That the GLC43 coupe virtually matches the performance of its sedan analogue is impressive enough, but if that’s all it did, we wouldn’t be advocating for it. As we’ve said too many times to count, how a car feels while delivering its performance trumps all—and the GLC43 feels great, however and wherever it’s driven. It takes only a couple of miles to forget you’re behind the wheel of a car that’s standing on tiptoes. For all that your eyes, ears, hands, and feet know, you’re piloting a sports sedan.
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The GLC43’s lusty twin-turbo V-6 is fat with low-end torque and pulls hard anywhere in the rev range, all the way to its 6500-rpm redline. Although there is some turbo lag, the 3.0-liter’s exhaust note is the sound of 10,000 angry wasps fighting their way out of the quad tailpipes.