Mercedes-AMG C 43 on sale in Australia from $101,900

Mercedes-Benz has announced pricing and specifications for the hot new C 43 AMG range, to arrive on the Australian market in October.

Mercedes-AMG C 43 Coupe

The Mercedes-AMG C 43 is a step below the fire-breathing C 63, however, this doesn’t mean the 43 is a slouch. It comes with a 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 petrol engine churning out 270kW and 520Nm, hooked up to a nine-speed automatic transmission with 4MATIC all-wheel drive as standard.

Just like other bespoke AMG models, the C 43 comes with a unique yet discreet bodykit with front and rear spoilers, a neat diffuser at the back, and a set of 19-inch alloy wheels. AMG Ride Control suspension is also part of the mix, along with a sports exhaust system and performance brakes.

Inside, passengers are treated to the AMG Night Package, LED Intelligent lighting, a panoramic glass roof, Burmester sound system, and a comprehensive multimedia interface with Command Online navigation and multi-format media support. Head-up display is also standard.

All 43 AMG models come with nine airbags, Collision Prevention Assist Plus with semi-autonomous braking technology, active lane keeping, blind-spot warning, an active bonnet, and a 360-degree camera.

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Mercedes is launching the new performance variant in coupe, sedan, and Estate wagon format, all equipped with the features mentioned above. First deliveries are scheduled to arrive in Australia in October this year. See below for the starting prices (excludes on-road costs):

Mercedes-AMG C 43 Sedan: $101,900
Mercedes-AMG C 43 Estate: $104,400
Mercedes-AMG C 43 Coupe: $105,615

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.