The C43 name was revived two years ago, this latest auto bringing the AMG model in line with the most recent C-Class facelift. Steering is electromechanical, speed-sensitive and variable ratio.
The 2019 Mercedes-AMG C43 comes with the option of walnut, oak and carbon fiber accents, while the top range adds diamond quilting.
During a 20-second video clip posted on the company's Facebook page, we get a brief glimpse of several details on the vehicle, including the headlights, tail-lights and some of the badging. The spoiler lip on the trunk is now painted in body color.
Inside, the AMG gets ventilated seats in addition to the heating function as well as the usual microfiber in black with red topstitching on the doors, seats and dashboard.
The high-performance sedan will be unveiled in a few days at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. On detecting the danger of a collision there is an acoustic warning, driver braking can be assisted and, if the driver fails to react, the speed can be reduced autonomously. On the exterior, the new AMG radiator grille in a twin-louver design, powerfully sculpted front bumper and the new rear bumper with round twin tailpipe trim elements visibly enhance the new C43 Sedan and give it an even more distinct positioning. Torque remains unchanged, at 384 pounds-feet, but it peaks a little higher on the tach - now 2,500-5,000 rpm rather than the previous 2,000-4,200 rpm. A new steering wheel sports updated controls similar to that of other recent Mercedes redesigns, from the G-Class to the CLS-Class.
Just as flexible is the display of the optional, fully digital instrument cluster with 12.3-inch screen diagonal, which brings the vehicle functions directly to life with the three AMG-specific display styles of "Classic", "Sport" or "Supersport".
As well as the additional power, the C 43 gets an update for its driving modes with the addition of a "Slippery" mode - complete with snowflake symbol - for when road conditions are a bit short on traction.