High-Perf SUV to Swap V8 for Hybrid 4-Cyl Setup
The AMG GLC 63 Coupe may not have a 6.3-liter engine, but that hasn’t stopped Mercedes from profiting off its confusing name. For the second iteration, the outgoing model’s brawny V8 4.0-liter will be replaced by a four-cylinder 2.0-liter. Before its official release, the high-performance SUV was captured during final testing at the Nürburgring.
It’s showing more than ever before and there’s nothing left to conceal that we haven’t already seen. With its AMG Line look, it’ll display a more forceful stance compared to the GLC Coupe but it won’t feature any wild designs as those discovered on the BMW X3 M. It’s certain to be less ostentatious than its counterpart from Munich, similar to how the C63 is not quite as eye-grabbing as its M3 equivalent.
It’s believed that the upcoming GLC 63 AMG will have similar dimensions to the regular GLC Coupe, albeit slightly wider and longer. The complex plug-in hybrid system is said to be good for an impressive 671 horsepower and a staggering 752 pound-feet (1,020 Newton-meters) of torque. Although it’s expected to be quite fast, the SUV won’t quite match the C63 sedan’s 3.3-second 0-60 mph sprint, due to the likely higher curb weight. Powering the GLC 63 AMG will be the same M139 engine found in the “45” compact cars, however it will be mounted longitudinally.
An electrified, highly potent coupé could be expected from AMG when they bring out their 63 variant of the Mercedes CLE Coupe next year. Set to take the place of both the C-Class and the E-Class Coupes, it has been seen multiple times being tested while displaying its aerodynamic silhouette.
As the emblem of three points shines brighter, it is a certain sign that an official unveiling for the AMG GLC 63 Coupe will occur soon.