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266kW Mercedes-AMG GLC43 unveiled

Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 (X 253), 2016 Exterieur: Obsidianschwarz; Interieur: Leder Schwarz, Performance Sitze Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert (l/100 km):  8,3 CO2-Emissionen kombiniert (g/km): 189 exterior: obsidian black; interior: leather black, performace seats Fuel consumption, combined (l/100 km):   8.3 CO2 emissions, combined (g/km):  189

Mercedes-AMG has unveiled their new GLC43 ahead of its official debut at the 2016 New York Auto Show.

It is the third Mercedes-AMG ‘43’ model to come out of the German brand, after the C43 and E43.

The performance-oriented model gets a sportier front fascia with a diamond radiator grille and a chrome front splitter. There’s also a chrome side step to match. At the back, the sports model gains a new rear bumper and quad pipes, while it sits on 20-inch AMG light-alloy wheels with a two-tone finish.

Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 (X 253), 2016

Inside, the changes in more subtle and is limited to a multi-function sports steering wheel, sports seats and an AMG instrument cluster highlighted by a checkered flag motif.

The big news is of course under the bonnet. The GLC43 is propelled by a biturbo 3.0-litre V6 that generates 266kW of power and 521Nm of torque. It is paired with a 9G-Tronic automatic transmission and a rear-biased AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive system. The set up enables the SUV to hit 100km/h from a standstill in 4.9 seconds, before hitting an electronically-limited top speed of 250km/h, while returning 8.3L/100km.

Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 (X 253), 2016

The model also features an AMG Ride Control sport suspension with adaptive dampers with Comfort, Sport and Sport Plus settings. To rein in the power, the GLC43 is equipped with a set of high-performance braking system, along with a speed-sensitive sport steering system and an AMG Dynamic Select system, which tweaks the engine, transmission, suspension and steering settings.


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