メルセデスベンツ「新型 GLC63 S AMG Coupe 2018」公式デザイン画像集
2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC63/GLC63 S Coupe
he lovely C-class-based Mercedes-Benz GLC-class SUV started things off last year, and it was quickly joined earlier this year by the fastback GLC-class “coupe.” Both then added AMG-fettled GLC43 variants. It was only a matter of time, however, before the hooligans in Affalterbach would stuff their prodigious twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 under the GLC’s hood. Indeed, that day is here: The 2018 GLC63 will be available both in conventional SUV form and as a coupe. From what we can tell by their looks, as well as our experience with other AMG products, these are going to be mean little utes.
Like the SUV version, the GLC63 coupe boasts 469 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque from the hand-built V-8, giving it 107-hp and 95-lb-ft advantages over the GLC43’s sweet turbo V-6. If AMG had stopped there, both variants would be in a tie for the world’s most powerful compact SUV. But there’s a more powerful GLC63 S, available in the U.S. only in coupe form, that bristles with 503 horses and 516 lb-ft of torque. All feature AMG’s paddle-shifted nine-speed automatic and a performance-tweaked all-wheel-drive system that allows for full variability between rear- and all-wheel drive. The regular GLC63s feature a conventional limited-slip differential while S coupe models pack an electronically controlled diff that allows for a higher threshold before the AMG-developed three-stage ESP stability-control system intervenes.