Well, we expected it a little bit earlier, but better late than never. A prototype you see here is the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 Coupe, and it seems like it will be ready for the official debut very soon. Of course, the coupe-looking crossover won’t get just this styling tweaks on the ends. It will also sport the impressive engine, likely a biturbo 4.0-liter V8.
2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 Coupe: Under The Hood
Germans haven’t released any official figures, but you can expect two engine configurations. The 4.0-liter mill will power both, the 63 and 63 S model. However, the regular (if you can call any AMG regular) version will get around 469 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of twist, while the topping S should have a whopping 503 hp and 516 pound-feet of torque. Do we need to say it will come with a standard 4Matic all-wheel drive? Of course not, because you know that already.
Changes and Arrival
While the powertrain definitely makes the difference between the regular and AMG model, the styling changes are not that dramatic. Yes, there are certain upgrades in the front and rear, but nothing too important. From what we see here, the rear end of the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 Coupe will get a diffuser between its quad exhaust tips, while in the front you can notice the all-new grille, perhaps the same one that carries the Mercedes-AMG GT R. Now, the prototype doesn’t show anything else new, yet you can expect plenty of changes inside. Well, they will be mostly cosmetic, but the “AMG” badges all around you always improve mood, right?
According to information we have, the range-topper will be introduced at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show in Europe, while the US drivers should see it first at the next New York Auto Show. If you want our opinion about this car, we can say it’s the amazing, excellent, sporty, handsome… but only as the coupe. On the other hand, we can’t lie it’s the best crossover we saw because it doesn’t have anything in common with the true high-riding vehicles. For us, all coupe-looking SUVs are just the regular coupes on steroids and nothing more.