Mercedes Thursday expanded its already wide-reaching AMG performance line, unveiling the new GLC 43 4Matic Coupé ahead of its official debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show.
Like the C43 AMG sedan, the GLC43 Coupé is powered by a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged V6 producing 362 horsepower and 382 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to a tweaked version of Mercedes’ 4Matic all-wheel drive system through the automaker’s 9G nine-speed automatic transmission. The dash to 62 mph takes 4.9 seconds, while the top speed is an electronically limited 155 mph.
Adaptable suspension has also been applied and offers users five drive modes to choose from through the Dynamic Select menu: Eco, Comfort, Sport, Sport Plus and Individual. The first four offer pre-selected settings for the engine, gearbox, steering and suspension, while Individual enables the user to adjust each setting themselves.
Aesthetically, the GLC43 AMG is set apart from the standard GLC with more aggressive AMG fascias, quad-exhaust tips, a subtle boot spoiler and 19-inch twin-spoke alloy wheels. Mercedes also offers larger 21-inch wheels for those seeking an even sportier appearance.
The cabin features typical AMG trimmings such as black leather with red stitching, aluminum trim and a red-stitched AMG multifunction steering wheel. Mercedes’ 7.0-inch infotainment systems with Bluetooth and USB connectivity is standard.
Pricing details have yet to be announced. More information on the new GLC 43 4Matic Coupé should become available following its debut in Paris later this month.