Mercedes’ new renaming strategy canceled several big names, but at the same time, the car manufacturer released some really worthy successors. Let’s say that the GLK got the great replacement, which is named GLC and features some pretty outstanding characteristics. However, regardless the fact that the new GLC really represents a fantastic SUV, we must say that the carmaker saved the real thing for the next year. It is again the GLC, but this time the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC450 AMG.
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC450 AMG: Engine and Performance
This sportier interpretation of the regular GLC won’t be a dedicated performance, but just a SUV that will follow all other “450”-badged model such as the C450 AMG, GLE450 AMG and GLE450 AMG Coupe. If the small SUV gets the same features, then you can expect the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC450 AMG with a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine that will deliver around 362 horsepower and 384 lb-ft of torque. The engine will be matted to a 4Matic all-wheel drive and a nine-speed 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission.
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC450 AMG: Changes and Upgrades
The small SUV will additionally boost its performance with a several upgrades, while the first spy photos indicate the notably sportier body kit and lowered suspension, as well as larger wheels, tires and brakes. All that together and already existing long nose, short front overhang, torque split 45/55 front to rear and other fantastic features will give the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC450 AMG amazing capabilities. Inside, the regular model is already so classy that we can’t guess how the carmaker plans to improve it inside. Of course, the outstanding SUV will get AMG badges indie and out, but essentially, the cab should be pretty similar to the regular model.
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC450 AMG will be introduced early next year, and except of the regular model, the carmaker will introduce the same coupe version, which will get the same engine and characteristic.