Mercedes-Benz GLC Class Adding AMG Sport Model

The recently unveiled Mercedes-Benz GLC will get an AMG Sport variant for the 2017 model year, adding more power, a sportier suspension and more aggressive styling to the GLK replacement.

In the U.S., the Mercedes-Benz GLC will launch the GLC300 a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine churning 241 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque, but that might not satisfy all the shoppers out there. To fulfill that need, the German automaker will launch the GLC450 AMG Sport that will be powered by the same 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 found in the upcoming C450 and GLE450 AMG Sport models. In those two vehicles, it provides 362 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque.

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That means the more powerful GLC variant will likely go 0-60 mph in about five seconds while getting a top speed of 155 mph. Expect the GLC Coupe to also get a 450 AMG Sport model, and both vehicles could even gain a torque vectoring system. For now, the German automaker doesn’t plan on adding a full blown AMG model, although the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine could technically be used on the GLC Class.

[Source: Car and Driver]

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