The Mercedes-AMG GLC43 Coupe has been introduced ahead of its premiere at the 2016 Paris Motor Show.
Powered by a 3.0-liter biturbo V6 engine, the Mercedes-AMG GLC43 Coupe provides 362 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque, allowing for a zero-to-60 time of 4.8 seconds. The engine is paired to an AMG-enhanced nine-speed automatic transmission and AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel-drive with a rear-biased torque distribution of 31:69 is standard. According to Mercedes-AMG, the nine-speed transmission has been specially configured for a more dynamic experience by way of a dedicated software application to reduce shift times. Three driving modes will be available to the driver: Sport, Sport+ and Manual.
The Mercedes-AMG GLC43 Coupe doesn’t focus on just more power, engineers have designed a dedicated sport suspension based on the Air Body Control multi-chamber air suspension system. As a result, the GLC43 Coupe gets improved agility and overall driving dynamics.
To differentiate the exterior, Mercedes-AMG gives the model a chrome-tipped diamond-block radiator grille, a louver in high-gloss black with a high-gloss chrome insert and AMG lettering. In addition, the distinctive air intakes on the front bumper feature fins in silver chrome. Down below, there is a silver chrome front splitter that ensures the optimal flow of air to the cooling modules. In the rear, the AMG-specific rear bumper features trim in silver chrome, while chrome-plated quad exhaust tips finish off the aesthetics. Standard on all four corners are 20-inch AMG multispoke light-alloy wheels finished in a high-gloss black, while several additional wheel and tire combinations are available in sizes up to 21 inches.
The new Mercedes-AMG GLC43 Coupe will bow on September 28 in Paris and will be available in U.S. dealerships in the first quarter of 2017. Expect pricing to be announced closer to its release.
“The new GLC43 Coupe is characterized by a high level of agility and sporty driving dynamics. With its expressive design and high everyday practicality, the Coupe is able to appeal to new target audiences,” said to Tobias Moers, chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.
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