2022 Mercedes-AMG C43 Revealed
Mercedes-AMG has unveiled the new C43, which has extensive performance enhancements as well as a new hybrid powertrain. The AMG C43, which is based on the W206 C-class, now has a sportier exterior appearance and AMG-specific interior modifications.
Mercedes has added characteristic AMG aesthetic accents to the C43 to set it apart from the normal C-Class sedan. The Panamericana grille features vertical slats, adaptive LED headlights with a single Daytime Running Lamp, massive air intakes with black accents on the front bumper, and gloss-black wing mirrors.
Apart from the new ‘Turbo Electrified’ emblems, beefier side sills, and standard 18-inch alloy wheels, the side appearance stays substantially unchanged. For better aerodynamics, the 2022 Mercedes-AMG C43 now features quad tailpipes and a new rear bumper with a diffuser.
The introduction of a new 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with an electronic turbocharger is the most significant change to the new AMG C43. The hybrid powerplant, codenamed M139, replaces the previous C43 models’ turbocharged 362hp 3.0-liter V6 engine. The new engine produces 402hp and 500Nm of torque thanks to the 48V mild-hybrid system, with a boost function adding 13hp. This is coupled to a nine-speed automatic transmission with ‘Race Start’ capability, which transfers power to all four wheels via the 4Matic drive system.
Mercedes-AMG has substantially altered the chassis and incorporated a redesigned front axle to compensate for the greater performance of the new powerplant. The C43 also gets the AMG Ride Control suspension, which has double wishbones up front and adjustable dampers and multi-links in the back. The new 370mm steel discs with four-piston calipers up front and 320mm steel discs with single-piston floating calipers at the back have also increased braking performance. For both the sedan and the estate, the car gets a tuned exhaust for the signature AMG sound.
The 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and the 11.9-inch touchscreen system in the 2022 Mercedes-AMG C43 include AMG-specific visual graphics. A leather-wrapped flat-bottom steering wheel, sports seats, pedals, and red seat belts are among the other AMG-specific modifications.
The AMG A35 and CLA35 Edition 55 models, as well as the EQS electric SUV, were recently presented for global markets by the German company. Mercedes-Benz is working on a new C-class sedan that will go on sale in India on May 10 and will compete with the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Volvo S60, and Jaguar XE. The Mercedes-Maybach S-Class also debuted in India earlier this year.