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    • Next generation 2015 X205 GLK to get a GLK63 AMG variant with a twin turbo M177/M178 4.0 liter V8 under the hood

      Mercedes-Benz tends to do an AMG variant of almost everything in the lineup. The GLK is the main noticeable absence but with the next generation X205 generation it looks like the car will finally get an AMG variant. This is likely due to pressure from the Porsche Macan Turbo which with its 400 horsepower 3.6 liter V6 significantly outpaces anything the GLK currently offers which is supposed to be the Mercedes rival for the Macan.


      Well, the good news is that the GLK looks to be getting an AMG variant. The even better news is that Mercedes looks like they will blow everyone away by putting a variant of the new M178 twin turbo 4.0 liter V8 under the hood. That means a GLK with a twin turbo V8 and all wheel drive likely putting out somewhere in the 470 horsepower range.

      If the report from Car and Driver is accurate Mercedes will have one of the most exciting performance SUV's on the market and at a relative bargain with a GLK63 AMG.

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      1. Xeo01's Avatar
        Xeo01 -
        This is actually a 2016 model year because I own a 2015 GLK350 4matic and figures I buy it a model year before an AMG version comes out! Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Xeo01 Click here to enlarge
        This is actually a 2016 model year because I own a 2015 GLK350 4matic and figures I buy it a model year before an AMG version comes out! Click here to enlarge
        Good point, thank you.