Affalterbach - The Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 SUV range has been given its obligatory mid-life makeover, bringing a fresh look and new cabin gadgetry.
As before it’s available as either a conventionally-styled SUV or as a ‘coupé’, which is still an SUV, just with a sloping roofline, and power in both cases comes from the familiar 4-litre twin-turbo V8, with outputs remaining unchanged.
That means the 'base' GLC 63 produces 350kW at 5500 to 6200rpm and 650Nm from 1700rpm, while the GLC 63 S is good for 375kW and 7000Nm at the same revs. Expect them to dash from 0-100km/h in 4.0 and 3.8 seconds respectively and reach electronically-limited top speeds of 250km/h and 280km/h.
In both cases power goes to all four wheels through a nine-speed AMG Speedshift transmission and 4Matic all-wheel-drive system with fully variable torque distribution.
Their corner carving ability has been improved through a new AMG Dynamics handling control system and locking differential, which is now controlled electronically as standard. The GLC 63 is also fitted with air suspension with adaptive damping adjustment.