Facelifted 2019 Mercedes-AMG C43 Spotted Undisguised With More Aggressive Rear

While most tweaks brought forth by the facelifted Mercedes-Benz C-Class will be subtle, we can at least look forward to a more aggressive design for the C43 variant.

These images were captured by a Zero2Turbo reader at the Mercedes-Benz Greenfields manufacturing plant in South Africa. They show multiple C-Class saloon models, among them two facelifted versions – this C43 and a white C180 (spotted outdoors). As for that white C63 S sedan, it’s the current model, judging by its taillights.

Yet, it’s the C43 AMG that steals the show with its more aggressive rear styling. The pre-facelifted version had a smaller diffuser with a set of quad exhaust tips neatly embedded within the plastic. As you can see, the new car will boast round tips that peak past the diffuser, itself looking sportier than it did before, with four aero fins instead of three.

Mercedes will showcase their re-styled C-Class range at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. However, whether the C43 will be there remains to be seen.

The rest of the range (sedan and estate models) will show off the new bumpers, revised lighting units and updated interior. The latter will come with an optional 12.3″ digital instrument cluster, and a resolution of 1920×720 pixels. A new steering wheel will also be thrown into the mix, boasting touch-sensitive controls, while other features will include the updated touchpad controller with haptic feedback, turbine-look start/stop button, upgraded head-up display and improved voice control system.

As expected, Mercedes have also added the latest in driver assistance technology to the 2019 C-Class, helping it drive on its own in certain situations.

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  • PK

    looks nice. i want more interior pics.

  • Trackhacker

    I don’t know…looks like every other C-Class 😛

    • no25

      looks like every other Mercedes* lol

      • roy

        Looks like genesis g70… The rear especially

        • no25

          well, that’s been mercedes’s design first, so actually the G70 copied Mercedes.

          • roy

            Ya I know… Just saying

          • You white, you ain’t right

            The genesis g70 never copied from the benz. You people are so salty. LOL

  • Honda NSX-R

    I like it 👍

  • Belthronding Tinuviel

    Yesssss.bring back rounded exhausts.

  • SteersUright

    For goodness sakes, make MB’s boxier again. They all look pleasant enough, in that featureless, inoffensive, wind-tunnel-dictated jelly bean shape. But, that they are not beautiful from a company that once made some of the most beautiful cars out there, is truly a shame.

    • Cobrajet

      They still make the most beautiful cars now.

      • no25

        “most beautiful” lol nah.

      • SteersUright

        Outside of just a very few of their entire lineup, no, they certainly do not. Arguably, the AMG GT is beautiful from some angles and the C63 coupe is reasonably good looking thanks to the wider body in the rear. Outside of those, they aren’t “beautiful”, they are definitively generic.

    • TheBelltower

      Totally agree. MB sedans don’t look very stately. Though the GT really does something to me. Something good.

  • eb110americana

    The full LED headlights on the white car definitely look more “S Classy.”

    • Finkployd

      it looks like it’s possessed by an evil spirit

  • botornot387

    taillights off a nissan sentra. I know a lot love this generation of mercedes, but these designs are so uninspired, dont age well, and look so meh. The entire Mercedes lineup is so boring.

    • no25

      TAILLIGHTS LOOKS NOTHING LIKE THE SENTRA. I can’t stand people like you that pick a random car from the hat and say “looks like this…” https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/34894cb681ea691eab9e22695fbf6fee2a5533781ac2b67a841a70eab393f8af.png

      • botornot387

        LOL nice try, thats the last gen, the current gen nissan sentra has very similar taillights and you not standing people like me is stupid. I am an independent person who is entitled to his own opinions. I dont like it and dont force others to follow what I like. To each his own.

        • no25

          actually this is still the same gen just a facelift, and your picture proves my point more. sorry i hurt the little 8th grader’s feelings. ill cry about it all day for you. okay? lmao gtfo.

          • botornot387

            Are you talking about yourself as an 8th grader because you’re the only one behaving like one…

          • You white, you ain’t right

            It does look like a sentra.

          • LWOAP

            No it doesn’t. The tail lights look nothing alike. I’m going to assume you and the other guy are trolling or you both need corrective eye surgery.

      • botornot387
    • c3vzn

      Yes the taillights in similar in that…they’re both red.

  • Navy Motorsport✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    How the car looks on the pictures, Mercedes-Benz still did a good refresh that is very minor but noticeable to me.

  • Victor Ferreira

    Real exhaust tips? Finally!

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