Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the GLC 43 AMG ahead of the SUV's debut at the 2016 New York International Auto Show.
The new GLC 43 AMG is powered by a 3-litre twin turbo V6 that produces 362bhp and 570Nm of torque. The power and torque is sent to all four wheels through a 9-speed automatic gearbox and the Mercedes 4-matic all-wheel drive system which has a rear biased torque distribution of 31 to 69 percent (front axle to rear axle).
The GLC 43 AMG can sprint from 0–100km/h in just 4.9 seconds and will keep on sprinting till it hits the electronic speed limiter at 250km/h. The new Merc's engine returns a mileage of 12km/l.
To bring the almost 1.85 ton GLC 43 AMG to a stop, Mercedes has fitted the SUV with 360mm disc brakes with four piston calipers. The rear wheels are brought to a halt using 320 mm discs with a single piston caliper.
The GLC 43 gets the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT switch which lets drivers choose between five driving modes – Eco, Comfort, Sport, Sport Plus, and Individual.
Also present is the AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension with adaptive damping adjustment in three levels.
Style wise, the GLC 43 AMG gets a AMG's distinctive blacked out take on the GLC's grille which features chrome pins.
Also new are the 19-inch 5-spoke alloy wheels painted in high gloss black. There are also 21-inch wheels available as an option.
Inside the GLC 43 AMG features a flat bottomed sports steering wheel behind which lies a twin pod instrument cluster with a small display in between. The sports seats are clad in artificial leather and features red stitching.
The GLC 43 AMG is expected to go on sale in June in Europe and will be pitted against the Porsche Macan GTS and the BMW X4 M40i.