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Thursday 29 September 2016
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Mercedes Introduces Rebadged 2017 AMG C43 Coupe

Mercedes Introduces Rebadged 2017 AMG C43 Coupe

Say hello to the Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe, the middle child in the C-Class. It’s actually the rebadged version of the C450 AMG Sport, since Mercedes killed off its short-lived AMG Sport lineup.

The AMG C43 Coupe fits between the C300 and C63 models. It keeps its respectable 362-horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque, along with its three-mode adjustable suspension and its five transmission modes,”Eco,” “Comfort,” “Sport,” “Sport Plus” and “Individual”.

But here’s where things change. It has a new 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission, which is an additional two extra gears from the C450 version. The AWD system also has some tweaks to deliver 2 percent additional rear bias. It can reach 60 mph in 4.6 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph.

AMG C43 Coupe

In the style department, the AMG C43 has an aggressive look about it thanks to new bumpers, tailpipes and AMG alloy wheels along with black-out trim bits. An optional “Night Package” adds high-gloss black front apron trim, a high-gloss black diffuser-look insert at the rear and two black tailpipes with center divider.

Inside, changes include red stitching and a sports steering wheel in leather with deep embossing in the grip area, flattened bottom section and red contrasting topstitching. There is a 4.5-inch multifunction color display, RACETIMER and 180 mph scale in checkered-flag design in the dash area.

The coupe will make its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show and it will hit showrooms in the Fall.

AMG C43 Coupe

Photo Credit: Mercedes-Benz