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Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4Matic Coupe revealed

The Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4Matic Coupe has been revealed ahead of its Paris Motor Show debut.

THE MERCEDES-AMG GLC 43 4Matic Coupe runs the same 3.0-litre V6 biturbo petrol engine as other 43-badged Mercedes-AMG models, and thumps out 270kW between 5500-6000rpm and 520Nm of torque from 2500-4500rpm.

The GLC 43 4Matic will get from rest to 100km/h in 4.9 seconds which is identical to its key rival at BMW and faster than the Porsche Macan GTS.

Mated to the engine is a nine-speed automatic transmission and the AMG Performance 4Matic all-wheel drive system running a rear bias (31:69). It gets air suspension which is self-levelling and can raise the ride height of the car for, as Mercedes-AMG says “occasional off-road excursions”.

“The new GLC 43 4Matic Coupé is characterised by a high level of agility and sporty driving dynamics. With its expressive design and high everyday practicality the Coupé is able to appeal to new target audiences,” according to Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes‑AMG GmbH.

On the outside it follows the theme set by the GLC 43 4Matic (this is the Coupe, remember) although the A-pillar on the Coupe is flatter in its slope angle. It rides on 19-inch twin-spoke alloys with 21-inch alloys available as a cost-option.

The interior is virtually identical to the regular GLC 43 and the boot offers 491 litres of boot space with the back seats in place and 1400 litres with them folded down. The rear seats are split in a 40:20:40 ratio.

The GLC 43 4Matic Coupe will arrive Down Under from December, although pricing is yet to be confirmed.

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