Around since 2014, the current C-Class managed to impose itself as one of the better made sedans on the market. Even though it is Mercedes’ smallest rear wheel drive sedan, it still managed to impress quite a few people. Unlike its predecessor, the car is far better to drive and it may even be regarded as the best in its class. There are some drawbacks, such as the relatively heavy platform, but the car is actually quite good in comparison with its rivals. Not that long ago Mercedes released the 2019 Mercedes-AMG C43, a high performance version for those not wanting the ultra-high performance C63. Even though it only used a V6, the car managed to outrun some of the fastest sedans on the market without too much trouble.
Even though the C43 has barely been around for a couple of years, it looks like a major update is on its way with the future 2019 Mercedes-AMG C43. Even though Mercedes decided to stay quiet about the car, it looks like the upcoming C43 is not going to be an all new model. The car will still use the same platform as its predecessor and roughly the same running gear.
The big difference here will be its engine but more on that a bit later. Some people complained about the fact the car felt a bit too stiff on large wheels. While we would love to say this wasn’t true, the C43 was not all that comfortable when equipped with the 19 inch rims. We hope this is going to change with the future 2019 Mercedes-AMG C43. How? Well, Mercedes is likely going to tweak the suspension system in order to give the car a slightly more compliant ride.
Release and price
If the rumors are anything to go by then the upcoming AMG C43 will hit the market near the end of 2018. Its price shouldn’t change all that much over its predecessor. The base model should start at roughly $55,000 which is in line with most of its rivals.
From what we have seen on the camouflaged test mule it looks like the upcoming 2019 Mercedes-AMG C43 is not going to change all that much. The car had its front end covered by camouflage but that was it. This likely means Mercedes is going to change the look of the entire C-Class lineup.7
We can expect a new grille, likely different headlights as well as a new bumper. The hood seems to be the same as before. Another big change will be in the rear where the new C43 is going to boast a new bumper. Unfortunately this will continue to feature the unusual dual-exhausts from its predecessor.
As this will be nothing more than a mid-life facelift, we can expect the upcoming C43 to be mostly identical to its predecessor. Even so, this means the car will continue to offer one of the better cabins in its class.
Things like leather and Alcantara will standard while the aluminum switches will make the experience that much better. We only hope that this time around Mercedes is going to offer a better set of seats, especially since those on the C63 have been that much better.
2019 Mercedes-AMG C43 Specs
This is where the big change will happen. While the current model features a V6, the 2019 Mercedes-AMG C43 is going to feature an inline-six engine. This has just been released on the CLS and it has to be one of the most impressive engines we have seen in a while. Even though it still is a 3.0 liter unit, the engine will now make 362 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. This will offer a mild-hybrid system which will be able to boost the engine’s output by around 22 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. This 48V electric system will give the C43 a push-to-pass feature which should make it quite a bit faster than its predecessor. Most rumors seem to suggest a 0 to 60 MPH time of around 3.8 seconds and a top speed in excess of 155 MPH. As before, the car will remain rear wheel driven but it looks like the gearbox may change. Instead of the old 9 speed automatic, we may see a 7 speed DCT gearbox with much faster gear changes.
|2019 Mercedes-AMG C43|
|Engine And Transmission|
|Engine type||inline-six engine|
|Power/torque||362 hp/369 lb-ft|
|Transmission||9 speed automatic|
|0-60 mph||3.8 seconds|
|Top speed||155 mph|
|Competitors:BMW M2 Coupe,Audi TTS|