FIRST DRIVE: Mercedes-Benz AMG C43 2017

What is on your mind when you see something red? Whatever it is, what is certain is that everything that is identical with red is usually something that is brave and quickly attracts attention. Look at the Mercedes-Benz C43 AMG 4Matic cabriolet that we are trying. What is certain is that this cabriolet car is really sexy and looks aggressive. Reading the history of the C-Class family, this type of cabriolet was only introduced in the fifth generation. Since the era of ‘Baby Benz’ 190E W201 until the W205 era, the manufacturer from Stuttgart has only ‘thought’ about making this type of cabriolet in this generation. The results can be of your own value, no less cool than cabriolet from other Mercy family breeds, right? What makes this beautiful car even more special is that it was born as the Mercedes-Benz family tuner, the AMG. Yup, this is the C43 AMG which is the latest model of a high-performance C-Class model. This is not the first time the C-Class has been ‘modified’ by AMG, since 1995 the C36 AMG model has been present, then continued with the C43, C55 and the latest C63 AMG series. Seeing the interior, the distinctive luxury of Mercy is felt as soon as you enter and sit in the seat of its leather-coated electric semi-bucket model with red stitching and a black suede in the middle giving the impression of luxury and sportiness. The leather steering wheel is also firmly gripped and the carbon kevlar layer on the central fascia gives a strong sporty impression. For the roof, the C-Class cabriolet is equipped with a luxurious fabric roof. You can open and close the roof in 20 seconds, even if it runs below 10 kph for security reasons. No less amazing, the cabin’s tightness is maintained even though the roof is made of fabric. The C43 AMG is equipped with a V6 configuration engine with a capacity of 2,996 cc biturbo. This car manufacturer’s claim is capable of producing 367 power at 5,500-6,000 rpm with a maximum torque of 520 Nm at 2,000-4,200 rpm. No wonder the manufacturer’s claim C43 AMG is able to penetrate 0-100 kph in 4.8 seconds and can reach a top speed of 250 kph. Compare with the highest specs, namely C63 with 3.0L V6 engine biturbo which has 362 horsepower. As a distributor of engine power to the wheels, the 9G-Tronic transmission with the AWD system has become the standard for this car. Plus the presence of a 4Matic four-wheel drive system that distributes 31:69 torque between the front and rear wheels makes this car even more special when maneuvering. For suspension, AMG Ride Control with three levels of settings has also become a standard feature. Everything can be operated through a button on the center console. Not only that, the rear axle also features elastokinematics to make driving more dynamic. In addition, there are five driver modes available that can be set via AMG Dynamic Select mode.

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