We can officially welcome the newest SUVs to the Mercedes-AMG lineup. The compact GLC 63 SUV, which comes as a standard SUV body style or a “Coupe”, made their global debut at the New York Auto Show this week.
The duo will be the latest Mercedes’ to get AMG’s twin-turbo V8 engine dropped under the hood.
The GLC 63 delivers 469-horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque, while the more powerful S coupe bumps it up to 503 ponies and 516 pound-feet of torque. Both models come with Mercedes’ 4MATIC standard all-wheel drive and a 9-speed automatic. Performance upgrades include a new AMG air suspension.
Looks-wise, the big thing that grabs you is the GLC 63’s Panamericana grille lifted from the AMG GT. It really differentiates the AMG 63 model from lesser ones. In back, there is a wider, more aggressive, rear bumper and a lip spoiler. It also features a bigger set of wheels. Upgrades inside include deeper AMG bucket seats with Nappa Leather.
One big unanswered question is whether the U.S. will get the snazzy looking Edition One version being shown off in New York. It has yellow striping and highlights on the wheels, along with an aero package that gives it those black front and rear spoilers and side sills. Inside think carbon fiber accents and leatherette instrument panel.
No pricing yet but it goes on sale early next year. The GLC 63’s main competitor right now is the Porsche Macan Turbo. But others are waiting in the wings like BMW’s X3 M and Jaguar’s F-Pace SVR.
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