Mercedes-AMG C-Class C43 4Matic Premium 4Dr Auto Petrol Saloon
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AMG floor mats with red stitching, Electric windows one touch open/close, ESP with ASR, Bluetooth system, Attention assist, Automatic boot closing, Garmin Map Pilot navigation system with SD card, touchpad and voice control...
- Insurance Group43E
- Performance (BHP)367
- Number of Seats5
- CO2 (g/km)183
- Road Tax£830
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For those who like the idea of a fire-breathing V8-powered Mercedes-AMG C 63 but need a version of that car that's less expensive to buy and to run and features four driven wheels, the Stuttgart brand offers this, the V6-powered Mercedes-AMG C 43 4MATIC. Like its quicker stablemate, this model comes with a choice of saloon, estate, coupe or cabriolet bodystyles and has now been improved, with an uprated 390hp output.
'All or nothing' was always the Mercedes motto and it's tended to apply when the brand turns its hand to performance versions of its most popular models. Take the C-Class. Until quite recently, there was very little between mainstream versions of that car and its top super-fast V8-powered C 63 AMG derivative. Rivals don't work like that. Audi, for example, eases the gap between mainstream A4 models and an RS4 with its S4 model. In the same way, BMW provides an 'M Sport'-trimmed 340i as a stepping stone to its M3 and M4 models. In 2015, Mercedes realised that it needed to plug that gap too - and did so with the original version of this Mercedes-AMG C 43. To start with, this car put out 367hp from its 3.0-litre V6 biturbo engine, but this unit was uprated to 390hp as part of a package of changes made for the 2018 model year that have created the C 43 range we're going to look at here. As before, the car gets the 4MATIC 4WD system that you can't have (in our market anyway) on the V8 C 63.
Don't be fooled by the C 43's name. Traditionally, AMG-powered cars are named after the size of the engines that sit under the bonnet. However, this Mercedes-AMG C 43 gets a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged V6 petrol engine which now develops 390bhp (23hp more than before) and a lusty 520Nm of torque. That all means that it will rocket you from zero to 62mph in just 4.7 seconds in saloon or Coupe guise, while the Cabriolet does the same in 4.8s and the estate registers 4.9s. All derivatives will push on to a limited top-speed of 155mph. That's performance quite justifying the positioning of this variant as the next step down in the C-Class hierarchy from the potent V8-powered C 63. In fact, in some ways a C 43 is more desirable that a C 63 for unlike its V8-powered rear-driven stablemate, it comes with 4WD as standard to better get torque to the tarmac. The 4MATIC set-up used still retains a rear-wheel drive bias, with 69% of the power being sent to the back and 31% to the front. You get a smoother auto gearbox than you would in a C 63 too - and the 9G-TRONIC PLUS unit offers more ratios and can allow you to perform multiple downshifts for quicker, short bursts of power. The C 43 package includes sports suspension with adaptive damping variable across up to five modes.
Design and Build
Whether your preference is for saloon, estate, Coupe or Cabriolet bodystyle, you'll find that the exterior of this revised C 43 gets a range of small but subtle changes over the original model. The AMG radiator grille has been subtly restyled and there are smarter, aerodynamically optimised AMG light-alloy wheels. At the back, there's a sleeker rear apron with a restyled lower diffuser and twin chromed tailpipes. Inside, sporty materials such as leather, DINAMICA microfibre and aluminium in a high-quality finish characterise the cabin. The optional AMG Performance seats provide optimum lateral support when adopting a dynamic driving style thanks to the special design of the seat side bolsters. Matching the seat design, the door centre panels and dashboard are finished in ARTICO man-made leather with red topstitching. Aluminium sports pedals with black studs, trim elements in black piano lacquer with light longitudinal-grain aluminium, the black roof liner and the red seat belts create further sporty highlights. There's a completely redesigned AMG steering wheel. And, like other models in the revised C-Class range, there's the option of a fully-digitalised instrument cluster. Both the saloon and estate offer five-seat practicality, while the Coupe and Cabriolet versions only get four seats. Naturally, the estate offers the most load space, with the boot providing 490-litres of storage capacity, compared to 480-litres and 400-litres respectively for the saloon and coupe. However, all the trunks are big enough to take a couple of large suitcases or two golf bags. Lower the rear seats in the estate and the load area more than triples to 1510-litres, which is on par with rivals from BMW and Audi.
