2017 Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe New Features
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is one of the most successful Mercedes-Benz vehicles in the United States because it offers a perfect balance of luxury, performance, and affordability. With the introduction of the 2017 Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe comes new features that increase the value even further for drivers who enjoy the C-Class driving experience.
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Mercedes C450 AMG Name Change
Previously, there was no C-Class Coupe offered with this distinction. There is a C63 Coupe, but the C450 AMG was reserved for the sedan. The C43 badge was used in the 90s, but it did not make sense on any C-Class applications until now. The C450 AMG sedan will also receive a name change to Mercedes-AMG C43 Sedan.
2017 Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe 9G-Tronic Transmission
One of the biggest improvements from the C450 sedan to the C43 coupe is the transmission. The 7-Speed that used to be the standard in all Mercedes-Benz vehicles is slowly getting pushed to the curb for the new 9-speed 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission that you will find the in 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC or the 2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC. This transmission offers the most gears of any automaker in an industry where 8-speed transmissions are praised for being above and beyond. It helps Mercedes-Benz vehicles maintain incredible efficiency numbers and simultaneously decrease 0-60 times.
New Optional 2016 Mercedes-AMG C-Class Features
There are many features that are left as optional for the 2016 Mercedes-AMG C43 coupe because the car is intended to be an affordable entrance to the sport luxury world. Many of them are standard of the C63, but for a much higher price. New C-Class customers will have the option of upgrading to an 8.4-inch display screen from the standard 7-inch tablet screen. An AMG head-up display option projects instrument cluster information onto the windshield and a 360-degree camera helps avoid fender benders for the rest of your life. If you have any questions about the new features of the 2016 Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe, let us know in the comments below!