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Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe Complements the C63 Coupe

You really want a Mercedes-AMG C63 coupe, but you don't have the cash to buy one. What do you? Mercedes has an alternative.
Posted: February 25, 2016 - 9:57AM
Author: Will Maley

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Mercedes has pulled the covers off the C43 coupe before its debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month. Much like the Mercedes-AMG C43 sedan (formally known as the C450 AMG Sport), the coupe sports a 3.0L twin-turbo V6 pumping out 362 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. This is paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission and a rear-biased 4Matic all-wheel drive system (31 percent of power to the front, 69 percent of power to the rear). Mercedes says the C43 coupe can hit 60 mph in 4.7 seconds and reach a governed top speed of 155 mph.

The C63 does lend some parts to the C43 such as the three-mode adjustable dampers and stability control system. Mercedes has also fitted new bushings, steering knuckles, and bigger brakes. Outside, the C43 coupe boasts a more aggressive front end with a diamond-pattern grille and splitter finished in silver. Around back is a new bumper, a rear diffuser painted silver, and a set of chrome tailpipes. 18-inch wheels come standard while a number of 19-inch wheels are optional. The interior comes equipped with a flat-bottom steering wheel, an AMG gauge package, and a set of sport seats with microfiber inserts.

The Mercedes-AMG C43 coupe will go on sale this fall. Pricing will be announced at a later date.

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