Mercedes-AMG had an onslaught of new performance cars on show at this week’s 2016 New York Auto Show.
The official tuner to Mercedes-Benz also confirmed in New York that the GLC and GLC Coupe SUVs would eventually join the “63” club.
Speaking with reporters at the show, Mercedes-AMG boss Tobias Moers said both a GLC63 and GLC63 Coupe were coming. He said they were due early next year. The news isn't a huge surprise, though, as the first prototype for the new GLC63 was recently spotted.
2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
Both will feature Mercedes-AMG’s familiar twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 engine. There will likely be a regular GLC63 with 469 horsepower and an even sportier GLC63 S with 503 hp.
But before they arrive, Mercedes-AMG will launch the new E63, which Moers said will debut a new “drift mode” designed to make it easier and safer to engage in a little sideways action when hitting the track. Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] has such a system in its new Focus RS.
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