Sporty SUVs debut at the New York Auto Show.

At the 2017 New York Auto Show, Mercedes-Benz unveiled a set of sporty mid-size SUVs, the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S 4MATIC+ SUV and Coupé, alongside the four-door GT Concept car.

Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S 4MATIC+ SUV and Coupé:
Fuel consumption combined: 10.7 l/100 km;
combined CO₂ emissions: 244 g/km.*

360° video of the new GLA.

Get a great look at the new GLA in this 360° video. The new GLA is starting the coming model year with an extended range of engines, targeted visual accentuation in the interior and exterior design plus updated equipment lines. This sees the look of the compact SUV gaining considerably in presence, and the body impresses with a significantly more powerful design idiom. At the helm of the model series is the Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4MATIC, with an especially sporty host of equipment being offered in the Yellow Night Edition. The world premiere was at the North American International Auto Show NAIAS in Detroit.

 

Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4MATIC:

Fuel consumption combined: 7.4 l/100 km;

combined CO₂ emissions: 172 g/km.*

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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 new Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupé.

A unique combination of agility, elegance and everyday practicality.

Fuel consumption combined: 8.9–8.4 l/100 km;
combined CO₂ emissions: 203–192 g/km.*

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.

The sports car-like performance reveals the GLC 43 4MATIC Coupé to be a thoroughbred performance car.
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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 new GLC 43 4MATIC Coupé is equipped with the 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission, which Mercedes-AMG developers have specially configured for a more dynamic driving experience.

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.

The sportily distinctive air intakes in the AMG front apron feature fins in silver chrome.
The sportily distinctive air intakes in the AMG front apron feature fins in silver chrome.

Sporty and distinctive: The exterior.

The front view of the GLC 43 4MATIC Coupé reveals its independent character, with the diamond radiator grille with chrome pins and a louvre in high-gloss black with insert in high-gloss chrome and AMG lettering in high-gloss chrome. 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 chrome-plated tailpipe trim elements in a four-pipe look. The AMG-specific rear apron sports trim in silver chrome. Narrow, divided tail lights and the sharp spoiler lip invoke the design line displayed for the first time with the S-Class Coupé and followed by all of the coupé models from Mercedes-AMG.

Sporty characteristics: The interior.

The interior reinforces the consistently dynamic bias with numerous specially designed details. The colour combination of sporty, functional black with red contrasting features is a characteristic element. Longitudinal-grain aluminium trim highlights the sporty aspirations. The multifunction sports steering wheel in black leather with red contrasting topstitching and featuring a flattened bottom section is ideally suited to an emphatic driving style.

The interior reinforces the consistently dynamic bias with numerous specially designed details.

The driver and front passenger enjoy a secure position in the sports seats even when driving at speed, thanks to the improved lateral support.

The new Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupé will celebrate its world premiere on 28 September 2016 as part of the Paris Motor Show.

Market launch in December 2016.

The new Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupé will celebrate its world premiere on 28 September 2016 as part of the Paris Motor Show. The sales release follows on 6 October 2016, with the market launch beginning in December 2016.

Market launch in December 2016.

The new Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupé will celebrate its world premiere on 28 September 2016 as part of the Paris Motor Show. The sales release follows on 6 October 2016, with the market launch beginning in December 2016.

The new Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupé will celebrate its world premiere on 28 September 2016 as part of the Paris Motor Show.

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The new GLC Coupé (S 253) combines typical stylistic elements with the design language of current SUV models.

The new GLC Coupé.

Sports coupé meets “G”: typical stylistic elements of a coupé united with the design language of current SUV models.

Dynamic, expressive styling.

The dynamic, expressive styling of the GLC Coupé concept was the centre of attention at its world premiere in 2015 in Shanghai. It unites the typical stylistic elements of a coupé with the design language of current SUV models. Just one year later, this promise has become a reality: the new GLC Coupé translates the design idiom of the show car, with its distinctive basic structure and stretched greenhouse, virtually unchanged into series production. At the same time, the sports car among Mercedes-Benz’s mid-size SUVs impresses with its brand-typical safety, modern assistance systems and an especially sporty and dynamic character. The standard-fit sports suspension as well as more direct sports steering, DYNAMIC SELECT and 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive with 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission combine effortlessly superior ride comfort with decidedly sporty agility.

The new GLC Coupé (S 253): expressive styling, brand-typical safety and modern assistance systems in one.

