New performance Coupé and new naming strategy

Affalterbach, 24 February 2016

With the new C 43 4Matic Coupé, Mercedes-AMG line-up of the new c-class Coupe to a sporty variant added. It can be seen together with the corresponding convertible at the Geneva car show (3 to 13 March 2016).

New naming strategy

At the same time, AMG introduces a new naming strategy: at sedan and station wagon, appropriate variants were still C 450 AMG, carry the new label that it brings closer C 63 of the top version of the Roadster (SLC) as well as Coupé and convertible. If the 450-AMG variants are soon renamed Mercedes wouldn't tell and still on our demand, there would be information but in the course of the year.

Well-known 367 HP Twin-Turbo V6

The engine is from the SLC 43, the C 450 AMG and also from the GLE 450 AMG known. Of the 367 HP strong 3.0 liter V6 bi turbo delivers a maximum torque of 520 Newton metres, which tours are available from 2,000 to 4,200. The Sprint speed 100 km/h is done in 4.7 seconds, at 250 km/h is electronically limited. With these data the Coupé almost at the new Porsche 911 is, who needs 4.6 seconds for the Sprint version with rear-wheel drive. The standard consumption of the new AMG model is 7.8 litres per 100 kilometres.

Automatic with nine instead of seven courses

Like at the SLC combines the motor no longer with the 7 g-tronic, but with the new nine-speed automatic. She was specially trimmed short switching times. The multiple feedback circuitry enables quicker intermediate sprints in the driving programs sports and sports plus there is a double-declutching function. In eco mode, a start stop function and the function of the sail lower fuel consumption.

All-wheel drive and adaptive dampers

The standard all-wheel drive distributes the torque with rear emphasis: 31 percentage of power going forward, 69 percent to the rear. Newly developed the four-link front axle and the chassis as a whole has been optimized in terms of stiffness. The adaptive suspension was taken over by the C 63. The characteristics of the car can be with the five driving programs eco, comfort, sport, sport plus and determine individual. This also motor, gearbox and steering are affected besides the chassis setup a parameter steering with variable translation.

Black mirror and bar

Front, the current version of the C-43 differs very little from the "normal" Coupé. However, the black door mirror housings, a black window box and the "Biturbo 4Matic" lettering on the front fenders are a distinguishing feature. Back there are other exhaust pipes and a specific diffuser. As standard there are black-lacquered, gloss-turned 18-inch aluminum in the five-spoke design with tyre size 225/45 R 18 front and 245/40 R 18 rear. The published photos show optional 19-incher with 14 spokes.

Red Black internal optics

Inside, there is a lower headtube leather steering wheel in black leather like in the Civic Coupe, it has however Red contrast stitching. To fit the black sport seats with red stitching, red belts and dark floor mats. Mercedes reveals the price of the new Sports Coupe still not is you probably learn more at the Geneva show. (sl)