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  • Writer's pictureClement Francis

New Mercedes-AMG GLC Models Debut With Hot Hybrid Power, Up To 671 HP:

Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 (European Model)

Mercedes- AMG GLC 63 S E (European Model)

Fresh off the debut of the new Mercedes GLC and the GLC Coupe, today the German automaker is unleashing the AMG-ified versions of those two SUVs. The 2024 Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 and the 2025 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S E Performance – deep breath – are two of the most powerful iterations of the GLC to date.

The GLC 43 remains the "base" AMG of the group, combining a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine with an integrated starter generator to produce 416 horsepower. There's also an additional 13 horsepower available via the starter generator at lower speeds.

That mild-hybrid powertrain pairs to a nine-speed dual-clutch transmission and 4Matic all-wheel drive. On top of that, the GLC 43 gets rear-axle steering and a standard air suspension with adaptive damping as part of the AMG Ride Control system.

But moving up to the GLC 63 S E Performance (there's no 53 model, for now at least) doesn't get you a V8. Instead, the same turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine works with a rear-mounted electric motor to produce 671 hp and 752 pound-feet of torque. That turbocharged engine produces 469 hp and 402 lb-ft alone – which makes it the most powerful four-cylinder in the world. The electric motor makes 201 hp.

The visual upgrades between these two AMG models and their standard Benz counterparts should be obvious. The unique grille with vertical slats is the biggest differentiator, while larger air intakes and more chrome accents litter the front end of both of these cars. On the rear, the GLC 43 boasts rounded twin tailpipes while the GLC 63 opts for a trapezoidal look.

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