Following the launch of the newly redesigned Sedan, the Mercedes-AMG C 43 Coupe and Cabriolet are set to receive their own extensive updates. Shared visual features are the twin-louver AMG radiator grille, muscular front bumper and new rear bumper with round twin tailpipe trim elements. The interior benefits from an optional fully digital cockpit with distinctive AMG displays and the new generation of steering wheels.
Sporty and distinctive: the exterior design
The exterior of the C 43 Coupe and Cabriolet is considerably more expressive, even more strongly identifying the new models as members of the family. New distinguishing features include the AMG radiator grille with twin louvers in matte Iridium Silver and the powerfully sculpted front bumper with additional flics. The side air curtains in the front bumper help with optimum guidance of the front airstream. The attachment on the cross fins plus the trim element on the front splitter are finished in silver chrome.
Sporty look with model-specific details: the interior design
Sporty materials such as leather, DINAMICA microfiber and aluminum in a high-quality finish continue the theme of the expressive exterior in the interior. The optional AMG Performance seats provide optimum lateral support when adopting a dynamic driving style thanks to the special design of the seat side bolsters of the seat cushion and backrest. The Performance Seats additionally lend the interior an even more distinctive character with their racing look. They are heated and, in conjunction with leather upholstery, also climate-controlled in three stages. In all C-Class Cabriolet models in the US market, the seats also come standard with AIRSCARF neck-level heating.
Comprehensive individualization options
Optionally available is a comprehensive choice of individualization options. With regard to trim, the range includes trim in Natural Grain Black Ash Wood and Aluminum, Natural Grain Line Walnut Wood, Dark Brown Linden Wood, Natural Grain Grey Oak Wood, AMG Carbon Fiber and Aluminum, and AMG Silver Fiber Glass and Aluminum.
In terms of upholstery, optionally available is leather in Black, Black with red topstitching, Cranberry Red/Black, Magma Grey/Black, Saddle Brown/Black and Porcelain/Black (C 43 coupe only).
Interior with innovative display concept and operating system
Whether with touchpad and Controller, Touch Control Buttons on the steering wheel or via voice entry: the operating system of the C 43 is just as versatile as it is flexible. All options are aimed at enabling the control tasks to be carried out as conveniently, quickly and appropriately to the situation as possible in this sporty environment.
Data logger for use on the race track: AMG Track Pace
As the virtual race engineer for recording data when driving on closed-off race tracks, AMG Track Pace provides a significantly extended and even more precise scope of functions and can be ordered as an option in combination with the COMAND infotainment system.
If this function is enabled, over 80 vehicle-specific sets of data (e.g. speed, acceleration) are recorded ten times per second. On top of this there are displays of lap and sector times and also the respective difference for a reference time. Because specific display elements are shown in green or red, the driver is able to see at a glance without reading numbers whether he/she is currently faster or slower than the best time.