Mercedes-Benz Malaysia (MBM) sees its locally assembled (CKD) performance products portfolio expand further after inducting the GLC43 AMG Coupe offering into said program.
With that, the GLC Coupe range has now been fully localised, the exception here of course being monstrous GLC63 S Coupe offering – that's still a fully imported (CBU) offering as with any other 63-series AMG models the firm officially offers.
Like its sedan cousin and regular SUV-bodied GLC43 AMG twin, this coupe-styled SUV packs an AMG-fettled 3.0-litre biturbo V6 mill delivering 390hp and 520Nm. Power goes to all four wheels via an AMG Speedshift TCT 9-speed auto box and rear-biased 4Matic AWD setup, granting 0-100kph in 4.9 seconds whilst enroute towards its electronically-capped 250kph V-Max.
Being based off the refreshed GLC platform means this coupe crossover thingy packs the latest and greatest connected featured Merc has to offer now, all neatly presented via a sizeable 12.3-inch digital dash display panel plus a 10.25-inch touchscreen unit brimmed with MBUX suite – 'Hey Mercedes...' voice command function included.
Other notable highlights on board include the Mercedes-Benz Driving Assistance Package that laces it with a full swing of active driver assists, AMG Ride Control+ adaptive damping and suspension suite, 360-degree parking camera, as well as five selectable ride modes – Slippery, Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and user-defined Individual – amongst many others.
In terms of aesthetics, the GLC43 AMG Coupe CKD boasts Merc's novel Multibeam LED forward lighting with adaptive high-beam assist, striking 21-inch twin five-spoke AMG alloy wheels, Artico black leather and Dinamica microfibre seat upholstery, as well as a flat-bottomed AMG sport steering wheel design wrapped in Nappa microfibre.
Avid prospects take note, the GLC43 AMG Coupe CKD is currently retailing for RM498,722.77 (excluding insurance) until 31 December 2020 – over RM50,000 more than the GLC43 AMG (non Coupe) that MBM currently offers through authorised dealers presently.
So what do you folks think? Keen on this new power player from Pekan? Or do you still prefer the Merc's original Pekan-made power-saloon instead?