New Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S Is Faster To 60mph Than The AMG GT-R

People want really fast SUVs and companies rush to deliver on their wishes, with the new Mercedes AMG GLC 63 S Coupe being a genuine child of the current market trends.

Under the bonnet you’ll find the familiar twin-turbo AMG 4.0-liter V8 that produces either 469hp if you go for the non-S model or 503hp in the S. In fact, the Mercedes AMG GLC 63 models are the only ones in their class to offer an eight-cylinder engine.

The thunderous engine sends its power to all four wheels via the AMG Speedshift nine-speed automatic gearbox. This enables the GLC 63 S Coupe to hit 60mph from a standstill in 3.8 seconds but at the hands of Edmunds it managed to do it in 3.5 seconds and deal with the quarter mile in 11.7 seconds. To give you a comparison, Edmunds timed an AMG GT-R from zero to 60mph in 3.6 seconds.

So, the hottest GLC is ridiculously fast on a straight line. The fact that it’s so easy to extract that performance makes it even more impressive.

Mercedes-AMG has also made changes to the chassis, as you would expect. The GLC 63 comes with a new AMG air suspension, special steering knuckles and optimized elastokinematics and radial brake connections that help it bite harder during the turn-in. In addition, the rear axle was lifted straight out of the E63 AMG, featuring a mechanical limited-slip differential in “base” models and an electronic one in the S versions.


  • Bash

    Ugly and fast.

  • JU

    No real surprise, same powerful engine but 4 wheel drive.
    Let me add straight line 0-100 in 3.5s vs 3.7s becomes meaningless at the first corner where the GTR shall rule while the GLC will roll (over)
    (Same goes for the people believing a Tesla is a sports car because of its 0-100 sprint result).

  • SgtBeavis

    Still looks like hot garbage.

  • ksegg

    What kind of person buys something like this? It’s just so awful.

    • Philip George

      The kind of person who is smart enough to know taking a small sports car on challenging terrains on the way to the slopes isn’t a great idea and would prefer a performance luxury SUV with the ability to deal with terrain issues, has practicality and enough room for other passengers and cargo, and still has great speed to climb steep roads pretty quickly. You may not like the SUV but it is useful to others so respect that.

      • ksegg

        Not disputing that. Plenty of great looking SUVs with performance comes to mind.

        Cayenne Turbo, X5M, etc.

        I was stating that this thing in particular is hideous.

        • Philip George

          Oh, I see what you mean now.

      • javier

        I saw one the other day and it looked better than i thought in person. Still it is big , just like the stelvio i saw at a traffic light , big. I realized i don’t like big, sure it would be a great winter weekend crutser but too much for one or two people. I have a gla45 and it handles like a little go kart and with the correct tires it will not slip around on ice . It has 5 inches of ground clearance vs. 4 for an rs3 or golf R and probably 7 or 8 for the above, so good enough but no deep drifts. The glc isn’t awful it’s just overkill for most people most of the time.

        • Philip George

          Ok. fair enough.

    • salamOOn

      i would be more than happy with this car…. i mean with a normal non-coupe version.
      universal beast. im old enough for low sport cars or hot hatches, so they are not for me.
      plus im not into maintaining more than one car anymore.
      with this benz i would have space (but still pretty compact in a town), comfort, versatility (you can throw some golf bags inside, or bikes /skis on a roof and go anywhere you want) , and also safety (very good EURO NCAP results) and super fast overtaking or instant power to react to whatever situation (not stupid racing).
      in fact i would be more than happy with 43 variant, but this 63 has one more brutal feature.
      that AMG sound!

  • K X J I ⚪️

    That thing is mental.

  • FordMopar

    I don’t understand the hate on this look. I think it’s a clean styling. I’m not a fan of traditional crossovers with normal liftgate look to it. Wagons, hatchbacks or this one are the best ones to have!

    • exeptor

      I don’t like SUVs, but I kind of agree abut the hate on this one. It actually looks relatively good – the shape is OK and it doesn’t look fat (which for me is the biggest sin of its big brother – GLE Coupe).

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