One of the best sellers in the Mercedes-Benz lineup, the GLC, received a thorough facelift earlier this year. Now it’s time for the AMG variants to receive the same love and affection. As always, the AMG GLC will be available in both regular and Coupe bodystyles. Base price for the GLC 63 S in Germany starts at €121,856, but I guess the official sales partners can help you with further details.
The “regular” AMG GLC tries to look even more sporty compared with its non-AMG sibling by means of sporty bumpers, Panamericana grille, model-specific wheels, and quad exhaust outlets. The photos here showcase the AMG GLC 63 S E Performance Edition 1 special edition (available for 1 year), which costs €18,445 extra. What do you get for that extra? Well, for the paint, you can go for either graphite gray magno or high-tech silver magno, combined with roof foil in charcoal magno. Also included are 21-inch AMG cross-spoke forged wheels painted in matt black; €2,082.50 AMG aerodynamics package; €892.50 AMG Exterior Night package, and €654.50 AMG Exterior Night package II.
Inside, the AMG Performance seats are upholstered in exclusive Black Nappa leather with yellow contrast stitching and “Edition 1” logos on the front head restraints. The AMG Performance steering wheel is upholstered in a combination of Nappa leather & Dinamica microfibre with yellow contrast stitching.
As the name GLC 63 S E Performance suggests, the powertrain is a combination of a 2.0L 4-cylinder turbo petrol engine and an electric motor on the rear axle, the same setup you’ll find in the C 63 S E Performance. The system output figures are the same too, which are 500 kW (680 metric hp) and 1,020 Nm (752 lb-ft).
AMG Ride Control suspension with adaptive adjustable damping, rear-axle steering, 4Matic AWD system, and AMG Ride Control active roll stabilization are all included as standard. Instead of using conventional, rigid anti-roll bars, the roll stabilization system compensates for body movements electromechanically.
The AMG GLC Coupe is available in GLC 43 4Matic and GLC 63 S E Performance flavors, with the latter also available with Edition 1 package. Both models get AMG Ride Control suspension with adaptive adjustable damping as standard. The active roll stabilization, however, is optional in the 63 S E Performance. Rear-axle steering comes standard.
The GLC 43 boasts AMG sports brake system with discs measuring 370 x 36 mm gripped by 4-piston fixed calipers on the front axle, and 360 x 26 mm at the rear gripped by single-piston floating calipers. The GLC 63 S E Performance comes with the AMG high-performance composite brake system as standard, with discs measuring 390 x 36 mm at the front gripped by 6-piston calipers and 370 x 26 mm at the rear gripped by single-piston floating calipers.
Inside, you get AMG seats upholstered in a combination of Artico man-made leather & Microcut microfibre, AMG Performance steering wheel, MBUX infotainment system with AMG-specific displays and functions, and AMG sports pedals. Options include AMG performance seats (standard with Edition 1), Nappa leather upholstery, and AMG Track Pace (standard in 63).
The GLC 43 4Matic Coupe is powered by a 2.0L 4-cylinder turbo petrol engine combined with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system that offers a temporary boost. The ICE output figures are 310 kW (421 metric hp) and 500 Nm (369 lb-ft), while the mild-hybrid system offers 10 kW (14 metric hp) and 150 Nm (111 lb-ft) when needed. The official 0-100 km/h (62 mph) sprint time is 4.8 seconds while the top speed is limited to 250 km/h (155 mph).
And, you already know the formula for the GLC 63 S E Performance Coupe, right? It’s a combination of a 2.0L 4-cylinder turbo petrol engine and an electric motor on the rear axle, offering combined figures of 500 kW (680 metric hp) and 1,020 Nm (752 lb-ft). The official 0-100 km/h (62 mph) sprint time is 3.5 seconds while the top speed is limited to 275 km/h (171 mph).