With a sleek design and hybrid engines, the new Mercedes-AMG GLC offers more power in its latest iteration.
Stuttgart, Germany – German automotive giant Mercedes-Benz has lifted the curtain on its highly anticipated Mercedes-AMG GLC. The luxury SUV will hit the markets in two hybrid variants, both powered by a 2.0-liter engine.
The new GLC will be available in the GLC 45 and GLC 63 S E Performance versions. Both models come equipped with the said 2.0-liter hybrid engines, marking a departure from the V6 or V8 that many enthusiasts expected. However, the silver lining is that the new GLC variants promise even greater power than their predecessors.
Styling wise, the SUV boasts the iconic Panamericana grille associated with AMG models. Depending on the version selected, customers will have 19 or 20-inch standard wheels. The GLC 63 features four exhaust outlets, plush Nappa leather upholstery, sport seats, and optional packages like Night and Carbon.
Mercedes will also offer a limited ‘Edition 1’ during the SUV’s first year post-launch. This version will be available in two exclusive shades: Graphite Grey Magno and High-Tech Silver Magno. Adding to its unique charm, the Edition 1 features yellow brake calipers, matching the yellow seatbelts and contrasting interior stitches.
Diving into performance, the Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 houses a 2.0-liter mild-hybrid engine that churns out 421 horsepower and 500 Nm torque. This allows the SUV to race from 0 to 100 km/h in a brisk 4.8 seconds, with a top speed capped at 250 km/h.
On the other hand, the GLC 63 S E Performance features a plug-in hybrid system based on the same 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, but with an impressive output of 680 horsepower and 1,020 Nm torque. This beast can reach 100 km/h in a mere 3.5 seconds and has a top speed of 275 km/h. The AMG Performance 4Matic+ all-wheel drive comes standard, complemented by a 6.1 kWh battery offering up to 12 kilometers of pure electric range.
Regardless of the variant, all Mercedes-AMG GLC models come standard with an integral steering system and the AMG Ride Control package.