2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43

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2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Excellent cabin materials
  • Strong acceleration
  • Intuitive multimedia system
  • Well-executed folding backseat

The bad:

  • Somewhat numb steering
  • Low backseat cushion

1 trim

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Notable features

  • Sedan, coupe and convertible body styles
  • Choice of turbo four-cylinder, V-6 or V-8 engines
  • Nine-speed automatic transmissions
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Android Auto, Apple CarPlay standard

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class?

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class compact luxury car is available as a sedan, coupe or convertible. The C300 is powered by a 255-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, while the AMG C 43 gets a 385-hp, twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6. The high-performance AMG C 63 is powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 that makes 469 or 503 hp. All engines work with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Competitors include the BMW 3 Series, Audi A4 and Lexus IS.

What’s New on the 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class?

Blind spot warning, keyless access and a hands-free trunk lid are standard. The coupe and convertible also gain a Burmester premium stereo.  

What Features in the 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Are Most Important?

Standard features include dual-zone automatic air conditioning, a 10.25-inch multimedia screen, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity. Available features include a digital instrument panel, navigation, a head-up display, wireless charging, three-zone automatic air conditioning, leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats and a heated steering wheel. 

Standard active safety features include forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking and a driver-drowsiness monitor. Available features include adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability, automatic high-beam headlights, lane-keeping assist and rear cross-traffic alert. 

Should I Buy the 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class?

While the C-Class favors comfort over driving performance, it’s still a poised and powerful compact luxury car. Interior luxury is a highlight, as is the car’s multimedia system. We also like the range of available body styles and engines. We did notice, however, that the car’s backseat cushion is close to the floor, which may be uncomfortable for some passengers.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value for the money 5.0
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Fantastic vehicle

This is an amazing car. The performance is fantastic and handling is really good. The interior is laid out in leather and impeccably stitched. The ride is firm, as one should expect from a performance vehicle.

4.9

Money well spent!

I’ve had this car for 2 years and have driven it about 30k and I cannot think of a single complaint. I’ve kept up with services (done them all myself) and not a single check engine light or even hiccup. It doesn’t get better than this when you’re talking bang for your buck. And if it’s your daily driver and you live in an area with a lot of snow, slap some snow tires on and she’s a BEAST!

5.0

An improvement in performance and design.

Although my AMG C43 4MATIC sedan is a 2020, a redesign and more horsepower came in 2019 with 385 h.p. from 362 h.p. and although the same 0-60 in 4.1 seconds, the quarter mile improved 12.6 from 12.7 seconds with the new bigger twin turbo units. Read Car & Driver article on google 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C43 sedan. Performance exhaust settings now can be customized in individual drive mode for the C43 vehicles equipped with performance exhaust. There's also the new silver faced performance steering wheel with cruise control, touch pads, volume and other functions directly on the front of steering wheel. New adaptive headlight design, new front bumper cover with side vents, round quad exhaust finisher pipes, 64 color ambient interior lighting, new wheel design, new LED tail lights and rear bumper cover. I have also found a setting to make this C43 even faster by holding the traction-stability button down for 5 seconds until traction control is fully-off on the instrumentation display. This application is past handling mode when you press traction-stability one time. Once again, you must press and hold the traction-stability control button for a least 5 seconds to engage this you are in full traction control mode off with sport + drive mode for the fastest performance C43 vehicles. I once raced a 2019 Corvette and Tesla model 3 in this fully traction off mode and in sport+ drive selector mode and won the race. I kid you NOT!

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Mercedes-Benz
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
48 months/50,000 miles
Corrosion
48 months/50,000 miles
Powertrain
48 months/50,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/50,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
6 years old or less/less than 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
1 year/unlimited miles
Powertrain
1 year/unlimited miles
Dealer certification required
164-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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