Mercedes-AMG GLC 43, GLC 63 S E Performance with up to 671bhp Output Unveiled Globally

The 2024 Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 will go on sale first, followed by the GLC 63 S E Performance as a 2025 model. However, there is no official communication with respect to their pricing.

By Kanika Sachdeva | on July 19, 2023 Follow us on Autox Google News

The German manufacturer Mercedes-AMG has unveiled its high-performance versions of the compact SUV – the GLC – for the international market. The GLC SUV is offered in two performance levels and trim levels – the base GLC 43 4Matic and the range-topper GLC 63 S E Performance. They are touted as the most powerful iterations of the GLC to date. Overseas, the new performance SUV gets visual upgrades, an improved interior, as well as a plug-in hybrid powertrain available on the GLC 63 S E Performance. Of the two, the 2024 Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 will go on sale first, followed by the GLC 63 S E Performance as a 2025 model. However, there is no official communication with respect to their pricing.

Coming to the powertrain, the entry-level Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4Matic gets a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged engine with an integrated starter generator. Power and torque output stands at 415bhp at 6,750rpm and 499Nm at 5,000rpm, respectively.

Mercedes AMG GLC 43 4MATIC SUV

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Also, there is an additional power boost of 14bhp via the belt-driven starter generator at lower speeds. The GLC 43 is claimed to sprint from 0 to 100km/h in 4.8 seconds, while the top speed is electronically limited to 250km/h. Transmission duties of the GLC 43 are carried out by a 9-speed multi-clutch unit, supported by 4Matic all-wheel drive. On offer is also a standard air suspension system and rear-axle steering. 

Mercedes-AMG GLC: 671bhp Plug-in Hybrid Powertrain

As for the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S E Performance, a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged engine, with an electric motor, cranks out 671bhp and 1,020Nm of torque. The 201bhp electric motor is connected to a 6.1kWh battery pack. It can sprint from 0 to 100km/h in 3.5 seconds (claimed), while the GLC 63 S E Performance gets a top speed limited to 274km/h. Similar to the GLC 43, the range-topper is mated to the same 9-speed multi-clutch gearbox and gets 4Matic all-wheel drive as standard, sending up to 100 per cent of power to the rear wheels.  

Mercedes-AMG GLC: Interior and Features

Inside, the new Mercedes-AMG GLC gets a conventional yellow and black theme. The passengers are greeted by an MBUX infotainment system with an integrated AMG 'Track Pace'. There is an instrument cluster, a central display, and an optional head-up display, all three of which come with AMG-specific graphics. Other bits include Nappa leather upholstery with the AMG logo embossed on the headrests and AMG Performance seats. 

Mercedes AMG GLC 63 S E PERFORMANCE SUV Interior

Both performance versions of the Mercedes-AMG GLC feature all-wheel-drive technology and have AMG Ride Control as standard, a sports braking system, and active rear steering. 

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Mercedes-AMG GLC: Exterior Details

Up front, the new Mercedes-AMG GLC is shaped by an AMG-specific radiator grille with vertical slats, an AMG front apron, large air intakes, and chrome accents. At the back, the SUV has blacked-out quad exhaust pipes and a roof-integrated spoiler. The GLC 43 sports rounded twin tailpipes, whereas the GLC 63 gets trapezoidal twin tailpipes. On offer are also AMG forged 21-inch alloy wheels with a matte black finish found on the top-spec model. 

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