The redesigned 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class was revealed in June and shortly the small crossover will spawn its extra rakish GLC-Class Coupe physique model.
We have already noticed a prototype for the common GLC-Class Coupe and at present we’ve got our first have a look at the fire-breathing GLC 63 Coupe from AMG. The common GLC 63 can be out testing. We all know that is the AMG due to the 4 square-shaped exhaust ideas on the rear, Panamericana grille up entrance, giant cross-drilled brake rotors, and lowered suspension.
For its subsequent GLC 63 and GLC 63 Coupe, AMG will substitute the V-8 by a classy plug-in hybrid powertrain counting on a 4-cylinder engine for its internal-combustion element. The brand new setup, signified by new E Efficiency branding, has already been previewed by AMG and debuts shortly in a redesigned C 63.
Mercedes-AMG E Efficiency
The 4-cylinder is an upgraded model of the turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 present in AMG’s present crop of compact vehicles. Due to the addition of an electric-aided turbocharger, output from the engine might be boosted to 442 hp for the GLC 63. There will even be an electrical motor built-in with the engine in mild-hybrid configuration to energy ancillary options, in addition to function a starter motor.
On high of all this, there might be a way more highly effective motor (as much as 201 hp) on the rear axle to take mixed output to a most 643 hp. This rear motor might be mated to its personal 2-speed transmission. A battery of 6.1 kilowatt-hours of capability will guarantee a small electrical vary might be potential. An analogous setup, albeit with a V-8 engine, options within the 2023 GT 63S E Efficiency 4-Door Coupe.
Within the case of the GLC 63 and GLC 63 Coupe, the utmost 643-hp determine is anticipated to be reserved for a GLC 63S E Efficiency range-topping grade. Anticipate a tamer GLC 63 E Efficiency grade to have round 550 hp, which remains to be up considerably on the 503 hp of the outgoing GLC 63S grade.
2024 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 Coupe spy photographs – Photograph credit score: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
One other improve we are able to sit up for might be all-wheel steering.
GLC 43 and GLC 43 Coupe fashions are additionally coming. These fashions ought to include the identical setup because the 2023 C 43, particularly a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 full with electric-aided turbocharger and mild-hybrid configuration. The setup is sweet for 402 hp.
Search for the brand new GLC 63 and GLC 63 Coupe to start out gross sales in 2023 as 2024 fashions.