For buyers on the hunt for an SUV with a sporty bent without sacrificing the needs of a family, the Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 is a fine choice. Employing a 3.0-liter bi-turbo V6, the GLC produces a meaty 362 horsepower and 384 lb-ft. The engine is paired with an AMG Speedshift nine-speed automatic transmission. Mercedes’ 4Matic all-wheel-drive system is standard.
Externally, the ‘baby’ AMG in the GLC range is distinguished by 20-inch wheels, anodized roof rails, and AMG body styling in the form of flared side sills, a deeper front air dam, and of course, quad exhaust outlets.
More AMG touches are visible in the sporty and comfortable cabin. Dark MB-Tex upholstery has suede inserts and red stitching, along with red seat belts for a noticeable pop of color. There’s a three-spoke sport steering wheel with an AMG badge, AMG instrumentation, and an AMG menu with race timer housed in the instrument binnacle. Dual-zone climate control, power, and heated front seats, keyless start and go, and a seven-inch central color display screen are all standard.