The newest model to get the AMG tuning treatment is the Mercedes GLC Coupé and according to Auto Express, it’s set to debut at the 2016 Paris show.
Using the GLC as a base, the GLC 43 Coupé is stuffed the same twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 engine found in other ‘43’ models including the GLC 43 SUV.
This power plant is can crank out 362 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque. Sending 69% of the engine torque to the rear wheels and 31% to the front is a nine-speed automatic gearbox paired with standard all-wheel drive. All of this combined is enough for the coupe to hit 0-62 mph in just 4.9 seconds and give it a top speed of 155mph.
Besides more power, the GLC 43 Coupé will have the suspension recalibrated for a better driving experience and the steering is tighter.
Other features were added including an AMG-specific grille, 19-inch alloys, and a few extra gloss black and chrome details. On the inside we’ll find an AMG instrument cluster, lap timer, and sport seats with red stitching to match the red seatbelts. Sure the boot is on the small side, offering 491 litres of cargo space compared to the regular GLC’s 550 litres but the swooping roofline makes up for it.
The AMG GLC 43 Coupé will officially debut at the Paris motor show which will be open to the public on October 1st but, we’ll probably see some pre-show pictures from automotive publications.