The Mercedes-AMG C43 Proves Four-Cylinders Are Better….Again - gallery

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  • The Mercedes-AMG C43 Proves Four-Cylinders Are Better….Again - gallery
  • The Mercedes-AMG C43 Proves Four-Cylinders Are Better….Again - gallery
    Mercedes has revealed the new AMG C43, and like the rest of the C-Class it features another version of the M139, this time tuned to just a hair over 400 ponies, and that’s for the base C43
  • The Mercedes-AMG C43 Proves Four-Cylinders Are Better….Again - gallery
    The new C43 features AMG’s Panamericana grille, a slightly restyled front fascia, and an overall more aggressive nose.
  • The Mercedes-AMG C43 Proves Four-Cylinders Are Better….Again - gallery
    There’s also black trim thrown about instead of chrome, especially around the windows.
  • The Mercedes-AMG C43 Proves Four-Cylinders Are Better….Again - gallery
    Four round exhaust pipes expel the four-cylinder’s sound track while the new mini spoiler on the rear deck adds just a hint of sportiness.
  • The Mercedes-AMG C43 Proves Four-Cylinders Are Better….Again - gallery
    Under the hood sits an electrified version of Mercedes’ M139, 2.0-liter, inline-four. In the C43, it’s tuned to deliver 402 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque, which is a bit more than expected.
  • The Mercedes-AMG C43 Proves Four-Cylinders Are Better….Again - gallery
    There’s a boost system built into the 48-volt mild-hybrid system that boosts horsepower by 13 ponies, too. All told, despite being a smaller engine, this is a big improvement.
  • The Mercedes-AMG C43 Proves Four-Cylinders Are Better….Again - gallery
    The old C43 was powered by a heavier, 3.0-liter, twin-turbo, V-6 that put down 385 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque. So, torque is down a bit, not surprisingly, but horsepower is up by 17 ponies.
  • The Mercedes-AMG C43 Proves Four-Cylinders Are Better….Again - gallery
    Power is routed to all four wheels via AMG’s nine-speed, multi-clutch automatic transmission, but here the 4Matic AWD system is programed to distribute 31-percent of torque to the front axle and 69-percent of torque to the rear wheels.
  • The Mercedes-AMG C43 Proves Four-Cylinders Are Better….Again - gallery
    In the end, the AMG C43 can hit 60 mph in 4.6 seconds, while top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph. That is unless you opt for the 19- or 20-inch wheels, in which case Mercedes will bump that speed limiter up to 165 mph.
  • The Mercedes-AMG C43 Proves Four-Cylinders Are Better….Again - gallery
    AMG’s Ride Control, Adaptive Damping System, and rear-axle steering are all included under the standard umbrella.
  • The Mercedes-AMG C43 Proves Four-Cylinders Are Better….Again - gallery
    AMG sport seats, flat-bottom AMG steering wheel, AMG sport pedals, and the red stitching throughout the cabin are all included as standard
  • The Mercedes-AMG C43 Proves Four-Cylinders Are Better….Again - gallery
    . Pricing for the 2023 Mercedes-AMG C43 has yet to be announced, though, the outgoing model started at around $56,500, so the new model should carry a similar price with maybe a small price bump at best.
  • The Mercedes-AMG C43 Proves Four-Cylinders Are Better….Again - gallery
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  • The Mercedes-AMG C43 Proves Four-Cylinders Are Better….Again - gallery
  • The Mercedes-AMG C43 Proves Four-Cylinders Are Better….Again - gallery
  • The Mercedes-AMG C43 Proves Four-Cylinders Are Better….Again - gallery
  • The Mercedes-AMG C43 Proves Four-Cylinders Are Better….Again - gallery
  • The Mercedes-AMG C43 Proves Four-Cylinders Are Better….Again - gallery
  • The Mercedes-AMG C43 Proves Four-Cylinders Are Better….Again - gallery
  • The Mercedes-AMG C43 Proves Four-Cylinders Are Better….Again - gallery
  • The Mercedes-AMG C43 Proves Four-Cylinders Are Better….Again - gallery
  • The Mercedes-AMG C43 Proves Four-Cylinders Are Better….Again - gallery
  • The Mercedes-AMG C43 Proves Four-Cylinders Are Better….Again - gallery
  • The Mercedes-AMG C43 Proves Four-Cylinders Are Better….Again - gallery
  • The Mercedes-AMG C43 Proves Four-Cylinders Are Better….Again - gallery
  • The Mercedes-AMG C43 Proves Four-Cylinders Are Better….Again - gallery
  • The Mercedes-AMG C43 Proves Four-Cylinders Are Better….Again - gallery
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