Mercedes-Benz Thailand has just released the new pricing of its Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 Coupe, which is now locally assembled in Thailand.
According to a report today by Bangkok Post, the benefits of local-assembly is tremendous, as this sourcing has reduced the price of the previously imported GLC 43 Coupe from 5.79 million Thai Baht to 4.69 million Thai Baht.
The new pricing places the high-performance SUV to a level that is usually occupied by SUV models a segment higher, such as the Mercedes-Benz GLE 500 (THB 4.76 million), the BMW X5 (THB 4.7 million) and the Audi Q7 (THB 4.8 million).
The GLC 43 Coupe is the second Mercedes-AMG model to be assembled by Mercedes-Benz Thailand at their Samut Prakan plant, after introducing the C43 Coupe in February 2018.
The GLC 43 Coupe is powered by the same 367 hp / 520 Nm 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 petrol engine, paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission with AMG performance all-wheel drive system. Century dash is completed under 5 seconds.
Similar to the Malaysian specifications, the GLC 43 Coupe rides on 21-inch staggered tyre and wheel setup, suspended by the AMG Air Body Control air suspension system.
In Malaysia, the locally assembled Mercedes-AMG models are the C43 Sedan and the GLC 43 SUV, priced at RM 385,883 and RM 442,487 respectively until further announcements. The fully-imported GLC 43 Coupe meanwhile retails from RM 563,242.
To recap, the local-assembly of Mercedes-AMG models in the ASEAN region is actually a joint effort of Mercedes-Benz Malaysia and Mercedes-Benz Thailand. Both companies pooled together their resources in committing to the local-assembly project before presenting a business case to their counterparts in Germany.