Mercedes-AMG GLC43 Coupe Arrives Early 2017 With 362 HP

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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.

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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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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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