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2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC43 Coupe to Debut at Paris Motor Show

Estimated to go 0-60 mph in under five seconds

Erick Ayapana
Sep 1, 2016

More power, less trunk space. That essentially sums up the 2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC43 Coupe when compared to the GLC300, the top-selling model in the GLC lineup. The 2017 GLC43 Coupe is slated to make its world debut at next month's 2016 Paris Motor Show and will serve as the high-performance alternative to the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 Coupe we drove earlier this summer.

At the heart of the AMG GLC43 Coupe is a 3.0-liter, twin-turbo V-6 making 362 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque. It's the same mill found in the normal-bodied Mercedes-AMG GLC43 crossover. The V-6 is mated to a nine-speed automatic, which sends power to the AMG-tuned all-wheel-drive system that favors sending 69 percent of the engine's power to the rear wheels. The automaker claims the powertrain is strong enough to launch the coupe-inspired crossover from 0-60 mph in an estimated 4.8 seconds. Meanwhile, top speed is limited to 130 mph.

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class
$39,150 Base Model (MSRP) 22/28 MPG Fuel Economy
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The GLC43 Coupe will also feature a long list of AMG performance goodies including an AMG DYNAMIC SELECT system with five transmission modes that adjust shifting characteristics, along with two steering modes (Comfort or Sport). The GLC43 Coupe also gets an AMG Sport Suspension with continuously variable damping and three spring rate settings.

Like the GLC300 Coupe, the GLC43 Coupe is easily distinguishable thanks to its steeply raked silhouette that mimics the larger GLE Coupe. Other visual cues setting the GLC43 Coupe apart include its quad exhaust tips, rear spoiler, 20-inch wheels (21 inchers are available), and an interior with red contrast stitching. Mercedes says the GLC43 Coupe should reach U.S. showrooms by next spring.

Source: Mercedes-Benz

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