The new Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC43 Coupe has been revealed, ahead of its debut next month at the Paris Motorshow.
Fitting into the ‘Sub-AMG’ arm of the Mercedes-Benz performance division, the AMG GLC43 Coupe joins the likes of the C43, GLC43 Wagon and SLC43 as part of the mildly hot Mercedes performance vehicles to be adorned with the fabled AMG badge.
Featuring the same power plant as the rest of the AMG 43 family, the AMG GLC43 will be powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine, producing 270kW of power and 520Nm of torque.
The Mercedes AMG GLC43 will utilise the German Manufacturer’s rear wheel drive biased 4Matic all-wheel-drive system, coupled with Mercedes new nine-speed automatic transmission. Mercedes claims a 0-100km/h time of 4.9sec, the same as the larger GLC43 Wagon, and a combined fuel consumption figure of 8.4L/100km- 0.1L more than its more aerodynamic wagon counterpart.
Drivers will have a choice of five different driving modes with the AMG Dynamic Select System, available modes include; Eco, Comfort, Sport, Sport Plus and Individual. Individual mode has been designed to learn and adapt to the driver’s preferences.
A slew of visual upgrades including 19-inch AMG alloy wheels, a distinctive AMG grille, more aggressive front end, chrome and gloss black headlights, quad exhaust tail lights and a staunch diffuser, set the AMG GLC43 apart from the less powerful Mercedes-Benz GLC250 Sport.
Mercedes-Benz Australia has confirmed that Australian orders for the AMG GLC43 will commence in the fourth quarter of this year. The AMG GLC43 Coupe will be officially unveiled at the Paris Motorshow next month, with local pricing and specifications to be confirmed closer to the release date.