Market and Model
Prices range in the £50,000 to £55,000 bracket, depending on your choice between the four bodystyles and the final spec. We'd want to allow some extra budget for the optional AMG Performance seats and the optional, fully digital instrument cluster. On the Cabriolet variant, these come with AIRSCARF neck-level heating. Buyers get a comprehensive choice of individualisation options. With regard to trim, the range includes cabin finishing in black open-pore ash wood/light longitudinal-grain aluminium, longitudinal-grain aluminium for the doors, black open-pore ash wood for the centre console and further options that give you inlays in high-gloss dark-brown lime, anthracite open-pore oak wood and open-pore walnut as well as AMG trim in light longitudinal-grain carbon fibre/aluminium and matt silver fibreglass/light longitudinal-grain aluminium. Standard equipment includes the usual executive items - things like climate control, sat nav, a DAB radio, a reversing camera, cruise control and automatic wipers. Go for the optional 'COMAND' infotainment system and you can also specift a data logger for track day use - Mercedes calls it 'AMG TRACK PACE'. If this function is enabled, over 80 vehicle-specific sets of data (e.g. speed, acceleration) are recorded ten times per second. On top of this there are displays of lap and sector times and also the respective difference for a reference time. Because specific display elements are shown in green or red, the driver is able to see at a glance without reading numbers whether he/she is currently faster or slower than the best time.
Cost of Ownership
For a car that produces such potent acceleration, the C 43 still manages to return respectable economy figures - at least in comparison to the C 63 anyway. Thanks to the downsized smaller turbo engine, you're looking at a combined cycle economy figure that'll be either just above or just below 30mpg, depending on the bodystyle you choose. Emissions vary between 217 and 233g/km of CO2. In such a performance-focused model, insurance is never going to be cheap, so expect an rating group of around 45. The C 43 will benefit from Mercedes' famous rock-solid residuals, and is expected to retain around 47% of its value after three years. As with every other Mercedes, the C 43 gets a three-year unlimited mileage warranty, with up to 30 years cover for corrosion. You also get Mercedes-Benz Roadside Assistance, with up to 30 years pan-European breakdown assistance.
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|Electric windows one touch open/close|
|Rain sensor windscreen wipers|
|Green tinted glass|
|ESP with ASR|
|Electronic parking brake|
|Hill start assist|
|Adaptive brake system|
|ABS with Brake Assist|
|Active park assist with parktronic system|
|Collision prevention assist|
|Dynamic drive mode selector|
|Speed sensitive steering|
|Automatic boot closing|
|Remote boot release|
|Garmin Map Pilot navigation system with SD card, touchpad and voice control|
|Service indicator (ASSYST PLUS)|
|Outside temperature gauge|
|Multi function trip computer|
|Multifunction colour display|
|Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors|
|Electric folding door mirrors + auto dimming rear view + drivers exterior door mirror|
|Artico upholstered dashboard with contrast stitching|
|Mercedes Audio 20 radio/single CD + telephone keypad|
|DAB Digital radio|
|SD card slot|
|2 usb ports in centre console|
|Exterior Body Features|
|Diamond grille with chrome pins|
|Body coloured bumpers|
|AMG body styling|
|Electric front sliding and fixed rear panoramic glass sunroof|
|Chrome pins diamond radiator grille with integrated stars|
|LED daytime running lights|
