Mercedes has unveiled the Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupe prior to its world premiere at the Paris Motor Show in October this year. The range-topping variant of this Merc is pitted against the BMW X5 M40i. This GLC 43 Coupé’s power is 7bhp up to its only direct rival, which is a 355bhp BMW. Moreover, it is 60kg lighter at 1780kg, making an advantage over the BMW.
Going by the looks, the GLC 43 4MATIC Coupe gets similar design like the regular model, but can be differentiated by means of the diamond pin radiator grille, glossy black with accentuated chrome all over, ‘43’ badging like other AMG models, 19-inch twin-spoke alloy wheels (can be upgraded to 21inch as per the trim choices) and quad exhaust tips. Inside, it gets black leather upholstery with red colour stitching in contrast, sports steering wheels, sports front bucket seats and aluminium trim.
Under the skin, the GLC 43 Coupe gets its power from a Bi-Turbo 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine that is capable to crank out 367PS and 520Nm of torque. Being mated to a 9G-Tronic automatic transmission, it is tweaked to achieve shortened shift times along with an AMG Performance all-wheel drive system. The coupe is capable to accelerate from 0-100kmph in a mere 4.9 seconds.
To get hold on to this power-package, it gets a new modified chassis, speed sensitive variable ratio steering system, a dedicated sports suspension system with Air Body Control, adaptive damping, larger perforated discs. Not to forget, there are five driving modes in the car’s Dynamic Select menu - Eco, Comfort, Sport, Sport Plus and Individual.