The reveal of the facelifted C205 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe and A205 C-Class Cabriolet also saw Mercedes-AMG versions of both cars – the C 43 4Matic Coupe and C 43 4Matic Cabriolet – being announced.

As it is with the regulation models, the AMG cars feature a host of updates, many identical to the Mercedes-AMG C 43 4Matic sedan facelift unveiled earlier this month. Exterior changes include a new front end, with fresh elements including a twin louvre AMG radiator grille in matt iridium silver and a restyled front apron with additional flics. The car also gets the new LED headlamps as seen on the standard models.

Also on, revised side skirts and new, aerodynamically optimised AMG light-alloy wheels, while the rear end gets a bolder looking diffuser and a spoiler lip painted in the vehicle colour. Also, the tailpipe trim has been revised to a twin port design on each end.

An optional AMG styling package adds on to all this, with a more expressive front splitter, standard-fit spoiler lip, broader side skirt inserts and high-gloss black flics in the rear bumper. Aside from the usual Night package, a Carbon Fibre package II dresses up the side mirror housings and the boot spoiler lip in black sight carbon fibre.

Inside, Artico man-made leather/Dinamica microfibre upholstery in black with red top-stitching is fitted as standard, with trim elements in black piano lacquer with light longitudinal-grain aluminium, but individualisation options abound.

No shortage of trim choices – there’s black open-pore ash wood/light longitudinal-grain aluminium, longitudinal-grain aluminium (doors)/black open-pore ash wood (centre console), high-gloss dark-brown lime, anthracite open-pore oak wood, open-pore walnut as well as AMG trim in light longitudinal-grain carbon fibre/aluminium and matt silver fibreglass/light longitudinal-grain aluminium for customers to pick from.

The same goes for upholstery, with cranberry red/black, magma grey/black, saddle brown/black and porcelain/black options on the list.

As seen elsewhere in the facelifted C-Class range, the instrument cluster is now a 12.3-inch fully digital, 1920×720 pixel resolution screen, and on the C 43 there are three AMG-specific display styles, namely Classic, Sport or Supersport. A new three-spoke, flat-bottomed AMG steering wheel with built-in Touch Control buttons makes its way on – finished in nappa leather, there are also different trim options available for this one.

The twin-turbo M276 3.0 litre V6 engine gets a slight bump in power output with the facelift – the unit now delivers 385 hp (or 390 PS) at 6,100 rpm, a 23 hp increase from the pre-facelift.

Maximum torque remains at 520 Nm, but the spread has been revised a bit higher up the speed band but broader, now set to 2,500 to 5,000 rpm (previously, 2,000 to 4,200 rpm). The unit remains paired with an AMG Speedshift TCT 9G nine-speed transmission.

Performance-wise, the facelifted C 43 4Matic Coupe does the 0-100 km/h sprint in 4.7 seconds, while the Cabriolet is a shade slower to the century at 4.8 seconds. Top speed is an electronically-limited 250 km/h.

The AMG Dynamic Select drive programme gets a new mode – besides the familiar Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual, there is now a fifth Slippery mode. Identified by means of a snowflake symbol, the mode is specially programmed for slippery or snow-covered road conditions.

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