Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the GLC43 AMG ahead of its official debut at the 2016 New York Motor Show. It is a high performance version of the German automaker’s crossover.
On the outside, the GLC43 AMG gets the diamond avantgarde grille, AMG body kit, two-tone paint job and AMG spec wheels. One of the most noticeable elements is the quad chrome tipped exhausts fitted at rear of the car. The cabin is stock GLC but gets a different steering wheel, sports seats and an AMG-spec instrument cluster.
The GLC43 AMG gets its exciting alphanumeric name thanks to a 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 that produces 362bhp and 520Nm of torque. This engine has been mated to a 9G-tronic AT and a rear-biased 4MATIC AWD system. This combination has given it a 0-100kmph time of 4.8 seconds and a top-speed of 250kmph. There is also a sports suspension and AMG dynamic select which basically controls the response of the engine, transmission, suspension and steering.
This new high performance crossover will make its debut in the US market later this year before being launched elsewhere. Expect an Indian launch in early 2017.