Mercedes-AMG GLC43 arrives in New York with 362 hp

Mercedes-AMG has unveiled the GLC43 in New York.

Set to go on sale later this year, the GLC43 has a familiar design but is distinguished by a sportier front fascia with a diamond radiator grille and a chrome splitter.  Designers also installed black mirror caps, a four-tailpipe sports exhaust system, and 20-inch AMG lightweight alloy wheels with a two-tone finish.

Interior changes are fairly limited but buyers will find a multifunction sports steering wheel, sports seats, and an AMG instrument cluster with a checkered flag motif.

A biturbo 3.0-liter V6 engine resides under the hood and produces 362 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque.  It is connected to a nine-speed automatic transmission and a rear-biased AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive system which enables the model to accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour in 4.8 seconds before hitting an electronically-limited top speed of 155 mph.

Besides the featuring a powerful engine, the crossover has been equipped with a high-performance braking system, a sport-tuned steering system, and an AMG Ride Control sport suspension.  The model also has an AMG Dynamic Select system which modifies the response of the engine, transmission, and steering system.

Gallery: Mercedes-AMG GLC43 live in New York

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