Mercedes-AMG has provided the 2018 model year C 43 4Matic sedan and estate with a moderate increase in power by using a powerful version of the German car maker’s turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine.
The reworked powerplant, which receives larger turbochargers, is part of the mid-life changes for the popular C 43 4Matic, adding an extra 23hp to boost its reserves to 390hp at 6,100rpm. Torque, however, remains the same as before, at 520Nm.
Despite the increase in power, Mercedes-AMG does not claim any improvement in overall performance, with both the four-wheel-drive C 43 4Matic sedan and estate boasting the same official 0-100kph times as their predecessors at 4.7sec and 4.8sec, respectively. At the same time, their top speeds remain limited to 250kph.
Revealed at the 2018 Geneva motor show, the facelifted C 43 4Matic models get 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 in the same colour as the car, a reworked rear bumper with a larger diffuser and new-look twin round chromed tailpipes.
Also on offer is an optional AMG styling package that 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 C 43 4Matic sedan and estate also receive an updated interior with a digital instrument cluster and 12.3-inch COMAND infotainment display – both featuring specific AMG menus.
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