The specialists at Mercedes AMG grab the GLC and turn it into the first SUV in this class, which receives special treatment 'Made in Affalterbach'. The GLC 43 4Matic thus closes the gap in the AMG portfolio between the GLA and GLE.
The heart of the midsize SUV is the three-liter V6 twin-turbo engine. With a 1,1 bar on increased boost pressure, the aggregate 367 makes HP. The 520 Newton metres of torque to bring the 1,845 kilograms vehicle in 4.9 seconds from standstill to 100. Helps also emphasizes rear designed four-wheel drive with a power distribution by 31 per cent on the front and 69 percent of the rear axle.
An automatic nine-speed transmission with shorter switching times takes over the work of the changing of gears. In the driving modes, "Sport" and "sport plus" there is even a double-declutching function. The driver, decides to change the course of the shift paddles on the steering wheel itself, keeps the GLC 43 itself at the Rev limiter a speed level and not necessarily turns up. For a better conscience, there is an "eco" mode with sailing function in the range between 60 and 160 km/h as a counterpoint.
The GLC 43 rolls on black 19 inch which combine the newly developed sport chassis with air suspension and more negative camber as at the not AMG with the road. Behind the wheel is a large brakes with four-piston fixed calipers and vented discs at the front waiting for their usage.
The slightly modified outdoor dress of the GLC 43 builds on the "AMG line"-on exterior of the normal GLC. In addition, there is a front splitter and vents in silver chrome, gloss black exterior mirrors and a four flood-exhaust system with chrome-plated tailpipes.
In the Interior, the GLC with a flattened bottom sport steering wheel and sport seats was upgraded visually. The Interior is black, red stitching make for some color. Optional performance seats with more side support, a leather interior and carbon trim available. The world premiere of the GLC 43 4Matic will take place at the New York International Auto Show (March 25-April 3), the launch is planned for June 2016. (mf)