The aesthetic racer.
- The new C 43 4MATIC Coupé also fulfils the brand promise of ‘Driving Performance’ in every respect.
- For the highly dynamic driving experience that is the hallmark of the brand, the Affalterbach-based development teams have put together a scintillating engineering package: the 270 kW (367 hp) 3.0-litre V6 twin-turbo engine is combined with the new 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission that provides agile gearshifts.
- Together with the AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive and the model-specific chassis technology, this provides the optimum basis for high agility and exhilarating lateral dynamics.
The new C 43 4MATIC Coupé never stops challenging as it fulfils the brand promise of ‘Driving Performance’ in every respect. The 3.0-litre V6 twin-turbo engine provides impressive performance with its 270 kW (367 hp) maximum power and peak torque of 520 newton metres: sprinting from rest to 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds, its speed is electronically limited at 250 km/h. The newly developed front axle, the taut elastokinematics and the highly precise steering make a substantial contribution to the agile driving experience.
AMG-specific: the 3.0-litre V6 twin-turbo engine
The new 3.0-litre V6 twin-turbo engine is part of the BlueDIRECT engine family from Mercedes-Benz. Technical advances including a modified boost pressure allowed the AMG engineers to increase the engine’s power output and torque as well as its dynamism and flexibility to typical AMG levels. With 270 kW (367 hp) and 520 Nm, the V6 engine sets new standards in its segment. The NANOSLIDE® coating of the cylinder liners is also used in the Formula One engines of MERCEDES-AMG PETRONAS. Especially tough and, therefore, wear-resistant, this coating also reduces friction, thereby contributing to higher efficiency. The AMG powerplant can be identified by the red aluminium insert in the engine cover.
Short shift times, high efficiency: 9G-TRONIC
Thanks to the model-specific software application, the AMG developers managed to reduce substantially the shift times of the 9-speed transmission. The multiple downshift allows even faster short bursts of speed, while the double-declutching function in the “Sport” and “Sport Plus” transmission modes makes for an even more emotive driving experience. Defined ignition adjustments also provide faster gearshifts in the “Eco” and “Comfort” modes.
“Manual” mode can be enabled by pressing a button on the centre console. The gear changes are based on the selected transmission mode, and the driver can now change gear using the paddles on the steering wheel. Moreover, the transmission stays in the selected gear and does not automatically shift up when the engine speed reaches the limit.
With automatic variable damping: the sports suspension
The Mercedes-AMG C 43 4MATIC Coupé offers the optimum conditions for high driving dynamics and outstanding comfort on long journeys thanks to the standard-fit AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension. The four-link front axle is fitted with special steering knuckles and load-bearing joints; all components have been optimised in terms of rigidity.
A more negative camber on the front axle and on the multi-link rear axle enhances lateral dynamics. The elastokinematics of both axles have been designed to be more rigid in general. All these measures improve agility, and boost the dynamics. In addition, the driver benefits from reduced body roll, higher lateral acceleration, better traction, and strong neutral handling at the limit.
The driver can select the automatic adjustable damping system’s three suspension modes “Comfort”, “Sport” and “Sport Plus” using a button on the centre console to fully customise the driving impression.
Characteristics at the tap of a finger: AMG DYNAMIC SELECT
With the five AMG DYNAMIC SELECT transmission modes “Eco”, “Comfort”, “Sport”, “Sport Plus” and “Individual”, the driver can tailor the characteristics of the
C 43 4MATIC Coupé to individual preferences at the tap of a finger. The available range extends from efficient and comfortable to very sporty. This modifies key parameters, such as the response of the engine, transmission, suspension set-up and steering.
The “Sport Plus” mode in particular delivers impressive hallmark AMG dynamics and enhances the emotional appeal: partial cylinder suppression during gear changes by means of a momentary and precisely defined retardation of ignition and injection under full throttle allows for even faster gear changes, and is also audible to the driver. This is perfectly complemented by the emotive double-declutching function when downshifting.
In order to increase efficiency, the ECO start/stop function and the ‘sailing’ function reduce fuel consumption in “Eco” mode: when the driver releases the accelerator in a speed range between 60 and 160 km/h, the clutch is disengaged and the engine is decoupled from the powertrain. The electronics reduce the engine speed to idle level, and the driving resistance is reduced by the compression and frictional forces of the engine in overrun mode.
Direct and with clear feedback: speed-sensitive sports steering
The speed-sensitive sports steering assists the agile cornering of the new C 43 4MATIC Coupé with its variable ratio. It stands out with its precise, highly authentic feedback. The servo assistance can be varied in the “Comfort” or “Sport” setting. The relevant characteristics are automatically activated depending on the selected DYNAMIC SELECT transmission mode or can be personalised in “Individual” mode.
