Super Street Network

 |   |   |  2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC43 Coupe to Debut at Paris Motor Show
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

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.

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class
$69,900 Base Model (MSRP) 16/22 MPG Fuel Economy
2017 Mercedes AMG GLC43 coupe rear three quarter Photo 2/24   |   2017 Mercedes AMG GLC43 coupe rear three quarter
2017 Mercedes AMG GLC43 coupe interior view Photo 6/24   |   2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC43 Coupe to Debut at Paris Motor Show

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

By Erick Ayapana
108 Articles

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

Sometimes, you don't need a lot of flash or gimmicks when you commit yourself to mastering the classics.
Jonathan WongOct 16, 2018
All too often when admiring a high-quality build at a local meet or major car show, we take for granted the fact the car we are admiring was once completely bone stock.
Andrew BeckfordOct 16, 2018
Porsche rolled out two more Panamera models—a Panamera GTS and GTS Sport Turismo variants that slot between the Panamera 4S and Panamera Turbo.
Ed TahaneyOct 15, 2018
The Robles have built some wicked machines, but what's important here isn't that a father and son each own a fast car; it's the environment from which they came.
Patrick ReynoldsOct 15, 2018
Hot Rod's Drag Week isn't the place to go if you're an avid, diehard import fan. However, this year's was a little different with a MkIV Supra in the mix that had everyone talking
RodrezOct 12, 2018
Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
TO TOP