Is Mercedes-AMG GLC S 63 4MATIC+ Coupé the sexiest SUV ever?

The AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine powering the GLC 63 S 4MATIC+ generates 375 kW (510 hp) with a maximum torque of 700 Nm. Acceleration from zero to 100 km/h is completed in 3.8 seconds with a top speed of 280 km/h. With an officially measured and notarised lap time of 7.49.369 minutes, the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S 4MATIC+ is currently the fastest SUV in the world on the North Loop of the Nürburgring.

“The lap record on the North Loop has proven to impressive effect that the GLC 63 is right at the top of its segment in terms of vehicle dynamics. With our V8 biturbo, we hold a decisive USP in the competitive environment. With AMG DYNAMICS we were able to hone the vehicle dynamics even more and also further increase the suitability for everyday use and the connectivity with MBUX. This makes the GLC 63 an all-rounder for every occasion”, says Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Management Board of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.

The impressive driving dynamics are based, among other things, on the AMG RIDE CONTROL+ air suspension with adaptive damping adjustment, the electronically controlled differential lock, which is now also standard on all variants, and the dynamic engine mounts, which are part of the standard equipment on the S models.

On the exterior design the expressive front section with the AMG-specific radiator grille widening out towards the bottom and the vertical black louvres immediately catch the eye. The restyled flatter LED High Performance headlamps reinforce the visual presence with the flare look for the daytime running lamps. The wide front apron in a jet-wing design, combined with the large front splitter, emphasises the power of the new models. By dispensing with a fine-meshed grille, it gives a view of the cooling technology – a typical attribute from the world of motor sport and a further differentiation from the other GLC models. Wider wheel arch claddings at the front and rear likewise accentuate the dynamic appearance.

The side sill panels make the SUV and coupé appear to sit lower on the road while elongating the overall lines. The muscular tail end is dominated by the wide rear apron and the diffuser. The redesigned LED tail lamps also ensure an inimitable light signature – with distinctive blocks in a backlit edge-light design. Two trapezoidal twin tailpipes in high-sheen chrome round off the exhaust system.

The S-model is visually characterised by exclusive design highlights. These include the 5-twin-spoke 20-inch light-alloy wheels, longitudinal member panels with inserts in matt iridium silver and the rear apron with diffuser fins and diffuser board with a trim strip in matt iridium silver.

On the inside the new optional MBUX interior assistant, selected functions can be operated touchlessly and the reading light can be switched on and off. The advanced 3D camera system make operation easier for the driver and front passenger through approach detection, illumination support and rapid access to favourites. To do this it evaluates hand movements in the area between the media display and touchpad.

On the S model, the steering wheel comes as standard with a rim in nappa leather/DINAMICA microfibre or the AMG steering wheel will be optionally available in nappa leather with trim in black piano lacquer, DINAMICA all-round as well as DINAMICA with trim in high-gloss carbon fibre.

The optional AMG Performance seats provide optimum lateral support when adopting a dynamic driving style thanks to the special design of the seat side bolsters of the seat cushion and backrest. As an option, the seat side bolsters adjust perfectly to the body contours by means of built-in air cushions. The performance seats additionally lend the interior an even sportier character with their integral head restraints. The seat heating ensures pleasant seating comfort even at lower outside temperatures.

Finally the intelligent AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive combines the advantages of various drive configurations in one: the fully variable torque distribution to the front and rear axles ensures optimal traction right up to the physical limit. the driver is also able to rely on high handling stability and a high level of safety under all conditions, in the dry, in the wet or in snow. The transition from rear-wheel to all-wheel drive and vice versa is seamless, because the intelligent control is integrated into the overall vehicle system architecture.

The mighty bi-turbo V8 engine married with the sexy coupé shape makes the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S 4MATIC+ one of the best looking SUVs currently on sale. Visit you preferred Mercedes-AMG dealer for more information or to test drive one for yourself.

Photographs by Daimler AG.