Spy Shots: An Early Look at the 2023 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63
It’s time for AMG to take command of the GLC SUVby Amreetam Basu, on LISTEN 03:14
We are fond of the new-generation GLC SUV, which brings better design, tech, and performance to the table. However, with Mercedes’ promise of electrification, it is confirmed that the next AMG GLC 63 SUV will be offered with a hybridized turbo inline-four, unlike the previous iteration’s V-8. Our spy photographers caught a nearly unmasked AMG GLC 63 with a more aggressive front and rear bumper design.
Following the launch of the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV, we have spied the next-gen GLC Coupe, and now we finally have the spy shots of the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63. The overall design, like the shape of the headlights and the taillights, remains the same as the 2023 GLC SUV. We love how the new GLC looks, and given that an AMG makeover can make things look crazy, the upcoming AMG GLC 63 will be the best-looking GLC ever.
Typical AMG styling, including the massive Panamericana grille, wider lower intake grille, and stylish side vents, makes the AMG GLC 63 prototype special. In addition, the face is wearing light camouflage, so it is not so hard to decode the design treatments. The sides expose a set of 20-inch, 20-spoke alloy wheels, and the brake rotors, which remain unchanged from the current AMG GLC 63. However, the side skirt remains camouflaged for unknown reasons. The rear fascia has a roof spoiler and an aggressive rear bumper with quad-exhaust tips, which are the only noticeable changes from the standard GLC SUV. Also, the rear diffuser design will likely be similar to the current GLC 63.
Like the GLC SUV, the modern-looking dashboard has an 11.9-inch portrait-style infotainment display in the center, and a 12.3-inch MID faces the driver’s seat. In addition, the AMG steering wheel with a flat bottom and the AMG bucket seats will be standard fitments with the GLC 63.
As for the powertrain, we are sure that the upcoming Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 will be a hybrid performance SUV. So we expect the same 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four with a mild-hybrid system from the Mercedes-AMG SL 43. In addition, however, there is a possibility of a plug-in hybrid variant of the GLC 63 with more electric power and a bigger battery. A 4.0-liter twin-turbo powers the current GLC 63 with a power output of 469 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque.
The current Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 is good, but given that it has started to feel dated, but the upcoming GLC 63 should arrive as early as 2023. However, this concludes that an AMG GLC Coupe could be in the works, and we might get to see it for road testings later in 2022.
Source: Picture credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien