Those looking to add a new luxury crossover to their collection have just been presented with an all-new option: the 2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC43. This new mid-size SUV comes packing the luxury and performance the AMG models are well-known for.
Under its hood is a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine that’s mated to a 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission which has shorter shift times thanks to some tuning. Power for the engine is rated at 362 hp @ 5500-6000 rpm and 384 lb-ft @ 2500-4500 rpm. When tested from a dead stop, the GLC43 can run 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds, with an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph.
Having “AMG” in the make name means that not only was the engine modified, but so was its appearance. The standard AMG treatment is found on the car’s exterior, which includes 20-inch five-spoke wheels, a more aggressive body kit, special tail pipes and more.
Pricing has not been announced yet, but Mercedes will be debuting that car at the 2016 New York International Auto Show, starting March 25.