Kicking it with the latest 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 SUV!

16/10/2019

The 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 SUV is a crossover SUV that more than lives up to the AMG-GLC family reputation. See its very first pics and specs here!

Overview of Mercedes-AMG GLC Class

Auto records trace the Mercedes-AMG GLC Class to an old mill in 1967, where two automotive engineers with a passion for motorsports began turning Mercedes-Benz sedans into winning race-cars. Every Mercedes AMG vehicle is the product of craftsmen, designers, and engineers who live to test limits, and for a singular goal – driving performance. The GLC, like its predecessor, began assembly at Mercedes-Benz’s plant in Bremen, Germany.

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The Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 SUV performance truely meets the GLC style

The Mercedes-AMG GLC family's latest is redesigned for the 2019/2020 model year, and was unveiled at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, as the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 SUV and Coupe. The SUV has a massaged V6 biturbo engine for more power, an upgraded cabin tech, and a promising better driving experience. This SUV is a good step ahead of the base GLC 300 trim and cmes close in quality and performance to the top of the line GLC 63 model.

2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 SUV design & style

1. Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 SUV Interior

Talking of interior style, like the other versions of GLCs, the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 has not changed much. A few different colour options are available, including a pair of two-tone options with black leather, harmonised against either dark red or gray leather.

Although this is a crossover, it is amazingly comfortable. The 2020 GLC will very comfortably take up to 5 passengers, which may be all adults. The cabin provides adequate leg room for even exceptionally tall adults, and we are talking above 6 foot. Sitting three adults together in the rear seats aso does not present a problem, unless we have exceptionally broad shouldered individuals.

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Like it or not, no one can diss the ultra-comfortable interior that you get with the GLC 43

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The 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 43, comes with comfort in a more aggressive driving style. Inside boasts the latest MBUX infotainment system with a 12.3-inch instrument cluster, and a 10.25-inch touch screen, delivering information to the driver and its occupants.

The new car has been upgraded with a new metal looking steering wheel with an AMG-badge in a nappa leather, sport seats, black upholstery with red topstitching, and carbon fiber trim bits in aluminum.

There’s also an AMG Track Pace App for your iPhone, smartphone integration and audio auto-late availability. And talking about cargo space; the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 offers about 56.5 cubic feet of cargo space, when the rear seats are folded.

2. Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 SUV Cargo space

Talking about space for cargo in the hold, there is about twenty cubic ft of space that should take an average load by a small family. This can go way up to sixty-five feet if you take the trouble to fold second row seating.

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One feature for which the AMG-GLC 43 trumps other GLC models is adequate cargo space

3. Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 SUV Exterior

The 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 43, now comes with a new well-designed and chiselled muscular body of great physique, AMG-specific grille, LED headlights/taillights, front bumper, and an updated round quad twin-tailpipes replacing the square units, and a more pronounced rear diffuser.

The exterior renovation is largely the same as the rest of the GLC family, with lots of silver trim and 20-inch AMG alloy wheels. It’s grille glistens in radiant chrome. The GLC 43 comes with 2,873mm (113.1in) wheelbase, 4,656mm (183.3in) length, 1,890mm (74.4in) width, 1,638mm (64.5in) height and 1,790kg (3,947 lb) curb weight.

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There are significant upgrades in the AMG-GLC 43 such as LED lights

2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 SUV Safety

The 2020 model of GLC 43 4matic SUV is beefed up with hi-tech features to aid in the vehicle’s safety. Some of them can be named as:

  • PRESAFE PLUS Rear-End Collision Protection
  • DISTRONIC PLUS w/PRESAFE Brake
  • DISTRONIC PLUS w/Steering Assist
  • PRESAFE Brake w/Pedestrian Recognition
  • BAS PLUS w/Cross-Traffic Assist
  • Badging on Dashboard
  • Active Blind Spot Assist
  • Active Lane Keeping Assist
  • Speed Limit Assist
  • PRESAFE PLUS
  • Driver Assistance Package (23P)

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Safety is a big deal for Mercedes Benz, and the GLC 43 comes preloaded with the most advanced tech gizmos

2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 SUV engine & performance

The engine is an AMG-enhanced 3.0L V6 biturbo, carrying 23 more horsepower than its predecessor for a total of 385 horsepower, with a torque output of 384 pound-feet at 2500 rpm. It comes mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission redesigned with double declutching feature in sport and sport+.

With broader carriage and more components, the 2020 AMG GLC43 is a standard rear-based all-wheel drive (AWD), with AMG adaptive Sport Suspension taking its air body control to new handling heights, lowering the car at high speeds to improve stability and boost efficiency. The power steering system changes its ratio based on the vehicle's speed, making for easier turns at lower speeds with a bit more weight at higher speeds. It rolls with a combined fuel economy of 21 mpg.

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V6 engine with extra horspower and an AWD drivetrain; it doesn't get better for a crossover 

5. How much is 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 SUV?

Please refer to the table below suggested price tags for brand new Mercedes-AMG GLC43 SUV. Prices may vary at different dealerships and haven't included any pop-up fees to get the car delivered to your place.

Price for Brand New Mercedes GLC

Model

Original Price

Price in Nigerian Naira

(duties and clearing not included)

2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC 43

$56,250

₦20,250,000

2019 Mercedes-AMG GLC 43

$57,000

₦20,520,000

2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 $59,500 21,420,000

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2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4MATIC the best midsize SUV for life

The 2020 AMG GLC 43 crossover SUV checks most of the boxes that determines what an AMG styled SUV should be about. This car is safe reliable and flly deserving of the AMG variant badge it carries. 2020 is set to e an interesting auto year with vehicles like this on show.

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Joshua-Philip Okeafor

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