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TestDriveNow First Look At The 2017 Mercedes-AMG C43 Cabriolet

Mercedes-AMG C43 Cabriolet
2017 Mercedes-AMG C43 Cabriolet

Mercedes-AMG is unveiling the first open-top member of the still young C-Class family in the shape of the new C43 Cabriolet. Just like the C43 Coupe, the all-season Cabriolet features a combination of a 362 hp 3.0-liter V6 Biturbo engine, fast-acting 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission and standard-fit AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive. The open-air enjoyment for four people is backed by the brand’s hallmark Driving Performance thanks to discrete suspension with stiffer elastokinematics unique to AMG and three-stage adjustable damping.

16C104_002-300x200Mercedes-AMG is bringing two models from the C-Class performance family to the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. In addition to the C43 Coupe, the sports car and performance brand based in Affalterbach is now also showcasing the C43 Cabriolet. “The AMG product portfolio will continue to grow rapidly this year, making the world of Driving Performance more diverse than ever. Our new product line continues to expand at a fast pace and, with the C43 Cabriolet, we are offering a younger target group yet another alternative to discover the fascinating world of AMG,” says Tobias Moers, Chief Executive of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.

16C104_032-300x199The 3.0-liter V6 Biturbo engine provides impressive performance with 362 hp and peak torque of 384 lb-ft, sprinting from 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds and on to a top speed of 155 mph (electronically limited). The agile driving experience is mainly thanks to the standard-fit AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive with rear-biased torque distribution, newly developed front axle, stiff elastokinematics and highly precise steering.

The 2017 Mercedes-AMG C43 Cabriolet launches in the fall.

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By TestDriveNow for SouthFloridaReporter.com, Mar. 2, 2016 

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