The new Mercedes-Benz GLS was recently launched at the New York Auto Show, and in the not-too-distant-future, a potent AMG GLS 63 variant will top its range.
The first 2020 GLS variant unveiled in the Big Apple was the GLS 580 4Matic model. This SUV features a 4.0-liter V8 with an EQ Boost 48-volt system and integrated starter-generator. The powertrain delivers 482 hp and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) of torque, but the starter-generator can provide an additional 21 hp and 184 lb-ft (250 Nm) of torque in small bursts.
A big Mercedes-Benz SUV with almost 500 hp should satisfy most customers, especially when you consider speed limits in most countries. However, no Merc model is ever complete without an AMG-prepped version, and thus a GLS 63 with upwards of 600 hp will join the super-SUV fray at some point.
To give us an idea of how such a model will look, J.B. Cars on Instagram has created these renderings. The front of the GLS 63 includes AMG’s signature Panamericana grille as well as massive air intakes. Elsewhere, a set of black wheels have been fitted over a set of bright red brake calipers. At the rear, you will notice a modified bumper which incorporates carbon fiber elements, a rear diffuser, and quad tailpipes.
The Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 is probably an overkill, and BMW has ruled out has ruled out an X7 M citing little to no customer demand, but for those looking for a full-size performance SUV, it should tick all the boxes. Plus, it should give Merc the chance to one-up its arch rival.
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