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2019 Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe is as fun (and stiff) as ever

More power than a C300 but not as crazy as a C63, the AMG C43 strikes a great balance in the C-Class range.

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The Mercedes-AMG C43 comes standard with 4Matic all-wheel drive and is the middle ground between the tamer C300 and the wild C63.

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This year its 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 gains 23 horsepower, for a total of 385 hp.

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The two-bar grille design here was previously only used for V8-powered AMGs and the 45 models, but the C43 wears it for 2019.

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The C43's all-wheel-drive system sends 31 percent of engine torque to the front wheels and 69 percent to the rear for lively handling.

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The new C43 sedan will hit 60 miles per hour in 4.5 seconds and is limited to 130 mph.

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Compared the C300, the C43 has different wheels, new fascias, a trunklid spoiler, a rear diffuser, a lower side skirt and four circular exhaust tips.

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This year, AMG retuned the C43's suspension and recalibrated its adaptive dampers.

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The sports exhaust is loud, crackling and snarling when turned to the "Powerful" mode.

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The AMG C43 is much quicker and more invigorating than the C300, but not as wild (or as expensive) as the C63.

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