The Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe slots in between lesser, non-AMG C-Class Coupes and the firebreathing C63 twins at the top of the pecking order. It does so with permanent all-wheel-drive and a nine-speed automatic gearbox driven by a twin-turbo V6 engine developing 385 hp and 384 lb-ft, enabling a 0-60 mph sprint of 4.5 seconds. AMG-spec 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, a panoramic sunroof, and the AMG twin-blade grille characterize the exterior, while inside, sports seats provide 14-way adjustment with heating and memory. Sporty MB-Tex and Dinamica upholstery adorns most surfaces, with added comfort in the form of dual-zone climate control and a fully-integrated infotainment system boasting a 10.25-inch screen, 13-speaker Burmester sound system, and full Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration. Driver-assist tech makes an appearance in the form of adaptive cruise control, active brake assist, blind-spot monitoring, and attention assist.