Mercedes-AMG C43 coupe debuts with 362hp biturbo V6

Mercedes-AMG has rolled out another performance car that buyers can choose from called the C43 coupe. The C43 slots into the C family of cars and packs a 362hp 3.0L biturbo V6 engine under the hood. The engine is mated with a new 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission that is able to change gears quickly. The car also sports 4MATIC all-wheel drive.

The biturbo engine has 384 lb-ft of torque to go with the 362hp and can push the car from a standstill to 60mph in 4.6 seconds. The C43 has a top speed of 155mph and that top speed is electronically limited. The 9G transmission has a double-declutch function when shifting down and has fast gear changes when in sport plus mode. The transmission has paddle shifters behind the wheel for manual shifting in sport mode.

The 4MATIC AWD system has rear-biased torque with a distribution of 31% front and 69% rear. AMG Ride control sport suspension with adaptive variable damping has three different settings that can be selected via a button. That suspension tech was adopted from the Mercedes-AMG C63. AMG Dynamic Select is also has five drive modes that the driver can select with AMG-specific tuning.

A three-stage Electronic Stability Program will help keep the car stable and the car has a larger braking system than other C series cars. The brakes are internally ventilated compound brake discs that are perforated at the front measuring 14.2-inches and 12.6-inches at the rear. Other features include special AMG 18-inch wheels, AMG instrument cluster, multifunction sports steering wheel, and special upholstery in MB-Tex/Dinamica microfiber. An optional Night Package adds gloss black front apron trim, gloss black diffuser-look insert for the back, and black tailpipes. Pricing and availability are unannounced at this time.


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