Mercedes-AMG has further extended its product portfolio with the addition of the new GLC 43 4MATIC Coupé.
According to Mercedes-AMG, the GLC 43 Coupe promises to offer the brand's hallmark driving performance and the advantages of an SUV in terms of seating position, interior flexibility and also traction off the beaten track.
Powering the vehicle is a 3.0-litre V6 biturbo engine that is capable of producing 367hp and 520Nm of maximum torque, paired to a 9G‑TRONIC automatic gearbox. Thanks to the engine and the transmission, the GLC Coupe can sprint from rest to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds and its speed is electronically governed at 250 km/h.
Complementing the powertrain package is the AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive system which forms the basis for an especially dynamic on-road driving experience.
A significant contribution is also made by the independent sports suspension based on the multi-chamber air suspension system with adaptive damping adjustment.
Additionally, the GLC Coupé also enables occasional off-road excursions to be undertaken: the ground clearance can be increased at the touch of a button, and the pneumatic all-round self-levelling ensures a constant vehicle level at all times.
Design wise, the front view of the GLC Coupé features 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.
Compared with the GLC 43, the A-pillar features a flatter slope angle. The squat greenhouse blends in seamlessly with the side of the vehicle to emphasise the coupé silhouette. The interplay between high beltline and wide shoulders results in proportions that lend the GLC Coupé its dynamic looks.
High-gloss black-painted, high-sheen 48.3 cm (19-inch) AMG 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels dominate the side view. The mixed-size tyres in the dimensions 235/55 R 19 on 8.0 J x 19 at the front axle and 255/50 R 19 on 9.0 J x 19 at the rear axle emphasise the powerful appearance. As an option, other combinations and designs are available, right up to 21-inch wheels in a bichromatic design.
The tail end also sports characteristic highlights and exudes sporty, aesthetic appeal with chrome-plated tailpipe trim elements in a four-pipe look. The AMG-specific rear apron sports trim in silver chrome.
Similar to all the other Mercedes-AMG Coupe models, the GLC Coupe also features the narrow, divided tail lights and the sharp spoiler lip.
Inside, the GLC Coupe features a combination of black leather with red stitching, longitudinal-grain aluminium trim, a multifunction sports steering, and a wide range of equipment and gadgets such as a central colour multifunction display with a 5.5-inch screen, an AMG instrument cluster, an ECO display, a race timer, split-folding rear seats, and the Mercedes me connect system.
That said, the new Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupé will celebrate its world premiere on 28 September 2016 as part of the Paris Motor Show.
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