Mercedes-AMG GLC63 and GLC63-S revealed {{favouriteCount}} Quantity of Likes

7 Apr 2017

Mercedes-AMG introduced the GLC43 last year, adding a turbocharged V6 to their popular small SUV and giving the range a much needed shot of sexiness and excitement. But we all know that AMG means V8 and that this was merely a taster of what was to come – and we were right.

Mercedes-AMG has revealed their latest performance GLC, this time with an extra couple of cylinders and LOT more power. The GLC63 gets the 4.0 litre twin turbo V8 used in myriad other AMGs, in this instance putting out 469bhp and 479lb/ft of torque. But with AMGs we’re interested in the big boys, thankfully there’s also a GLC63-S which boosts power to 503bhp and torque to 516lb/ft. What this means is that the SUV can sprint from 0-62mph in around 4.0 seconds on the way to a limited 155mph top speed. It’s unclear as to whether the ‘Driver’s Package’ which raises the top speed to 174mph on other AMG V8 models will be available on the SUV.

Visually the ‘63 really gets a massive steroid injection over the regular GLC or even the GLC43. The wheelarches are extended over the normal car which really helps with the stance, as do the wider 21” alloy wheels. As with most full-fat AMG models there are also two massive intakes within the swollen front bumper and there’s a lower front spoiler. The biggest change visually though is the adoption of the Panamericana front grille as seen on the facelifted AMG GT, with the vertical chrome slats it really changes the look of the nose. At the rear there’s a spoiler and the usual diffuser with quad trapezoidal exhaust tips, which will as with all V8 AMGs emit a thunderous, angry and wonderful sound.

The main rival for the GLC63 is the Porsche Macan Turbo (on sale this week here) but even with the optional Performance Package the Macan only puts out 434bhp, some way behind the Mercedes. There is also the Coupe version of the GLC63 available, with all specs the same as the normal model.

Prices are yet to be confirmed, but expect the GLC63 to start at around £64,000 when it goes on sale in June.