Presentation and price: C 43 starts at a good 71,000 euros (update!)
Appearance and interior: Contrasting stitching creates an AMG feeling
Traditionally, the sheet metal dress of the C 43 does not change much compared to the normal C-Class with AMG line. At first glance, only the plaques on the fenders and the four round tailpipes suggest the smallest C-AMG.
Once inside, the new AMG sports steering wheel and the optional decor immediately catch the eye. Contrasting seams on the dashboard and in the door panels bring the right feeling. A new generation of their optional performance seats was also introduced with the C 43.
Equipment and engine: Electric turbo for the C 43
In addition to more power, the C-Class as a 43 model always gets all-wheel steering. The all-wheel drive with rear-biased torque distribution and the adjustable chassis are also part of the standard equipment of the C 43. With the M 139 engine from the A class, the C 43 is now also given an engine that was completely rebuilt by a mechanic.
Performance: More than 400 hp in the C class
The C 43 completes the standard sprint to 100 km/h in just 4.6 seconds, the estate takes a tenth longer. It ends at 250 km/h, for a surcharge of a good 2250 euros in the “AMG Drivers Package” the top speed can be increased to 265 km/h.