New Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 Coupe teaser sketch released ahead 2016 New York Show
Mercedes-Benz will have its stands brimmed with new releases at the 2016 New York Auto Show scheduled to start for press on March 25th. The German auto major will bring the new CLA facelift, C63 AMG Cabrio, GLC43 AMG, E43 AMG, GLC Coupe and the GLC 43 AMG Coupe. Ahead of the world premiere, the teaser sketch of the GLC Coupe’s AMG version has been released.
Mercedes has ditched the use of AMG Sport moniker that was initially developed to rival against the S Quattro section from Audi and the M-Performance models from BMW. Instead of that, AMG 43 designation will stand in place as identity to the sportier and performance based Mercedes versions.
The 2017 Mercedes AMG GLC 43 Coupe has been adorned with the signature diamond shaped radiator grille as seen from the teased image. In pace of the honeycomb backdrop on the AMG 63 models, the new GLC will have glossy black louvers and chrome pins to stand in line with the range of AMG 43 versions.
The newly revealed Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 has some of the exterior resemblance to the new GLC AMG 43 as the front bumper looks to have the same design with big side air ducts and a large splitter made of aluminium for better efficiency. Both these models will grace the Mercedes show-floor at the international motoring exhibition in New York.
The mechanicals of the AMG GLC 43 Coupe will largely be similar to the GLC 43 and both will be built on a modified platform. It will get power from a 3.0-litre bi-turbo V6 petrol engine that will produce more power than the non-AMG variant. The powertrain will be coupled with a nine-speed 9G-Tronic automatic gearbox with improved gear shifts.
Power will be sent to all four wheels through a 4MATIC all-wheel drive system which will largely fed power to the rear-wheels. It is more likely to go from standstill to 100 kmph at a blistering pace in just 4.8 seconds. The top speed will be electronically limited to 250 kmph.