Mercedes-Benz is set to launch the GLC 43 AMG Coupe in India on July 21, 2017. With the GLC 43 AMG Coupe, Mercedes will add to its expanding AMG lineup in India.
The Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 Coupe was unveiled at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. The top of the range variant of Mercedes' compact coupe crossover will rival the BMW X5 M40i in India.
Based on the GLC SUV, the Mercedes-AMG 43 GLC Coupe is slotted between the standard GLC and the powerful 63 AMG spec.
The GLC 43 Coupe is available only with all-wheel-drive (AWD) and is powered by the 3-litre V6 bi-turbo engine which churns out an impressive 362bhp and is paired to the 9G-Tronic 9-speed automatic gearbox.
The GLC 43 AMG Coupe sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in only 4.9 seconds before is it tops out at 250km/h. The Coupe will also receive driving modes: Eco, Comfort, Sport, Sport Plus and Individual.
To manage the surplus power, the crossover Coupe receives tweaked chassis, a dedicated sports suspension system with Air Body Control, adaptive damping, speed sensitive variable ratio steering system, larger perforated discs, optional 21-inch alloy wheels, among others.
The GLC 43 AMG Coupe differentiates itself with the standard GLC with the new AMG spec grille to the larger air intakes on the front bumper and the brushed silver front lip. But the obvious change is the roofline that curves into the boot for a softer looking appearance.
Inside, the Coupe receives black leather upholstery with red stitching and a multifunction sports steering wheel. Also, other equipment includes a 7.0-inch infotainment with Bluetooth and USB connectivity along with a race timer.
For those who had the choice of the fully loaded Mercedes-Benz C-Class or the entry-level E-Class, the GLC badge has indeed impressed many in India. Now with the powerful Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 Coupe, there is another choice for potential buyers.