There’s a possibility that the recently introduced Mercedes-Benz GLC will be available in AMG guise but according to the company’s boss Tobias Moers, it certainly isn’t a done deal.
Whenever Mercedes-Benz introduces a new model, many assume (quite reasonably) that a performance-oriented AMG model will soon follow suit. For the most part, this is exactly what happens. However, it could be a different story for the Mercedes-Benz GLC.
While speaking with Motor Magazine at the launch of the Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe, AMG boss Tobiers Moers revealed that a GLC450 AMG Sport model will come but as of yet, a true GLC63 AMG model has yet to receive the green light for production.
“No decision made so far, still an open topic. There will be a GLC sport model from AMG, but the GLC 63, I don’t know, is there a market?”
Powering the Mercedes-Benz GLC450 AMG Sport will be the same 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 as the C450 and GLE450 models. That engine pumps out a total of 462 hp and 500 Nm of torque and helps bridge the gap between ‘regular’ models and true AMG products. When the car launches, it will directly compete with the Audi SQ5.
If a GLC63 AMG does become a reality, it would inevitably by powered by AMG’s latest twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8. That engine would likely come in ‘S’ guise therefore offering 503 hp and 700 Nm, the same as the Mercedes-AMG C63 S and Mercedes-AMG GT S.