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Brand New 69 Plate Mercedes-Benz C Class C43 4Matic Premium 2dr 9G-Tronic

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£7199 deposit
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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

12.3" Active TFT crystal driver's instrument display2 stage speed sensitive sport steering
Active park assist with parktronic systemAttention assist
Audio 20 with integrated media interface and bluetooth handsfree functionBluetooth interface for hands free telephone
Collision prevention assist plusComand Online HDD Nav with media interface,radio/CD/DVD/MP3, 10.25 screen, linguatronic voice control
DYNAMIC SELECT with a choice of driving modes (ECO, Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual)ECO start/stop function
Mercedes me connect including emergency call system, accident recovery, breakdown management and maintenanceMulti function trip computer
Outside temperature gaugePre-wiring for SD navigation system
Remote boot releaseReversing camera
Service indicator (ASSYST)Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android auto
Status display for rear seat belts in instrument clusterWireless charging

Entertainment

DAB digital radio tunerMid-range sound system
SD card slotTwo USB ports and one SD Card slot in centre console

Exterior Features

Adaptive brake lightsAMG bodystyling - front apron with distinctive air intakes, AMG side sill panels, AMG rear apron with diffuser look
AMG design radiator grille with double louvre in matt iridium silver with AMG letteringAMG performance exhaust system
Body coloured bumpersDoor sill panels with AMG lettering
Electric windows with one touch opening/closing and obstruction sensorsExterior mirrors heated and electronically adjustable
Full LED tail lampsGreen tinted glass
LED daytime running lightsLED Indicators
LED third brake lightMulti beam LED headlights
Privacy glass (rear side windows and rear screen)Radio aerial integrated into rear window
Rain sensor windscreen wipersSide windows surround in polished aluminium
V8 Bi-Turbo 4Matic badge on front wings 

Interior Features

2 cupholders in front centre console2 rear head restraints
3 spoke flat bottom multi-function sports leather steering wheel in black with topstitching in red40:20:40 split folding rear seats
Artico man-made leather dashboard and beltline with red contrast stitchingArtico man-made leather upper dash trim with contrast stitching
Auto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensorBlack floor mats with AMG lettering
Electrical height and back adjustment front seatFront centre armrest with storage compartment
Front LED reading lightsHeated front seats
Illuminated glove compartment stowageInterior lighting - 64 colour Ambient lighting
Sports pedals with stainless steel surfaces and rubber studsSports seats with integrated headrests
Steering wheel audio controlsSteering wheel gearshift paddles
Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrorsTHERMATIC 2 zone automatic climate control

Packs

Interior lighting package - C ClassMirror package - C Class
Seat comfort pack - C ClassStorage pack - C Class

Safety

2 rear seatbelts3 point automatic seatbelts
Active bonnetAdaptive brake system with hold function, hill start assist and brake drying function
Anti-lock braking system (ABS)Automatic seatbelt pretensioner for driver and front passenger
Brake calipers with AMG lettering + perforated brake discsDual stage airbags - driver and front passenger, front sidebags, driver kneebag, pelvis bag and windowbags for driver, front and rear passengers
Electronic parking brakeElectronic Stability Programme (ESP)
Front seatbelt pretensionersISOFIX child seat attachment points with top tether in rear
Red seat beltsSports braking system with larger brake discs
Tyre pressure monitoring systemWarning triangle and first aid kit

Security

Anti-theft alarm system/interior protection with tow-away protection and interior monitoring systemsCentral locking with interior switch, automatic locking and crash sensor with emergency opening function
Chrome surround electric keyImmobiliser

Technical

66l fuel tank with increased capacity9G Tronic plus 9 speed automatic
AMG performance 4MATIC with torque control distributionAMG Ride Control sports suspension
Petrol Particulate Filter 

Trim

Artico man-made leather dashboard with contrast stitching
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)217Noise Level dB(A)73
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb224
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max228WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min218

