Mercedes Benz, No.1 luxury car producer in India had updated their entry level sedan C-Class lately and followed by that, the AMG version of the car too has been officially launched in India at a price of Rs.75 lakh (Ex-Showroom).
The AMG division is well known for their performance cars, especially built for Mercedes. Initially they had worked in multiple other car brands, but AMG is now officially owned by Mercedes. History apart, everyone loves two door sports coupe, even though they are not practical to drive especially in the current Indian traffic. However, this particular model, C 43 AMG falls in the above mentioned category, and is made only for the chosen few.
The exterior looks quite similar to the updated C-Class, but with some sporty bits. The side skirts, the signature AMG double slat Mercedes grille in the front surely distinguishes it from a normal C-Class with the dark themed alloy wheels add to the sportiness.
Powering C 43 AMG Coupe is a 3.0-litre V6 Bi-turbo petrol engine that produces 390PS of max power at 6,100 rpm and 520Nm of max torque at 2,500-5,000rpm. 0-100 kmph can be attained in just about 4.7 seconds, while the top speed of this sports car is claimed to be 250kmph. This engine is mated to AMG 9-speed automatic transmission with Speedshift that ensures quick and smooth gear changes with the dual clutch setup.
The interior of the AMG iteration of C43 appear similar to the non-sporty version and comes with an all black interior for sporty appeal. At the front row, there are AMG sports seats while the steering wheel is also an AMG unit. As a German and to justify its price, C43 performance model comes loaded with all the features you would expect including a digital instrument cluster, pop up infotainment system and many more.
AMG cars are for those who know the tradition of AMG line up or to the person who knows how to handle this segment of cars. This could be the most affordable AMG model out in the market, now priced at Rs.75 lakhs. C43 AMG also comes with 2 years unlimited kms service package, ranging from Rs.68,000.