The 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 and GLC 43 AMG Coupe get a power boost, mechanical updates & feature additions.
Folks from Affalterbach started off 2019 by updating their mid-size SUV, the GLC. In February, we got to lay our eyes on the 2020 GLC. Just a month later, the updated GLC Coupe broke cover and then in March, Mercedes' AMG skunkworks presented the updated, twin-turbo V8-powered GLC 63. And now, they've presented us with the updated 2020 GLC 43 AMG & GLC 43 AMG Coupe.
Straight off the bat, the updated GLC 43 AMG models come across as toned-down versions of the more hardcore GLC 63. The signature 'AMG' elements include the new, vertical multi-slat radiator grille, a chiselled & more defined front apron and a reworked bumper design (over the standard GLC). To differentiate the rear from the GLC 63, the GLC 43 AMG gets round tail-pipe finishers.
The new-generation models have retained the 3.0-litre V6 Biturbo engine, although, in its current state of tune, the motor develops more power (385bhp over the previous version's 362bhp) but, the same levels of torque (520Nm). As before, the 4MATIC All-Wheel-Drive system features rear-biased torque distribution with a front/rear axle split of 31 to 69 per cent. While the outgoing models were driven by Mercedes' 9G-TRONIC automatic gearbox, the 2020 derivatives get the new AMG Speedshift TCT 9G transmission.
Both the Coupe & no-Coupe models get 19-inch AMG light-alloy wheels as standard (with bespoke AMG lettering). However, customers have five more options to choose from, with sizes ranging from 19-21 inch. Other features like the latest MBUX infotainment system (comprising of a 12.3-inch instrument cluster & 10.25-inch central touchscreen), AMG Dynamics agility control and the three AMG-specific display styles, 'Classic', 'Sport' & 'Supersport', have been borrowed from the latest AMG models.