Mercedes-AMG expanded the range of the GLC Coupe lineup in 2023 when it introduced the GLC S E Performance version, an electrified model that aimed to provide similar performance to the previous GLC63 S but with improved fuel efficiency.
Mercedes-AMG was committed to lowering the emissions of its cars, and that’s why it started to create electrified, high-performance vehicles. As a result, after Mercedes-Benz introduced the GLC in the Fall of 2022, the performance marque of the three-pointed star brand started to work on the higher-spec versions of this model. As a result, in the Summer of 2023, it unveiled both the GLC43 and the GLC 63 S E Performance versions. The latter carried over the drivetrain from the AMG C63S, with which the GLC shared its platform.
The car manufacturer from Affalterbach reserved its rights to offer the GLC 63 S E Performance with a unique color, the high-tech silver magno. AMG installed its own badge on the hood and, lower, the specific Panamericana-style grille with vertical slats. These were available either with a chromed finish or black for the Night package II option. Lower on the bumper, in the apron, the A-shaped lower grille featured vertical and horizontal slats and was flanked by large scoops that vented the front rotors. From its profile, the side skirts and the big, 20” light alloy wheels. At the back, the car boasted a center-mounted diffuser under the bumper flanked by four rectangular exhausts.
Inside, the automaker placed carbon fiber trims around the dashboard that matched perfectly with the aluminum parts from the door cards and center console. Fronting the driver was a digital instrument cluster. In addition, atop the center stack, the automaker placed the MBUX infotainment unit with a portrait-mode touchscreen. The center console housed a few storage areas and the center armrest. Unlike the rest of the GLC range, this one featured additional menus and a “Supersport” style, allowing customers to display various contents vertically. Between the front occupants, the automaker placed a tall center console finished with piano-black trims and housing a storage compartment under the armrest. On the rear flat-folding (60/40), the bench seat was roomy enough for three adults but with limited legroom for the middle-seated one due to the center tunnel.
Mercedes-AMG ditched the formerly used 4.0-liter V8 and installed a turbocharged four-pot engine helped by an electric motor and a belt-driven starter generator (RSG). As a result, it provided 680 PS (671 HP), which was 170 PS (168 HP) more than its predecessor. The new unit sent its power in all corners via an AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT (multi-clutch technology) 9G gearbox and variable torque distribution between the front and rear axle. Furthermore, it also benefited from a wet-clutch system for the launch control.
ENGINE SPECS - 2.0L 4MATIC PHEV 9AT AWD (680 HP)
|Power:||350.1 KW @ 6750 RPM|
476 HP @ 6750 RPM
469 BHP @ 6750 RPM
|Torque:||402 lb-ft @ 5250-5500 RPM|
545 Nm @ 5250-5500 RPM
|Electrical motor power:||150 kw (204 hp)|
|Electrical motor torque:||236 lb-ft (320 Nm)|
|Total maximum power:||500.1 kw (680 hp)|
|Total maximum torque:||752.3 lb-ft (1020 Nm)|
|Fuel System:||Direct Injection|
|Fuel capacity:||17.2 gallons (65.1 L)|
|Top Speed:||171 mph (275 km/h)|
|Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):||3.5 s|
|Drive Type:||All Wheel Drive|
|Gearbox:||9-speed automatic AMG Speepshift|
|Tire Size:||265/45 R20 // 295/40 R20|
|Length:||187 in (4750 mm)|
|Width:||75.6 in (1920 mm)|
|Height:||64.4 in (1636 mm)|
|Front/rear Track:||64.8/64.8 in (1,646/1,646 mm)|
|Wheelbase:||113.7 in (2888 mm)|
|Cargo Volume:||16.6 cuFT (470 L)|
|Turning circle:||42.3 ft (12.9 m)|
|Unladen Weight:||5093 lbs (2310 kg)|
|Gross Weight Limit:||6360 lbs (2885 kg)|
POWER SYSTEM SPECS
|Nominal Capacity:||4.8 kWh|
|Maximum Capacity:||6.1 kWh|
|Range:||7.5 miles (12.1 km)|
|Average Energy consumption WLTP: 12.7 kWh/100 km|