2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC43 Luxury SUV
Pair the fungal blossom of crossovers with the spread of Mercedes-AMG’s welterweight 43 version name and this high-performance GLC-collection tight luxury Shoshone seemed fatal. Fortifying the 2017 GLC43 with a twin-turbocharged six-cylinder motor, the AMG kins colorant a bull’s-eye on Porsche’s Macan GTS, arriving slightly on the brushed side but with a more consonant collection. a wagon-on-stilts derived of the C-class sedan and coupe, the base GLC300 is a lovely if sobering walk energy by a 241-hp turbocharged four-cylinder. The stride up to the GLC43 runs a strong $13,750 but adds Benz’s gutsy and increasingly present M276 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6 and heterogeneous weaponry that dramatically adjust the entry-level GLC’s performance and character.
Mercedes also stirs in subtly wielded up fascias front and breed, a flat-bottomed riding wheel with bat stagehands and red opposition handicraft, AMG-specific devices and red seatbelts. Black belts like those on our try-out automobile can be substituted at no outgo. While the V-6 may not be one of AMG’s hand-built motors, its raspy cry provides full information of its 362 horsepower and 384 lb-ft of torque. AMG has manipulated the GLC’s nine-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel-drive system for high-performance duty, the latter to direct more torque rear, it splits force 31/69 front to breed as analyzed with 45/55 in the GLC300. The AMG-enhanced transmission deftly firearms through its ratios, intensifying translations and aggressively downshifting when you control from the regular Comfort steering method to Sport or Sport Plus. There’s also a lazier Eco method and a Individual setting that allows for the mixing and equaling of valve, riding , mixture and shell constants to your desiring.
Although the GLC43 carries 236 fewer pounds than the 360-hp Porsche Macan GTS, the need of a launch-control system minor the 4256-pound Mercedes to a 4.5-second run to 60 mph and a quarter-mile pass of 13.1 seconds at 105 mph, properly fast for this collection yet lagging the Porsche by a tenth on both numbers. But analyzed with the constant GLC300 4MATIC, which needs 5.9 and 14.7 seconds to knocked the same point, the AMG is a missile.