Back in 1999, with the ML 55, Mercedes-AMG set a milestone – not just in its own 50-year history. For the combination of high-performance engine in the skin of an SUV opened up an entirely new market segment.

Also with the new GLC 63 4MATIC+, Mercedes-AMG once again occupies an exceptional position in the marketplace. For the first time, a mid-size SUV is now also available with the powerful eight-cylinder biturbo in two output variants. The basis for this is provided by the AMG 4.0-litre V8 engine with 476 hp or 375 510 hp in the GLC 63 S variant. The Performance SUVs also feature air spring suspension with adaptive adjustable damping, AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive with fully variable torque distribution, a rear-axle limited-slip differential and a high-performance braking system.

As a visual indication of their links with Mercedes-AMG sports cars, the new models sport the AMG Panamericana grille, which was previously reserved for the AMG GT family. In addition, the new models offer all the advantages of a Mercedes-SUV: ample room for passengers and luggage, comprehensive array of safety equipment and superior traction, also in the wet or in wintry road conditions.

Key facts

  • Prices start at £69,320 for GLC 63 4MATIC+ SUV.
  • AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9-speed transmission, which made its debut in the Mercedes-AMG E 63 4MATIC+, is standard. This offers extremely short shift and response times, fast multiple downshifts and a double-declutching function.
  • The new GLC 63 4MATIC+ and GLC 63 S 4MATIC+ reach 0-62 in 4.0 seconds and 3.8 seconds respectively and achieve 27.4 mpg and 26.4 mpg (S model).
  • Four AMG DYNAMIC SELECT drive programmes “Comfort”, “Sport”, “Sport Plus” and “Individual” allow the driver to tailor the driving experience. These modes modify key parameters, such as the response of engine, transmission, suspension, steering, ESP and all-wheel drive. The driver can also manually change gear using the shift paddles on the steering wheel.
  • The GLC 63 S 4MATIC+ has an additional “RACE” drive programme, in which all the parameters are configured for maximum performance.