1998 MERCEDES-BENZ C 43 AMG
Historics at Brooklands | 26-Nov-2016 | Historics at Brooklands November Sale | Venue : Brooklands Museum
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 133
Year : 1998
Engine Size : See Description
Transmission : automatic
RHD
Registration No. : S135 XBT
Chassis No. : WDB2020332F789251
Engine No. : 11394460004556
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale
 

 

The C 43 AMG was launched in 1997 and it followed on from the
straight-six C 36 AMG. That first AMG W202, C-Class was good enough
with its 280hp straight-six; but its replacement was undeniably
altogether more special. Not least because the W202 marked a step
change in the relationship between AMG and Mercedes-Benz, being the
first car assembled from scratch (as opposed to upgraded) at the
former's factory in Affalterbach. It was also the first
Mercedes-Benz C-Class powered by the M113, V8 engine. Just as with
what seems like all AMGs, the C 43 explodes into life with an
infectious V8 roar with all that power, allied with a maximum
torque output of 302lb/ft, hitting a 0-60mph time of 5.7 seconds.
Limited to 155mph, Mercedes-Benz unofficially claimed it could hit
168mph when de-restricted and, unlike the old C 36, the C 43's
five-speed automatic gearbox is snappy and responsive thanks to AMG
modifications. Setting off, it feels slightly aloof and inert at
low speeds but once you crank things up, the noise that accompanies
this surging acceleration is epic; a thread that seems common to
all V8 AMGs.

This truly excellent Mercedes-Benz C 43 AMG has covered 82,000
miles from new and, importantly, has a full Mercedes-Benz main
dealer service history with no less than 13 services done; it has
been cared for without regard to cost. Finished in unmarked silver
with a contrasting black and cream leather interior, the car is in
exceptional condition throughout and presents as new. It is
accompanied by countless MoT test certificates, including a current
MoT test certificate valid until October 2017 and unmarked alloys
wrapped in four very good Continental tyres. It also comes with all
Mercedes-Benz manuals including a stamped service book, two sets of
fully working remote keys, ID card and tracker certification and an
impressive history file. AMG are renowned for producing some of the
best sports saloons in the world and this model is certainly one of
them. Definitely one of the very best and fast appreciating
Mercedes-Benz C 43 AMGs you can find in today's market.

* Price Guide £7,000 - £12,000
For sale by auction on Saturday 26 November 2016 with Historics at Brooklands, Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit, Weybridge, Surrey, Call 01753 639170