Mercedes-Benz C Class Cabriolet | C43 4Matic 2dr 9G-Tronic

MERCEDES-BENZ C CLASS CABRIOLET C43 4Matic 2dr 9G-Tronic

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£778.68Per month inc VAT
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£7,008.12inc VAT
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£595.50Per month ex VAT
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£5,359.50ex VAT

Deal Summary

Initial Rental (Personal)

£7,008.12 inc VAT

Initial Rental (Business)

£5,359.50 ex VAT

Contract Length

48 Months

Maintenance

No

Processing fee

£199.99 ex VAT

Key Information

Sat Nav
Sat Nav
Reversing Camera
Reversing Camera
Front Heated Seats
Front Heated Seats
Alloy Wheels
18" Alloy Wheels
Bluetooth
Bluetooth
Collision Prevention
Collision Prevention

Standard Options

BODY GLASS
  • Electric windows with one touch opening/closing and obstruction sensors
  • Green tinted glass
  • Rain sensor windscreen wipers
  • Side windows surround in polished aluminium
BRAKES
  • Adaptive brake system with hold function, hill start assist and brake drying function
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Brake calipers with AMG lettering perforated brake discs
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Electronic Stability Programme (ESP)
  • Sports braking system with larger brake discs
CARPETS/RUGS
  • Black floor mats with AMG lettering
CHASSIS/SUSPENSION
  • AMG Ride Control sports suspension
COMMUNICATION
  • Audio 20 with integrated media interface and bluetooth handsfree function
DRIVER AIDS
  • 2 stage speed sensitive sport steering
  • Active park assist with parktronic system
  • Attention assist
  • Collision prevention assist plus
  • Cruise control with speedtronic variable speed limiter
  • DYNAMIC SELECT with a choice of driving modes (ECO, Comfort, Sport, Sport and Individual)
  • Reversing camera
DRIVER CONVENIENCE
  • ECO start/stop function
  • Remote boot release
DRIVER INFORMATION
  • High resolution 10.25" multimedia colour display
  • Instrument cluster with 5.5-inch TFT multi-function display
  • Mercedes me connect including emergency call system, accident recovery, breakdown management and maintenance
  • Multi function trip computer
  • Outside temperature gauge
  • Pre-wiring for SD navigation system
  • SD card satellite navigation system
  • Service indicator (ASSYST)
  • Status display for rear seat belts in instrument cluster
DRIVING MIRRORS
  • Black mirror caps
  • Exterior mirrors heated and electronically adjustable
EMBELLISHMENT TRIMS
  • Artico man-made leather dashboard with contrast stitching
  • Black ash wood with aluminium door trims and analogue clock
ENGINE
  • 66l fuel tank with increased capacity
  • Petrol Particulate Filter
ENTERTAINMENT
  • DAB digital radio tuner
  • Frontbass loudspeakers
  • SD card slot
  • Two USB ports and one SD Card slot in centre console
EXTERIOR BODY FEATURES
  • Acoustic soft-top with enhanced climate and noise comfort
  • AIRCAP wind deflector and draught stop
  • AMG bodystyling - front apron with distinctive air intakes, AMG side sill panels, AMG rear apron with diffuser look
  • AMG boot lid spoiler in body colour
  • AMG design radiator grille with double louvre in matt iridium silver with AMG lettering
  • AMG performance exhaust system
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Door sill panels with AMG lettering
  • Radio aerial integrated into rear window
  • Semi-automatic boot separator
  • Solid paint
  • V8 Bi-Turbo 4Matic badge on front wings
EXTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Adaptive brake lights
  • Full LED tail lamps
  • LED High Performance headlamps including integral LED daytime running lamps
  • LED Indicators
  • LED third brake light
HEATING/COOLING/VENTILATION
  • Airscarf - neck level heating
  • THERMATIC 2 zone automatic climate control
INTERIOR FEATURES
  • 2 cupholders in front centre console
  • 3 spoke flat bottom multi-function sports leather steering wheel in black with topstitching in red
  • Artico man-made leather dashboard and beltline with red contrast stitching
  • Artico man-made leather upper dash trim with contrast stitching
  • Artico man-made leather/Microfibre Dinamica upholstery with red contrast stitching
  • Front centre armrest with storage compartment
  • Height/reach adjustable steering column
  • Illuminated glove compartment stowage
  • Sports pedals with stainless steel surfaces and rubber studs
  • Steering wheel audio controls
  • Steering wheel gearshift paddles
INTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Front LED reading lights
PACKS
  • Interior lighting package - C Class
  • Mirror package - C Class
  • Seat comfort pack - C Class
  • Storage pack - C Class
SAFETY
  • 2 rear seatbelts
  • 3 point automatic seatbelts
  • Active bonnet
  • Automatic seatbelt pretensioner for driver and front passenger
  • Dual stage airbags - driver and front passenger, front sidebags, driver kneebag, pelvis bag and windowbags for driver, front and rear passengers
  • Front seatbelt pretensioners
  • ISOFIX child seat attachment points with top tether in rear
  • Red seat belts
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Warning triangle and first aid kit
SEATS
  • 2 rear head restraints
  • 40/20/40 split folding rear seats
  • AMG sports seats
  • Auto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensor
  • Heated front seats
  • Sports seats with integrated headrests
SECURITY
  • Anti-theft alarm system/interior protection with tow-away protection and interior monitoring systems
  • Central locking with interior switch, automatic locking and crash sensor with emergency opening function
  • Chrome surround electric key
  • Immobiliser
TRANSMISSION
  • 9G Tronic plus 9 speed automatic
  • AMG performance 4MATIC with torque control distribution
VANITY MIRRORS
  • Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
WHEELS - ALLOY
  • 18" 5 spoke aero alloy wheels in Silver
WHEELS - SPARE
  • TIREFIT with tyre inflation compressor

