Mercedes-Benz has today launched the AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupe priced at INR 76.70 lakh (ex-showroom, PAN India). It is the first AMG model to be assembled locally at Mercedes’ Chakan plant. This marks Mercedes-Benz India’s 10th launch this year.
Before this, all AMG models used to reach our shores via CBU (completely built-up) route. With the local assembling, the German automaker has been able to significantly reduce AMG GLC 43 Coupe SUV’s price for the Indian market. The locally assembled GLC 43 Coupe costs Rs 14 lakh more than the standard GLC 300 Coupe and Rs 13 lakh more than the GLC 300d Coupe.
The new performance SUV is powered by a massive 3.0L V6 engine that features two turbochargers. The result is a maximum power output of 390 hp and 520 Nm of peak torque. Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupe can go from zero to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds and can achieve a top speed of 250 km/h.
The AMG GLC 43 Coupe looks very similar to the standard GLC Coupe SUV but gets a few design changes. These include AMG-specific radiator grille with vertical fins, sleek LED headlights, wide air intakes, chiselled front bumper, AMG-specific 20-inch alloy wheels, AMG carbon-fibre ORVM caps, and AMG braking system. The coupe SUV also gets rear diffuser, AMG exhaust system with round double end pipes, and boot-mounted spoiler.
Although largely similar to the standard model, the cabin of the Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 Coupé gets a few sporty upgrades that underline the car’s AMG credentials. Red highlights, sports seats, a flat-bottomed steering wheel, and aluminium paddle shifters accentuate the sporty allure of the cockpit.
A dual-screen setup, with a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 10.25-inch MBUX touchscreen infotainment system, along with a Burmester audio system, are standard fit, with three AMG-specific display styles on offer – Classic, Sport, and Supersport.