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Mercedes-AMG C 43 India

Mercedes-AMG C 43 4Matic gets power from a 3.0-litre twin turbocharged V6 motor making 367 PS and 520 Nm; can do 0-100 kmph in just 4.7 seconds

The Indian arm of Mercedes-Benz has launched the AMG C 43 Coupe marking the Stuttgart-based manufacturer’s 13th launch this calendar year. Priced at Rs. 74.35 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the performance-oriented model will be positioned as the base AMG C-Class in the growing product lineup and brims the gap between entry C 200 and C 63. Earlier in 2016, Mercedes-AMG gave public debut to the C 43 4Matic at the Geneva Motor Show. The launch marks AMG model’s entry before the regular C-Class coupe gets introduced in our domestic luxury market.

The C-Class range in India is currently headed by the C63 AMG as the C 43 AMG joins AMG GLE 43 Coupe and the AMG SLC 43 launched already. On the outside, the C 43 AMG Coupe will come with aggressive front air inlets and wheel arches, quad exhaust pipes and blackened wing mirror housing among other sportier AMG-spec details to differentiate itself from the regular model. While silver-painted AMG brake calipers are standard, the interior will feature Artico leather upholstery with sporty contrast red stitching.

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Other important features on the Audi S5 Sportback rival are AMG ride control suspension, three-spoke multi-functional steering wheel with mounted controls, 13.97 cm multifunction display, performance-tuned brakes, etc. The chrome-plated exhausts, front and rear axles along with other performance parts are indeed developed by AMG division. In foreign markets both coupe and estate versions are offered.

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Under the bonnet, the Mercedes-AMG C 43 Coupe gets power from a 3.0-litre twin turbocharged V6 motor which is good enough to produce a maximum power output of 367 PS from 5,500 rpm and develops 520 Nm of peak torque from as low as 2,000 rpm. Driving all four wheels is through a nine-speed 9G TRONIC automatic transmission. The 4Matic system splits the torque between front and rear axles in the ratio of 31:69 percent. The performance coupe can accelerate from zero to 100 kmph in just 4.7 seconds and can top out an electronically limited speed of 250 kmph.

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