Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S Sets New Nurburgring Lap Record For SUVs

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).

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

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.

 

  • PK

    bmw x3m will break that record!

    • Dennis James

      But it also breaks some ugliness records.

      • Matteo Ruggeri

        A UK website about car reliability says in Executive cars category Alfa Romeo Giulia is third with 96,9%. Eighth in 2018 and fifth in 2017 the whole brand.

    • Matteo Tommasi

      No way, all those BMWs are slower than the alfas

      • SteersUright

        Not true. The real M version isnt even out yet so how can you say that? It should be a bit of a monster when it comes out as I’ve read some articles stating 500+ hp. Now, as for the X3’s rather unfortunate looks…

  • Kagan

    If you push it real hard you can gain several seconds more. If you put semitrack tyres you will gain more time too.

    • Matteo Tommasi

      I do think that the lambo urus, levante trofeo and new x6M can go faster

  • Bob

    I wonder if Alfa will do to this what they did to Porsche’s Panamera Turbo. The Stelvio was fettled with soon after it was released for a quicker 0-60.

  • Wandering_Spirit

    I had to stop watching at 0:23 out of an acute sense of seasickness due to all that rolling and oscillating. SUVs on a track aren’t for me (nor are they on the road).

  • Vassilis

    Proper beast. Also looks so good.

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