Whereas Mercedes-Benz goes all in on its EQ lineup of EVs, the posh automaker nonetheless makes gasoline powered engines in the intervening time. However the model has been downsizing, particularly with its AMG efficiency division. Gone are the times of huge, American-sounding V8s and V12s. They’ve been changed by smaller engines; turbocharging and hybrid tech to attain energy ranges which might be the identical or higher than these large gasoline guzzling engines from earlier than. Mercedes has performed this once more with the brand new Mercedes-AMG GLC.
Patrons of this new technology of midsize AMG crossover will get to decide on between two impressively powered engines. The bottom — should you can name any AMG automobile “base”— AMG GLCs are powered by AMG’s hand-constructed M139l 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Alone the engine makes a powerful 416 horsepower, however you will get an extra 13 HP of increase by way of a belt pushed starter generator. This engine is paired with a rear-biased all-wheel drive system and AMG’s nine-pace SpeedShift with a moist begin off clutch. Mercedes says you’ll be able to anticipate the GLC 43 to hit 60 mph in 4.7 seconds.
If you would like severe energy to go together with your GLC, you’ll be able to select the GLC 63. Whereas the GLC 63 is powered by the identical M1391 turbocharged engine because the 43, it will get unique hybrid energy due to a 48-volt generator with begin/cease performance that Mercedes says is “virtually imperceptible.” On the GLC 63, the rear axle has been fitted with a 201-HP electrical motor. Mixed with the turbocharged engine’s 469 HP, mixed output is a large 671 HP and 752 lb-ft of torque. You possibly can anticipate sports activities automotive efficiency from this factor, with Mercedes saying 60 mph arrives in simply 3.4 seconds earlier than it tops out at 171 mph.
Mercedes’ Components 1 know-how launched within the C63 and S63 E Efficiency vehicles reveals up right here as effectively within the type of a excessive efficiency battery that Mercedes says was developed at the side of its race crew.
Different efficiency goodies for the AMG GLC pair embrace excessive efficiency braking — 14-inch perforated discs on the GLC 43 and composite brakes on the GLC 63 — pace delicate and rear axle steering, customizable drive mode programs in addition to the standard design and customization packages to make your GLC as luxurious or sporty as you need.
Mercedes hasn’t launched any particulars on pricing however we are able to anticipate the Mercedes AMG GLC 43 to hit sellers in early 2024 whereas the GLC 63 will arrive in late 2024.