2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 – Mid-Size Performance Luxury SUV. 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 – Drive, Interior and Exterior. Subscribe.
2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 SUV Technical Data At A Glance:
Engine: 4.0-liter V8 with direct injection and twin turbochargers
Displacement: 3982 cc
Output: 469 hp at 5,500-6,250 rpm
Peak torque: 479 lb-ft at 1,750-4,500 rpm
Drive system: AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all- wheel drive with fully variable torque distribution
Transmission: AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9-speed transmission
Acceleration 0-60 mph: 3.8 s
Top speed: 155 mph Electronically governed
The Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 Coupe is available in base 63 or 63 S model variants. The AMG 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine generates 469 hp in the 63 models or 503 hp in the 63 S, with a maximum torque of 479 and 516 lb-ft, respectively. The GLC 63 Coupe completes acceleration from zero to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds, while the 63 S model clocks in at just 3.6 seconds. The top speed is 155 mph (electronically limited) or 174 mph (S model). The impressive driving dynamics are enhanced by the AMG Sport Suspension based on Air Body Control, the electronically controlled differential lock, which is now also standard on all variants, and the dynamic engine mounts, which are standard equipment on the S model.
An aggressive and sporty design, high grip surfaces, and a heavily contoured rim with intuitive operation are key attributes of the new AMG performance steering wheel, equipped as standard. It features a flat-bottom and is perforated in the grip area. The galvanized steering wheel gearshift paddles allow an even sportier driving style with manual gear shifting. On the S model, the steering wheel comes as standard with a rim in Black Nappa leather/DINAMICA microfiber. The AMG performance steering wheel is optionally available in Nappa leather with trim in DINAMICA all-round as well as DINAMICA with trim in high-gloss carbon fiber.
The integrated Touch Control buttons can be used to control functions of the instrument cluster and the infotainment system by means of horizontal and vertical finger swipes. The innovative AMG DRIVE UNIT steering wheel buttons are standard on the S model. The AMG DRIVE UNIT’s drive programs are controlled and depicted on the integrated LCD display using the round controller. Using the two freely configurable display buttons, additional AMG functions can be operated directly within reach on the steering wheel.
The optional AMG Performance seats provide optimal lateral support thanks to the special design of the seat side bolster and backrest. The performance seats also lend the interior an even sportier character with their integrated head restraints. The seat heating ensures pleasant seating comfort even during a hot summer day.
A wet start-off clutch replaces the torque converter on the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9-speed transmission. It saves weight and optimizes response to accelerator pedal commands, especially when accelerating or coming off the power.
The multiple downshift function allows for quick bursts of speed, while the double-declutching function in the “Sport” and “Sport+” drive programs makes for an even more exciting driving experience. Defined ignition adjustments also provide faster gearshifts in the other modes. In all modes moving off occurs in first gear in order to guarantee an exhilarating driving experience.
“Manual” mode can be selected using a separate button in the center console. The gear changes are based on the selected drive program, and the driver can now change gears using the paddles on the steering wheel. Moreover, the transmission stays in the selected gear and does not automatically shift up when the engine speed reaches the limit.
The intelligent AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive combines the advantages of various drive configurations in one: the fully variable torque distribution to the front and rear axles ensures optimal traction right up to the physical limit. The driver is also able to rely on high handling stability and a high level of safety under all conditions–in the dry, in the wet or in snow. The transition from rear-wheel to all-wheel drive and vice versa is seamless, because the intelligent control is incorporated into the overall vehicle systems.
An electromechanically controlled clutch allows the permanently driven rear axle to variably transfer power to the front axle. The best possible torque split is continuously computed according to the driving conditions and driver’s input. Transitions are seamless and based on a sophisticated matrix. Alongside traction and lateral dynamics, the all-wheel drive also improves the longitudinal dynamics for even more powerful acceleration.
The agility, dynamic lateral acceleration and maximum grip of the new AMG GLC models are also thanks to the AMG Sport Suspension based on Air Body Control, with fully supporting multi-chamber air suspension and adaptive adjustable damping, which ensures exceptionally high levels of camber stability, driving dynamics and steering precision.