2019 Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe Review
Car Tested: 2019 Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe; Road Test No. 1114; Test Location: Mumbai
Price OTR Mumbai: Rs. 94,18,281/-
The C43 is a drop dead gorgeous coupe with superb performance and dynamics
India is amongst the biggest emerging luxury car markets in the world. The trouble with that is, luxury cars have become too common. Gone are the days where you could impress your neighbours with a usual sedan or an SUV. Clearly, you need something more exclusive and something that stands out from the crowd. Mercedes-Benz has been listening and their answer is a sleek and sophisticated Coupe version of the C-Class. The AMG-spec C43 combines fast performance and soothing comfort in one stylish package. We are going to find out if Mercedes-Benz has the right move.
Motor Quest: Mercedes-Benz is the oldest and biggest premium car brand in India. The company has enjoyed steady success with its range of cars. In addition to usual sedans and SUVs, Mercedes-Benz has always had a presence in the niche part of the market. The SL, CLS, E-Cabrio are all the cars, the company has launched at some point in India. In the last few years, the company has introduced almost the whole range of their performance AMG brand. One of them is the new Mercedes-AMG C43. A coupe version of the facelifted C-Class which promises high performance without losing much on Mercedes’ core values like comfort.
Exteriors – The Mercedes-AMG C43 looks sophisticated and urbane. The design is sporty but not overly so. The update has given the C-Class range a more mature face and that is evident from the C43. The front is sharp but in a restrained way. The well-designed bumpers, big grille with a prominent three-pointed star and sharp headlights look pleasing. The wide bonnet gives the car the necessary stance and we love the sporty design of the alloy wheels. Certain elements like smoked headlamps, black wing mirrors, side skirts and notable AMG badges are subtle hints of the power underneath.
The long bonnet and the AMG kit give the C43 a sporty and elegant stance
The side profile is very curvy and from a distance, the C43 looks like a shrunken S-Class Coupe. But that is no bad thing. The C43 is long and that length makes the car look regal. The tail lamp design is very reminiscent to that of the bigger S-Coupe. We love the quad tailpipes and a nice spoiler on the boot lid. We are also big fans of this red shade we had on our car.