Technical Options

EMISSIONS - ICE
  • CO2: 223
  • HC: 46E
  • HC+NOx: N
  • Noise Level dB(A): 73
  • Particles: N
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
ENGINE AND DRIVE TRAIN
  • Bore: 88
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • CC: 2996
  • Compression Ratio: 10.5:1
  • Cylinder Layout: V6
  • Cylinders: 6
  • Engine Layout: NORTH SOUTH
  • Fuel Type: TWIN TURBO
  • Gears: 9 SPEED
  • Number of Valves: 24
  • Stroke: 82.1
  • Valve gear: DOHC
FUEL CONSUMPTION - ICE
  • EC: True
  • EC Combined: 29.1
  • EC Extra Urban: 35.8
  • EC Urban: 22.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max: 14.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min: 10.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb: 8.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max: 9.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min: 10.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min: 9.9
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium: 10.3
GENERAL
  • Any aspect of the vehicles safety cause concern?: Data Not Available
  • Based On ID: N
  • Coin Description: N
  • Coin Series: AMG Line
  • Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 30
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 390
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 3.0
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: M1
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Special Edition: Data Not Available
  • Special Order: Data Not Available
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 999999
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • This vehicle is classed as a car for VED purposes: 12
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: 57
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage: N
PERFORMANCE
  • 0 to 60: Data Not Available
  • 0 to 62: 4.8
  • BHP: 390
  • Engine Power KW: 287
  • Engine Power RPM: 6100
  • Engine Torque LBS.FT: 384
  • Engine Torque MKG: 53
  • Engine Torque NM: 520
  • Engine Torque RPM: 2500
  • PS: True
  • Top Speed: 155
TYRES
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: Data Not Available
  • Tyre Size Front: 225/45 R18
  • Tyre Size Rear: 245/40 R18
  • Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style: 5 SPOKE
  • Wheel Type: 18" ALLOY
VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
  • Height: 1404
  • Height (including roof rails): N
  • Length: 4750
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 12.1
  • Wheelbase: 2840
  • Width (excluding mirrors): 1810
  • Width (including mirrors): 2016
WEIGHT AND CAPACITIES
  • Boot Capacity Saloons: 355
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 66
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 2315
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): N
  • Max. Roof Load: N
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 1800
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 750
  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1810
  • No. of Seats: 4
  • Payload: 505

Reviews

Mercedes-Benz C Class Cabriolet SIX TO THE POWER OF C (68/100)

The C 43 is a more sensible sort of Mercedes-AMG C-Class - but it's still pretty quick and capable. Jonathan Crouch checks out the revised version.

Ten Second Review

For those who like the idea of a fire-breathing V8-powered Mercedes-AMG C 63 but need a version of that car that's less expensive to buy and to run and features four driven wheels, the Stuttgart brand offers this, the V6-powered Mercedes-AMG C 43 4MATIC. Like its quicker stablemate, this model comes with a choice of saloon, estate, coupe or cabriolet bodystyles and has now been improved, with an uprated 390hp output.

Background

'All or nothing' was always the Mercedes motto and it's tended to apply when the brand turns its hand to performance versions of its most popular models. Take the C-Class. Until quite recently, there was very little between mainstream versions of that car and its top super-fast V8-powered C 63 AMG derivative. Rivals don't work like that. Audi, for example, eases the gap between mainstream A4 models and an RS4 with its S4 model. In the same way, BMW provides an 'M Sport'-trimmed 340i as a stepping stone to its M3 and M4 models. In 2015, Mercedes realised that it needed to plug that gap too - and did so with the original version of this Mercedes-AMG C 43. To start with, this car put out 367hp from its 3.0-litre V6 biturbo engine, but this unit was uprated to 390hp as part of a package of changes made for the 2018 model year that have created the C 43 range we're going to look at here. As before, the car gets the 4MATIC 4WD system that you can't have (in our market anyway) on the V8 C 63.

