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    AMG C43 - Impulse buy

    You probably remember, that I bought 18 months back a Mini as impulse buy. Well - it happened again! Last Sundays I was at the MB dealer and watching cars. There was a black C43 sitting and my wife kept on saying from far - "I love that car there". In the beginning I didn't react, but as we came closer towards I loved it, too. Long story short - sales man came, started the engine, loved the noise and we went back to the table crunching numbers for a trading the Mini situation. I did watch some videos on Youtube, but I didn't even test drive that car. I bought it yesterday after I slept a night over.

    For the one which don't know that car.  The C43 is always 4-matic with a sporty 25/75 ratio (for me this was one of the key impulses to buy this car). It has a 3 Litre V6 Bi-Turbo, which delivers 520 NM torque and 367 HP // 4.5s 0-60.

    My car is black outside, black leather inside, glas-fibre (white carbon look) console. 99% of the available extras. I'm very happy! Pick up will be next week as I have to go for business travelling the next couple of days. Can't wait to finally drive that thing! Smiley Pictures to come soon!

    The only thing making me a bit sad is to let my beloved Mini go. I really loved that little thing, but I don't have enough space / time / etc. for keeping it.

     


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    congrats Lars.....would have loved to read about C63 though indecision


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    Congratulations .  A few weeks back I drove the C63 on track, and did find that car pretty fun, even if not adapted to more then one or two laps on the track .  On public roads under our latitude, the C43 is probably the better car . 


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    intouch1:

    congrats Lars.....would have loved to read about C63 though indecision

    haha... I know that this comes. Two reasons:

    1.  I love the 4-matic. I want to go skiing with that car and the C63 is not available as 4-runner.
    2.  It is less flashy - needed a car which stays underneath the radar. Good thing on the C43 is that it looks like a C200 and when sports mode is off you don't even hear it. The Mini was always easy to park in front of the clients door, no harm there. I hope it is almost the same with this "typical sales man" sedan Smiley

     


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    Congrats fantastic choice - although there are used E63S's around for probably similar Prices...... - a friend of mine has the C43 and he is very very happy with it too ! kiss


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    Congratulations, nice choice and certainly faster (and roomier/comfy) than the Mini. kiss

    Photos...please. Smiley Smiley


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    BjoernB:

    Congrats fantastic choice - although there are used E63S's around for probably similar Prices...... - a friend of mine has the C43 and he is very very happy with it too ! kiss

    Thanks Bjoern:

    There was a C63 (5 months old / 2500km) in the showroom for almost the same price. Decision was not based on price, but as described on mentioned reasons. I wanted to have small car (not an E-Class). Actually - the C-Class is already taller than I would have looked for. I like the convenience and handiness of tiny cars for daily drive. 

     


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    @Gnil / @RC: 

    Thanks guys. I think, too - the car will be fast enough and gives the every day usability. Especially when going weekends skiing (mostly I go without my wife) I will enjoy that tiny 4 runner smiley


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    Good choice!
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    Congrats!

    So the G500 was dumped for the C43 ? indecision


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    C43 coupe or saloon?

     


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    sfo:

    C43 coupe or saloon?

     

    I hope for the coupe but I'm afraid he got the saloon... Smiley


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    Congrats, great choice, I really like this car kiss


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    Congratulations Lars, nice impulse purchasekiss


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    BiTurbo:

    Congrats!

    So the G500 was dumped for the C43 ? indecision

    Not really. The C43 will be changed in 24 months towards an G. Dealer said it will take at least 18-24 months until the G will be available. Smiley


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    RC:
    sfo:

    C43 coupe or saloon?

     

    I hope for the coupe but I'm afraid he got the saloon... Smiley

    I have to disappoint you guys - it is the sedan. Little kid, 4 doors have been on the check list!


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    Thanks @Mikla and @Josef wink


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    Congrats Lars! 🍻

    Pics? 😊
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    Congrats.

    I considered last year the C450 AMG, which was rebadged C43 this year for some reason. I almost bought one. In the end, I bought an m-sport 435i Gran coupe (with became the 440i this year for some reason).

    Both are great cars but lack the drama of the C63 and M3. In most everyday situations, like going to business meetings, I'm glad I didn't go for the M3 though.    


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    @Thanks Bluelines - Pictures will follow

    @Amazon - Thanks. The 435i is a great car with an amazing engine and the Grand Coupe is beautiful. I know that the bigger engines more sharp, but for every day this might be very tiring & exhausting, too. I need that kind of "relaxed feeling" otherwise I would need a shower ahead of every business meeting  And as well as you, I have the fast car if I want to feel a bit more sharpness  Enjoy that Bimmer!!!!


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    Congrats.


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    congrats Lars, thats one reason I always go alone to dealers....


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    In all honesty I prefer the C450 denomination more than C43.

    C43 to me kind of implies went for the baby as the C63 is out of my reach....

    whereas C450 puts the car at the top of the standard C class range.

    especially as neither the engine nor the chassis are AMG

    somehow the name change bothered me right when it was introduced.

    same goes for the rest of the lineup as GLC etc...

     


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    Pics, pics, pics, we need pics. 👍

    And this forum needs the smileys back again. 🙁

    Many congrats Lars, the C-class is to me the best looking sedan currently available in its class.
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    SmileySmileySmiley


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    Congrats Lars, cool car and I imagine deceptively quick!


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    The C43 name evokes for me the W202 AMGs!  


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    this one from the 90s right smiley


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    Atzporsche:

    this one from the 90s right smiley

    This was exactly what I was thinking, and got somehow worried that your wife liked it. Perhaps just getting to old and not following the recent MB cars well enough. 

    Congrats Lars Smiley


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    Thanks @huntertone, @martini964, @KresoF1, @Porker, @vantagesc, @Atzporsche, @tso

    @intouch: you are absolutely right. the 450 designation sounds bigger than the 43 cheeky

    @Rossi: Pics will follow. I will try to pick up that car next week (I will be travelling until Friday night which makes it difficult) and make pictures the weekend after.


     
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