Mercedes-AMG is all set to launch the performance spec C class – the C 43 Coupe in India on March 14, 2019. This will add to the range of products for the existing customers which are inclined to buy premium performance cars .
The face lifted C Class which was launched in September 2018 will be the base for the C43 Coupe. It will have some cosmetic and some serious mechanical upgrades, it’s an AMG goes without saying.
It does away with 4 doors to a 2 door, it will get a sporty body kit, larger alloy wheels, different tail-lights and quad-exhaust tips as part of the package.
The C 43 Coupe will be powered by a 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 petrol motor that puts out 390hp and 520 Nm of torque. A 9-speed automatic gearbox will send power to all-four wheels via Mercedes’ 4Matic system.The C 43 Coupe completes the 0-100kph in 4.7 sec and has an electronically-limited top speed of 250kph.
The cabin of the C43 Coupe will be on par with the facelifted C-Class’. Being an AMG, the C 43 Coupe will feature sports seats at the front, a sporty multifunction steering wheel and AMG-specific menus in the infotainment system.
Mercedes launched the C 43 AMG sedan back in December 2016 at Rs 74.35 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). It is expected,the Coupe to be priced a little higher than the sedan. Although it has no direct rival in our market, the Mercedes-AMG C 43 Coupe will compete with the Audi S5 Sportback.