Mercedes-AMG unveil new C43 Coupe


Mercedes has revealed its latest baby sports car – the C43 Coupe.

Using a twin-turbo V6 engine, the C43 is a new member of the C-Class range, but still retains all of the elements associated with performance arm AMG.

With 362bhp being produced by the engine, 0-62mph is dealt with in just 4.7 seconds, and onwards to a top speed of 155mph.

The car features elements adopted from its larger brother the AMG C63, such as ride control which can be changed according to the driver's preference.

The car's styling has also been beefed up to reflect the performance available, with touches such as special exhaust pipes and 18-inch alloy wheels fitted as standard.

A nine speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox is fitted, giving smooth and immediate – even when in manual mode. All of the power is sent to the road through all four wheels, which provides excellent traction in even the slipperiest of conditions.

Mercedes-AMG reveal new C43 Coupe

Mercedes-AMG reveal new C43 Coupe

Tobias Moers, Mercedes-AMG chairman, told Autocar: "The extension of the C-Class family to include the C43 4Matic Coupe is another component in our growth strategy. It starts the introduction of a whole series of new 43 models."

The C43 is due to be fully revealed at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, where it will feature alongside the new C-Class Cabriolet. Is uses the same engine setup as the SLC43, which was revealed at the Detroit Motor Show back in January.

Official consumption figures of the C43 are yet to be released, though they should respectable given the measures that Mercedes have taken to keep the car efficient, such as intelligent start stop technology.