The Mercedes-AMG C 43 (2022): the prices are out

Presentation and price: C 43 starts at a good 71,000 euros (update!)

The new C-Class is finally becoming an AMG! As the C 43, the Swabian mid-range gets a sporty four-cylinder for the first time and will do without the previous V6 in the future.


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The engine comes basically from the 45 models of the A-Class, but is supplemented by an electric turbocharger. The C 43 can be ordered immediately, and the sedan will cost at least 71,460 euros. The station wagon starts at 73,245 euros.
Mercedes AMG C 43 Sedan

All-wheel steering is standard for the C 43. The rear impresses with four chrome-plated tailpipe trims.

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.

Mercedes AMG C 43 Sedan

Carbon decor and a sports steering wheel with optional Alcantara components characterize the interior.

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.

Mercedes-AMG C 43 Estate

In addition to the sedan, the C-Class entry-level AMG model is also available as a more practical station wagon.

The one man, one engine principle is typical for the majority of AMG units and is now also used in the smallest C-Class offshoot with the AMG logo.

Performance: More than 400 hp in the C class

The mild hybrid delivers 408 hp (+ 14 hp hybrid boost) and is said to be able to convince with an electric turbocharger with particularly good response behavior without turbo lag. Here, a small electric motor is placed on the turbocharger shaft, which is why it can be operated independently of the engine speed and the amount of exhaust gas. The transmission is a nine-speed automatic with a wet starting clutch.

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.

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