Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4Matic has been officially revealed ahead of its first public appearance at the 2016 New York International Auto Show. The GLC mid-sized SUV had its world premiere last year in June and was also a highlight of the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show in September. The bookings for Mercedes Benz GLC 43 AMG start from April 4, 2016, while the deliveries are expected to commence by June. Just so you know, the German luxury automaker has showcased the GLC at the 2016 Auto Expo.
“With the new GLC 43 4MATIC we are offering an AMG model in the mid-size SUV segment for the first time. The new SUV from Affalterbach marks the pinnacle of the GLC product range and in the AMG portfolio it closes the gap between the GLA and GLE,” said Tobias Moers, CEO at Mercedes-AMG GmbH. Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4Matic gets front axle with newly developed steering knuckles and load-bearing joints on the spring link, while the rear axle has elastokinematics, which is tailored to higher driving dynamics. The high-performance mid-sized SUV also boasts of large braking system with internally ventilated compound brake discs.
Being based on the standard GLC, it comprises of AMG styling package with distinctive front and rear apron as well as special exhaust tailpipes. The performance-oriented SUV flaunts diamond radiator grille with chrome pins and louvre in high-gloss black, while riding on 19-inch AMG light-alloy wheels in 5-spoke design. Inside the cabin, there is 5.5-inch AMG instrument cluster with “chequered flag” design, leather-wrapped multifunction sports steering wheel and ARTICO man-made leather upholstery. To match the seat design, the door centre panels are styled in the same material.
Under the hood, Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4Matic has a 3.0L V6 biturbo motor, which is used in numerous AMG performance models. It belts out 367bhp of maximum power and 520Nm of top torque, while linked to a 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission with double-declutching function. The power is transferred to all the four wheels via Merc's AMG performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive system. The SUV sprints to 100kmph from standstill in merely 4.9 second, while clocking an electronically limited top speed of 250kmph. For those wondering, the GLC AMG also gets AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension, AMG DYNAMIC SELECT switch with Eco, Comfort, Sport, Sport Plus and Individual modes, and 3-stage Electronic Stability Program (ESP).