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC2996Compression Ratio10.5:1
Cylinder LayoutV6Cylinders6
Cylinders - Bore (mm)88Cylinders - Stroke (mm)82.1
Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTHFuel DeliveryTWIN TURBO
Gears9 SPEEDNumber of Valves24
TransmissionSEMI-AUTO 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)29.7EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)37.2EC Urban (mpg)22.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb9.9WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max10.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min9.6WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High8.5WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low14.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium10.2WLTP - MPG - Comb28.5
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max28WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min29.4
WLTP - MPG - Extra High31.4WLTP - MPG - High33.2
WLTP - MPG - Low19.2WLTP - MPG - Medium27.7

General

Badge Engine CC3.0Badge Power390
Coin SeriesAMG Line PremiumInsurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0743E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years30Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %57Service Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage15500Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)4.7Engine Power - BHP390
Engine Power - KW287Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM6100Engine Torque - LBS.FT384
Engine Torque - MKG53Engine Torque - NM520
Engine Torque - RPM2500Top Speed155

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front225/45 R18
Tyre Size Rear245/40 R18Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style5 SPOKEWheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1400Length4750
Wheelbase2840Width1877
Width (including mirrors)2016 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)66Gross Vehicle Weight2185
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)400Max. Loading Weight510
Max. Roof Load75Max. Towing Weight - Braked1800
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750Minimum Kerbweight1675
No. of Seats4Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb12.1
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG C

The C 43 is a more sensible sort of Mercedes-AMG C-Class - but it's still pretty quick and capable. Jonathan Crouch checks out the revised version.

Ten Second Review

For those who like the idea of a fire-breathing V8-powered Mercedes-AMG C 63 but need a version of that car that's less expensive to buy and to run and features four driven wheels, the Stuttgart brand offers this, the V6-powered Mercedes-AMG C 43 4MATIC. Like its quicker stablemate, this model comes with a choice of saloon, estate, coupe or cabriolet bodystyles and has now been improved, with an uprated 390hp output.

Background

'All or nothing' was always the Mercedes motto and it's tended to apply when the brand turns its hand to performance versions of its most popular models. Take the C-Class. Until quite recently, there was very little between mainstream versions of that car and its top super-fast V8-powered C 63 AMG derivative. Rivals don't work like that. Audi, for example, eases the gap between mainstream A4 models and an RS4 with its S4 model. In the same way, BMW provides an 'M Sport'-trimmed 340i as a stepping stone to its M3 and M4 models. In 2015, Mercedes realised that it needed to plug that gap too - and did so with the original version of this Mercedes-AMG C 43. To start with, this car put out 367hp from its 3.0-litre V6 biturbo engine, but this unit was uprated to 390hp as part of a package of changes made for the 2018 model year that have created the C 43 range we're going to look at here. As before, the car gets the 4MATIC 4WD system that you can't have (in our market anyway) on the V8 C 63.

Driving Experience

Don't be fooled by the C 43's name. Traditionally, AMG-powered cars are named after the size of the engines that sit under the bonnet. However, this Mercedes-AMG C 43 gets a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged V6 petrol engine which now develops 390bhp (23hp more than before) and a lusty 520Nm of torque. That all means that it will rocket you from zero to 62mph in just 4.7 seconds in saloon or Coupe guise, while the Cabriolet does the same in 4.8s and the estate registers 4.9s. All derivatives will push on to a limited top-speed of 155mph. That's performance quite justifying the positioning of this variant as the next step down in the C-Class hierarchy from the potent V8-powered C 63. In fact, in some ways a C 43 is more desirable that a C 63 for unlike its V8-powered rear-driven stablemate, it comes with 4WD as standard to better get torque to the tarmac. The 4MATIC set-up used still retains a rear-wheel drive bias, with 69% of the power being sent to the back and 31% to the front. You get a smoother auto gearbox than you would in a C 63 too - and the 9G-TRONIC PLUS unit offers more ratios and can allow you to perform multiple downshifts for quicker, short bursts of power. The C 43 package includes sports suspension with adaptive damping variable across up to five modes.

