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The new 2022 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S SUV combines groundbreaking performance with exceptional versatility in the highly compelling GLC SUV package

Newly available in the United States for the 2022 model year, the AMG GLC 63 S SUV is the only SUV in its competitive space to be powered by a V8 biturbo, offering top-tier performance with a 0 – 60 mph time of just 3.6s. This mid-size high-performance SUV also offers plenty of space for passengers and luggage, extensive safety features, and a high level of comfort for everyday use.

Mercedes-Benz USA today announced the new 2022 AMG GLC 63 S SUV, combining the highest- available GLC performance with one of Mercedes’ best-selling models, the versatile GLC SUV. The Mercedes- AMG GLC 63 S SUV is powered by the powerful handcrafted AMG 4.0L eight-cylinder biturbo engine, featuring 503 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. Previously, this highest-output AMG GLC engine was reserved exclusively for the GLC Coupe body style. Now, Mercedes-Benz USA will offer this new-to-the-US variant to meet demand from our customers who crave the very best in AMG Driving Performance.

The recently redesigned GLC SUV sets the midsize luxury SUV benchmark for ride, handling, safety technology, comfort and user interface. Maximum driving performance is ensured by the adaptive damping air suspension, all-wheel drive with fully variable torque distribution, and the high-performance brake system.

When launched in Europe in 2018, the GLC 63 S SUV recorded an officially measured and notarized lap time of 7.49.369 on the North Loop of the Nürburgring, claiming the title of fastest SUV on the track at that time. To this day it remains one of the fastest SUVs on the Nürburgring, proving that the GLC 63 S is among the top of its segment in terms of vehicle dynamics and performance.

Standard feature highlights for the 2022 AMG GLC 63 S include: AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9-Speed transmission, AMG DYNAMIC SELECT drive modes, AMG RIDE CONTROL+ air suspension with adaptive damping adjustment, electronically controlled differential lock, dynamic engine mounts, AMG Performance Exhaust System with adjustable flap technology, AMG steering wheel with Touch Control buttons and steering wheel buttons, AMG DRIVE UNIT controls, AMG DYNAMICS with agility modes, 20” AMG design wheels, LED High Performance headlamps and tail lamps, Multimedia Package with Augmented Video for Navigation, 12.3" Digital Instrument Cluster as well as the MBUX infotainment system with AMG-specific functions and displays, touchscreen display and voice control.

At the heart of the new AMG GLC 63 S SUV is the signature, handcrafted AMG 4.0L eight-cylinder biturbo engine found in other high performance AMG models. A unique feature of this engine is the positioning of the two turbochargers--not on the outside of the cylinder banks, but inside the cylinder "V". The main advantages of this design are the compact engine construction and optimal response. One highly skilled technician assembles each GLC 63 S engine in Affalterbach according to the "one man - one engine" principle. The distinctive and powerful sound of the GLC 63 S comes courtesy of the AMG Performance Exhaust system with adjustable flap technology. These are map controlled to automatically operate depending on the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT drive program, the power dictated by the driver, and the engine speed.

Mercedes-AMG offers a number of optional technical and design features to make the AMG GLC 63 S SUV even sportier, more exclusive and more individual. The following provides an overview of some of the optional feature highlights: AMG Aerodynamics Package, Exterior Carbon Fiber Package, AMG Performance Seats, AMG Night Package, AMG Performance Studio Package with extended additional high-gloss black elements, a selection of leather upholsteries and interior trim options including distinctive AMG Carbon Fiber.

With the new AMG GLC 63 S SUV, Mercedes-AMG offers a true high-performance all-rounder for every occasion. The combination of a high-performance engine with the space and practicality of an SUV uniquely positions the GLC 63 S within its segment—a track-tested performance SUV with V8 expertise and everyday versatility. U.S. deliveries of the 2022 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S SUV begin in the fourth quarter of 2021.

Key data at a glance

 

2022 AMG GLC 63 S SUV

2022 AMG GLC 63 SUV

2022 AMG GLC 43 SUV

 Engine

 Handcrafted AMG 4.0L V8 biturbo

 Handcrafted AMG 4.0L V8 biturbo

 AMG-enhanced 3.0L V6 biturbo

Displacement (cc)

3,982

3,982

2,996

 Drive Config.

AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive with fully variable torque distribution

AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive with fully variable torque distribution

AMG Performance 4MATIC
All-Wheel Drive system

 Performance

 503 hp @ 5,500 –
6,250 rpm
516 lb-ft @ 1,750-
4,500 rpm

 469 hp @ 5,500 –
6,250 rpm
479 lb-ft @ 1,750 –
4,500 rpm

 385 hp @ 5,500 –
6,000 rpm
384 lb-ft @ 2,500-
4,500 rpm

Transmission

AMG SPEEDSHIFT
MCT 9-speed

AMG SPEEDSHIFT
MCT 9-speed

AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT
9-speed

0-60 mph (sec)

3.6 est.

3.8

4.7

Top speed (mph)

174 (electronically limited)

155 (electronically limited)

130*

US Availability

Q4 2021

Q4 2021

Q4 2021

*increased to 155mph when selecting 21" wheels with summer performance tires

About Mercedes-Benz USA

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA), headquartered in Atlanta, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service for all Mercedes-Benz products in the United States. MBUSA offers drivers the most diverse lineup in the luxury segment with 15 model lines ranging from the sporty A-Class Sedan to the flagship S-Class and the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series.

MBUSA is also responsible for Mercedes-Benz Vans in the U.S. More information on MBUSA and its products can be found at www.mbusa.com and www.mbsprinterusa.com.

Accredited journalists can visit our media site at www.media.mbusa.com.

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