2024 Mercedes-AMG GLC43 price and specs

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The new AMG GLC43 performance SUV drops the turbo V6 for a high-tech four-cylinder engine with Formula One turbo technology.

  • 2024 Mercedes-AMG GLC43 pricing and specifications
  • Regular SUV and ‘Coupe’ body styles
  • F1-derived turbo four-cylinder replaces V6
  • Priced from $136,400 before on-road costs

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European model pictured throughout.

The 2024 Mercedes-AMG GLC43 is due in showrooms next week with a downsized four-cylinder engine with F1 technology – and a price rise of about $2000.

The first AMG version of the new GLC luxury SUV is available in regular wagon and Coupe body styles, both sharing a 2.0-litre four-cylinder mild-hybrid engine in place of the previous 3.0-litre turbo V6.

While the GLC43 costs about $36,000 more than the regular GLC300 – now the only regular Mercedes-Benz GLC variant – it is ‘only’ about $2000 dearer than the previous GLC43, despite the new engine, larger body, and longer list of features and technology.

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However the price of the previous GLC43 climbed by $25,000 between its facelift in 2019 and the end of its life in 2023, from $109,900 to $134,470 plus on-road costs for the wagon.

Powering the new GLC43 is a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine from the A45 S hot hatch, developing 310kW and 500Nm – 10kW more than the new C43 sedan, and 23kW more (but 20Nm less) than the outgoing V6 GLC43.

It’s augmented by a 48-volt mild-hybrid system claimed to be capable of adding 10kW/150Nm under hard acceleration, switching off the engine when cruising to ‘coast’ and save fuel, and restart the engine faster when setting off from a standstill.

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The turbocharger is derived from Mercedes-AMG’s previously championship-winning Formula One cars, and uses a compact electric motor to spin up the turbo at low revs when exhaust gases alone are insufficient.

Mercedes-AMG claims it can “significantly improve responsiveness directly from idle speed and across the entire rev range.”

Power is sent to all four wheels through a nine-speed multi-clutch automatic transmission, and a permanent all-wheel-drive system with a 31:69 front-to-rear power split.

In Europe a 0-100km/h acceleration time of 4.8 seconds is claimed – one-tenth of a second quicker than the previous model – towards an electronically-limited top speed of 250km/h.

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Standard performance features include adaptive suspension, a sports exhaust, five drive modes, four-piston front and single-piston rear brakes, and speed-sensitive steering.

The rear-axle steering can turn the rear wheels in the opposite direction to the fronts at speeds of less than 100km/h for easier manoeuvring, and in the same direction above 100km/h for improved stability.

Features added compared to the GLC300 include full leather seat trim, AMG exterior and interior design highlights, 20-inch AMG wheels, a Burmester sound system, Digital Light LED adaptive headlights, and augmented-reality satellite navigation.

The 2024 Mercedes-AMG GLC43 is available in showrooms – and to order online – from next week (commencing 11 March 2024).

2024 Mercedes-Benz GLC Australian pricing

  • GLC300 SUV – $103,370
  • GLC300 Coupe – $113,900
  • AMG GLC43 SUV – $136,400
  • AMG GLC43 Coupe – $146,900
  • AMG GLC63 S E Performance SUV – $TBC, coming soon
  • AMG GLC63 S E Performance Coupe – $TBC, coming soon

Note: All prices above exclude on-road costs.

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2024 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 standard features include:

  • 20-inch AMG five-spoke alloy wheels with space-saver spare tyre
  • AMG Line exterior and interior packages
  • Night Package black exterior trim
  • Sports suspension
  • Aluminium-look running boards
  • LED headlights with auto high-beam
  • 11.9-inch infotainment touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, satellite navigation, fingerprint scanner
  • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
  • Wireless phone charging
  • “Advanced” sound system
  • Power-adjustable heated front sports seats with memory
  • Artico synthetic leather-look upholstery
  • Nappa leather sports steering wheel
  • Head-up display
  • Power-operated tailgate
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Heat-insulated dark-tinted glass
  • Off-road mode with ‘Transparent Bonnet’ camera
  • Metallic paint
  • Nine airbags
  • Autonomous emergency braking
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Blind-spot monitoring with braking
  • Rear cross-traffic alert with braking
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • 360-degree camera
  • Semi-automated park assist
  • Pre-Safe proactive occupant protection system

2024 Mercedes-AMG GLC43 adds (over GLC300):

  • Adaptive suspension with steel springs
  • Speed-sensitive power steering
  • Rear-wheel steering (up to 2.5 degrees of rotation)
  • AMG Dynamic Select modes
  • Four-piston front and single-piston rear brake calipers
  • AMG sports exhaust system with ‘Performance Sound’ package
  • AMG Performance steering wheel in nappa leather
  • Full leather upholstery
  • AMG-specific interior accents
  • Burmester 3D surround sound system
  • Augmented-reality satellite navigation
  • Digital Light LED headlights with adaptive high beam
  • AMG exterior styling with Night Package black highlights
  • 20-inch AMG alloy wheels
  • Urban Guard Vehicle Protection Plus pack
  • Coupe deletes roof rails

Alex Misoyannis has been writing about cars since 2017, when he started his own website, Redline. He contributed for Drive in 2018, before joining CarAdvice in 2019, becoming a regular contributing journalist within the news team in 2020.

Cars have played a central role throughout Alex’s life, from flicking through car magazines at a young age, to growing up around performance vehicles in a car-loving family.

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