Mercedes-AMG C43 4Matic Facelift Gets Power Boost
So a couple weeks back we saw what the facelifted Mercedes-AMG C43 would look like but now that the Geneva Motor Show is upon us, we have the official release and information from the manufacturer themselves.
The 2018-model-year C43 4Matic gets a more powerful version of the turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine which sees the power output increased by 23 horses (17 kw) to a new total of 385 hp (287 kw). Torque remains the same and despite the increase in power, Mercedes-AMG does not claim any improvement in overall performance.
This means the 0 to 100 km/h sprint stays the same at 4.7 seconds and top speed remains at a limited 155 mph (250 km/h).
The facelifted C43 can be distinguished from the models they replace by a series of subtle exterior styling tweaks, including a new twin-blade grille, more heavily structured front bumper with an altered air duct design, a rear deck spoiler now in the same colour as the car, a reworked rear bumper with a larger diffuser and new-look twin round chromed tailpipes.
As an option, buyers can also order the new models with an optional AMG styling package which adds a splitter element within the front bumper, wider sills underneath the doors and an altered rear bumper.
In line with standard versions of the facelifted C-Class, the new C43 saloon and Estate also receive an updated interior with a digital instrument cluster and 12.3in Comand infotainment screen, both featuring AMG-specific menus.