The presentation of the standard model will be followed in 2022 by the Mercedes-AMG C 43 sedan. The mid-range entry-level AMG may only have four cylinders, but it also has more horsepower. We know that for the price!
While the C 63 is still a long time coming, the people from Affalterbach bridge the waiting time with the Mercedes-AMG C 43 Sedan – without directly naming a price. The link between the everyday middle class and the as-yet unveiled performance peak has to do without two cylinders, but not on horsepower. The M139l engine comes straight from the SL 43 and comforts the sonorous V6 with Formula 1 technology.
It relies on an electric exhaust gas turbocharger, which uses an electric motor between the turbine and the compressor to generate an extremely spontaneous response. The electric motor is powered by a 48-volt electrical system, which also enables a brief boost of 14 hp (10 kW). Otherwise, there is a maximum of 408 hp (300 kW) under the gas foot, which accelerates the Mercedes-AMG 43 Sedan (2022) to 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds.
The equipment of the Mercedes-AMG C 43 Sedan (2022) includes an AMG Ride Control suspension with steel springs and adaptive dampers as standard. Also on board all 43s: Rear-axle steering with a maximum steering angle of 2.5 degrees and AMG speed-sensitive steering, which acts in an adapted manner to the various driving modes, which in the AMG also include Sport and Sport+. An improved sports brake system should do justice to the high performance of the all-wheel-drive performance sedan.
The A 45 has already proven that the AMG exhaust system with flap control can also make a four-cylinder sound good. With the “AMG Real Performance Sound” option, the sound of the four-cylinder is picked up by a sensor in the exhaust system and directed into the interior. In the interior, the C 43 comes up with an adapted MBUX infotainment, which also includes a data logger for the race track. The sporty look of the AMG C 43 Sedan (2022) quotes the predecessor, which is particularly visible in the front apron and the four circular tailpipes. Speaking of the predecessor: This last cost almost 64,000 euros. The new edition, which is also available again as a station wagon T-model, should be higher.