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2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupe

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A unique combination of agility, elegance and everyday practicality.

Hallmark Driving Performance.

Mercedes-AMG is once again extending its product portfolio with the addition of a very dynamic model: The new GLC 43 4MATIC Coupé combines a sporty, elegant design with the brand’s hallmark Driving Performance and the advantages of an SUV. The 270 kW (367 PS) 3.0-litre V6 biturbo engine, the automatic transmission 9G-TRONIC with shortened shift times and the AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive configured with a rear bias form the basis for an especially dynamic on-road driving experience.

A significant contribution is also made here by the independent sports suspension based on the multi-chamber air suspension system AIR BODY CONTROL with adaptive damping adjustment.

Thoroughbred performance car.

The SUV Coupé completes a large variety of tasks with style: The distinctive design stands out from the crowd without being overpowering, the sports car-like performance reveals the Coupé to be a thoroughbred performance car, and the convenience settings selectable at the touch of a button make it a reliable companion under any conditions. The GLC 43 4MATIC Coupé accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds and its speed is electronically governed at 250 km/h.

“The new GLC 43 4MATIC Coupé is characterised by a high level of agility and sporty driving dynamics. With its expressive design and high everyday practicality, the Coupé is able to appeal to new target audiences”, says Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.

V6 biturbo: Spontaneous and powerful.

The 3.0-litre V6 biturbo engine is used in numerous AMG Performance models. It delivers a maximum output of 270 kW (367 hp) plus maximum torque of 520 newton metres. Installed close to the engine, the two turbochargers are especially spontaneous in their response. The performance yield comes courtesy, among other things, of the boost pressure, which has been increased to 1.1 bar. The NANOSLIDE® coating of the cylinder liners is also used in the Formula 1 engines of MERCEDES-AMG PETRONAS.

Especially tough and therefore wear-resistant, this coating also reduces friction, thereby contributing to higher efficiency. The same applies to the spray-guided multiple injection with up to 200 bar fuel pressure. Visually, the powerplant can be identified by the red aluminium insert in the engine cover and the AMG logo.

The 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission.

The new GLC 43 4MATIC Coupé is equipped with the 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission, which Mercedes-AMG developers configured particularly for a more dynamic driving experience. They have managed to reduce the shift times of the 9-speed transmission by means of a dedicated software application. Courtesy of multiple downshifts, quick bursts of speed are possible with the 9G-TRONIC. Thanks to defined sparking manipulation, the double-clutching function allows more emotional and quicker gear changes in the “Sport”, “Sport Plus” and “Manual” transmission modes.

“Manual” mode can be selected using a separate button in the centre console. The gear changes are based on the selected transmission mode and the driver can now change gear using the standard-fit shift paddles on the steering wheel. Moreover, the transmission stays in the selected gear and does not automatically shift up when the engine speed reaches the limit.

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