Mercedes is all set to launch its first 'Made-in-India' performance car. It will drive in the launch of AMG GLC 43 Coupe on Tuesday. The intent with this launch is pretty clear – it is expected to take its performance car line-up to more customers. The 'CKD' version of AMG GLC 43 Coupe could come at a price of ₹80 lakh.
The company has already announced plans of assembling AMG vehicles at its Chakan facility near Pune which essentially means that the final cost of such high performance vehicles are in for a turn southwards. Now, by introducing locally-assembled AMG GLC 43 Coupe may make for a perfect launchpad if we consider the success it has already had in the Indian market.
This model is a great amalgamation of being sporty and quite mean. The vehicle gets an AMG-specific front main grille with vertical chrome-plated fins. These are flanked by LED high-performance headlamps which have been redesigned in the new model. The car will also introduce 19-inch wheels that features AMG lettering as standard.
If we see the rear profile of the vehicle, it is highlighted by a broad apron, diffuser, and two round twin tailpipes – which highlights its sporty appeal.
The cabin of the AMG GLC 43 Coupe will have standard sport seats with black Artico leather/ Dinamica microfiber and these will be complemented with red topstitching. Also, it will be kitted with newest iteration of the MBUX infotainment system as well as five-drive modes – Slippery, Comfort, Sport, Sport+, and Individual.
This model will come courtesy a 3.0-litre V6 bi-turbo engine which is known to pump out 385 bhp of power - 23 bhp more than the preceding model - and it will have a 520 Nm of peak torque. The transmission option will come with AMG Speedshift TCT 9G unit.