Mercedes-AMG has added the new GLC 43 4MATIC Coupé to its line-up. The new SUV is characterised by a high level of agility, sporty driving dynamics, and effortlessly fulfils a wide range of demands. The bold but never brash design sets it apart from the masses.
The dynamic performance takes drivers into the world of AMG. The convenience settings available at a press of a button make it a trusty companion no matter what 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 3.0-litre V6 biturbo engine is used in numerous AMG models. It delivers a maximum output of 270 kW plus maximum torque of 520 newton metres. Installed close to the engine, the two turbochargers are especially spontaneous in their response.
The new Mercedes-AMG 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.
For added agility, more neutral cornering behaviour and higher traction even when driving at speed, the developers in Affalterbach have designed a dedicated sports suspension on the basis of the AIR BODY CONTROL full-support multi-chamber air suspension system.
The four-link front axle is fitted with special steering knuckles and load-bearing joints; all components have been optimised in terms of rigidity. A more negative camber on the front axle and on the multi-link rear axle enhances lateral dynamics.
The standard-fit AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive combines optimum traction, hallmark AMG vehicle dynamics and maximum driving pleasure. The system features a rear-biased torque distribution of 31 percent to the front axle and 69 percent to the rear axle.
This arrangement ensures greater vehicle dynamics and higher lateral acceleration on the road as well as improved traction as it uses the dynamic shift in the axle load toward the rear axle that occurs during acceleration to deliver more drive torque to the rear.
The speed-sensitive sports steering has a variable ratio in the GLC 43 4MATIC Coupé. It stands out with its precise, highly authentic feedback. Steering power assistance is adjusted in the two stages “Comfort” or “Sport”. The relevant characteristics are automatically activated depending on the selected DYNAMIC SELECT transmission mode or can be personalised in “Individual” mode.
The front view of the GLC 43 4MATIC Coupé reveals its independent character, with the diamond radiator grille with chrome pins and a louvre in high-gloss black with insert in high-gloss chrome and AMG lettering in high-gloss chrome. The sportily distinctive air intakes in the AMG front apron feature fins in silver chrome. Down below, the silver chrome front splitter ensures an optimal flow of air to the cooling modules.