It’s going to be a high octane New York Auto Show for Mercedes-Benz. The German maker is bringing an array of new models to the Big Apple this month, with a number of them getting the AMG treatment. That includes the latest version of the midsize GLC sport-utility vehicle.
The Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 will get a big boost from a new twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 that will punch out 367 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque. That’s backed up with a sportier suspension, adaptive damping and a variety of aerodynamic body tweaks.
“With the new GLC 43 4MATIC 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 AMG CEO Tobias Moers.
With the current, strong market for performance, Mercedes likely couldn’t have had better timing as it rolls out new AMG versions of its E-Class, CLA and, now, the GLC. That’s likely to yield even bigger demand after the performance subsidiary’s record sales performance in 2015.