Racing-proven AMG technology pumps up the C 43 biturbo V6 to 385 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque, good for a 4.6-second sprint to 60 mph.
The C 43's AMG SPEEDSHIFT® TCT offers nine speeds, multiple modes, and direct multigear downshifts with a double-click of a shift paddle.
AMG DYNAMIC SELECT lets you alter shifting, throttle, chassis and more via a console button. Modes include Comfort, Slippery, Sport+, and Individual. The available AMG DRIVE UNIT puts the controls right on the steering wheel.
AMG braking systems get their training on the track. Big perforated discs and multipiston front calipers help disperse heat while helping you rein in speed.
Distinctive elements set an AMG C-Class apart from nose to tailpipes. A deep front apron underscores the C 43's twin-crossbar grille. Brilliant LED lighting is standard front and rear.
With longer life, quicker illumination and beams that approximate daylight even more closely than xenon headlamps, multi-element LED headlamps can enhance both vision and visibility during nighttime driving. Bright white LED Daytime Running Lamps and all other front light functions are integrated within the flowing sculpture of the headlamp assemblies, making the design as appealing as it is illuminating. Taillamps feature a distinctive C-shaped LED design plus LED turn signals and brake lamps.
The upper dash and doors are elegantly upholstered in richly grained MB-Tex and impeccably topstitched.
An advanced touchpad works in concert with a rotary knob and one-touch keys to access many major functions and the available COMAND® navigation. The touchpad responds to a variety of finger motions, including swipe, pinch and even handwriting. It can even be turned off, becoming a comfortable handrest while you access all the features of COMAND via the rotary controller and hard keys.
One of the most respected makers of handcrafted high-end home audio, Germany's Burmester® has developed a surround-sound system that's specifically tailored to the C-Class. With 13 high-quality speakers and a 590-watt 9-channel digital amplifier, the system fills the cabin with pure digital surround sound while seamlessly compensating for ambient noise. Exquisitely detailed aluminum speaker grilles are as rewarding to the eyes as the system's output is to the most discerning ears.
Dual USB connectors in the console allow plug-and-play enjoyment from your iPod® or other USB-compatible digital music player. You don't need a special cable, just the one that came with your device, and the ports even provide charging of the device's battery.
The rear seatbacks fold down in a 50/50 split to allow a combination of cargo and passenger configurations. The release handles are in the trunk, so they're conveniently located where you'll need them, and can be kept out of reach simply by valet-locking the trunk.
All new Mercedes-Benz vehicles are protected by our New Vehicle Limited Warranty, covering defects in material or workmanship for 48-months or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first. For added protection, the Mercedes-Benz Extended Limited Warranty offers continued peace of mind with prolonged coverage tailored to your needs.
For a better view of what's behind your vehicle when reversing, a high-resolution camera can display a live view on the central in-dash screen. Steering-dependent active guidelines on the screen can help you back into a parking space, and you can select between wide-angle and even wider 180-degree views.
An advanced system of 10 air bags offers 12-way occupant protection. Standard are dual two-stage front air bags, combined thorax/pelvic bags, and knee air bags for the driver and front passenger, plus side curtain air bags for both seating rows. Side-impact air bags are also standard for each outboard rear seating position.
The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) can automatically detect a substantial loss of tire pressure in any wheel and alert the driver via a warning message in the multifunction display. The advanced TPMS can also display the numeric tire pressure for each mounted wheel.
Rain-sensing windshield wipers can automatically adjust the intermittent wiper frequency based on the amount of rainfall.