By on April 29, 2021

Mercedes-Benz AMG

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 S SUV is the only V8, biturbo-powered, compact SUV. According to Mercedes, it’ll do 0–60 mph in 3.6 seconds, which makes for a quick dash to the mini-mart.

Mercedes-Benz AMG

Combine AMG performance with Mercedes’ GLC SUV and what do you get? A GLC 63 S SUV powered by an AMG 4.0-liter biturbo V8 engine with 503 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. This high-output engine was previously only used in the GLC Coupe previously. AMG’s biturbo engine features unique turbocharger positioning, not outside the cylinder banks, but inside the “V”. Advantages are its compact size and quick response. The AMG performance-exhaust system’s adjustable flaps open depending on driver input, drive program selected, and engine speed.

Mercedes-Benz AMG

The GLC 63 S SUV launched in Europe in 2018. At that time, a 7.49.369-second Nürburgring lap made it the fastest SUV. The GLC 63 S remains among the top of its class in vehicle dynamics and performance. Adaptive damping air suspension, all-wheel drive with variable torque distribution, and a high-performance brake system give it the performance chops it needs if it wants to stay at the top of the class.

Mercedes-Benz AMG

Mercedes-AMG offers a number of options to fatten the AMG GLC 63 S SUV’s bottom line. Here are some exterior options: AMG aero package, exterior carbon fiber package, AMG night package, and the AMG performance studio package. Inside, you’ll find AMG performance seats, a selection of leather upholstery selections, and trim options including AMG carbon fiber. You didn’t expect all this goodness without a little ‘fat’, now did you?

Deliveries of the 2022 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S SUV will begin in the fourth quarter of 2021.

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13 Comments on “2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63S: Ready to Rock...”


  • avatar
    NeilM

    “The 2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 S SUV is the only V8, biturbo-powered SUV. ”

    Well that’s going to be confusing for BMW and its X5M owners. From BMW USA’s web site:
    4.4-liter BMW M TwinPower Turbo V-8, 32-valve 600-hp engine. Combines two turbochargers with variable valve control (Double-VANOS and Valvetronic) and high-precision direct injection.

    “AMG’s biturbo engine features unique turbocharger positioning, not outside the cylinder banks, but inside the V.”

    Uh, not unique. Guess where BMW’s turbos are? This configuration is sufficiently not unique that there’s a name for it: Hot V.

  • avatar
    Cicero

    All the moms at soccer practice will be impressed.

  • avatar
    tylanner

    If you can daily a new AMG you’ve made it.

  • avatar
    dal20402

    I think you must mean it’s the only V8 biturbo *compact* SUV. There are all sorts of bigger ones.

    I’ll just repeat my comment about the GT500 from yesterday. In this context, it means I’d pay quite a bit extra for a GLC43 compared to a GLC300, but the GLC63 doesn’t interest me much over the GLC43.

    • 0 avatar
      FreedMike

      Yes, but how long does it take to type the word “compact” to the story? And that’s just the first problem with this story – there are several more (see below).

      Other authors on this site correct inaccuracies, but this one doesn’t seem to.

      I don’t expect a car blog to offer Pulitzer Prize-caliber reporting, but I do expect accurate content, competent writing, and product claims that are correctly attributed. This piece sucks, and it’s the latest in a long line of sucky pieces from this particular author.

  • avatar
    Daveo

    No mention of pricing but I guess if you have to ask you can’t afford! LOL!

  • avatar
    FreedMike

    This article is trash.

    The first sentence of the story itself – “The 2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 S SUV is the only V8, biturbo-powered SUV” – is simply incorrect. In fact, Mercedes sells several SUVs with a twin-turbo V-8; BMW and Audi make SUVs with a twin-turbo V-8.

    And then we move on to quoting a 0-60 time of 3.6 seconds. I have no doubt this thing is fast, but where did the author get that figure from? Did he strap test equipment to it and test it out? Assuming he didn’t, was the figure from another publication, the manufacturer, or maybe the Psychic Friends Hotline?

    And, finally, there’s a line about the non-AMG Mercedes GLC being a “best-seller.” What does this mean – that it’s the best-selling SUV, the best-selling SUV in its’ segment, or the best-selling Mercedes SUV? Do a little digging – you know, the stuff reporters get paid to do – and you’d find the answer to all those questions is “no.”

    Pulling figures out of your a** (or failing to attribute them) or writing blatantly inaccurate stuff are clear examples of bad journalism.

  • avatar
    ajla

    Why does the GLC get a V8 (and a V6) while the C-class gets saddled with the CLA Brougham engine treatment?

    • 0 avatar
      whynot

      Huh? The AMG C 43 sedan has a V6, while the AMG C63 sedan has a V8.

      I’m not sure if that will carry over to the new C class, but you can probably safely bet that when the current GLC gets replaced (it’s currently 4-5 years old) it will use the same engines as the new C class.

  • avatar
    Nick_515

    The only Mercedes that captures my imagination right now is the GLB. I want one badly, in rose gold no less. (None in the entire country, checked for kicks, not that I’m ready to buy or anything). My only gripe with that vehicle is that the entry level is a 250, instead of 300. Meaning, the 2.0t is boosted to 220 hp, not 250.

  • avatar
    RHD

    Turbo V8, nice wheels, German engineering… this really is a Great Little Car*!

    *Copyright 1981, Toyo Kogyo Co., Ltd., Japan. Used sans permission.

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