The Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S has been officially crowned the new SUV King of the ‘Ring, after lapping the famous German track in 7 minutes 49.369 seconds.
With Mercedes-AMG Development engineer Markus Hofbauer at the helm and in “autumnal track conditions”, as the automaker noted, the top-of-the-line model of the GLC family required only one attempt to set the lap record.
Thus, the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S can consider itself quicker than the previous record-holder, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio. The Italian SUV completed the course in 7 minutes and 51.7 seconds last year, when it dethroned the Porsche Cayenne Turbo (7:59.74) which, in turn, beat the Range Rover Sport SVR (8:14).
In typical German fashion, the brand based in Affalterbach didn’t comment the achievement, but it has released the entire video with the record-breaking run for car enthusiasts to feast their eyes upon.
The Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S is powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine shared with other AMG products. In the premium compact SUV, the mill pushes out 510 PS (503 hp / 375 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque. Sports car performance is guaranteed, as the 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) acceleration is completed in just 3.8 seconds, and top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph).
Pricing for the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S 4Matic+ starts at €92,308.30 in Germany, which equals to $105,117 at today’s exchange rates.