AMG’s baby C63 unleashed

Mercedes-AMG has pulled the wraps off a beerbudget version of its C63 that uses a twin-turbo 3.0-litre V6 sending 270kW to all four wheels.

The Mercedes-AMG C43 4Matic has 520Nm of torque and makes the sprint from 0-100km/h in 4.7sec, 0.7sec slower than its bigger-hearted, rear-drive, V8TT sibling. Features include a high-revving engine with extra boost pressure, a nine-speed auto that double-declutches on downshifts, a 69:31 rear-biased torque distribution, and adaptive suspension. The C43 arrives in Australia late this year.