2020 AMG GLC 63 S Coupe

by Mike Hunter

With groundbreaking innovations and breathtaking new style, this coupe will move like no coupe or SUV ever has before. AMG has developed a high-output yet more compact engine for a new era of performance. The 503-hp 4.0L V8 biturbo engine is more responsive yet more fuel-efficient than previous AMG V8s. Its massive torque reaches its 516 lb.-ft. peak at just 1,750 rpm, and holds it all the way to 4,500 rpm, for a 3.6-second 0-60 time and instant acceleration at any speed. Yet even with its advanced design and technologies, each AMG GLC 63 S engine is still hand-built and signed by its own craftsman.

The aggressively athletic design of the AMG GLC 63 S draws the eye and inspires one’s driving spirit. Its standard 20-inch AMG® wheels, short overhangs and fastback roofline add to its muscular proportions. Fresh styling includes a recontoured AMG vertical-bar grille, “A-wing” front apron, multi-element LED headlamps and three-dimensional LED taillamps. Altogether, it’s an exciting fusion of Mercedes-AMG’s heritage of high-performance SUVs and high-style coupes.

The GLC Coupe cabin is at once intriguing and inviting. The wide console cascades between the supportive front seats. Controls and displays, including a new central widescreen, greet the driver’s eyes and meet the driver’s hands with a natural ease. And every surface conveys the polished precision that’s promised by the Star, from a sports car to a luxury coupe to an SUV. From high-tech to its human touches, it’s a distinctly rewarding driving environment.

Exclusively sculpted sport front seats feature deep bolsters hand fitted in Nappa leather and adorned with metal AMG badges. A variety of upholstery and trim options are also available. As rewarding as it is to have the key to a GLC in one’s pocket or purse, one need never take it out to start the car. Just step on the brake and push the Start/Stop button on the dash, and be on your way.

A vivid 12.3-inch screen directly in front of the driver offers customizable analog-style and digital displays for instrumentation and exclusive AMG readouts. Also, the highly advanced system takes voice control to a fascinating new level. Memorizing fixed commands is a thing of the past: Artificial intelligence makes the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) a future one can live today.   

2020 AMG GLC 63 S Coupe 

MSRP: $84,100
City: 16 mpg
Hwy: 22 mpg
Trans: SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9-speed
0-60 mph: 3.6 sec

Photos courtesy of Mercedes-Benz

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