Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 revealed in the clearest spy pictures yet

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Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 is getting ready to become the sportiest GLC ever. New spy pictures shows the new model testing before launch.

We have already become acquainted with a relatively mild AMG variant, the GLC 43 4Matic with 367 hp and 520 Nm 3.0-liter biturbo V6 under the hood. Next year also appears Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 into showrooms.

AMG GLC 63 course will of course sit above the GLC 43 in the pecking order. The blown V6 from the AMG 43 is replaced by the 4,0 litre V8 bi-turbo lifted straight from its C 63 AMG smaller brother. The SUV however will get only the 476 HP entry-level version (if we can call it that away given its on-board arsenal) and not the 510 HP range-topper too. This is because Mercedes thinks 476 is more than enough to beat the 400 hp Porsche Macan, while neither BMW nor Audi currently offer anything even remotely close in terms of power.

In the design department, the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 will sport the now familiar wide gaping front air intake, aprons, black alloys and the mesh-grille from the C 63. The interior is carried over largely unchanged from the GLC, meaning an appealing mix of glossy surfaces, a free-flowing centre console and a tablet-style 7 or 8,4 inch infotainment screen.

The GLC 63 has no real competitors. BMW X3 M we know so far failed to appear and a version above the Audi SQ5 is still absent. The Jaguar F-Pace is not (yet) avalaible as a SVR.

The unveiling of the new Mercedes-Benz GLC 63 AMG is expected to take early next year, likely at the Detroit motor show.