Rear view of the new Mercedes-AMG GLC 4MATIC.

The new Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4MATIC.

The mid-size SUV model series gains a particularly dynamic addition in the form of the new Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4MATIC, which celebrates its world premiere at the 2016 New York International Autos Show in New York.

Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4MATIC

Fuel consumption combined: 8.7-8.3 l/100 km;

combined CO₂ emissions: 199-189 g/km.*

  • The new Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4MATIC.

  • Front view of the new Mercedes-AMG GLC 4MATIC on the road.

    From zero to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds.

    The 3.0-litre V6 biturbo engine of the GLC 43 4MATIC is used in numerous AMG Performance models and is the only six-cylinder variant available in the GLC. It delivers a maximum output of 270 kW (367 hp) plus maximum torque of 520 Newton metres. The GLC 43 4MATIC sprints from a standstill to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds and its speed is electronically governed at 250 km/h. The newly developed front axle, the taut elastokinematics and the highly precise AMG speed-sensitive sports steering make a substantial contribution to the agile driving experience.

    High levels of dynamism and responsiveness.

    In addition, the AMG 3.0-litre V6 biturbo engine is characterised by a powerful output together with low consumption and emissions. The high power output of 270 kW (367 hp) is attributable, among other things, to the higher 1.1 bar charge-air pressure. Together with the 520 Newton metres of torque from 2500-4500 rpm, the engine unleashes high levels of dynamism and responsiveness. The NANOSLIDE® coating on the cylinder liners was also enhanced in the Mercedes-Benz Formula 1 V6 hybrid turbo engines. Especially tough and, therefore, wear-resistant, this coating also reduces friction, thereby contributing to higher efficiency.

    The new Mercedes-AMG GLC 4MATIC on the road.

    The AMG powerplant can be identified by the red aluminium insert on the engine cover.

    Short shift times, high efficiency.

    The 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission 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. The autonomous design and the specially tuned sports suspension on the basis of AIR BODY CONTROL with adaptive damping adjustment underline the affiliation to the world of “Driving Performance”.

    The new Mercedes-AMG GLC 4MATIC on the road.

    The 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission is especially matched to the demands of the GLC 43 4MATIC. Thanks to the model-specific software application, the AMG developers managed to reduce the shift times.

    An even more emotive driving experience.

    The multiple downshift allows even faster short bursts of speed, while the double-declutching function in the “Sport” and “Sport Plus” transmission modes makes for an even more emotive driving experience. Defined ignition adjustments also provide faster gearshifts than in the “Eco” and “Comfort” modes. “Manual” mode can be selected using a separate button in the centre console. For more agility, more neutral cornering characteristics and higher traction even in intensive use, the developers from Affalterbach have designed an autonomous sports suspension on the basis of the AIR BODY CONTROL air suspension. Also specifically adapted is the Adaptive Damping system ADS PLUS which can be adjusted in the three stages “Comfort”, “Sport” and “Sport Plus”. It thus increases the kingpin inclination between high comfort on long journeys and sporty driving dynamics.

    Der neue Mercedes-AMG GLC 4MATIC unterwegs auf einer Landstraße.
    The new Mercedes-AMG GLC 4MATIC driving through shallow water.

    All-wheel drive AMG Performance 4MATIC.

    The standard-fit all-wheel drive AMG Performance 4MATIC is characterised by the rear-biased torque distribution of 31 percent at the front axle to 69 percent at the rear axle. This configuration ensures more driving dynamics and higher lateral acceleration on the road plus improved traction during acceleration. With the five DYNAMIC SELECT transmission modes “Eco”, “Comfort”, “Sport”, “Sport Plus” and “Individual”, the driver can tailor the characteristics of the GLC 43 4MATIC to individual preferences at the tap of a finger. The available range extends from efficient and comfortable to extremely sporty. This modifies key parameters, such as the response of the engine, transmission, suspension and steering. Independently of the DYNAMIC SELECT transmission modes, the driver has the option of pressing the “M” button to switch directly to manual mode, in which gearshifts are executed exclusively using the shift paddles on the steering wheel.

    Precise steering - authentic feedback.

    The DYNAMIC SELECT transmission modes “Sport” and “Sport Plus” are even more strongly configured for driving dynamics on the GLC 43 4MATIC than on the series-production models. This is thanks to the more agile, more direct accelerator characteristic and the more emotive gear shifting with shortened shift times, double-declutching function and cylinder shut-off. The higher idle speed also facilitates even faster moving off and acceleration from a standstill. In order to increase efficiency, in “Eco” mode the ECO start/stop function and the gliding function reduce fuel consumption. The speed-sensitive sports steering has a variable ratio in the GLC 43 4MATIC.

    The new Mercedes-AMG GLC 4MATIC on the road.

    It stands out with its precise, highly authentic feedback. The steering power assistance is variable in the “Comfort” or “Sport” setting. The relevant characteristics are automatically activated depending on the selected DYNAMIC SELECT transmission mode or can be personalised in “Individual” mode.

    Rear view of the new Mercedes-AMG GLC 4MATIC.

    Sportily distinctive.

    The autonomous design is enhanced with silver-chrome coloured and high-gloss black features. The diamond radiator grille features chrome-plated pins, a louvre in high-gloss black with inserts in high-gloss chrome and AMG lettering.  The sportily distinctive air intakes in the AMG front apron feature fins in silver chrome. Down below, the silver-chrome front splitter ensures an optimal flow of air to the cooling modules. The tail end also sports characteristic highlights and exudes sporty, aesthetic appeal with two four-pipe chrome-plated tailpipe trim elements. The AMG-specific rear apron sports trim in silver chrome.

    Interior with individual details.

    The interior reinforces the consistently dynamic bias with numerous specially designed details. Ideal for a committed driving style, the multifunction sports steering wheel in black leather features a flattened bottom section and red contrasting topstitching, and sits perfectly in the hand. The driver and front passenger are accommodated securely in the sports seats even when driving at speed, thanks to the improved lateral support. With two large round dials and central colour multifunction display with a 13.97 cm (5.5-inch) diagonal, the AMG instrument cluster places all the important information in the driver’s field of vision.

    Interior of the new Mercedes-AMG GLC 4MATIC.