Mercedes-Benz already launched 12 models this year in the Indian market. To end the year on a high-note, Mercedes-Benz launched the new AMG C43 in India priced at Rs. 74.34 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The performance model based on the C-Class fills the gap between Mercedes-Benz C200 petrol and the tremendously powered C63 AMG.
The Mercedes-AMG C43 is powered by a 3.0-litre V6 engine that inhales through twin-turbo. The engine produces a maximum of 357 BHP and 520 Nm of maximum torque. The power goes to all the 4 wheels through a 9G-TRONIC gearbox. The car can sprint from 0-100 km/h in just 4.7 seconds. The C43 AMG also gets additional aids like AMG ride control which gets AMG developed springs and sports suspension set-up along with a 3 stage variable damper. The car also gets a performance exhaust as a standard that makes sure that the engine’s breathing is heard just right to the bystanders.
On the outside, the car gets larger air intakes in the front bumpers and a more aggressive stance that comes from the 18-inch 5-spoke AMG-Spec wheels. The rear bumper gets an inbuilt diffuser and there is also a subtle lip spoiler on the spoiler. The rear of the car boasts of quad exhaust set-up, similar to all the other AMG models.
On the inside, the car gets optional red accents on the door panels and aluminium accents on the dashboard. The instrument cluster comes with typical AMG dials and chequered flag design. The steering wheel gets top notch nappa leather with red top stitching and a flat bottom. There is also 5.5-inch multifunction display that gets AMG spec design. It also gets RACE TIMER which can show lap times.
Michael Jopp, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Mercedes-Benz India said, “The introduction of the AMG C43 follows our successful product strategy, which emphasizes on gradually building up the ‘AMG 43’ portfolio in India. With this sportscar, Mercedes-Benz India now extends the AMG brand promise of ‘Driving Performance’ and the typical AMG character traits, to an even broader target group. The new AMG C 43 4MATIC expands the product range of the performance and sports car brand of Mercedes-Benz with yet another new 43 AMG model. With the launch of this performance saloon, Mercedes-Benz India continues to offer the widest range of performance and specialty cars in the luxury car segment.”
Mr. Jopp further added, “The Mercedes-AMG C 43 4MATIC is fascination of motor racing in everyday life. Its exterior beauty is further amplified by the immersive and sporty interiors. In 2016, we have already introduced a diverse range of never seen before cars for the Indian market, which has been fascinating and delighting our customers. The Mercedes-AMG C 43 4MATIC is the 6 th car launched in India this year without a predecessor. This further underscores our strategy of continuously innovating and indulging our patronswith world-class products and services.”