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Mercedes-AMG C43 prices bridge the C-Class AMG gap

By David Bonnici, 11 Aug 2016 Car News

Mercedes-AMG C43

The dream of owning a Mercedes-AMG coupe just got a little easier to realise, with local pricing for the C43 sedan, coupe and wagon.

It just got cheaper to score a Mercedes-AMG C-Class with prices for the V6-powered Mercedes-AMG C43 starting just north of $100,000. 

The C43 range encompasses sedan, coupe and wagon bodystyles, and all three are available to order now with deliveries commencing in October. 

Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe

Opening the lineup is the C43 sedan, which retails for $101,900 plus on-roads. The estate follows at $104,400 and the C43 Coupe caps off the range at $105,615, putting the C43 family squarely in the middle between the mainstream C250d and the flagship V8-powered C63.

The C43 bridges the performance gap between the standard Mercedes-Benz C-Class models and the C63 as well. Sedan, coupe and wagon are all powered by a 3.0 litre twin-turbo petrol V6, which makes peak power of 270kW and a torque max of 520Nm. Power is sent to all four wheels via a performance-tuned all-wheel drive system and a nine-speed automatic is the sole transmission offered. 

Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe

It’ll zip zero to 100km/h in about 4.7 seconds with the drive mode selector set to Sport or Sport+, while shift times are claimed to be substantially faster than grocery-getting versions of Benz’s nine-speed. 

Standard equipment for all C43 models includes a head-up display, AMG Night Package, 19-inch AMG wheels, sports suspension with adjustable dampers, a sports exhaust system, panoramic sunroof, Burmester surround sound system and Benz’s COMAND Online infotainment system

Mercedes-AMG C43 Wagon

The Coupe adds heated front seats to that list. 

Aesthetically, the C43 boasts a beefed up bodykit to help differentiate it from the standard C-Class, though the absence of a pair of longitudinal strakes on the bonnet are the tell-tale clue that the C43 doesn’t have a honking 4.0 litre V8 in its snout. 

Standard safety equipment includes collision prevention assist, active lane keeping, blindspot warning and a 360-degree parking camera view.