I own a Mercedes-AMG C43 coupe and am a bit puzzled by the front tyre scrubbing when turning at low speed. This issue seems to have been discussed a lot on forums, but mainly in the UK and regarding the GLC43.
Are you aware of the issue in the
C43 and do you know what Mercedes response to the issue is? I have a client who has the C63 and experienced it as well, so I am guessing it is not an issue with the 4MATIC.
With 20,000km driven to date, the front tyres are ready to be replaced due to the scrubbing on the outside of the tyres. In reality, I probably should have replaced them at 10,000 but it seems there is no fix to the problem. Would appreciate any information you might have on this issue.
via email Darren, Mercedes-Benz says it’s normal. It’s called ‘tyre skip’ and is caused by the forces placed on the tyre’s outer parts near or at full steering lock at low speed. It’s got to do with suspension geometry and apparently is most common in cold conditions. There are other variables. Mercedes told us the difference on tyre wear is negligible.