Mercedes-AMG has revealed its flagship SUV, now with AMG flavour. This is the Mercedes-AMG GLS63 4Matic+.
The Mercedes-Benz GLS is what Merc calls 'the S-Class among SUVs'. Now it boasts the 4.0-litre turbocharged V8 motor, packing 450 kW and 850 Nm driving all 4 wheels, giving it a claimed 0-100 kph time of 4.2 seconds. A 9-speed torque converter is fitted.
The new 3-row GLS rides on a stretched version of Mercedes-Benz’s latest Modular High Architecture platform, which should provide adaptive air-suspension thanks to a 48v electrical system. "With the new GLS63 we are offering a vehicle to those customers who are not willing to accept compromises when it comes to versatility, effortless superiority and spaciousness. We have further increased the powertrain's efficiency in conjunction with the EQ Boost starter-alternator and 48-volt electrical system, so making our GLS63 the ideal companion for long distances, on a par with the S-Class, with rough-terrain attributes and space for up to seven people", says Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.
The new EQ Boost setup is thrown into the mix too and that brings 16 kW and 250 Nm to the party. This boost allows bursts of power such as from standstill and in-gear sprints. It also powers the 48-volt electrical system and hybrid systems as well as onboard electrics. The 4Matic+ system allows for torque distribution from 0:100 to 50:50 and there's an AMG electronic rear-axle locking differential too.
Inside, the vehicle features the MBUX infotainment system with AMG specific displays and menus. There's space in the cabin for up to 7 people and there's extensive use of high-quality materials to remind people they're in the flagship GLS. There are also AMG seats for the front wrapped in black AMG nappa leather as standard. There are also a plethora of options available, ranging from custom wheels to interior trim.