Turbocharged V6 four-door joins the coupé in Mercedes' new C 43 line-up; 4Matic is now offered across the range

Mercedes-AMG has revealed pricing and specifications for the saloon and estate versions of its C 43.

Starting from £44,460, the saloon is the entry point into the C 43 range, while the estate follows from £45,660. The two cars join the C 43 Coupé, which was revealed earlier this year and starts at £46,280.

The C 43 uses a turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 engine that produces 362bhp and 383lb ft. It can accelerate the coupé and saloon from 0-62mph in 4.7sec and the estate, which is 45kg heavier, in 4.9 seconds.

All use 9G-Tronic automatic gearboxes and come exclusively with 4Matic four-wheel-drive.

Standard-fit equipment on the C 43 includes Artico leather and Dinimica microfibre upholstery with contrasting red stitching, black 18in alloys wheels, black mirror covers and silver brake calipers with AMG lettering.

Buyers can specifcy AMG Performance seats for £1405 and an AMG Performance exhaust for £1000.

4Matic joins the range

With the launch of the two new C 43 models, Mercedes has also revealed that its 4Matic all-wheel drive system is available with all other C-Class models for a £1500 premium. Specifying 4Matic on a C 220 d Sport saloon, for example, will bring its starting price up to £36,025, while a C 220 d Sport 4Matic Estate will start at £37,225.

Read our 2016 Mercedes-AMG C 43 4Matic Estate review here

SE Executive Edition

Also added to the C-Class range is a new SE Executive trim level. Offered with the saloon and estate, it costs £1295 and adds 17in alloy wheels, Active Parking Assist, Garmin Map Pilot sat-nav, heated front seats and a 40/20/40 split folding rear bench. Chrome roof rails are also added to the estate.

Join the debate


21 April 2016
Why name your 4-wheel system so that it sounds like a '70s washing machine. 4Matic? Really?

21 April 2016
spanco wrote:

Why name your 4-wheel system so that it sounds like a '70s washing machine. 4Matic?

Because it has quite a long history dating back to an era when an automatic, ABS or 5 gears were considered noteworthy enough to justify a badge on the back.

22 April 2016
spanco wrote:

Why name your 4-wheel system so that it sounds like a '70s washing machine. 4Matic? Really?

agreed - always made me laugh at the German inability to be clever with words. Could try four paw ( which bounces to Faux pa nicely) Sure foot would get to be sore foot like Tourag became Toe Rag and Range Rover to Game Over.

what's life without imagination


21 April 2016
...by the pricing, I was confidently expecting it to be closer to £50K. Mind you, I haven't tried optioning one on the configurator yet...

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