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Mercedes-AMG finally grants V8 hustle to compact GLC-Class

The GLC-Class (née GLK-Class) has finally been given a -63 badge, and it was worth the wait.

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Finally, there's a Mercedes-AMG GLC63.

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The GLK-Class that preceded it never gained a -63 badge, but better late than never.

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This is the first AMG outside the GT sports car to wear the Panamericana grille, which has chromed vertical slats.

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A cursory glance is all you need to realize that this isn't your average GLC.

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AMG fanatics will immediately notice the quad tailpipes that are a hallmark of every -63 AMG.

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Thanks to wider air intakes and new side sills, the GLC63 looks much closer to the ground than the traditional GLC-Class.

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Under the hood lies a 4.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V8.

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Output is pegged at 469 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque.

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With its nine-speed automatic and all-wheel drive, it'll hit 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds.

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The GLC63 will debut at the New York Auto Show in the second week of April, and it's expected to hit dealerships by early 2018.

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