Hotter crossover-coupe will officially debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show.
Never mind the fact that the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe isn’t actually a coupe, the swoopy five-door is following in the footsteps of its more conventional sibling with the addition of this AMG GLC43 variant. Featuring a biturbocharged V6 and a retuned suspension, this hotter GLC ought to be pretty nice to drive, striking a great balance between the base GLC300 and upcoming (we hope) GLC63.
Under the hood, Mercedes uses the same AMG-tuned engine found in the rest of its 43-series range, a biturbo 3.0-liter V6 with 362 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque. That’s enough power to propel the all-wheel-drive crossover-coupe to 60 miles per hour in just 4.8 seconds, all that power being managed by Merc’s super-smooth 9G-Tronic nine-speed automatic transmission.
Mercedes’ usual Dynamic Select modes are fitted to the GLC43, with Eco, Comfort, Sport, Sport+, and Individual modes offering a broad [...]