What is it?
It sits beneath the unhinged C63 and C63 S in the Affalterbach hierarchy and makes use of a twin-turbocharged V6 petrol engine as opposed to the thunderous V8 found beneath its big brother’s snout.
While that V6 is in essence the same 3.0-litre unit from the pre-facelift car, AMG’s engineers have turned its wick up ever so slightly. Where it previously developed 362bhp, there’s now 385bhp, and while the torque output of 384lb ft hasn’t changed, it’s now deployed to all four wheels from 2500rpm rather than 2000rpm.
Elsewhere, the multi-link suspension architecture retains standard adaptive dampers, while newly developed, AMG-exclusive elastokinematics have been implemented with a view to improving the C43’s high camber stability when navigating corners at a fair lick.
New visual tweaks include a more minimal front grille design, new, aerodynamically improved 18in and 19in alloy wheels and four delightfully cannon-like exhaust tips.