Two suspension variants with continuously adjustable damping are optionally available: the new DYNAMIC BODY CONTROL with steel springing as well as the already familiar AIR BODY CONTROL multi-chamber air suspension. Both options make for further enhanced driving dynamics and comfort.

Multifunctional and emotional.

The combination of multifunctional SUV and emotively appealing coupé constitutes a skilful fusion of emotion and intelligence. The Coupé is almost eight centimetres longer and some four centimetres lower than the multi-talented GLC, with which it shares its basic architecture. The GLC Coupé owes its distinct character to a typically coupé-esque, single-louvred diamond radiator grille and a restyled, dropping roofline. The A-pillar is less steeply raked, while the continuation of the roof outline is lower, terminating in the elegantly flowing, muscular rear end typical of a coupé.

The new GLC Coupé (S 253) – the combination of multifunctional SUV and emotively appealing coupé.

The rear window dispenses with a wiper, as the airflow does not break away until after the spoiler lip, which means that water is unable to strike the rear window.

The side view of the new GLC Coupé (S 253): The intrinsically opposed design worlds of coupé and SUV have been brought into harmony.

Combination of two worlds.

The striking features of the front end are its dominant, steeply raked diamond radiator grille with single louvre and integral star, short overhang and SUV-inspired override guard. The innovative headlamp concept, optionally in LED High Performance technology, sports the now characteristic Mercedes-Benz light signature. A striking injection of sports car genes is provided by the large lateral air inlets. The perfection with which the intrinsically opposed design worlds of coupé and SUV have been brought into harmony is revealed by the side view of the 1.60-metre-high GLC Coupé with its typical, stretched roofline of a sports coupé. The squat greenhouse blends in perfectly with the side of the vehicle to underline its coupé character. The interplay between high beltline and wide shoulders results in proportions that lend the GLC Coupé its dynamic looks. This interaction is given added emphasis by the drawn-in waist between the dropping line and the lower, rearwards ascending light-catching contour.

Athletic looks.

The styling of the rear end gives added emphasis to the vehicle’s coupé genes. With its pronounced shoulders, muscular bumper design with integral exhaust tips and underride guard in the form of a diffuser, the wide rear end of the GLC Coupé underlines the vehicle’s athletic looks while enabling the coupé to hug the road. Narrow, split tail lights, a centrally positioned brand star and a sharp spoiler lip reflect a design that made its debut with the S-Class Coupé and which all Mercedes-Benz coupé models have since followed. Relocated to the lower section of the bumper, the number plate as well as the typical form of the rear window with its rounded upper area are among the further stylistic features.

The wide rear end of the new GLC Coupé (S 253) – pronounced shoulders and the muscular bumper design underline the vehicle’s athletic look.

Like the headlamps, the night design of the LED tail lights sports the typical light signature of Mercedes-Benz.

The new design philosophy is also expressed by the interior of the new GLC Coupé (S 253) as an Interpretation of modern luxury.

Interpretation of modern luxury.

Following the exterior design philosophy, the interior welcomes the occupants with typical coupé flair and a high-grade ambience. The design idiom combines sensual purity with dynamic sportiness while embodying a convincing interpretation of modern luxury. Distinctive stylistic elements of the GLC Coupé are the dashboard and the centre console with its flowing lines, a large, one-piece console panel making an elegant sweep below the semi-integrated media display from the centre air vents to the armrest. These clear lines give a feeling of spaciousness while conveying a puristic modernity. The new GLC Coupé comes as standard with sports suspension including DYNAMIC SELECT with the five transmission modes “ECO”, “Comfort”, “Sport”, “Sport Plus” and “Individual”. DYNAMIC BODY CONTROL sports suspension with steel springing and adjustable damping is optionally available. Also with this option, DYNAMIC SELECT allows the driver to adapt the individual character of the vehicle.

Customisable characteristics.

Uniquely in this market segment, the suspension can be equipped with fully supporting multi-chamber springing and electronically controlled, continuously adjustable damping. The AIR BODY CONTROL air suspension combines excellent driving stability and optimal comfort with sporty agility. Specific characteristics are preselected depending on the DYNAMIC SELECT settings. In “Sport Plus” mode, the occupants feel as if they are sitting in a sports car with a high level of lateral dynamics due to the even stiffer suspension, which is lowered by 15 millimetres. “Comfort” mode ensures an especially comfortable ride with soft suspension. Further benefits of the system include reduced roll when cornering, automatic load sensing and lowering of the load compartment sill by four centimetres for more convenient loading and unloading.

