Mercedes-Benz C43 Coupe
The C43 Coupe is a really good combination of abilities wrapped in an attractive body. It features a host of modifications across a wide bandwidth, from improvements in power, economy and dynamics, to the addition of more modern tech inside the cabin and the latest in safety innovations. The updated C 43 is still a worthy addition to Mercedes’ AMG range.
Mercedes-Benz C43 Coupe Description
- Mercedes-Benz is setting the pace in the field of aerodynamics and offers the cars with the best drag coefficients (Cd values) in almost all vehicle categories. The new C-Class Coupé boasts a Cd value of 0.26. This leading figure pays off above all when driving on country roads and motorways as wind resistance is greater than other forms of driving resistance at speeds above 70 km/h.
Size-wise, the current C-Class runs about the same dimensions as the original E-Class of 1995, which Merc marketed as its midsize line.
Back when the W202 launched, the C-class was considered – and regularly called – the “Baby Benz” because of its place at the bottom of the ladder, as far as Mercedes passenger vehicles were concerned.
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AMG RIDE CONTROL is a function that allows AMG drivers to switch between three stages of adaptive sport suspension. By keeping the engine settings separate from the suspension settings, AMG drivers can fine tune the car to drive and handle more precisely than Mercedes-Benz vehicles with DYNAMIC SELECT only. This way, you can make the suspension really stiff while in Economy mode to get the best gas mileage around a track. You can also do the opposite if you want to go fast but don’t want to be uncomfortable.
With the combined expertise of Burmester and Mercedes-Benz, intelligent algorithms and height speakers in the roof lining are put to use to provide the unique 3D sound. With 13 speakers, Frontbass technology and a DSP amplifier with a total output power of 590 watts, the system will also indulge the ears with natural and substance-rich sound.
The Mercedes-Benz emergency call function is able to notify the rescue services automatically in the shortest of time after a serious crash, supplying them with the vehicle’s exact GPS position and other important information, such as the identified number of people in the vehicle (by reference to the locked seat belts) and the vehicle’s direction of travel.
Active bonnet is designed to reduce head injury to pedestrians in a frontal impact. In the event of such an impact and when travelling above 20 km/h, sensors in the car’s front bumper send a signal to a control unit which in turn activates two gas propelled actuators. These actuators fire against a small plate attached to the bonnet on each side which instantly lifts the rear of the bonnet by 120mm.