According to a previous report, Mercedes-AMG wants the GLC63 to set a new lap record for SUVs on the Nurburgring. Before that, though, its Coupe sibling stole the show on the Sachsenring.
In a video shared by AutoBild, the Coupe SUV managed to complete the 3.8-km (2.3-mile) run in just 1:37.89. As a result, it beat the previous record holder, the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S, by almost one second, and came very close to the 1:37.35 time set by the C63 Coupe.
That’s not exactly Porsche 911 GT2 RS fast, but the Mercedes-AMG GLC63 S Coupe is still capable of reaching 100km/h (62mph) in just 3.8 seconds from a standstill, and reach an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). That’s due to its twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine that delivers 510 PS (503 HP / 375 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque.
Besides the powerful lump, the AMG GLC63 has a few other upgrades over the regular models, including the beefed up exterior, tweaked cabin and improved mechanicals. It also gets a ‘Race’ driving mode, for improved performance on the track, which configures all parameters for top performance.
All of this power comes at a steep price: €95,140.50 in Germany ($115,376 at the current exchange rates), which is about as much as a new Porsche 911 Carrera.