Mercedes AMG family extends today with the introduction of the C43 AMG Coupe, the car that is suppose to fill the gap between the standard version of the car and the top of the line C63 AMG. Scheduled to be introduced next week in Geneva Motor Show, the new Mercedes C43 AMG Coupe uses a 3.0-litre V6 twin-turbo engine providing 367 hp and a peak torque of 520 newton metres. This allows sprinting from rest to 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds and reaching an electronically limited speed of 250 km/h.
The 9G-Tronic automatic transmission is especially matched to the Mercedes-AMG C 43 4Matic. Thanks to the model-specific software application, the AMG division managed to reduce the shift times of the 9-speed transmission.
"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 only change gear using the paddles on the steering wheel. The transmission stays in the selected gear and does not automatically shift up when the engine speed reaches the limit.
The new performance coupe uses also an AMG Ride Control sport suspension. 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.
Also 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 Coupe.
On the outside, 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. 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.