The car formerly known as the GLK-Class is all grown up now, with its own performance-oriented AMG trim.

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The 2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC43 packs a 3.0-liter, turbocharged six-cylinder engine, good for 362 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque.

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That's the exact same motor (with the exact same output) that you'll find in other C-Class AMG models, including the C43 Coupe and the SLC43 roadster. It's also the same motor in the E43, although it's got a bit more power there.

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Whereas the GLC300 is available in both rear-wheel and all-wheel drive flavors, the GLC43 is AWD-only. Its 4Matic system even shares the same rear bias as the C43 Coupe -- 31 percent front, 69 percent rear.

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In fact, we could have copied the C43 Coupe story, quickly replaced the names, and you'd have been none the wiser. The cars are just that similar.

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AMG-specific bits abound, inside and out. It's got larger inlets and a "diamond" style grille up front, quad tailpipes out back, AMG-specific wheels and larger brakes.

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Inside, you're privy to a sportier steering wheel, AMG-specific gauges and a slightly more aggressive design than in the standard GLC300.

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