A new Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 SUV and Coupe has broken cover, herewith the details.
The facelifted GLC SUV was revealed earlier this year as well as the potent AMG GLC 63. Now, the boffs at AMG have revealed the GLC 43 which wears a Panamericana grille, flanked by newly-designed headlights. The taillights are new too and the model can be further differentiated by its oval quad tailpipes.
In terms of firepower, the familiar 3.0-litre, twin-turbocharged V6 engine is found under bonnet but now it produces a meaty 287 kW (17 kW more) and 520 of torque thanks to larger turbochargers and software adjustments. All that grunt is directed to all four wheels using an AMG 9G transmission. Zero to 100 kph will take 4.7 seconds.
The interior features updated trims and finishes and the highlight is the presence of the latest MBUX infotainment system which is accessed via a 10.25-inch touchscreen while the driver can configure the snazzy 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. A new AMG steering wheel is fitted and features a flat bottom and perforated grips along with mounted paddles for manual gear changes. AMG Drive Unit buttons for the steering wheel are optional.
The exact arrival date of the Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 has yet to be confirmed by a local MBSA representative but we anticipate its arrival early in 2020. Local specification and pricing will also be confirmed closer to launch.