The signature feature of the new GLC Coupé (S 253) is its dominant, steeply raked diamond radiator grille with single louvre and integral star.

Another key parameter for the sporty characteristics of the GLC Coupé compared with the classic GLC SUV is the retuned Direct-Steer system.

Superlative aerodynamics.

The design has also bestowed superlative aerodynamics on the new GLC Coupé. With a Cd value of 0.31 and a drag area of 2.53 square metres, the Coupé clearly leads its segment with cd x A = 0.79. Apart from the vehicle’s streamlined basic form, this exceptional aerodynamic performance also results from a host of detailed solutions, such as sealing of the radiator and headlamp surrounds, a radiator shutter and optimised underbody panelling. Despite generous exterior dimensions and a long wheelbase – both of which benefit the occupants in particular and the luggage compartment – as well as a full equipment configuration, the vehicle weighs in at just 1,710 kilograms (GLC 250 4MATIC Coupé), which puts it among the leaders in this market segment. The main contributory factor in this is the all-new body, which features an intelligent mix of materials, comprising aluminium and high to ultra-high-strength steels.

The new GLC Coupé (S 253): The vehicle’s streamlined basic form and a host of detailed solutions ensure an exceptional aerodynamic performance.

GLC 250 4MATIC Coupé:

Fuel consumption combined: 7.0 l/100 km;

combined CO₂ emissions: 159 g/km.*

The use of the new transfer case and the 9G-TRONIC with its magnesium transmission housing results in a 12 kilogram weight reduction.

Twelve kilogram weight reduction.

Aluminium components additionally reduce the weight of the suspension, which also benefits ride comfort due to the attendant reduction in unsprung masses. The optional, fully supporting AIR BODY CONTROL multi-chamber air suspension features spring elements in lightweight yet robust glass-fibre-reinforced plastic, which reduce the system weight compared with conventional air suspensions. The use of the new compact transfer case as an add-on module and the 9G-TRONIC with its magnesium transmission housing results in a 12 kilogram weight reduction compared with the previous versions installed in other models.

Equipment: comprehensive and individual.

The new GLC Coupé impresses even in its basic equipment configuration, which includes light-alloy wheels measuring 45.7 centimetres (18 inches) in diameter, the Chrome package with visible exhaust tips, EASY-PACK tailgate, Audio 20 CD multimedia system, reversing camera, KEYLESS-GO start function and upholstery in ARTICO man-made leather. Also included as standard are assistance systems such as COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS, Crosswind Assist, Headlamp Assist, ATTENTION ASSIST and ESP® with Curve Dynamic Assist. Comfort and safety can be significantly further enhanced by additional driver assistance systems. In keeping with the Mercedes-Benz tradition, the body forms the foundation for exemplary crash safety. A high-strength safety passenger compartment forms the core of this concept. In addition to 3-point seat belts with pyrotechnical and reversible belt tensioners and belt-force limiters for driver, front passenger and those in the outer rear seats, numerous airbags serve to protect the vehicle’s occupants in an accident.

The new GLC Coupé (S 253) is pure luxury – even in its basic equipment configuration.

Similar to other Mercedes-Benz models, the GLC Coupé will also be available from launch as an Edition 1 model, offering a series of exclusive appointments, such as AMG Line exterior.

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The new Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4MATIC (W 166). The autonomous design is enhanced with silver-chrome coloured and high-gloss black features.

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.

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

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

The new Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4MATIC (W 166). The diamond radiator grille features chrome-plated pins, a louvre in high-gloss black with inserts in high-gloss chrome and AMG lettering.

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 43 4MATIC (W 166). The AMG powerplant can be identified by the red aluminium insert on the engine cover.

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 43 4MATIC (W 166). The 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission is especially matched to the demands of the GLC 43 4MATIC.

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.

The new Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4MATIC (W 166). The speed-sensitive sports steering has a variable ratio in the GLC 43 4MATIC. It stands out with its precise, highly authentic feedback.
The new Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4MATIC (W 166). The standard-fit all-wheel drive AMG Performance 4MATIC is characterised by the rear-biased torque distribution.

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 43 4MATIC (W 166): The autonomous design is enhanced with silver-chrome coloured and high-gloss black features.

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.

The new Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4MATIC (W 166). The interior reinforces the consistently dynamic bias with numerous specially designed details.

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