The GLC-Class is the most popular vehicle sold by Mercedes-Benz in Canada, which means the performance version is a solid hit too. Our Spotlight is on the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4matic SUV.
One of the best decisions Daimler has made recently was to expand their AMG offerings with new entry-level performance models that rival the BMW M Performance line. Because of this decision buyers now have more choice when looking at performance vehicles from Mercedes, and allows for a more daily-driven experience without having to go up to one of the 63-Series AMGs.
The GLC-Class is the compact luxury SUV for our market, and has been a popular choice for buyers. Our full tour & review of this 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4matic goes over all the features, options, and specifications for this vehicle, including it's AMG-enhanced 3.0L Bi-Turbo V6 engine which produces 385 horsepower, 384 lb-ft of torque, with a 9G-Tronic AMG SpeedShift transmission, and 4matic four-wheel-drive.
Our as-tested price for this vehicle is just over $83,000.00 CAD. We discuss the important selling points of this SUV and why you might want to consider this over the BMW X3 M40i and the more powerful AMG versions. After our walkaround of this designo Hyacinthe Metallic paint we jump in for our performance-oriented road test to see how fast this vehicle can go 0-100km or 0-60kph, what the AMG Track Pace option adds, and the AMG Drive Unit.
We also discuss our experience with the AirMatic suspension system, road feel, interior noise, and how the AMG exhaust sounds in powerful mode. We discuss the steps we take in order to to activate the Emotion Start system, and how we set up our vehicle for Sport+ driving. As our road test concludes we talk about the few things we would like to see improved on this vehicle, and also address some of the concerns people have had about the build quality of the GLC-Class.