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The C43 comes with all the safety features

Safety and After Sales Service – The C43 gets a slew of safety equipment which includes the usuals like airbags and traction control. The 4Matic all-wheel-drive system ensures good grip in unpredictable surfaces, especially while going fast into a corner, increasing the safety quotient. The coupe is also well built and its sedan counterpart has scored top marks in several crash tests. Mercedes-Benz maintains a high standard of customer satisfaction, so owning the C43 is likely to be a hassle-free experience. Spare parts can be quite costly though.

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The C43 AMG is beautiful and luxurious

Verdict – At Rs. 90 lakhs (on road), the Mercedes-AMG C43 is an expensive buy. It is not an outright sports car and we would have liked a much smoother ride as well. Those negatives aside, the C43 is a compelling package. It scores big on style, luxury and performance. The performance is certainly strong but it is delivered in an easy manner, meaning this coupe is an effortless daily driver. Factor in the prestige of the Mercedes-AMG badge and the rarity of the coupe body style, the C43 is an ideal car to stand out in a parking lot.

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Even the AMG engine cover looks glamorous

What’s Cool

* Stunning looks and road presence
* Feature-loaded and comfortable cabin
* Remarkable performance and dynamics

What’s Not So Cool

* Ride quality could have been better
* Low ground clearance could be an issue
* Should have come with more standard equipment

Alternatives: – Ford Mustang, BMW M2

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The quad exhaust pipes sound and look sporty

2019 Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe Specifications

* Engine: 2996cc, V6, Petrol
* Power: 385 HP @ 6100 RPM
* Torque: 520 Nm @ 2500-5000 RPM
* 0-100 km/h: 4.7 seconds
* Top Speed: 250 km/hr
* Transmission: 9-Speed AT
* Fuel Consumption: 5-6 km/l
* Fuel Type: Petrol
* Tyre Size: 225/45/18 (Front), 245/40/18 (Rear)
* Suspension: Control Arm (Front), Multi-Link (Rear)
* Brakes: Ventilated Disc (Front & Rear)
* Safety: 4 Airbags, ABS, EBD, Traction Control

2019 Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe Dimensions

* Overall length x width x height: 4693 mm X 1810 mm X 1402 mm
* Wheelbase: 2840 mm
* Ground Clearance: 112 mm
* Turning Radius: 5.85-meters
* Fuel Tank Capacity: 66-litres
* Kerb Weight: 1690 kgs

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Frameless doors look so cool on coupes

Further Reading

2017 Mercedes C43 AMG First Drive Review

Testers’ Note:

“I had driven the older C43 AMG on the Buddh International Circuit but I was looking forward to experiencing the V6 engine out on the road to see its real-world performance. The engine does have enough punch and power delivery isn’t very mad like the E63, it’s quite linear and controllable and that makes the C43 easy to live with on a daily basis. The ground clearance is a hindrance though and you need to be super careful on our roads. That aside, the C43 is quite an aspirational buy if you want something that offers sports car performance and boasts of lovely styling.” Parth Gohil, Associate Editor, MotorBeam.

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