Mercedes-AMG is no stranger to the high performance SUV segment. The GLC 63 S and GLC 63 S Coupé
is a combination of high-performance engine in the skin of an SUV.
Both of these powerful predators are the only vehicles in their segment to be powered by an eight-cylinder biturbo engine. The proven AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine puts out 375 kW (510 hp) with a maximum torque of 700 Nm. Acceleration from zero to 100 km/h is completed in just 3.8 seconds with the top speed of 270 km/h. A characteristic feature is that the two turbochargers are positioned not on the outside of the cylinder banks, but inside the cylinder “V”. The main advantages of this design are the compact engine construction, optimal response and low exhaust gas emissions.
The new GLC 63 4MATIC+ and GLC 63 S 4MATIC+ feature the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9-speed
transmission, which made its debut in the Mercedes-AMG E 63 4MATIC+. The driver benefits from extremely short response times. Fast multiple downshifts and the double-declutching function make for a highly emotive gearshift experience. A start-off wet clutch replaces the torque converter. This saves weight and optimises the response to the driver’s accelerator pedal input, particularly on acceleration and during load changes.
The four AMG DYNAMIC SELECT drive programs “Comfort”, “Sport”, “Sport Plus” and “Individual” allow the driver to extensively influence the characteristics of the GLC E 63 4MATIC+. This modifies key parameters, such as the response of engine, transmission, suspension, steering, ESP® and all-wheel drive.
Independently of the DYNAMIC SELECT drive programs, the driver has the option of pressing the “M”
button to switch directly to manual mode, in which gearshifts are executed exclusively using the shift
paddles on the steering wheel. The suspension settings can also be specially selected if required.
The as-standard typical V8 engine sound comes courtesy of an exhaust system with flap technology. It is controlled by a map and automatically operated depending on the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT drive program, the power demanded by the driver and the engine speed. Optionally available is the Performance exhaust system, which allows the sound to be modulated at the press of a button. In any case, the exhaust systems are so designed that all noise limits are complied with irrespective of the flap position.
The agility, highly dynamic lateral acceleration and maximum grip of the new models are also thanks to the new AMG suspension with fully supporting multi-chamber air suspension, which ensures exceptionally high levels of camber stability, driving dynamics and steering precision. The front axle features a four-link design with special steering knuckles, optimised elastokinematics and radial brake connections. Independent wheel control and wheel suspension elements enable higher lateral acceleration with minimal torque steer.
A striking characteristic of the exterior design is the expressive front end: the new GLC 63 4MATIC+ is the first Mercedes-AMG Performance vehicle to feature the Panamericana grille, which was previously reserved for the AMG GT family of sports cars. This design statement affirms the consistently dynamic design of the new Performance SUV and Coupé. A wide front apron inspired by the design of a jet wing, with a large front splitter, impressively embodies the power of the new models. By dispensing with a finemeshed 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 front and rear lend emphasis to the muscular looks.
With the AMG Night package in high-gloss black enhances the racing-inspired looks, complemented byt he matte black 21-inch AMG cross-spoke forged wheels. The racing feel is also reflected in the interior.
The sports seats are upholstered in Nappa leather and ARTICO man-made leather in black nappa for the
dashboard and beltlines, as well as the red designo seat belts.