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Motor Envy: The Mercedes-AMG C 43 combines grace, space and pace

The sport-oriented luxury saloon from Affalterbach.

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What’s this then?

This Affalterbach beauty is the Mercedes-AMG C 43 saloon and it can be yours for a cool €89,211.

What’s so special about it?

This is the souped-up version of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class saloon. It is a luxurious executive car that has real-world capability and has serious performance credibility too. The interior is comfortable and roomy and the driving dynamics are sure to please most driving enthusiasts.

Any standout design features?

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Being an AMG model the visual design features are sporty and aggressive – just look at the flared wheelarches, the huge exhausts, that cool diamond-mesh grill with chrome pins and integrated Mercedes-Benz star and the large air intakes.

The car is suitably menacing and assertive and looks great. This particular model also has large AMG specific 18-inch alloy wheels.

And what powers this Mercedes-AMG C 43?

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Stuffed under the hood is a 367hp 3.0-litre V6 biturbo petrol engine mated to a nine-speed 9G-TRONIC automatic gearbox. The car features Merc’s 4Matic all-wheel drive system. These combine to give the C 43 a 0-100km/h time of just 4.7 seconds and a top speed of 249km/h.

Any particular luxurious touches?

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Of course it does! This particular model is packed with optional extras including a very nice Burmester surround sound system comprising 13 high-performance loudspeakers, a 9-channel DSP amplifier and an output of 590 watts with perfectly tuned electronic and acoustic components that turn the interior into a concert hall, kind of.

There’s also a large panoramic sliding sunroof, contoured AMG performance seats, a three-spoke multifunction sports steering wheel in black nappa leather with flattened bottom section and red contrasting topstitching, brushed stainless-steel AMG sports pedals with black rubber studs

But who would drive this car?

Someone looking for a sporty yet refined car. Someone who likes to go fast but look subtle whilst doing so.

About the author:

Melanie May  / https://www.melaniemay.com

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