2017 Mercedes-AMG C43 Sedan (US-Spec)

2017 Mercedes‑AMG C43 Sedan (US‑Spec)

By Arthur Demi via Caricos Editorial Staff

Quick Specs

Price $52,000

Engine 362 hp

0-60 mph 4.6 sec.

2017 Mercedes-AMG C43 Sedan (US-Spec)

For 2017 model year Mercedes-AMG started offering entry-level performance models with "43" badges. In some cases, as with the C450, AMG 43's will replace non-AMG models and bring more identity to the cars.

Here is the list of AMG 43 models and those they will replace:

  • 2017 AMG SLC43 Roadster is all new
  • 2017 AMG C43 Sedan will replace C450 sedan
  • 2017 AMG C43 Coupe is all new
  • 2017 AMG C43 Cabriolet is all new
  • 2017 AMG E43 Sedan is all new
  • 2017 AMG GLC43 SUV is all new
  • 2017 AMG GLC43 Coupe is all new
  • 2017 AMG GLE43 SUV is all new
  • 2017 AMG GLE43 Coupe will replace GLE450 Coupe

Mercedes-AMG C43 Sedan replaces Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG for 2017 model year. Power stays the same generated from its V6 biturbo engine. Zero to 60 mph time has improved by .2 seconds; AMG C43 Sedan now reaches 60 mph in 4.6 seconds. With the new name comes stronger sports identity, which also bumped the base MSRP by $1,200.

Full Specifications

Vehicle Type Four-door, five passenger sedan
Chassis Steel unibody, aluminum outer sheet metal
Drive Configuration AMG Performance 4MATIC (31 : 69)

Dimensions

Exterior Dimensions (in)
Wheelbase 111.8
Length 185
Width (w/o mirrors) 71.3
Height 56.3
Track (front / rear) 62 / 61
Ground Clearance (max load) 3.5
Curb Weight (lbs) 3,759
Interior Dimensions (in)
Head room (front / rear) 37.1 / 37.1
Leg room (front / rear) 41.7 / 35.2
Shoulder room (front / rear) -

Cabin and Cargo Volume

Cabin Volume (cu-ft) n/a
Cargo Volume (rear seats up / down) 12.6 / n/a

Suspension

Suspension
Front Independent multi-link suspension with coil spring, single-tube shock absorber with CDC and torsion bar
Rear Independent multi-link suspension with coil spring, single-tube shock absorber with CDC and torsion bar

Steering

Steering
Type Speed-dependent, electro-mechanical rack-and-pinion
Ratio 14.1 : 1
Turning Circle (ft.) 38.4

Brakes and Wheels

Brake Disc Diameter / Thickness (in)
Front 14.2 / TBA
Rear 12.6 / TBA
Standard Wheels (in)
Front 7.5 x 18 (Cast)
Rear 8.5 x 18 (Cast)

Standard Tires

Front 225 / 45 R18
Rear 245 / 40 R18

Mercedes-AMG C43 Sedan (US-Spec)

Engine

Engine Type AMG-enhanced 3.0L V6 biturbo
Engine Material Aluminum-Alloy
Valvetrain / Arrangement DOHC, 4-valves per cylinder
Displacement (cc) 2,996
Bore (in / mm) 3.46 / 88.0
Stroke (in / mm) 3.23 / 82.1
Compression Ratio 10.5 : 1
Horsepower @ rpm 362 @ 5,500 – 6,000
Torque @ rpm 384 @ 2,000 – 4,200
Redline (rpm) 6,550

Transmission

Transmission Type 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic
Shift Controls Wheel-mounted shift paddles
Gear Ratios:
1st 5.35 : 1
2nd 3.24 : 1
3rd 2.25 : 1
4th 1.64 : 1
5th 1.21 : 1
6th 1.00 : 1
7th 0.86 : 1
8th 0.72 : 1
9th 0.60 : 1
Reverse 3.42 : 1
R2 2.23 : 1
Final Drive 3.07 : 1

Performance

0-60 mph (sec) 4.6
Top Speed (mph) 130 (electronically limited)

Fuel Economy

City / Highway / Combined 20 / 28 / 23
Fuel Tank (gallons) 17.4
 
MSRP*
AMG C43 Sedan $52,000

*does not include $925 destination & delivery charge