Mercedes-AMG is set to unveil the refreshed 2019 C43 Sedan which sports a few extra horses over last year’s model.
The AMG C43 is coming to Geneva, and it’s bringing 23 extra ponies with it. For those of you counting that brings the total up to 385 horsepower.
It’s the same four-liter V6 twin-turbo engine as last year’s C43, so how did AMG do it? Nobody knows for certain, but legend has it that German engineers called a seance circle that produced, among other things, a larger set of turbochargers.
It also resulted in the shade of Karl Benz demanding that Daimler chairman Dieter Zetsche marry the queen of France to strengthen their business, but Daimler engineers once again ignored him before banishing the specter back to the nether realm.
Back in the land of the living, the C43’s magically upgraded engine still produces the same about of torque at 384 lb-ft, which when combined with the C43’s already magical nine-speed semi-automatic AMG Speedshift TCT transmission will produce an incredibly smooth rise in power across all RPMs.
The 2019 model’s zero to sixty time is estimated at 4.6 seconds—a 0.3-second improvement over last year’s model. Top speed is limited to 130 mph, so there’s no telling how fast this thing could go until they inevitably make a Super GT version to race with.
Besides the usual engine witchcraft, the C43 gets a bit of a facelift with new headlamps and tail lights, sporting fancier LEDs with an even fancier design. The front and rear bumpers have been refreshed, and there’s even a new tailpipe to differentiate it from all the antique C43s running around.
The C43 also gets brand new 18-inch wheels that Mercedes says have been redesigned with “light-allow” materials and possess optimal aerodynamic efficiency. For a wheel, that is.
On the inside is a brand new multifunction leather steering wheel, along with a 12.3-inch LCD screen for the infotainment and navigation systems. Voice controls are an option if you prefer not pressing buttons, and there’s a slew of semi-autonomous driving functions for you sort through.
Pricing hasn’t been announced, but expect Mercedes to make a grand entrance at the Geneva Motor Show.