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Mercedes-AMG grows to include new C43 Coupe (pictures)

With a new transmission and a tweaked all-wheel drive system, the C43 Coupe is more than just a direct translation of the outgoing C450 AMG Sport.

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Even though there isn't a "63" badge on the back, the Mercedes-AMG C43 is certainly worthy of the title.

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The C43 Coupe packs a 3.0-liter, twin-turbocharged six-cylinder engine, good for 362 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque.

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Mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission and rear-biased all-wheel drive, the car is capable of reaching 60 mph in 4.6 seconds.

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The standard torque distribution of the C43's all-wheel-drive system sends 69 percent of the car's torque to the rear axle.

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Three-mode, adjustable sport suspension is standard, as are five different transmission modes.

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Its styling is similar to that of other true AMG models. The C43 has unique bumpers, special alloy wheels, blacked-out trim bits and -- you guessed it -- badges galore.

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The car is packing some serious brakes, too -- 14.2-inch rotors up front, and 12.6-inch rotors out back.

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The rear end has unique tailpipes, but only the C63 retains the true AMG quad tailpipe design.

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Refreshingly, there's nary a hint of safety-related tech mentioned in the press release. All focus is on the fun stuff.

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Inside, a flat-bottomed, leather-wrapped, red-stitched steering wheel is standard.

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Sport seats are standard fare, as is a great deal of microfiber upholstery and leatherette. Oh, and the seatbelts are red.

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The Mercedes-AMG C43 will be shown off at the Geneva International Motor Show at the beginning of March. There is no word yet on pricing or availability.

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