Mercedes-AMG has extended its product portfolio with the addition of a dynamic model – the new GLC 43 4MATIC Coupé that combines a sporty, elegant design with the brand’s hallmark driving performance and the advantages of an SUV in terms of seating position, interior flexibility and also traction off the beaten track.
The 270 kW (367 hp) 3.0‑liter V6 bi-turbo engine, the automatic transmission 9G‑TRONIC with shortened shift times and the AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive configured with a rear bias form the basis for an especially dynamic on-road driving experience. A significant contribution is also made here by the independent sports suspension based on the multi-chamber air suspension system air body control with adaptive damping adjustment.
Additionally, the GLC 43 4MATIC Coupé also enables occasional off-road excursions to be undertaken: the ground clearance can be increased at the touch of a button, and the pneumatic all-round self-leveling ensures a constant vehicle level at all times. The new GLC 43 4MATIC Coupé is characterized by a high level of agility and sporty driving dynamics. With its expressive design and everyday practicality it is bound to appeal to new target audiences.
The SUV Coupé fulfills a very wide variety of tasks with style: the unmistakable design stands out from the crowd without being overpowering, the sports car-like performance reveals the Coupé to be a thoroughbred performance car, and the convenience settings selectable at the touch of a button make it a reliable companion whatever the conditions. The GLC 43 4MATIC Coupé accelerates from rest to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds and its speed is electronically governed at 250 km/h.
The new GLC 43 4MATIC Coupé is equipped with the 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission which Mercedes-AMG developers have specially configured for a more dynamic driving experience. They have managed to reduce the shift times of the 9-speed transmission by means of a dedicated software application. Courtesy of multiple downshifts, quick bursts of speed are possible with the 9G-TRONIC.
The interior reinforces the consistently dynamic look with numerous specially designed details. The color combination of sporty, functional black with red contrasting features is a characteristic element. Longitudinal-grain aluminum trim highlights the sporty aspirations. The multifunction sports steering wheel in black leather with red contrasting topstitching and featuring a flattened bottom section is ideally suited to an emphatic driving style. The new Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupé will celebrate its world premiere on 28 September 2016 as part of the Paris Motor Show. The sales release follows on 6 October 2016, with the market launch beginning in December 2016.