Mercedes-AMG finally grants V8 hustle to compact GLC-Class
Finally, there's a Mercedes-AMG GLC63.
The GLK-Class that preceded it never gained a -63 badge, but better late than never.
This is the first AMG outside the GT sports car to wear the Panamericana grille, which has chromed vertical slats.
A cursory glance is all you need to realize that this isn't your average GLC.
AMG fanatics will immediately notice the quad tailpipes that are a hallmark of every -63 AMG.
Thanks to wider air intakes and new side sills, the GLC63 looks much closer to the ground than the traditional GLC-Class.
Under the hood lies a 4.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V8.
Output is pegged at 469 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque.
With its nine-speed automatic and all-wheel drive, it'll hit 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds.
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.