The New 2022 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S SUV
Mercedes-Benz USA today announced the new 2022 AMG GLC 63 S SUV, combining the highest- available GLC performance with one of Mercedes’ best-selling models, the versatile GLC SUV. The Mercedes- AMG GLC 63 S SUV is powered by the powerful handcrafted AMG 4.0L eight-cylinder biturbo engine, featuring 503 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. Previously, this highest-output AMG GLC engine was reserved exclusively for the GLC Coupe body style. Now, Mercedes-Benz USA will offer this new-to-the-US variant to meet demand from our customers who crave the very best in AMG Driving Performance.
The recently redesigned GLC SUV sets the midsize luxury SUV benchmark for ride, handling, safety technology, comfort and user interface. Maximum driving performance is ensured by the adaptive damping air suspension, all-wheel drive with fully variable torque distribution, and the high-performance brake system.
When launched in Europe in 2018, the GLC 63 S SUV recorded an officially measured and notarized lap time of 7.49.369 on the North Loop of the Nürburgring, claiming the title of fastest SUV on the track at that time. To this day it remains one of the fastest SUVs on the Nürburgring, proving that the GLC 63 S is among the top of its segment in terms of vehicle dynamics and performance.
Standard feature highlights for the 2022 AMG GLC 63 S include: AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9-Speed transmission, AMG DYNAMIC SELECT drive modes, AMG RIDE CONTROL+ air suspension with adaptive damping adjustment, electronically controlled differential lock, dynamic engine mounts, AMG Performance Exhaust System with adjustable flap technology, AMG steering wheel with Touch Control buttons and steering wheel buttons, AMG DRIVE UNIT controls, AMG DYNAMICS with agility modes, 20” AMG design wheels, LED High Performance headlamps and tail lamps, Multimedia Package with Augmented Video for Navigation, 12.3″ Digital Instrument Cluster as well as the MBUX infotainment system with AMG-specific functions and displays, touchscreen display and voice control.
At the heart of the new AMG GLC 63 S SUV is the signature, handcrafted AMG 4.0L eight-cylinder biturbo engine found in other high performance AMG models. A unique feature of this engine is the positioning of the two turbochargers–not on the outside of the cylinder banks, but inside the cylinder “V”. The main advantages of this design are the compact engine construction and optimal response. One highly skilled technician assembles each GLC 63 S engine in Affalterbach according to the “one man – one engine” principle. The distinctive and powerful sound of the GLC 63 S comes courtesy of the AMG Performance Exhaust system with adjustable flap technology. These are map controlled to automatically operate depending on the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT drive program, the power dictated by the driver, and the engine speed.
Mercedes-AMG offers a number of optional technical and design features to make the AMG GLC 63 S SUV even sportier, more exclusive and more individual. The following provides an overview of some of the optional feature highlights: AMG Aerodynamics Package, Exterior Carbon Fiber Package, AMG Performance Seats, AMG Night Package, AMG Performance Studio Package with extended additional high-gloss black elements, a selection of leather upholsteries and interior trim options including distinctive AMG Carbon Fiber.
With the new AMG GLC 63 S SUV, Mercedes-AMG offers a true high-performance all-rounder for every occasion. The combination of a high-performance engine with the space and practicality of an SUV uniquely positions the GLC 63 S within its segment—a track-tested performance SUV with V8 expertise and everyday versatility. U.S. deliveries of the 2022 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S SUV begin in the fourth quarter of 2021.
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