Was about a year ago when Mercedes unveiled at the Detroit motor show its first models AMG Sport. The initial approach of this range which started with the C 450 AMG Sport and GLE Coupe 450 AMG Sport was to create a kind of prelude to the authentic AMG models, with the cars performance, but not so radical. Now, according to Car & Driver, Mercedes could abandon that idea.
In fact, the Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 gives more strength to what he says Car & Driver, since the more powerful variant of the old SLK is now that, which uses a motor V6 of 3.0 liters and 367 HP. Indeed, it is the same engine used in the other models AMG Sport. In this way, the current AMG Sport would form part of the range sports of the brand, with the designation AMG 43 associated with its respective class.
Mercedes-AMG SLC 43
Really the move makes sense, since the models AMG Sport is not limited to differences of aesthetic as the packages AMG. These models feature a mechanical own, powerful, with 367 HP, in addition to adjustments of chassis-specific and the required cosmetic changes. It simply lowers the bar of entry to the AMG. The main difference of the models “43” would be that it would not meet one of the philosophies of Affalterbach, the “one man, one engine” by which each engine is assembled from start to finish by a single person who then signs the engine.
In this way the Mercedes C 450 AMG Sport would be called Mercedes-AMG C 43, and this same type of nomenclature would apply to the other models in the range sport, as well as models to come as the Mercrcedes-AMG AND 43.
Source – Car & Driver