Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 4MATIC+ and GLC 63 4MATIC+ Coupé: Mercedes-AMG combines Performance SUV with V8 expertise

Affalterbach. Mercedes-AMG set a milestone as early as 1999 with the ML 55. For the combination of high-performance engine in the skin of an SUV opened up an entirely new market segment. With its current mid-size Performance SUV - the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 4MATIC+ SUV and Coupé (fuel consumption combined: 10.7-10.3 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 244-234 g/km) plus the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S 4MATIC+ SUV and Coupé (fuel consumption combined: 10.7 l/100 km; CO2 emissions (combined): 244 g/km) – the performance and sports car brand once again occupies an exceptional position among the competition. For the first time a mid-size SUV is available with the powerful eight-cylinder biturbo engine in two output variants. The basis for this is provided by the AMG 4.0-litre V8 engine rated at 350 kW (476 hp) or 375 kW (510 hp) in the GLC 63 S and GLC 63 S Coupé variants. Acceleration from 0-100 km/h in just 3.8 seconds also impressively demonstrates: the SUVs hold a special position in their market segment. 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.

The new Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 4MATIC+ and Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 4MATIC+ Coupé occupy exceptional positions in their respective markets on every front. They are the only vehicles in their segment to be powered by an eight-cylinder biturbo engine. Mercedes-AMG thus meets the wishes of those customers who, also in a mid-size Performance SUV, are looking for a combination of superior power delivery along with a highly emotive, unmistakable engine sound. 

"For us, the new GLC 63 4MATIC+ is a very special vehicle. It is no easy job designing an SUV to be highly sporty and dynamic while at the same time offering inherent extreme driving stability. This required us to put our heart and soul, along with our many years of SUV expertise, into the development of this vehicle. The result is an SUV that can be driven with high precision and agility and which, if required, is equally at home on a high-speed lap of the race track. With our V8 biturbo engine, we hold a decisive USP in the Performance market. What is more, with SUV and Coupé, we offer the widest choice in the segment. Also, the technical closeness to our sports cars is visually underlined by the AMG Panamericana grille, which was previously reserved for our AMG GT models," says Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.

Technical data at a glance

 

 

AMG GLC 63 4MATIC+

AMG GLC 63 S 4MATIC+

Engine

4.0-litre V8 with direct injection and twin turbochargers

4.0-litre V8 with direct injection and twin turbochargers

Displacement

3982 cc

3982 cc

Output

350 kW (476 hp) at 5500-

6250 rpm

375 kW (510 hp) at 5500-

6250 rpm

Peak torque

650 Nm at 1750-4500 rpm

700 Nm at 1750-4500 rpm

Drive system

AMG Performance 4MATIC+ permanent all-wheel drive with variable torque split

AMG Performance 4MATIC+ permanent all-wheel drive with variable torque split

Transmission

AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT

9-speed sports transmission

AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT

9-speed sports transmission

Fuel consumption

combined

 

10.7–10.3 l/100 km

 

10.7 l/100 km

Combined CO2 emissions

244-234 g/km

244 g/km

Efficiency class

F

F

Weight (DIN/EC)

1925 kg*/ 2000 kg**

1935 kg*/ 2010 kg**

Acceleration 0-100 km/h

4.0 s

3.8 s

Top speed

250 km/h***

250 km/h***

* Kerb weight according to DIN, without driver; ** Kerb weight according to EC, with driver (75 kg);
***Electronically governed 


 

AMG GLC 63 4MATIC+

Coupé

AMG GLC 63 S 4MATIC+ Coupé

Engine

4.0-litre V8 with direct injection and twin turbochargers

4.0-litre V8 with direct injection and twin turbochargers

Displacement

3982 cc

3982 cc

Output

350 kW (476 hp) at 5500-

6250 rpm

375 kW (510 hp) at 5500-

6250 rpm

Peak torque

650 Nm at 1750-4500 rpm

700 Nm at 1750-4500 rpm

Drive system

AMG Performance 4MATIC+ permanent all-wheel drive with variable torque split

AMG Performance 4MATIC+ permanent all-wheel drive with variable torque split

Transmission

AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT

9-speed sports transmission

AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT

9-speed sports transmission

Fuel consumption

combined

 

10.7–10.3 l/100 km

 

10.7 l/100 km

Combined CO2 emissions

244-234 g/km

244 g/km

Efficiency class

E

F

Weight (DIN/EC)

1935 kg*/ 2010 kg**

1945 kg*/ 2020 kg**

Acceleration 0-100 km/h

4.0 s

3.8 s

Top speed

250 km/h***

250 km/h***

* Kerb weight according to DIN, without driver; ** Kerb weight according to EC, with driver (75 kg);
***Electronically governed

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