Mercedes Benz C-Class is getting a neat upgrade for the UK audience as the line up now includes an AMG C43 version and a 4Matic all-wheel drive system.
The all-wheel will be available only for select diesel engine variants.
Buyers can now purchase the model but deliveries will begin in the month of September which is going to be a couple of months waiting time for the eager ones. The C43 AMG version is powered by the 3.0-liter twin turbocharged V6 engine. The same powertrain is shared by the saloon and the coupe models. The V6 delivers a total of 362 horsepower with 520 Nm torque combined with a nine-speed automatic gearbox. It also supports all-wheel drive powered by the 4Matic system.
The saloon can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 4.7 seconds but the bigger and heavier estate requires at least 4.9 seconds to reach the same speed. The top of both versions of the car has been limited for safety reasons. They can travel up to 155 miles per hour at the most. The base kit in the car brings 18-inch alloy wheels with Artico synthetic leather and has gloss black side mirrors.
Pricing of the C43 saloon in the UK is pegged at £44,460 while the C43 estate is priced at £45,250. The all-wheel driving system has always been an interesting addition of the best performance models. Mercedes now provides the upgrade in their sport and AMG versions including an automatic gearbox system. The additional package will cost 1,500 GBP more than the base price.
Apart from the other trimline variants available, Mercedes has expanded their line up with a C-Class saloon with SE Executive model. The pricing is higher than the base model but it brings additional features including 17-inch alloy wheels, parking assist features, navigation system provided by the brand Garmin. The rear seat can be split folded which increases cargo room while front seats can be heated to overcome climatic changes.
By expanding their offerings in the UK, Mercedes now has plenty of new models designed to satisfy the sports and performance variant lovers. The company has also focused on the diesel engine models which usually get very little attention from the manufacturers. Even though, electric cars are coming in, performance based AMG models will still rule for a long time because engineers are yet to find a way to offer top speeds using an electric motor.