By Bennett Oghifo
The Mercedes-AMG GLC63 has been spied testing with an aggressive front bumper.
Considering the GLC is built on the same platform as the C-Class sedan, it’s no surprise that the German automaker is readying a high-performance GLC63 variant. The company already offers the GLC43, AMG’s first mid-size SUV. It’s powered by a 3.0-liter biturbo V6 engine with 362 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque. Expect the Mercedes-AMG GLC63 to have at least 469 hp, the same as the C63, and don’t be surprised if an S variant is offered with 503 hp. Naturally, the GLC63 will come with 4MATIC all-wheel drive as standard.
Although the front end is still blanketed with camouflage, you can see the rather large air intake openings that are similar in style to what’s found on the C63. However, Mercedes-AMG is having a harder time covering up the larger brakes and quad exhaust tips. Given the lack of camouflage on the body, expect the Mercedes-AMG GLC63 to make its debut in the latter half of this year.