The new Mercedes-AMG® GLC 43

March 22nd, 2016 by

First mid-size SUV from AMG® in Affalterbach

Affalterbach. The mid-size SUV model series gains a particularly dynamic addition in the form of the new Mercedes-AMG® GLC 43. The 362 hp 3.0-liter V6 Biturbo engine, the 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission with shortened shift times and AMG® Performance 4MATIC® all-wheel drive configured with a rear bias form the basis for an especially dynamic on-road driving experience. The autonomous design and the specially tuned sport suspension on the basis of AIR BODY CONTROL with adaptive damping adjustment underline the affiliation to the Mercedes-AMG® world of Driving Performance.

Following the record sales in 2015 Mercedes-AMG® remains on a path of growth: the product range will be extended at high speed in 2016. “With the new AMG® GLC 43 we are offering an AMG® model in the mid-size SUV segment for the first time. The new SUV from Affalterbach marks the pinnacle of the GLC product range and in the AMG® portfolio it closes the gap between the GLA and GLE,” says Tobias Moers, CEO at Mercedes-AMG® GmbH.

The 3.0-liter V6 Biturbo engine is used in numerous AMG® performance models and delivers 362 hp plus a maximum torque of 384 lb-ft. The AMG® GLC 43 sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds and its speed is electronically limited to 155 mph. The newly developed front axle, the taut elastokinematics and the highly precise AMG® speed-sensitive sport steering make a substantial contribution to the agile driving experience.