The beautifully brutal C43 slots in between the standard C-Class coupe and the monstrous C 63 coupe. It’s an AMG that’s much easier to drive than the manic rear-wheel-drive, full-fat C63. The standard-four-wheel drive makes it easy to exploit the 385 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque. When it comes to the 0-60 mph sprint, it’s not that much slower than its bigger brother. It takes just 4.5 seconds.
The standard specification includes 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, panoramic sunroof, and the AMG twin-blade grille. On the inside, it now comes as standard with a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, as well as a 10.25-inch infotainment display. It has all of the latest connectivity features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, but the older COMAND operating system remains clunky. The standard sound system is a 13-speaker Burmester unit. The active driver assistance features include adaptive cruise control, active brake assist, blind-spot monitoring, and attention assist.