Mercedes revealed the new 2017 AMG GLC43 Coupe today in all its camouflage free glory ahead of the Paris auto show.
Latest model to sport the AMG badge, the GLC43 Coupe is a crossover similar to the GLC300 4Matic Coupe but with more performance thrown in. It’s sort of like an in between model that bridges the gap between their normal production models and the higher performance vehicles in the AMG lineup including the 45, 55, 63, and 65.
Featuring the same 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine as the regular Mercedes-AMG GLC43 crossover, it has been tuned to produce a whopping 362 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque. That turbo is capable of pushing out 16 psi of boost at most.
Paired with a rear-biased, 31/69 front/rear torque split, AMG-tuned 4Matic all-wheel-drive system, the AMG GLC43 Coupe can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.8 seconds and according to Motor Authority, it can hit an electronically limited top speed of 130 mph. Its direct competitor, the BMW X4 M40i, may be a bit faster with 4.7 seconds but the BMW isn’t as powerful with only 355 ponies.
Other performance upgrades include larger brakes with four-piston fixed calipers in the front and one-piston floating calipers at the rear, AMG version of the GLC's optional four-wheel air suspension and selectable modes.
For the more adventurous drivers, not too adventurous mind you, the GLC43 Coupe can ford up to 11.8 inches of water, has an approach and departure angle of 21.2 and 21.8 degrees respectively, and it can tow up to 3,501 pounds.
The AMG GLC43 Coupe will be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show on September 28th and hit showroom floors in the first quarter of next year. If interested, you can take a look at their brochure here: The new Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupé.