By Dilip Kuner • 23 April 2019 • 18:18
TOP PERFORMANCE: The Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S 4MATIC+
IF you want a fast SUV take a look at the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S 4MATIC+.
It may be a bit of a mouthful to say, but with a lap time of 7.49.369 minutes it is currently the fastest SUV in the world on the North Loop of the Nürburgring.
Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Management Board of Mercedes-AMG GmbH, said: “The lap record on the North Loop has proven to impressive effect that the GLC 63 is right at the top of its segment in terms of vehicle dynamics. With our V8 biturbo, we hold a decisive USP in the competitive environment.
“With AMG DYNAMICS we were able to hone the vehicle dynamics even more and also further increase the suitability for everyday use and the connectivity with MBUX. This makes the GLC 63 an all-rounder for every occasion.”
Roughly translated from corporate-speak that means not only is it fast, but it also handles well in everyday conditions.
The SUV and coupé are available as base and S model variants: the AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine generates 350 kW (476 hp) or 375 kW (510 hp) with a maximum torque of 650 or 700 Nm. Acceleration from zero to 100 km/h is completed by the GLC 63 4MATIC+ in 4.0 seconds, the S models in 3.8 seconds. The top speed of the base model is 250 km/h (electronically limited, with the AMG Driver’s package 270 km/h), 280 km/h for the S models.
Depending on the engine, up to six drive programs are available: “Slippery”, “Comfort”, “Sport”, “Sport+”, “Individual” and “RACE” (S model only). The programs are linked to the AMG DYNAMICS agility control, which means that the handling characteristics of the GLC 63 4MATIC+ can be set to meet various requirements and driving conditions with even more differentiation.
The agility, highly dynamic lateral acceleration and maximum grip of the new models are also thanks to the AMG RIDE CONTROL+ suspension with fully supporting multi-chamber air suspension and adaptive adjustable damping, which ensures exceptionally high levels of camber stability, driving dynamics and steering precision.
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