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Mercedes-AMG Throws A V8 In The GLC

Mercedes-AMG Throws A V8 In The GLC

Well we knew it was bound to happen. Mercedes-AMG has officially announced the GLC63 and GLC63 Coupe, both SUVs powered by the company’s familiar 4.0-liter biturbo V-8 engine, because why not?

The latest AMG products are actually the first outside of the GT lineup to utilize what AMG calls the Panamericana grille design, which features vertical bars and is larger than the standard GLC grille. The grille actually makes a sizable impact on the overall look of the GLC design.

Resting behind that grille is AMG’s 4.0-liter biturbo V-8 with 469 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque in the GLC63 and GLC63 Coupe, while the GLC63 S Coupe crosses the 500 benchmark with 503 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. In both cases the power flows through AMG’s nine-speed SPEEDSHIFT transmission that features a wet clutch design versus a more traditional torque converter.

Both variants of the GLC63 feature AMG 4MATIC+, the brand’s all-wheel-drive system that’s paired to an electromechanically controlled clutch and limited-slip rear differential.

Mercedes is claiming a zero to 60 mph time of 3.9 seconds for the GLC63 and 3.7 seconds for the GLC63 S Coupe. The duo of beefy SUVs will be combating the upcoming BMW X3M when they go on sale later this year.





 

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  1. member12
    As awesome as that engine is, I'd still move up to the GLE.
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