New Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S goes on sale with a whopping 671bhp

New Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S goes on sale with a whopping 671bhp


Revealed again in the summertime of 2023, the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S has now gone on sale within the UK costs from £121,820. It’s the second-generation of the high-efficiency mid-sized SUV and is extra highly effective than ever due to a hybrid setup taken from the Mercedes-AMG C 63 S tremendous saloon. 

The cheaper GLC 63 S is snappily named 4MATIC+ AMG Night time Version Premium Plus. It’s definitely well-equipped, though you’d hope so given the worth tag which makes it nearly £30,000 dearer than the BMW X3 M Competitors. As commonplace, the GLC 63 S will get 21-inch AMG wheels, a beefy AMG bodykit, a quad-tip exhaust system and a rear spoiler.

There’s additionally a panoramic sliding roof, wi-fi smartphone charging, a 360-degree digicam, Mercedes’ ‘clear bonnet’ tech, lively parking help and AMG Efficiency seats. Like the usual GLC there’s the most recent MBUX infotainment system utilizing an 11.9-inch portrait touchscreen show and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster behind the wheel. 

The GLC 63 S additionally is available in ‘AMG Version 1’ guise at £130,820. For the additional outlay this model features a graphite gray paint end, yellow brake calipers, cross-spoke cast wheels, black and yellow contrasting stitching all through the cabin together with yellow seat belts and bespoke ground mats. It additionally comes with an AMG indoor automotive cowl.  

Mercedes’ controversial resolution to suit its smaller AMG fashions with a four-cylinder engine as a substitute of a V8 extends to the GLC 63 S, though the unit is supremely highly effective. Each of the trim ranges of the GLC 63 S include the identical M139I four-cylinder engine. 

The outdated automotive’s 4.0-litre V8 produced a good 503bhp, however the brand new mannequin dwarfs this with 671bhp and 1,050Nm of torque. The powertrain consists of a 2.0-litre four-pot with an electronically-assisted turbocharger and a 6.1kWh battery sending energy to a 200bhp e-motor with a twin-speed transmission and limited-slip differential. To take care of the lifespan of {the electrical} aspect of the powertrain, full energy is restricted to 10-second ‘boosts’. The hybrid energy provides the ‘e Efficiency’ half to the prolonged GLC 63 S identify. 

No matter 63 S mannequin you select, the 0-62mph time stands at 3.5 seconds with a restricted prime pace of 155mph. 

The 63 S comes with an lively anti-roll characteristic to modulate the anti-roll bars to take care of stability. The system makes use of a metal coil spring arrange with adaptive dampers. The suspension of the 63 S is exclusive too with a wider observe and a give attention to delivering a performance-led drive. Huge 390mm entrance brake discs are stopped by six-piston calipers with 370mm discs to the rear. 

Technically a plug-in hybrid, the GLC 63 S does characteristic a mode to run in electric-only energy. Given the give attention to energy relatively than EV effectivity of the battery, the small seven-mile vary isn’t shocking. Mercedes claims an financial system of 37.7mpg and CO2 emissions of 170g/km. 

The GLC 63 S identify will once more lengthen to the coupe-SUV variant which we count on will arrive in early 2024. Pricing for the sleeker coupe mannequin is more likely to eclipse the SUV’s.

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