The new Mercedes-AMG C 43 4MATIC Cabriolet.
Open for maximum driving pleasure.
Just like the C 43 4MATIC Coupé, the all-season Cabriolet features a combination of 270 kW (367 PS) 3.0-litre V6 biturbo engine, fast-acting 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission and standard-fit AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive. The open-air enjoyment for four people is backed by the brand’s hallmark “Driving Performance” thanks to discrete suspension with stiffer elastokinematics unique to AMG and three-stage adjustable damping.
“More diverse than ever.”
Mercedes-AMG is bringing out two models to join the C-Class performance family. In addition to the C 43 4MATIC Coupé, the sports car and performance brand based in Affalterbach is now also showcasing the C 43 4MATIC Cabriolet.
“The AMG product portfolio will continue to grow rapidly this year, making the world of ‘Driving Performance’ more diverse than ever.”, says Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Board of Management of the Mercedes-AMG GmbH.
From rest to 100 in 4.8 seconds.
The 3.0-litre V6 biturbo engine in the new Cabriolet delivers impressive performance. With its maximum output of 270 kW (367 PS) and peak torque of 520 Newton metres sets new standards in its segment. Sprinting from rest to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds, its speed is electronically limited at 250 km/h. Technical advances including a modified boost pressure allowed the AMG engineers to increase the engine’s power output and torque as well as its dynamism and flexibility to typical AMG levels. The AMG powerplant can be identified by the red aluminium insert in the engine cover.
The agile driving experience is mainly thanks to the standard-fit AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive with rear-biased torque distribution, the newly developed front axle, the stiff elastokinematics and the highly precise steering.
Shorter shift times. High efficiency.
The 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission is specially matched to the demands of the C 43 4MATIC. By specifically adapting the software, the AMG developers have been able to significantly shorten the 9-speed transmission’s shift times. The multiple downshift allows faster short bursts of speed, while the double-declutching function in the “Sport” and “Sport Plus” transmission modes makes for an even more emotive driving experience. Also, the transmission stays in the selected gear and does not automatically shift up when the engine speed reaches the limit.
AMG RIDE CONTROL.
Equipped as standard with the AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension with adaptive three-stage adjustable damping, the Mercedes-AMG C 43 4MATIC Cabriolet has all the right ingredients to deliver outstanding driving dynamics and exceptionally high comfort on long journeys. The front axle has been provided with stiffer steering knuckles, improved elastokinematics and increased negative camber. In combination with the likewise newly developed wishbone guide bearings, this design results in significantly more agile cornering plus more precise and direct suspension feedback from the road.
Characteristics can be individualised.
With the five AMG DYNAMIC SELECT transmission modes, the characteristics of the C 43 4MATIC Cabriolet can be individualised even further at the tap of a finger. The available range extends from efficient and comfortable to very sporty. This modifies key parameters, such as the response of the engine, transmission, suspension set-up and steering. With its variable ratio, the speed-sensitive sports steering enhances the agile cornering of the new C 43 4MATIC Cabriolet. It impresses with its precise and exceptionally authentic feedback.
Progressive, performance, sportiness.
Hallmark features include the distinctive AMG design and the specific light-alloy wheels. They underscore the progressive nature and performance of the brand. The engine cover with red aluminium insert accentuates the strengths of the new twin-turbo six-cylinder engine. The AMG design includes the front apron with sporty, distinctive air intakes, diamond meshes, silver chrome trim, as well as the rear apron with matt iridium silver diffuser insert. The diamond radiator grille features chrome-plated pins, a louvre in high-gloss black and AMG lettering. Below this, the silver chrome front splitter ensures an optimal flow of air to the cooling modules. AMG 5-spoke light-alloy wheels painted in high-gloss black with a high-sheen finish round off the design visually.
Consistently dynamic bias.
The interior reinforces the car’s consistently dynamic bias with numerous specially designed details. Ideal for a committed driving style, the multifunction sports steering wheel in black leather features a flattened bottom section and red contrasting topstitching, and fits especially well in the hand. The enhanced lateral support offered by the sports seats keeps the driver in a secure position even when pushing the car to its limits. The AMG instrument cluster delivers all relevant information in a clearly arranged layout optimised for a dynamic driving style.
An authentic sports car look and feel are provided by two tube-shaped round dials, 11.4 cm (4.5-inch) multifunction colour display, RACE TIMER and 280 km/h scale in chequered-flag design.
Suitability for everyday use is additionally enhanced by intelligent comfort functions such as operation of the fabric soft top while driving (up to 50 km/h, initiated below 5 km/h) and optional automatic closing of the boot separator. Exclusive options include the fully automatic fabric acoustic soft top, which is available in black, dark blue, brown or dark red. The multi-layered structure incorporating various insulation materials effectively reduces ambient noise and thus reduces the interior noise level.