Not too long after Mercedes-Benz announced its new nomenclature alongside confirmation that the next-generation GLK SUV will instead by dubbed the GLC, a new prototype for the car has been spied testing in Stuttgart.

The following clip was actually filmed at the Mercedes-Benz test track in Stuttgart which incorporates a 90-degree heavily banked turn. While the following Mercedes-Benz GLC test mule clearly isn’t hitting the track at any significant pace, it still looks very composed around the turn despite its size.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_mdH1BCBbs#t=12[/youtube]

At the top of the impending Mercedes-Benz GLC range will be the GLC63 AMG. It will be powered by AMG’s new 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine now available in the AMG GT and the new C63. Dubbed the M178, this engine will replace the current twin-turbocharged 5.5-litre V8 used by much of the AMG range.

Elsewhere, the next-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC will use a similar modular platform to the existing C-Class with it available in both right hand drive and left hand drive. Standard variants of the GLC will target the likes of the Land Rover Discovery Sport, Audi Q5 and BMW M3.

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