Mercedes-AMG has brought some SUV firepower to the New York Auto Show where the GLC 63 AMG and the GLC 63 S AMG are being showcased.
The updated GLC was revealed last month but visitors attending the New York Auto Show will have the opportunity to see the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63, GLC 63 Coupe, GLC 63 S and the GLC 63 S Coupe in the metal.
A twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine does service in the both GLC AMG variants. The GLC 63 and Coupe produce 350 kW and 649 Nm of torque, while the range-topping GLC 63 S / Coupe produces 375 kW and 700 Nm of torque. A 9-speed automatic transmission and 4Matic all-wheel drive ensure brisk acceleration.
The standard GLC 63 will take roughly 3.8 seconds to reach 100 kph from standstill while the GLC 63 S derivative is obviously faster and will take only 3.6 seconds with a top speed of 280 kph. The models are also equipped with air suspension, adaptive damping and an electronically controlled locking rear differential.
The Mercedes-Benz GLC 63 S is currently the fastest SUV on the Nurburgring’s North Loop after completing a time of 7.49.369 minutes.
On the inside, these high-performance GLC derivatives gain Merc’s MBUX infotainment system but with AMG-specific functions and displays. This system includes a 12-inch screen directly in front of the driver as well as a 10.25-inch screen off to the right. A new AMG steering wheel is also fitted and comes equipped with touch control buttons. Upholstery options include Magma Grey Nappa leather or Black Nappa leather.
The GLC (all derivatives) is expected to arrive locally in Q4 of 2019.