Powered by a 367 hp 3.0L V6 Bi-Turbo petrol engine.
Mercedes India has launched their 13th product for the year 2016 - the Mercedes-AMG C 43. Slotting below the full fledged Mercedes-AMG C 63, the V6-powered Mercedes C 43 is priced at INR 74.35 Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi).
This is the third Mercedes-AMG product in India to pack a V6 engine, the others being the Mercedes-AMG GLE 43 Coupe and SLC 43. The V6 engine in question is a 3.0L Bi-Turbo V6 petrol engine that produces 367 hp and 520 Nm of torque. It is paired with a 9-speed automatic 9G-TRONIC gearbox that sends power to all four wheels via Merc's 4MATIC system.
The C 43 AMG is capable of sprinting from 0-100 km/h in just 4.7 seconds, before hitting a limited top speed of 250 km/h. It hits the sweet spot for customers who cannot shell out the large sum for the V8-powered Mercedes C63 AMG, but wish to own a performance-oriented C Class sedan.
The Mercedes C 43 AMG is the only product of its kind in the compact luxury sedan segment, as BMW India or Audi India do not sell the 340i M Sport and S4 3.0 TFSI, respectively.