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New Mercedes-AMG C 43 4Matic gets more power

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Mercedes-Benz has updated the entry-level performance saloon, the Mercedes-AMG C 43 4Matic. The new C 43 gets minor design upgrades and more power.

Not much can be said about the design as the changes are minor compared to the outgoing model. Changes include the AMG radiator grille with twin louvre in matt iridium silver, side air curtains in the front apron, high-gloss chrome twin tail pipes, and aerodynamically optimized 18-inch AMG light-alloy wheels. There is also an option of 19-inch with five twin spokes, painted in tantalite grey, high-gloss black or matt black with a high-sheen finish.

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Interiors get Artico man-made leather with red topstitching, Aluminium sports pedals with black studs, piano black accents and so on. Options include seat side bolsters with built-in air cushions, trim elements in anthracite open-pore oak wood, open-pore walnut, combination of longitudinal-grain aluminium for the doors and black open-pore ash wood for the centre console. There is also carbon fibre / aluminium and matt silver fibreglass trims.

Other features include touchpads on the steering wheel, 12.3-inch fully digital instrument cluster, and 7-inch or optional 10.25-inch central media display.

Powertrain
The 3.0-litre (2,996 cc) V6 biturbo now produces 287 kW (390 hp) @ 6,100 rpm and 520 Nm of torque @ 2,500-5,000 rpm. Transmission is an AMG Speedshift 9G TCT, sending power to the all four wheels via rear-biased 4Matic all-wheel drive system (31 to 69 percent).

The new C 43 can sprint from 0-100 km/h in 4.7 seconds and top speed is limited to 250 km/h.

The steering wheel is AMG speed-sensitive with variable ratio. Suspension is AMG Ride Control with adjustable, electronically controlled damping system.

There is also an optional AMG Track Pace that can be ordered for the COMAND Online infotainment system.

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