At the very conclusion of 2021 Mercedes-Benz SA launched the new (W206) C-course into the neighborhood marketplace (examine much more below). The line-up will soon increase to involve the 1st of the AMG variants. The all-new Mercedes‑AMG C43 was introduced internationally this 7 days.
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Some time back Mercedes introduced that the W206 AMG choices would all attribute four-cylinder electricity. We coated that tale in this write-up. The incredibly to start with of the array is the Mercedes‑AMG C43. The C43 debuted in sedan and stationwagon guises. However, we never anticipate the latter to go on sale in SA.
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The new Mercedes‑AMG C43 functions a version of the company’s powerful turbocharged 2,-litre powerplant. This is in distinction to the outgoing C43 which had a turbocharged V6. The W206 model has 300 kW of electrical power and a most of 500 N.m of torque. Based on the scenario, an added increase of 10 kW is on faucet through a belt-pushed starter generator. The motor of the new C43 sits in longitudinal orientation, as opposed to the transverse mounting in the A45S (which we drove and wrote about right here).
The four pot motor options an F1-type turbocharger. This device is spooled up by a tiny electric motor. This ensures immediate electricity even from reduced engine speeds, just before there is ample vitality in the exhaust gases to spool up the turbo. Drive is despatched to all 4 wheels as a result of a 9-velocity automatic transmission. The drivetrain attributes a 31:69 front to rear electricity split.
This engine is comparable to that observed in the most up-to-date SL43, which you can read about below.
The C43 accelerates from standstill to 100 km/h in just 4,6 seconds thanks to a launch regulate perform. As is standard, top speed is restricted to 250 km/h, but it can be lifted to 265 km/h with the optional AMG Driver’s Deal.
An AMG sporting activities braking method with silver-painted brake calipers and black “AMG” lettering is regular fare. The front brake discs measure 370 mm. Four piston calipers clamp the internally ventilated and perforated merchandise. The rear discs are 320 mm and characteristic one-piston floating calipers
AMG bespoke touches
The Mercedes‑AMG C43 has many exterior and interior design cues to help differentiate it from other C-class derivatives. On the outside there is AMG’s Panamericana grille with vertical slats. A restyled lessen entrance bumper is extra bold with larger sized air intakes.
Black trim all over the windows replaces chrome. The C43 has 4 spherical exhaust pipes poking out of the rear bumper. In addition there is a slim spoiler on the trunk. 18-inch AMG gentle-alloy wheels are common, with 19- and 20-inch choices available.
Within there is the new C-Course inside therapy with a massive MBUX infotainment display screen. Figure-hugging AMG seats keep occupants in location. The driver gets to caress a flat-bottom AMG steering wheel and dance on AMG activity pedals. There is also purple topstitching through the inside.