Driving Experience

Don't be fooled by the C 43's name. Traditionally, AMG-powered cars are named after the size of the engines that sit under the bonnet. However, this Mercedes-AMG C 43 gets a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged V6 petrol engine which now develops 390bhp (23hp more than before) and a lusty 520Nm of torque. That all means that it will rocket you from zero to 62mph in just 4.7 seconds in saloon or Coupe guise, while the Cabriolet does the same in 4.8s and the estate registers 4.9s. All derivatives will push on to a limited top-speed of 155mph. That's performance quite justifying the positioning of this variant as the next step down in the C-Class hierarchy from the potent V8-powered C 63. In fact, in some ways a C 43 is more desirable that a C 63 for unlike its V8-powered rear-driven stablemate, it comes with 4WD as standard to better get torque to the tarmac. The 4MATIC set-up used still retains a rear-wheel drive bias, with 69% of the power being sent to the back and 31% to the front. You get a smoother auto gearbox than you would in a C 63 too - and the 9G-TRONIC PLUS unit offers more ratios and can allow you to perform multiple downshifts for quicker, short bursts of power. The C 43 package includes sports suspension with adaptive damping variable across up to five modes.

Design and Build

Whether your preference is for saloon, estate, Coupe or Cabriolet bodystyle, you'll find that the exterior of this revised C 43 gets a range of small but subtle changes over the original model. The AMG radiator grille has been subtly restyled and there are smarter, aerodynamically optimised AMG light-alloy wheels. At the back, there's a sleeker rear apron with a restyled lower diffuser and twin chromed tailpipes. Inside, sporty materials such as leather, DINAMICA microfibre and aluminium in a high-quality finish characterise the cabin. The optional AMG Performance seats provide optimum lateral support when adopting a dynamic driving style thanks to the special design of the seat side bolsters. Matching the seat design, the door centre panels and dashboard are finished in ARTICO man-made leather with red topstitching. Aluminium sports pedals with black studs, trim elements in black piano lacquer with light longitudinal-grain aluminium, the black roof liner and the red seat belts create further sporty highlights. There's a completely redesigned AMG steering wheel. And, like other models in the revised C-Class range, there's the option of a fully-digitalised instrument cluster. Both the saloon and estate offer five-seat practicality, while the Coupe and Cabriolet versions only get four seats. Naturally, the estate offers the most load space, with the boot providing 490-litres of storage capacity, compared to 480-litres and 400-litres respectively for the saloon and coupe. However, all the trunks are big enough to take a couple of large suitcases or two golf bags. Lower the rear seats in the estate and the load area more than triples to 1510-litres, which is on par with rivals from BMW and Audi.

Market and Model

Prices range in the £50,000 to £55,000 bracket, depending on your choice between the four bodystyles and the final spec. We'd want to allow some extra budget for the optional AMG Performance seats and the optional, fully digital instrument cluster. On the Cabriolet variant, these come with AIRSCARF neck-level heating. Buyers get a comprehensive choice of individualisation options. With regard to trim, the range includes cabin finishing in black open-pore ash wood/light longitudinal-grain aluminium, longitudinal-grain aluminium for the doors, black open-pore ash wood for the centre console and further options that give you inlays in high-gloss dark-brown lime, anthracite open-pore oak wood and open-pore walnut as well as AMG trim in light longitudinal-grain carbon fibre/aluminium and matt silver fibreglass/light longitudinal-grain aluminium. Standard equipment includes the usual executive items - things like climate control, sat nav, a DAB radio, a reversing camera, cruise control and automatic wipers. Go for the optional 'COMAND' infotainment system and you can also specift a data logger for track day use - Mercedes calls it 'AMG TRACK PACE'. If this function is enabled, over 80 vehicle-specific sets of data (e.g. speed, acceleration) are recorded ten times per second. On top of this there are displays of lap and sector times and also the respective difference for a reference time. Because specific display elements are shown in green or red, the driver is able to see at a glance without reading numbers whether he/she is currently faster or slower than the best time.

Cost of Ownership

For a car that produces such potent acceleration, the C 43 still manages to return respectable economy figures - at least in comparison to the C 63 anyway. Thanks to the downsized smaller turbo engine, you're looking at a combined cycle economy figure that'll be either just above or just below 30mpg, depending on the bodystyle you choose. Emissions vary between 217 and 233g/km of CO2. In such a performance-focused model, insurance is never going to be cheap, so expect an rating group of around 45. The C 43 will benefit from Mercedes' famous rock-solid residuals, and is expected to retain around 47% of its value after three years. As with every other Mercedes, the C 43 gets a three-year unlimited mileage warranty, with up to 30 years cover for corrosion. You also get Mercedes-Benz Roadside Assistance, with up to 30 years pan-European breakdown assistance.

Summary

If you've decided that you really want a Mercedes-AMG C-Class but the fire-breathing C 63 is just too aggressive and expensive, then the C 43 offers an excellent compromise while saving you around £15,000. It gives you the 4WD system you'd have to do without on the C 63 or on a comparable BMW 340i. And the sense of exclusive style and occasion that's missing from a rival Audi S4. There's a wider range of bodystyles than you'd get with those cars too - but also a higher range of prices too. If that doesn't put you off, then there's much to like here.

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