Walk into any Mercedes-AMG dealer and you will find the AMG logo on more models than ever before. That is because the industrious German engineers are never at rest. Once the formula for the new C63 was perfected, it was time to boost the V6. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is popular due to nimble handling and a short wheelbase. It makes a perfect drift missile when equipped with the twin-turbo 4.0 liter V8 in the C63, but what about those who don’t need or want eight cylinders? In the old days, ordering a V6 meant years of gradual acceleration and ridicule when merging onto the highway. But if turbos work on a V8, why not use them to make the V6 great again?
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We’ve had several C63s in the collection over the past few years, and they all have one common ability: they scare everyone around you. From the looks to the screaming exhaust, they are an aquired taste. But for those who prefer to fly under the radar, the C43 is more on the subtle side. Many countries base their vehicle taxes on engine size, so 3.0 liters is quickly becoming an industry benchmark. To make the most of the limited displacement, Race Chip has unlocked 434 horsepower based on a 93 octane tune. To make sure it performs under brutal conditions, our friends at AutoTopNL hit the Autobahn for a shakedown run. If you thought turbo V6’s died with the Buick Grand National, think again. Our dealers have several new Mercedes-AMG C43s to choose from, so stay with us for all your Mercedes-AMG news.