Mercedes-AMG has unveiled the C43 Coupe ahead of its debut at the Geneva Motor Show
Designed to battle the Audi S5, the C43 Coupe has a sporty front fascia with a diamond radiator grille and larger air intakes. The model has also been equipped with black mirror caps, matte iridium silver accents, and a sports exhaust system. Other changes include a trunk-mounted spoiler, a rear diffuser, and 18-inch lightweight alloy wheels.
The interior largely carries over but designers installed a flat-bottom steering wheel and MB-Tex / DINAMICA microfiber sport seats with red contrast stitching. A closer inspection reveals aluminum trim, red seat belts, and a revised instrument cluster with a checkered flag motif.
Power is provided by a biturbo 3.0-liter V6 engine that produces 362 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque. It is connected to a nine-speed automatic transmission and a rear-biased all-wheel-drive system which enables the car to accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour in 4.6 seconds before hitting a limited top speed of 155 mph.
Speaking of performance, the model has been equipped with an AMG Ride Control sport suspension and an AMG Dynamic Select system with Comfort, Eco, Sport, Sport Plus, and Individual modes. Engineers also installed a speed-sensitive sport steering system and a high-performance braking system with internally ventilated compound discs that measure 14.2 inches up front and 12.6 inches out back.