The fourth generation of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class was unveiled in 2014.
Four years later, the range received a facelift and the C43 version for all of its shapes: sedan, station-wagon, convertible, and coupe.
Ever since the first AMG was created, the German brand wanted to make a clear statement of performance and exclusivity. That recipe was continued to all the models that wore the AMG badge on them. The 2018 C43 Coupe was no exception and since it was the first C-Class coupe, it had to show it properly.
In the front, the twin-louver AMG radiator grille was a significant visual improvement over the lesser version of the C-Class Coupe. The front apron featured new additional air-intakes to improve the air-flow to the engine, for cooling. From the side, the specific AMG side sills were aerodynamically sculptured. On top of the trunk-lid, a body-colored lip-spoiler was installed.
Inside, the leather, microfiber materials, and aluminum were the most obvious materials used to craft the sporty, yet elegant, C-Class Coupe AMG. The door panels and the dashboard were covered in Artico man-made leather. The instrument cluster was available either with regular round dials or a new, fully configurable 12.3” display. As part of the AMG line, the steering wheel was different than the rest of the C-Class range, with a thicker, grippy, and flat-bottom shape.
The C43 AMG was available only with all-wheel-drive system 4Matic, with a front/rear torque split of 31:69. The 3.0-liter V6 engine was mated to a standard AMG Speedshift TCT 9G gearbox, with 9 gears. It was an evolved version from the standard 9G-Tronic, double-clutch, gearbox.