Muscular with an emphasis on width: the exterior design
The Mercedes-AMG C 43 4MATIC Coupé is outstandingly sporty in appearance, making it instantly recognisable as a member of the AMG family. Characteristic features include the distinctive AMG styling as well as the specific light-alloy wheels. They underscore the brand’s progressive nature and performance. The engine cover with red aluminium insert accentuates the strengths of the new twin-turbo six-cylinder engine.
The AMG styling includes the front apron with sporty distinctive air intakes, diamond meshes, silver chrome trim, as well as the rear apron with matt iridium silver diffuser insert. The diamond radiator grille features chrome-plated pins, a louvre in high-gloss black and the AMG lettering. Down below, the silver chrome front splitter ensures an optimal flow of air to the cooling modules.
Additional highlights include the black exterior mirror housings, the high-gloss black waistline trim strip and window frame, as well as the two chrome-plated tailpipes with centre divider. Further striking features come courtesy of the new “BITURBO – 4MATIC” lettering on the front wings and the “AMG” (left) and “C 43” (right) lettering on the boot lid.
The Mercedes-AMG C 43 4MATIC Coupé comes with the Night package, which adds heat-insulating dark tinted glass rearward of the B-pillar, high-gloss black front apron trim, a high-gloss black diffuser-look insert at the rear, and two black tailpipes with centre divider.
19-inch AMG 5-spoke light-alloy wheels painted in high-gloss black with a high-sheen finish round off the design visually.
Sporty look with model-specific details: the interior design
The interior reinforces the consistently dynamic bias with numerous specially designed details. Ideal for a dynamic driving style, the multifunction sports steering wheel in black leather features a flattened bottom section and red contrasting topstitching, and sits perfectly in the hand.
The driver finds a secure position in the sports seat even driving at speed thanks to the improved lateral support. The ARTICO man-made leather upholstery and the instrument panel trimmed with ARTICO create a very sporty ambience. The man-made leather is also used on the upper edges of the body, the armrests, the door centre panels and the centre console. Red contrasting topstitching, designo red safety belts and black floor mats with red edging add attractive highlights. The aluminium trim pieces with light-tone longitudinal grain embedded in the instrument panel and the doors provide effective contrasts.
The AMG instrument cluster delivers all relevant information in a clearly arranged layout optimised for a dynamic driving style. An authentic sports car look and feel is provided by two tube-shaped round dials, 13.97 cm (5.5-inch) multifunction colour display, RACETIMER and 280 km/h scale in chequered-flag
The Mercedes-AMG C 43 4MATIC Coupé at a glance:
|Mercedes-AMG C 43 4MATIC Coupé
|270 kW (367 hp)
at 5500-6000 rpm
at 2000-4200 rpm
|8.0-7.8 l/100 km
|183 – 178 g/km
|Price (OTR without Insurance)
*price is inclusive of GST
* Ready-to-drive condition (fuel tank 90% full, without driver and luggage); ** Ready-to-drive condition (fuel tank 90% full, with driver (68 kg) and luggage (7 kg); *** Electronically limited; 250 km/h with AMG Driver’s Package
Jessica Kan, Marketing Communication, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia
Tel: 03-8074 1037 / 012-328 5798, [email protected]
Jamie Wong, Marketing Communication, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia
Tel: 03-8074 1036 / 012-648 8608, [email protected]
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Equipment included in the vehicle price
|Drive Systems / Safety Systems
|· 9G-Tronic (AMG-tuned)
· AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension
· AMG DYNAMIC SELECT
· AMG Performance exhaust system
· Eco start/stop
· Active Brake Assist
· PRE-SAFE® system
· Anti-Theft alarm system
· Interior monitoring system
· Tyre pressure monitoring system
· Adaptive brake lights
|· AMG Line exterior
· Night package
· 19-inch AMG 5-twin-spoke light alloy wheels
· LED Intelligent Light System
· Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus
· AMG spoiler lip
· Electrically folding exterior mirrors
· Underbody protection
|· AMG Line interior
· Artico man-made leather/ Dinamica microfibre upholstery
· Dashboard and door beltlines in ARTICO man-made leather
· designo seat belts in red
· AMG floor mats
· Aluminium trim with trapeze cut
· Panoramic sliding sunroof
· Ambient lighting
· AMG door sill panels
· Double cup holder
· Belt feeder
|Comfort & Assistance Systems
|· THERMATIC automatic climate control
· 360 Camera
· HANDS-FREE ACCESS
· KEYLESS-GO starting function
· Parking Pilot
· Cruise control
· 4-way lumbar support
· Electrically adjustable front seats with memory function
· Automatically dimming interior, exterior mirrors
· Boot lid convenience closing feature
· Stowage Space package
|· COMAND Online
· Touchpad controller
· Burmester surround sound system
· DVD player