in titanium gray and with a high-sheen finish, or painted in high-gloss black and with a high-sheen finish are available as an optional extra. Furthermore, 48.3 cm (19-inch) AMG 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels painted in titanium gray with a high-sheen finish or painted in high-gloss black with a high-sheen finish are optionally available.
With striking design elements in black, the Night package underscores the already sporty, expressive character of the vehicle. These include:
Front apron with trim strip and trim strip on rear apron in high-gloss black, dark-tinted heat-insulating glass from B-pillar onward and a black tailpipe trim in twin-tailpipe design.
The components of the AMG Carbon-Fiber package II creates an effective contrast while giving the vehicle an even more dynamic look. It includes an AMG carbon-fiber exterior mirror housing and the typical AMG carbon-fiber spoiler lip.
Sportiness: an intrinsic value.
The interior greets the driver with an authentic sports car atmosphere, with multifunction sports steering wheel with flattened bottom section, sports seats with enhanced lateral support and an exclusive AMG instrument cluster with AMG menu. The seat upholstery, door center panels and also the upper part of the dashboard and beltlines are finished with red topstitching, a feature that is typical of the 43-series models.
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The premium, sporty interior includes standard equipment such as the three-spoke multifunction sports steering wheel, red seat belts and brushed stainless steel sports pedals with rubber studs. Sports seats in ARTICO man-made leather/DINAMICA, floor mats with red edging and "AMG" lettering plus red, contrasting topstitching complete the high-quality appearance of the interior.
The AMG instrument cluster with its two tube-design round dials and backplate with checkered flag design and the 13.97 cm (5.5-inch) multifunction display present all information clearly to the driver. The upper part of the dashboard and the beltlines in ARTICO man-made leather, controls in silver chrome, and high-quality light longitudinal-grain aluminum trim add premium touches to the interior.
An even more comprehensive lighting system for the interior, and improved visibility of the vehicle itself, are guaranteed courtesy of the Interior Light package, with its indirect illumination of the footwells and handle recesses, LED rear reading lights or courtesy and warning lights in the doors.
The AMG sports seats in ARTICO man-made leather/DINAMICA microfiber with AMG-specific seat upholstery layout are not only implying AMG typical sportiness. More contouring and higher seat side bolsters at the front provide optimized lateral support and brace the passengers during dynamic cornering.
As an optional extra, AMG Performance Seats are available for the Mercedes-AMG C 43 Coupé. The contouring of the side bolsters for the seat cushion and backrest offers superior lateral support, while the seat design gives the interior a sporty and distinctive look.
A fitting complement to the sporty handling is the three-spoke nappa leather multifunction sports steering wheel with flat bottom. The 12 ergonomic control buttons of the leather multifunction steering wheel allow the display menus of the instrument cluster and the audio/COMAND display to be controlled on the left. On the right, the driver can control the volume of audio devices, telephone and navigation system. The convincing looks and touch and feel comes in part also courtesy of loving details such as red, contrasting topstitching, the molded grip area, steering wheel paddle shifters and the silver chrome steering wheel trim.
As an optional extra for the Mercedes-AMG C 43 Coupé, the driver can decide for the AMG Performance steering wheel in black nappa leather/DINAMICA microfiber. For an even better grip it features the grip area finished in DINAMICA microfiber. The black 12-o'clock marking, a steering wheel bezel in silver chrome with "AMG" lettering, and silver-colored aluminum shift paddles round off the sporty design.
AMG Instrument Cluster.
The AMG instrument cluster, with its two large round dials and a central color multifunction display with a 13.97 cm screen diagonal, presents all important items of information in the driver's field of vision. There is a tube-look for the round dials, which have single glazing and a chrome frame. An ECO display helps the driver to adopt a particularly fuel-efficient style of driving. The speedometer is on the left and its scale goes up to 280 km/h, the rev counter on the right.
The checkered flag-look for the dials and striking typography add an exceptionally sporty touch to the large displays. Bar graph displays for fuel level and coolant temperature respectively are positioned at the bottom. Depending on the selected equipment, the speedometer may incorporate a DISTRONIC PLUS display in the form of an LED light strip. The color multifunction display shows the time and outside temperature as well as the gear stage currently engaged in conjunction with the 7G-TRONIC PLUS at the bottom, while the trip counter, trip information, ECO display and the animated presentation of the driver assistance systems are located in the middle of the display. The different items of information available on the multifunction display can be called up and edited using the buttons on the multifunction steering wheel. As soon as the vehicle enters overrun mode, the appropriate icon is shown in addition.
