Starting with the AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupe, cars from Mercedes-Benz's performance wing will be made in Pune. Read on for further details.
German automaker Mercedes-Benz has announced that it will start producing AMG cars locally in India. The recently launched AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupe is the first-ever AMG model to be made at the company’s manufacturing facility in Pune. It is now the 11th model to be produced in this country.
Mercedes-Benz India’s production facility in Pune has an installed capacity of 20,000 units annually, the highest for any luxury carmaker in the country. The company was already manufacturing New Generation Cars (NGC) - sedans and SUVs - at this factory and AMG models will be produced there as well from now.
Speaking at the occasion, Martin Schwenk, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India, said: “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.”
The new Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupe, is priced at Rs 76.70 lakhs (ex-showroom, pan India). Powering it is a 3.0L V6 bi-turbo engine which churns out 390 Ps and 520 Nm of peak power and torque figures. Since it has been fettled by Mercedes-Benz’s performance specialists, it comes with a host of changes over the regular non-AMG model like AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9G transmission, AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive with AMG-specific power distribution, and AMG Ride Control + suspension to name a few. The GLC 43 can do the 0-100 kmph dash in 4.9 seconds and is electronically limited to a 250 kmph top speed.