Kyle Fortune from AutoExpress had a chance to test drive the 2017 AMG GLC 43 Coupe and awarded it three stars out of five.
Even with a premium of around £3,000 over the regular AMG GLC 43, the coupe variant does have its own appeal especially when equipped with a 362bhp 3.0-litre V6 biturbo engine. It may not have as much ponies as what we’re used to seeing in the AMG lineup, but the 43 is a great middle ground before the 63 arrives.
Mated with a nine-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive system, the coupe’s 155mph top speed is more than respectable, as is the 0-62mph time of 4.9 seconds. It may not offer the same pop and fizz of a V8 engine, but it can still produce a rousing sound befitting of the AMG badge.
Also included is Mercedes’s Drive Select system and drivers have a choice of Eco, Comfort, Sport and Sport + modes. If he wasn’t driving in either of the Sport modes, the transmission would be constantly shifting between its eighth and ninth ratios. This is where the AMG GLC 43 Coupe lost some points.
The interior is as expected with a Comand infotainment system, comfortable seats and decent cabin space. One problem he did find was the rear window’s narrow slot view that’s further reduced by the large rear support pillars.
What does everyone think of his verdict?