New York premiere for Mercedes-AMG GLC43

By CARSIFU | 17 March 2016

NEW YORK: The new Mercedes-AMG GLC43 will celebrate its world premiere in March 2016 at the New York International Auto Show.

The new GLC43 gets a 362hp 3.0-litre V6 Biturbo engine with 521Nm of torque, 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission with shortened shift times and AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive configured with a rear bias.

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"With the new AMG GLC43, we are offering an AMG model in the mid-size SUV segment for the first time. The new SUV from Affalterbach marks the pinnacle of the GLC product range and in the AMG portfolio it closes the gap between the GLA and GLE," says Tobias Moers, CEO at Mercedes-AMG.

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

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For the GLC43, developers in Affalterbach designed a sport suspension based on the AIR BODY CONTROL air suspension.

Also specifically adapted, the Adaptive Damping system ADS PLUS can be adjusted in the three stages: "Comfort," "Sport" and "Sport Plus."

High-sheen 20-inch AMG multi-spoke light-alloy wheels dominate the side view, with mixed-size tyres with the dimensions 255/45 R20 (front) and 285/40 R20 (rear) emphasising the sporty appearance.

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