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Report: Mercedes Prepping GLK63 AMG

If nothing else, at least what's under the hood should be appealing.

Thecurrent-generation Mercedes-Benz GLK is a bit of an oddball, even in the "we'll-take-anything"crossover segment. But with a new model under works that's set to be released nextyear, possibly followed by a 3-door version, it seems that the company's AMGdivision is working on a version of its own. According to Car and Driver, theGLK63 will feature the division's new twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8, an option notpreviously available with its larger 5.5- and 6.2-liter engines of the past.

While smaller in displacement, the new M178 engine should deliver an impressive455 horsepower in base models, with output climbing to 503 in the upgraded GTS. Thenext GLK (pictured here in non-AMG guise) is expected to hit showrooms in late 2015 as a 2016 model, with theAMG model to follow at a later stage.

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