Just when you thought the GLC-Class AMG model couldn’t get any cooler, Mercedes-Benz announces it’ll be adding an AMG Sport variant in 2017. That’s right—the crossover that’ll be replacing the GLK-Class for 2016 will offer a tricked-out sport model that’ll combine utility, performance, and sheer excitement like never before.
— Mercedes-Benz News (@mbnews_) July 20, 2015
The GLC-Class AMG model—also called the GLC450 AMG Sport—will be powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6. While performance figures haven’t been released, we know that it’s the same engine found in the C450 and GLE450 AMG Sport models, both of which pump out 362 horsepower and 384 lb-ft of torque. This should mean a top speed of 155 mph and a 0-to-60 time of just five seconds.
It’s also assumed that the GLC Coupe, which should make its debut around the same time as the GLC450 AMG Sport, will get its own AMG Sport variant. Only time will tell, and we here at Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead will be on the lookout for more news of these models ahead of their 2016 debuts!