Mercedes-AMG has unveiled its facelifted ‘warm’ C43 Coupe and Convertible with a lot more engineering, mildly tweaked appears to be and extra electric power.
The two-doorway semi-skim AMG models have been given the exact same exterior updates as the standard C-Class array, which implies minimal adjustments to the front and rear bumpers, a revised grille and far more aerodynamic wheels. An optional AMG Styling Package deal adds a further front splitter, broader aspect skirts and gloss black components in the rear bumper.
A ‘Carbon Package’ is also out there, and provides mirrors and a rear spoiler concluded in the lightweight weave. The ‘Night Package’ trades the carbon for gloss black, and heaps of it.
The alterations are similarly subtle at the rear of the wheel, the place the C43 gains the (optional) 12.3-inch digital instrument binnacle rolled out throughout the wider C-Course vary.
AMG Efficiency seats are optional, and insert heating in the coupe and neck-warming ‘Airscarf’ functionality in the cabriolet. When compared to the foundation C-Course assortment you get metal sports pedals, pink seatbelts and crimson contrast topstitching on the seats as conventional. A fresh new AMG sporting activities steering wheel and metal change paddles are also common.
Ability still comes from a 3.-litre twin-turbo V6, now making 287kW (+17kW) and 520Nm for a 4.7-second sprint to 100km/h, on the way to an electronically-capped 250km/h prime pace.
That grunt is place to the street as a result of a revised 9G twin-clutch transmission, built to deliver snappier shifts on the way up, and unfurl several downshifts when you pull the remaining-hand paddle. A rear-biased all-wheel push system stays, created to supply excellent traction when it is damp and a purely natural, rear-biased emotion when it’s dry.
Mercedes-Benz’s local arm has verified the up-to-date C-Class Coupe and Cabriolet selection will go on sale in Australia from August.
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