Mercedes-Benz unveiled the 2023 Mercedes-AMG C 43 last year, but it was slated to go on sale here a few months ago. Team-derived technology has been brought to the two trims. Starting with his MSRP after a destination charge of $1,150, our market looks like this:
- AMG C 43 Premium: $61,050
- AMG C 43 Pinnacle: $63,850
Both trims feature a longitudinally mounted M139 turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 402 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque, pushing the C 300 4Matic to 157 hp and 74 lb-ft surpassed. The AMG engine has an exhaust-driven turbocharger, derived from the design of the F1 team, that utilizes an electric motor to lift the turbine shaft and allow the exhaust pressure to catch up. Further electric assistance comes from a second-generation 48-volt, 13-horsepower electric starter generator, enabling coasting and longer, better engine stop/start phases. The growl is 69% rear-biased in normal conditions, complemented by rear-wheel steering to turn the tail, from the 9-speed automatic to the AMG Performance 4Matic all-wheel drive. Standard his AMG Ride Control with adaptive damping should maintain a decent standard of ride quality.
Premium standard equipment includes LED headlights with adaptive high beams, surround view, Parktronic with Active Parking Assist, AMG Performance steering wheel wrapped in Nappa leather, heated front seats, hands-free and keyless entry. Includes a biometric fingerprint scanner as part. go, and 64-color ambient lighting.
Pinnacle starts with a premium kit, adding navigation with enhanced video, a heads-up display with AMG-specific overlays, Burmester 3D surround sound with streaming audio, wireless device charging and “enhanced” ambient lighting. To do.
As for where the C43 sits on the price spectrum, since the C43 sedan was last offered here in 2021, producing 385 horsepower and 384 lb-ft from a 3.0-liter V6, the opening offer is around $2,500. rose. The 2023 sedan is $13,050 more than its less brave in-house sibling, the C 300 4Matic. The 2023 BMW M340i xDrive puts out 382 hp and 369 lb-ft. It starts nearly $2,000 cheaper at $59,395, but goes up to $61,700 by the time it roughly matches the AMG C43 premium equipment list. The 2023 Audi S4 makes his 349 hp and 369 lb-ft and looks much more affordable at $52,800, but being close to similar equipment comes at a $57,895 premium plus his trim It means step up. So we are all in the same stadium.
Now that this milestone has passed, we should soon find out just how much value the AMG C63 S E-Performance demands from the buyer.