• Mercedes-AMG GLC 43/53 Spied Playing In The Snow

It will get a four-cylinder engine paired with mild-hybrid technology

A new generation Mercedes-Benz GLC is just around the corner. It has been caught testing many times in the past few weeks, and we also heard all kinds of rumors about it, including the fact that all the engines will be paired with mild-hybrid systems. The next GLC will also be offered in two different AMG trims. The most powerful one will be the GLC 63e - as it name suggests, also a hybrid model, while the least powerful one could be called either GLC43 or GLC53.

Mercedes-AMG GLC 43/53 Spied Playing In The Snow Exterior Spyshots
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Today our spy photographers caught the next GLC out for a new testing session, and this time we believe it was the GLC 43/53.

If you look at this prototype next to the more powerful GLC 63 prototype, you will notice the GLC 43/53 will not be offered with the same massive brakes, but they will still be bigger and better than the ones found on basic versions of the GLC. We also see the round quad exhaust pipes instead of the squared ones on the top model.

Mercedes-AMG GLC 43/53 Spied Playing In The Snow Exterior Spyshots
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Most of the changes for the new generation GLC 43/53 will happen under the hood. The current model is powered by a 3.0-liter V-6 that delivers 364 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque. But, for the next generation, the six-cylinder engine will be downsized to a four-cylinder engine. However, because the new four-cylinder will be paired with mild-hybrid technology, the output will still be in the 400 horsepower range.

Expect the new generation GLC, along with the AMG models, to arrive in late 2022 with sales scheduled to begin in 2023.

Source: Picture credit: Carpix

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