Just a week ahead of the New York auto show, the 2017 Mercedes AMG GLC43 has been officially unveiled by the company with its specifications and features.
Originally, it was expected to be announced at the show but Mercedes probably wanted to hog the limelight by coming out earlier.
The GLC 43 is exactly placed above the GLC300 and comes with a wide range of performance tuning, features besides some impressive specifications. The 2017 version of the car is powered by a 3.0-liter twin turbo V6 engine. The engine is capable of producing 362 horsepower with 384 lb feet of torque. The model uses a nine speed automatic transmission system with a new double declutching feature. It allows the car to swiftly downgrade the gears and push back to top speed with minimal delays. The option is automatically activated when the Sports Plus mode is activated.
For the convenience of passengers, the 2017 Mercedes AMG GLC 43 is equipped with five different transmission modes to choose from. It includes the basic Eco, Comfort, Individual to the high performance Sport and Sport Plus modes. Fuel economy is the primary concern in the eco mode where the automatic start and stop button is activated to save gasoline wherever possible. Sports mode obviously pushes the car to deliver the best performance while individual mode is all about customizing it to what the passenger needs.
An all-wheel drive system is used in the GLC 43 with features like adaptive damping, sport air suspension and electronic stability control system. The damping system offers three modes including comfort, sport and sport plus. Stability and control is provided by the large 14.2-inch front brakes while the rear wheels use smaller 12.6-inch brakes.
In terms of design, the 2017 Mercedes AMG GLC 43 uses the brand’s popular diamond front grille with large front air intakes and a front splitter made of silver chrome. Interiors feature sports seat for comfortable seating and the borders are lined with red contrast stitching to offer an exquisite finish. Two different instrument clusters measured at 5.5-inches are mounted on the dashboard to offer the driver all the information he or she needs.
Buyers can choose to add the AMG Night package which will upgrade it to two tone, 21-inch alloy wheels. While in the eco mode, the car automatically displays relevant information on the instrument cluster to notify the driver of ways they could implement to save fuel.