2018 Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe and Cabriolet prices announced

The new facelifted C43 Coupe and Cabriolet may look fresher, but it’s now more expensive than before

After unveiling the refreshed design of its C43 Coupe and Cabriolet in March, Mercedes-AMG has now revealed how much the new cars will cost. The fixed roof coupe now breaks the £50,000 mark costing from £51,965, £4285 more than the car it replaces. The drop top is, as you would expect, a little more expensive and is available from £55,784. Both cars are now on sale, with deliveries scheduled for July.

As with new C-class saloon, the updated Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe and Cabriolet models have come in for a mild visual makeover incorporating a new twin-bar AMG grille, new front and rear bumpers, a new diffuser and deeper sides sills. There is also a new set of wheels that include revised aero wings and optimised spoke geometry to improve brake cooling, reduce weight and optimise air-flow over the wheel’s surface.

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Along with the aforementioned changes an optional styling pack will also be available, compromising a more aggressive front splitter, even broader side sills and aero ‘flics’ in the rear bumper. Further body options include a Carbon pack that covers the mirror housings and bootlid mounted rear spoiler. Internally the new C43 Coupe and Cabriolet models gain the new AMG three-spoke steering wheel with Performance seats an option along with Mercedes’ latest digital technology.

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Behind the three-pointed star, the new AMG C43 Coupe and Cabriolet models retain their twin-turbocharged six-cylinder power units but the boost pressure has been increased and the engines remapped accordingly. The result is a 23hp power increase to 385bhp, while torque remains at 383lb ft and a 0-62mph time of 4.7-seconds for the coupe and tenth slower for the Cabriolet. Both models are limited to 155mph.

Drive remains via Mercedes’ nine-speed Speedshift 9G automatic gearbox and the company’s rear-biased 4MATIC four-wheel system, which splits drive 31/69 front-to-rear. The chassis is a mix of adaptive dampers and steel springs, with the former featuring Mercedes-AMG’s Comfort, Sport, Sport + and Individual modes, and AMG’s speed sensitive steering is also standard.

Prices and full specification for the C43 models as well as the rest of the C-Class Coupe and Cabriolet line-up will be announced at the car’s April launch.

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