Prices rise to more than £45,000 for the 3-litre diesel version.

Mercedes-Benz has revealed a new high-specification version of the GLC SUV called the AMG Night Edition.

With prices starting at £41,315, the newcomer will replace the sportily styled AMG Line model, which has now been discontinued.

However, Mercedes says the AMG Night Edition is more generously equipped than its predecessor. As the name suggests, the new car is adorned with gloss black design features on the bumpers, as well as the door mirrors, grille and roof rails.

Other additions include a panoramic glass sunroof and “high-performance” LED headlights, plus 19-inch two-tone alloy wheels.

Inside, meanwhile, the Night Edition benefits from leather upholstery, black ash wood trim and two-zone climate control. There’s a Mirror Package, too, with automatical dimming on the rear-view and door mirrors, seat heating for those in the front and even an ambient lighting system with a massive 64 colour settings.

Mercedes-Benz GLC AMG Night Edition

There’s also a fleet of driver assistance features, with a parking assistance system that can take over the steering to ensure you park perfectly between the other vehicles and a reversing camera designed to make manoeuvring easier.

If that isn’t enough toys to play with, Mercedes will also sell you the Premium Plus upgrade pack, which costs £2,450 and provides you with keyless entry and start, plus chrome door handles, a position memory function for the electric seats and a Burmeister surround-sound speaker system.

As with the old AMG Line cars, the engine range will start with the 220 d model, which combines a 168 bhp 2.1-litre diesel engine with a nine-speed automatic gearbox. Customers wanting to spend a bit more, though, can move up to the 250 d, which offers 201 bhp, or the 255 bhp 3-litre V6 350 d.

Gallery: Mercedes-Benz GLC AMG Night Edition

The sole petrol option is the 2-litre turbocharged 250 model, which produces 208 bhp. Every engine comes with Mercedes’ 4Matic four-wheel-drive system as standard.

Although the 220 d model is the cheapest of the offerings, the 250 petrol engine is a mere £200 more expensive, coming in at £41,515. The 250 d diesel, meanwhile, costs another £1,000 or so, with prices starting at 42,470, and the 350 d costs £45,190.

More modestly equipped GLCs, however, will be less expensive, with the basic Urban Edition costing £35,795 and the slightly more tech-laden Sport model commanding a £37,945 price tag.

The GLC AMG Night Edition is available to order now, but the first customer cars are not expected to arrive on British soil until February 2019.