We are big fans of the Mercedes-Benz GLC as it is a competent luxury SUV that provides ample comfort and that typical Mercedes cruising ability. This particular faction of compact premium SUVs is becoming increasingly competitive and so manufacturers are forever trying to make their product stand out. It was only a matter of time until the dark arts of AMG were applied to the GLC in a bid to take on Porsche. This is the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63.
Aiming squarely at the highly accomplished Porsche Macan Turbo, the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 is a mean looking machine. A muscular stance is the canvas for the signature AMG vertical bar grill. Lower and wider than the standard model, it certainly looks like a member of the family. There is also a Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 Coupe available for those who want that much desired raised ride hight, but a bit more flare in their super SUV.
Under the bonnet is a 4.0 litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine of which is available in two guises. The standard model produces 469bhp and the S a full 503bhp. Power is sent to all four wheels, with a rear bias, via a 9 speed automatic gearbox. 0-62mph times have yet to be released but both cars will be limited to 155 MPH.
We still have much to learn about the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63, but so far we are certainly intrigued.