TheSmokingTire got a chance to test drive a Mercedes C43 AMG owns by Alex. The car came out from the factory with a 4.3-liter engine and the owner later upgrade the engine source from SLK55. The new engine now powered by 5.5-liter AMG.
This Mercedes C43 with 5.5-liter now has more horsepower but the comfort level of this remain intact. You will notice there is a baby seat on the rear passenger seat.
The Mercedes C43 AMG was only the second car produced after AMG moved under the Mercedes umbrella. It came from the factory with a 4.3L V8 stuffed into the C-Class chassis. Very few were produced, making the C43 quite the rare car today. Alex, the owner of this car, did a complete 5.5L AMG drivetrain swap to make his own ‘C55,’ which was a real model available in other markets besides the US. The car is an excellent highway tourer, very fast, sounds great, and factory-original feeling from behind the wheel.