2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupé Has Long Name, Short 0-100 Km/h Time

Pending the arrival of a full-blown AMG version, this is the most powerful GLC Coupé you can buy

Mercedes-AMG continues the rollout of its 3.0-liter V6 biturbo engine across the range, with the latest model to get the "43" moniker being the GLC Coupé.

Launched as the Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupé, the new model packs 367 PS (362 hp) and 520 Nm (384 lb-ft) of torque. A nine-speed 9G-Tronic automatic gearbox with shortened shift times sends power to all four wheels via the rear-biased 4MATIC all-wheel drive system tweaked by AMG Performance. Torque distribution is 31 percent to the front axle and 69 percent to the rear axle.

The GLC 43 Coupé should not disappoint from a dynamic point of view: it sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 4.9 seconds and reaches an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). The crossover's sporty character is also enhanced by the Air Body Control multi-chamber air suspension system with adaptive damping that has been modified to have a sportier behavior.

Thanks to the adaptive damping and pneumatic all-round self-leveling feature, the GLC 43 Coupé occasionally can go off-road as well. The vehicle has a fording depth of 300 mm (11.8 in), an approach angle of 19.8 degrees and a departure angle of 20.8 degrees. It can also tow things, with a brake towing capacity of up to 2,460 kg (5,423 lbs).

Styling-wise, the GLC 43 Coupé gets similar tweaks as the GLC 43, including a diamond radiator grille with chrome pins, high-gloss black inserts, AMG lettering, bigger air intakes in the front bumper, a silver chrome front splitter, 19 to 21-inch AMG alloy wheels, and a diffuser-like lower rear bumper integrating four tailpipes.

The cabin combines black with red contrasting features, aluminum trim, a multifunction sports steering wheel with a flattened bottom section, and a carbon fiber look for the center console.

The world debut of the Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupé takes place on September 28 at the Paris Motor Show, with sales starting on October 6 and first deliveries scheduled for December.