It was speculated that Mercedes-Benz Malaysia (MBM) would produce locally-assembled (CKD) AMG models at some point, and it looks like that time is finally upon us. Based on what we discovered, the Mercedes-AMG C 43 4Matic Sedan and GLC 43 4Matic SUV will be the first CKD AMG models that will be offered. These new CKD models were first spotted on the MBM Financial Calculator page, but they’ve since been deleted.

The difference in pricing between fully-imported (CBU) and CKD models will be the major talking point here, and they are pretty substantial. We’ll start with the C 43 4Matic Sedan, which was priced at RM499,888 on-the-road without insurance when it was launched in May last year. The CKD pricing is a whopping RM100,000 less at RM399,888, or about 20% if you prefer to see it in percentages.

It’s much the same story with the GLC 43 4Matic as well, which goes for RM458,888 in CKD guise compared to RM538,888 as a CBU model – RM80,000, or 14.8%, less. For now, detailed specifications of both CKD models haven’t been provided, but we do expect them to mirror the CBU cars.

Under the bonnet, both cars feature the same M276 DELA 30 3.0 litre twin-turbo V6 with 362 hp (367 PS) and 520 Nm of torque – drive goes to all four wheels via a nine-speed 9G-Tronic automatic transmission and the automaker’s 4Matic all-wheel drive system. Performance-wise, the C 43 Sedan completes the 0-100 km/h sprint in 4.7 seconds, while the GLC 43 does the same in 4.9 seconds – both cars top out at an electronically-limited top speed of 250 km/h.

So, with these two, more affordable AMG models on the way, which one will you prefer? A high-performance sedan or SUV?

GALLERY: Mercedes-AMG C 43 4Matic Sedan (CBU)

GALLERY: Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4Matic (CBU)