The standalone AMG C43 is the entry point to AMG ownership in the C-class and its twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 develops 385 hp and 384 lb-ft, as opposed to the C63 V8’s 469 hp and 479 lb-ft. Power is transmitted to all four wheels via a nine-speed automatic transmission and AMG Performance 4Matic AWD system. It comes equipped as standard with numerous AMG-specific styling touches, 18-inch alloy wheels, a power tilt/slide glass sunroof, and all-LED lighting. Inside, the heated AMG front sports seats are trimmed in MB-Tex/Dinamica and feature 14-way electrical adjustment. Dual-zone climate control, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 10.25-inch center COMAND display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and 13-speaker Burmester Surround Sound audio system are standard. A myriad of standalone and bundled extras can drive the price sky-high, such as adding ventilation to the front seats, a head-up display, a variety of cosmetic upgrades, and a host of driver-assistance features, some of which should actually be standard at the price. Beware, because the total can add up to more than a C63’s base price before you know it.