Mercedes-Benz is all set for a launch event in India, scheduled to take place tomorrow. So what will be behind the curtains? A facelifted version of its two-door coupe – the 2019 C43 AMG. For those unaware of the vehicle, here is what you can expect from tomorrow’s launch.
The 2019 C43 AMG first made its debut at last year’s Geneva Motor Show. Based on the C-Class platform, the coupe comes as a product out of Mercedes-AMG’s facility at Affalterbach.
As for the upgrades on the car, the 2019 C43 AMG gets a new AMG radiator grille and twin louvre extending to the front apron. At the back, there are two round twin tailpipes and a spoiler lip in body colour placed on the boot lid. 19-inch multi-spoke AMG alloy wheels have been used in the 2019 C43 AMG.
One look at the interiors and it is easy to notice the Artico man-made leather or Dinamica microfibre in black with red top stitching on the door panels, seats as well as the dashboard.
While the steering wheel gets touch control buttons, a heads up display and a Nappa leather covering, the digital instrument cluster comes with three display styles – Classic, Sport and Supersport. Even the seats are an exhibition of the AMG performance tag.
In case you are not satisfied with the looks of the car, which is quite hard, there is also an optional AMG styling package that comes with a louder front splitter, broader side skirt inserts and flics in the bumper at the back.
As for it performance, the Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe is powered by a 3.0-litre V6 engine which churns out 385 bhp, an increase of 23 bhp over its predecessor. Even the torque has been increased to 520 Nm. Paired to the engine is a 9G automatic transmission and an AMG Performance 4MATIC All-Wheel Drive system for more traction. The company claims that the car can hit 0-100 kmph in 4.7 seconds and that it has limited the top speed of the car to 250 kmph.
Once Mercedes-Benz reveals the car in India tomorrow, the Mercedes-AMG C43 is expected to be priced around Rs 75 to rs 80 lakh (ex-showroom). This means that the coupe will be competing with the likes of Audi S5 Coupe and the BMW M2 in the Indian market.