Without a powerful flagship version of the AMG in the works, Mercedes Benz apparently lost out on a number of potential sales. To remedy this problem, the auto manufacturer is using the drivetrain from the E63 in the new AMG GLC 63, which is a bit of good news as it delivers more power than the vehicle was expected to have.
As such the automaker seems willing to make up for the lost time and deliver quicker the GLC 63 version – which is now allegedly going to feature an unexpected power enhancement. That’s because while the rumor mill was mulling for the powertrain from the C63 version which would have been used unchanged, reportedly now Tobias Moers – the supreme chief of Mercedes-AMG – has actually commented during a recent interview the crossover would deploy the same powertrain as the one presented in the yet to be released 2017 E63. This means the GLC63 will trump the current rating of 469 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque the C63 has – and of course the GLC63 S version will consequently be more powerful than the C63 S which packs 503 hp and 516 lb-ft. Continue Reading