Priced at Rs 76.7 lakh, the GLC 43 4MATIC Coupe becomes the first locally manufactured performance car in the country
Words by Chinmay Chaudhary
Mercedes-Benz becomes the first manufacturer ever to locally produce a performance car – the GLC 43 AMG in the country. All the AMGs were imported to India via a CBU route till now. The GLC 43 AMG is powered by a 3 litre V6 biturbo engine that produces a maximum power of 390hp at 5500-600rpm and a peak torque of 520Nm at 2500-4500rpm. The car can sprint from 0-100kmph in just 4.9 seconds and has a top speed electronically limited to 250kmph.
Martin Schwenk, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India commented, “Rolling out the first-ever locally manufactured AMG from India’s largest installed luxury car production facility is an important achievement for us. This reiterates our strong commitment to the Indian market and our continuous effort towards creating value for our customers. We are confident that the local production of the AMG will further increase the popularity of the performance brand in India and cater to the increasing demand for performance motoring enthusiasts. The local production of AMG gives us a competitive edge in the dynamic Indian luxury car market.”
Piyush Arora, Executive Director, Operations, Mercedes-Benz India commented, “With the rollout of the ‘Made in India’ AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupé, we reiterate our commitment to the Indian customers of offering significant local value addition to world-class products in the shortest possible time. Mercedes-Benz India’s production facility is the backbone of our growth narrative in India. A very high level of refinement and implementation of advanced technology and flexible processes ensures Mercedes-Benz’s production quality conforms to the most stringent global standards and creates a new benchmark in manufacturing for the luxury car industry in India. We are extremely proud to manufacture Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Maybach, and now Mercedes-AMG products, all in our state-of-art manufacturing facility.”