The upcoming Mercedes GLC AMG compact crossover was spotted frolicking in a black-and-white suit, but don’t think it’s doing a stint in prison.
This high-performance vehicle is running free out on the road, ostensibly to get some real-world miles, or kilometers as it were. This is the company’s replacement for the GLK utility vehicle. Mercedes is basically renaming this crossover to better fit in its lineup. The “C” at the end of its name connotes that it shares a basic architecture with the new C-Class sedan.
This vehicle will be offered as an AMG model, which we can see in the included spy shots. Motivation is expected to be provided by a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine, the latest powerplant in the AMG family. In the new C63 AMG it’s rated at 469 hp, or 503 in the up-level S variant. It’s unknown what the GLC’s engine will be rated at but we hope it’s even more!
This sport-tuned crossover appears to have a nice, low stance, especially compared to the non-AMG version. It also rides on massive if mismatched wheels. Was somebody in a rush to get ready this morning? It’s safe to assume the brakes have been up-sized as well.
And that’s about all we know for now, but we’ll keep you abreast of any other Mercedes GLC AMG news we come across.
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