Thanks to the technology developed by Mercedes-AMG engineers, the Mercedes-AMG C 43 4MATIC Coupé is very agile to drive and offers exhilarating lateral dynamics. The basis for the high degree of hallmark AMG Driving Performance is the Mercedes-Benz 3.0-Liter V6 Biturbo engine enhanced by Mercedes-AMG and the performance-oriented all-wheel drive system AMG Performance 4MATIC with AMG-specific power distribution of 31% to the front axle and 69% to the rear axle. The three-stage AMG adjustable damping of the AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension is taken from the Mercedes-AMG C 63.
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The new 3.0 liter V6 biturbo engine is part of the BlueDIRECT engine family by Mercedes-Benz. By developing and adapting the manifold pressure, AMG engineers were able to boost both power and torque. Delivering 270 kW (367 hp) and 520 newton meters, the V6 unit sets new standards for Driving Performance in its segment – this is clear when we consider its impressive driving performance: Acceleration from zero to 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds underscores the sporty temperament of the Mercedes-AMG C 43 4MATIC. With a combined fuel consumption of 8.0 - 7.8 liters per 100 kilometers, and CO2 emissions of 183-178 grams per kilometer, the new V6 top model carves out an absolute leading position among its competitors.
Featuring nine forward gears, this automatic transmission takes efficiency, comfort and dynamism to a completely new level. It is the world's first 9-speed automatic transmission with hydrodynamic torque converter in the premium segment. The larger ratio range allows a reduction in engine speed, performance remains excellent while ride comfort is enhanced and noise levels are reduced. Smaller gear ratio increments and faster gear changes lead to even greater responsiveness and agility. At the same time, 9G-TRONIC impresses with smooth, barely perceptible gear shifting like that of a continuously variable transmission. As 9G-TRONIC is able to skip individual gears, multiple downshifts are possible for fast and powerful sprints. The shift characteristics can be preset from economical to dynamic with the transmission modes "Economy," "Sport" and "Manual." "Economy+" allows especially fuel-efficient driving thanks to the transition to overrun mode in the speed range between 60 and 160 km/h. Sporty drivers can change gear manually using the DIRECT SELECT steering wheel gearshift paddles — as in motorsports.
AMG PERFORMANCE 4MATIC.
The performance-oriented all-wheel drive developed by Mercedes-AMG combines optimum traction, hallmark AMG driving dynamics and maximum driving pleasure. This is ensured by the clear torque distribution to the rear. Unlike in the standard model, Mercedes-AMG distributes the engine torque in a ratio of 31% to the front axle and 69% to the rear axle. In addition, AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive increases driving safety and traction on wet or wintry road surfaces.
A multiple-disc clutch with 50 Nm blocking effect guarantees full realization of the road adhesion potential of all four wheels, especially on snow or ice. This basic concept enables high traction values because it uses the dynamic axle load shift towards the rear axle, which occurs during acceleration, for adding additional drive torque to the rear. In addition to traction and transverse dynamics, the all-wheel drive also improves the longitudinal dynamics of the vehicle for even more dynamic acceleration.
AMG RIDE CONTROL Sports Suspension.
With its adjustable, electronically controlled damping system, this steel chassis provides both sporty driving dynamics as well as brand-typical comfort on long journeys. The basis for this comes courtesy of a four-link front axle and a multi-link independent rear suspension. The AMG-specific kinematics and elastokinematics with newly developed components result in very high camber stability during dynamic cornering and at the same time improve comfort. The racing oriented, radial brake connection on the front axle supports agile, precise handling.
The driver is able to manually adjust the suspension to the three settings of "Comfort," "Sport" and "Sport+" — from highly comfortable to sporty and firm, for example for fast cornering. The damping system is continuously in operation. This improves driving safety and continuous-travel comfort. The damping tuning is controlled individually for each wheel and is dependent on the driving style, the road surface condition and the selected suspension setting.
AMG Speed-Sensitive Sports Steering.
Parameter steering is speed-dependent steering assistance. At high speeds the power assistance decreases, while at low speeds it is continually increased. Steering requires comparatively less effort at low speeds. Optimum control of the vehicle is also possible at high speeds. The risk of the steering wheel being wrenched out of the driver's hands at high speeds is also substantially reduced. A choice of steering characteristics supports a sporty or comfortable driving style.