Local pricing for the new 2017 Mercedes-AMG C43 range has been officially announced, kicking off at $101,900 plus on-road costs for the sedan body style.

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The announcement confirms prices that surfaced online last week, for the sedan and wagon versions.

Available in sedan, wagon and coupe forms, the the C43 gives customers a more affordable entry point into the AMG-badged C-Class range.

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The more practical wagon adds $2500, starting at $104,400 plus on-road costs, while the stylish coupe adds another $1215 at $105,615 plus on-roads.

Standard equipment on all versions of the C43 includes a head-up display (HUD), AMG ‘Night’ package, 19-inch AMG alloy wheels, AMG sports suspension, a sports exhaust system, full-LED headlights, panoramic sliding glass sunroof, Burmester sound system, Comand navigation system with online functionality, along with heated front seats.

Also included are nine airbags, semi-autonomous emergency braking, driver assistance package plus, active lane-keep assist, blind spot monitoring, an active bonnet and a 360-degree surround camera system.

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The C43 is powered by a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged V6, producing 270kW of power and 520Nm of torque, sent to all four wheels through a reworked version of the company’s nine-speed automatic transmission.

0-100km/h is completed in 4.7 seconds for the sedan and coupe, while the wagon is a fraction slower at 4.8 seconds.

First deliveries of the Mercedes-AMG C43 will arrive in October.