logo
Latest News
Follow
Wednesday / 22 May 2024
HomeNewsNew Mercedes-AMG CLC Coupe revealed – Specifications

New Mercedes-AMG CLC Coupe revealed – Specifications

Following the reveal of the standard Mercedes-AMG GLC range, Mercedes’s high-performance wing has unveiled the second-generation GLC 43 and 63 S E Performance Coupe models.

The Coupes slot in right at the top of the new GLC family, offering the same power and specifications but a more dynamic look than its more traditionally SUV-shaped namesake.

Specifications

The AMG-badged GLC Coupe sports Mercedes’ all-new petrol-hybrid setup that is found in a range of next-generation models including the C43 and C63 S E Performance.

The system marries a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder engine with an electric exhaust-gas turbocharger and a 48-volt electrical system that includes a belt-driven starter generator in the 43.

This turbocharger is the only one of its kind in a production vehicle in the world, said the manufacturer, and incorporates a 4cm-narrow electric motor between the turbine and the compressor wheel that directly drives the shaft of the turbocharger, in the process significantly improving responsiveness across the entire speed range.

The 63 further gets a 150kW electric motor on the rear axle powered by a 6.1kWh battery that is rechargeable via brake energy recuperation, or with a 3.7kW wall socket.

Other advantages of the hybrid drive include electric boost and coasting with the combustion motor turned off for both GLCs, and in the 63 S E Performance, also improved wheel torque regulation via a rear-axle locking differential and 12km of pure-electric driving.

The specifications of AMG powertrains are shown in the below table:

Specification GLC 43 GLC 63 S E Performance
Power 310kW (+10kW eBoost) 500kW
Torque 500Nm (+150Nm eBoost) 1,020Nm
0-100km/h 4.8 seconds 3.5 seconds
Top speed 250km/h 275km/h
Fuel consumption 9.8-10.2l/100km 7.5l/100km

Both GLC Coupe derivatives are equipped with a nine-speed automatic gearbox with five drive modes for the 43 and eight for the 63, three traction control settings for both, as well as a Race Start function that guarantees optimal acceleration from a standstill.

The 43 then drives all four wheels via the standard 4Matic system that directs 31% of power to the front axle and 69% to the rear, while the 63 gets the 4Matic+ system that variably adjusts power delivery depending on the driving environment.

Both models come with the AMG Ride Control suspension with adaptive damping, too, in addition to active rear-axle steering up to 2.5 degrees under, and 0.7 degrees over 100km/h.

Completing the package are the AMG Sports brakes in silver on the 43, and the AMG high-performance composite brakes in red on the 63, accompanied by the AMG exhaust system that supplies an aggressive sound on both.

Building on their high-performance architecture, the AMG GLC Coupes get equally dynamic styling both outside and inside the cabin.

The new LED headlights now connect directly to the AMG-specific grille, which sits above model-exclusive front aprons in a “jet wing design” that features large air inlets, vertical fins, and additional flics sets in accent colours.

Along the sides, the range-toppers are set apart from the standard versions with body-coloured wheel arch trims and AMG side skirts, complemented by wide-track, flush-fitting wheels in 19, 20, or 21-inch formats.

Towards the rear, the redesigned two-part taillights signify the new-generation models, while the 43 is fitted with an AMG-specific rear apron in a diffuser look and round tailpipes, whereas the 63 gets a functional diffuser board and trapezoidal exhaust outlets.

The Coupe-shaped shell comes in at 4,792mm long, 1,920mm wide, and 1,603mm tall – 43mm longer and 32mm lower than the standard body shape.

Inside, these athletic Mercedes SUVs bring AMG seats in Artico leather/Microcut microfiber upholstery carrying unique graphics and covers, the AMG Performance steering wheel, and the MBUX infotainment system with various AMG-specific displays and functions.

Availability

The South African launch date and pricing of the new Mercedes-AMG GLC Coupes have not yet been announced, however, they are expected to hit local showrooms towards the end of 2024, similar to the roughly 12-month launch timeline of the standard GLC and C63 S E Performance.

In terms of pricing, the current AMG GLC 43 comes in at R1,608,193, and the 63 at R2,290,522, so we can expect the new models with their cutting-edge drivetrains to be well north of this.


Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 Coupe


Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S E Performance Coupe


Show comments