Design and Build

Whether your preference is for saloon, estate, Coupe or Cabriolet bodystyle, you'll find that the exterior of this revised C 43 gets a range of small but subtle changes over the original model. The AMG radiator grille has been subtly restyled and there are smarter, aerodynamically optimised AMG light-alloy wheels. At the back, there's a sleeker rear apron with a restyled lower diffuser and twin chromed tailpipes. Inside, sporty materials such as leather, DINAMICA microfibre and aluminium in a high-quality finish characterise the cabin. The optional AMG Performance seats provide optimum lateral support when adopting a dynamic driving style thanks to the special design of the seat side bolsters. Matching the seat design, the door centre panels and dashboard are finished in ARTICO man-made leather with red topstitching. Aluminium sports pedals with black studs, trim elements in black piano lacquer with light longitudinal-grain aluminium, the black roof liner and the red seat belts create further sporty highlights. There's a completely redesigned AMG steering wheel. And, like other models in the revised C-Class range, there's the option of a fully-digitalised instrument cluster. Both the saloon and estate offer five-seat practicality, while the Coupe and Cabriolet versions only get four seats. Naturally, the estate offers the most load space, with the boot providing 490-litres of storage capacity, compared to 480-litres and 400-litres respectively for the saloon and coupe. However, all the trunks are big enough to take a couple of large suitcases or two golf bags. Lower the rear seats in the estate and the load area more than triples to 1510-litres, which is on par with rivals from BMW and Audi.

Market and Model

Prices range in the £50,000 to £55,000 bracket, depending on your choice between the four bodystyles and the final spec. We'd want to allow some extra budget for the optional AMG Performance seats and the optional, fully digital instrument cluster. On the Cabriolet variant, these come with AIRSCARF neck-level heating. Buyers get a comprehensive choice of individualisation options. With regard to trim, the range includes cabin finishing in black open-pore ash wood/light longitudinal-grain aluminium, longitudinal-grain aluminium for the doors, black open-pore ash wood for the centre console and further options that give you inlays in high-gloss dark-brown lime, anthracite open-pore oak wood and open-pore walnut as well as AMG trim in light longitudinal-grain carbon fibre/aluminium and matt silver fibreglass/light longitudinal-grain aluminium. Standard equipment includes the usual executive items - things like climate control, sat nav, a DAB radio, a reversing camera, cruise control and automatic wipers. Go for the optional 'COMAND' infotainment system and you can also specift a data logger for track day use - Mercedes calls it 'AMG TRACK PACE'. If this function is enabled, over 80 vehicle-specific sets of data (e.g. speed, acceleration) are recorded ten times per second. On top of this there are displays of lap and sector times and also the respective difference for a reference time. Because specific display elements are shown in green or red, the driver is able to see at a glance without reading numbers whether he/she is currently faster or slower than the best time.

Cost of Ownership

For a car that produces such potent acceleration, the C 43 still manages to return respectable economy figures - at least in comparison to the C 63 anyway. Thanks to the downsized smaller turbo engine, you're looking at a combined cycle economy figure that'll be either just above or just below 30mpg, depending on the bodystyle you choose. Emissions vary between 217 and 233g/km of CO2. In such a performance-focused model, insurance is never going to be cheap, so expect an rating group of around 45. The C 43 will benefit from Mercedes' famous rock-solid residuals, and is expected to retain around 47% of its value after three years. As with every other Mercedes, the C 43 gets a three-year unlimited mileage warranty, with up to 30 years cover for corrosion. You also get Mercedes-Benz Roadside Assistance, with up to 30 years pan-European breakdown assistance.

Summary

If you've decided that you really want a Mercedes-AMG C-Class but the fire-breathing C 63 is just too aggressive and expensive, then the C 43 offers an excellent compromise while saving you around £15,000. It gives you the 4WD system you'd have to do without on the C 63 or on a comparable BMW 340i. And the sense of exclusive style and occasion that's missing from a rival Audi S4. There's a wider range of bodystyles than you'd get with those cars too - but also a higher range of prices too. If that doesn't put you off, then there's much to like here.

Performance
60%
Handling
70%
Comfort
70%
Space
70%
Styling
60%
Build
80%
Value
70%
Equipment
70%
Economy
70%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
50%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£719
Deposit£7199
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate5.75%
Cash price£56,780
Arnold Clark deposit£2280.45
Credit amount£47,300.55
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£20,800
Total amount payable£64,801.45
Contract mileage40,000
Excess mileage charge19.0p per mile
Representative APR5.9%
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