Mercedes-AMG C43: Formula 1 Electrified Turbo With Daily Driver Comfort

Though the EV transition in the auto industry has hit a few bumps in the road, the switch over is clearly gaining momentum. But as opposed to relying solely on full EV drivetrains … great gas powered cars like the 2023 Mercedes-Benz AMG C43 sports performance sedan are being enhanced with 48-volt mild-hybrid systems and electric exhaust-driven turbochargers adapted from Formula 1 tech.

This new mid-sized Mercedes performance sedan gets the street tough AMG treatment with a lustrous Selenite Grey Magno matte finish, vertical bars accented front grille and side-swept LED Headlamps w/ Adaptive Highbeam Assist.

At the heart of this kinder, gentler performance sedan is a new handcrafted AMG 2.0L Inline-4 Turbo, with Hybrid Assist pumping 402 Horsepower. And while big V8 muscle cars have had a great last hurrah in recent years … this Mercedes does 0 – 60 in 4 seconds plus and gets 22 mpg combined city and highway.

The interior of this $77,000 Mercedes C43 blends the spare German design ethic with enough flash and a comprehensive safety and tech to be competitive with the broader clientele of the vaunted brand.