|Adaptive brake lights|
|LED tail lights|
|Dual zone automatic climate control|
|3 spoke flat bottomed multifunction steering wheel|
|Multifunction steering wheel|
|2 cupholders in front centre console|
|Sports pedals with stainless steel surfaces and rubber studs|
|Front centre armrest with storage compartment|
|3 spoke flat bottomed nappa leather sport steering wheel|
|Advanced multicolour ambient light and LED interior light|
|Memory pack - C Class|
|Storage pack - C Class|
|Lighting pack - C class|
|Mirror pack - C Class|
|Seat comfort pack - C Class|
|AMG Ride Control sports suspension|
|Child proof door locks|
|Warning triangle and first aid kit|
|Dual stage Driver/Passenger Airbags|
|Tyre pressure monitoring system|
|3 rear 3 point seatbelts|
|Drivers knee airbag|
|Red seat belts|
|Front side airbags|
|Occupancy sensor for passenger seat|
|Rear seatbelt warning indicator|
|Rear top tether child seat ISOFIX attachment|
|4 way adjustable lumbar support|
|40/20/40 split folding rear seats|
|Heated front seats|
|Auto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensor|
|Front and rear head restraints|
|Chrome surround electric key|
|Alarm system/interior protection/immobiliser|
|Keyless entry and keyless start|
|Remote central locking|
|Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors|
Factory Fit Options
|Lane Tracking Package - C Class||£595.00|
|Driving Assistance Package - C Class||£1,695.00|
|AMG interior carbon fibre trim pack - C43/C63 AMG||£700.00|
|AMG exterior carbon fibre pack 2 - C43/C63 AMG||£1,260.00|
|AMG interior glass fibre trim pack - C43/C63 AMG||£700.00|
|Night pack - C Class AMG Line||£595.00|
|Paint - Metallic|
|Metallic - Brilliant blue||£685.00|
|Metallic - Obsidian black||£685.00|
|Metallic - Diamond silver||£685.00|
|Metallic - Iridium silver||£685.00|
|Metallic - Cavansite Blue||£685.00|
|Metallic - Selenite Grey||£685.00|
|Paint - Solid|
|Solid - Black||Standard|
|Solid - Polar white||Standard|
|AMG sports seats||Standard|
|AMG performance seats||£1,405.00|
|Exterior Body Features|
|Designo metallic paintwork||£895.00|
|Designo paint finish||£1,795.00|
|AMG body-coloured boot lip spoiler||Standard|
|Twin exhaust pipes||Standard|
|AMG performance exhaust system||£1,000.00|
|Twin sports exhaust||Standard|
|Artico leather/Dinamica upholstery||Standard|
|Gloss black/aluminium interior trim||Standard|
|Privacy glass (rear side windows and rear screen)||£385.00|
|Side windows surround in matt black||Standard|
|Head up Display||£825.00|
|Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android auto||£295.00|
|Cruise control with speedtronic variable speed limiter||Standard|
|Surround camera system||£335.00|
|Intelligent LED headlight system with active Light System, cornering light function, Adaptive High Beam Assist and blue LED locator lighting||£545.00|
|Paint - Special|
|Designo metallic - Diamond white||£895.00|
|Designo metallic - Hyacinth red||£895.00|
|Designo magno - Selenite grey||£1,795.00|
|Trim - Leather|
|Leather - Crystal grey||£795.00|
|Leather - Black with red stitching||£795.00|
|Wheels - Alloy|
|19" AMG multi spoke alloy wheels titanium grey with run flat tyres||£595.00|
|19" AMG multi spoke alloy wheels painted black||£595.00|
|19" AMG 5 twin spoke Bi-colour alloy wheel||£595.00|
|18" 5 spoke bicolour AMG alloy wheels||Standard|
|Trim - Part Leather|
|Artico leather/Dinamica - Black with red stitching||Standard|
|0 to 60 mph (secs)|
|0 to 62 mph (secs)||4.7|
|Engine Power - BHP||367|
|Engine Power - KW||270|
|Engine Power - PS|
|Engine Power - RPM||5500|
|Engine Torque - LBS.FT||384|
|Engine Torque - NM||520|
|Engine Torque - RPM||2000|
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