2020 Mercedes AMG GLC 63S 4MATIC+ – Awesome Mid-Size Performance SUV. 2020 Mercedes AMG GLC 63S 4MATIC+ – Drive, Interior and Exterior. Subscribe.
2020 Mercedes AMG GLC 63S 4MATIC+ Technical Specifications:
Engine: 4.0-litre V8 with direct injection and exhaust-gas turbocharging
Displacement: 3982 cc
Output: 375 kW (510 hp) at 5500-6250 rpm
Peak torque: 700 Nm at 1750-4500 rpm
Drive system: AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive with fully variable torque distribution
Transmission: AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9G transmission
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 3.8 s
Top speed: 280 km/h
The new features at a glance:
– New headlamp design
– New tail lamp design
– New, optional 21-inch light-alloy wheels
– New 90 mm twin tailpipe trims in a trapezoidal design
– New paint colour graphite grey metallic
– MBUX infotainment system with AMG-specific functions and displays, touchscreen display, accelerated voice control and optional gesture control
– New AMG steering wheel with Touch Control buttons and steering wheel buttons (standard on S model)
– New upholstery magma grey/black with yellow contrasting topstitching
– Electronically controlled locking differential standard on all models
– New AMG DYNAMIC SELECT drive program “Slippery”
– Dynamic handling control AMG DYNAMICS with three/four (S model) agility forms
– Trailer Manoeuvring Assist
– S models with AMG Driver’s Package as standard
The 4.0-litre eight-cylinder biturbo engine is already used in numerous AMG performance vehicles. A characteristic feature is that the two turbochargers are positioned 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. The spray-guided direct petrol injection system ensures clean and efficient combustion with high thermodynamic efficiency. Fast-acting piezo injectors enable multiple injections of fuel to be delivered to the engine on demand and with the utmost precision.
The extensive engine cooling system ensures the engine’s performance even under extreme loads. The same is true for the flow-optimised cylinder heads, which are made of a special heat-resistant alloy. Continuous adjustment of the intake and exhaust camshafts improves power delivery and efficiency. It delivers excellent throttle response and optimises the charge cycle for every operating point. An oil pump with variable control also contributes to low fuel consumption.
One mechanic assembles each engine in the engine shop in Affalterbach according to the “one man ‑ one engine” principle.
The as-standard typical V8 engine sound comes courtesy of an exhaust system with flap technology. The flaps are controlled by a map and automatically operated depending on the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT drive program, the power demanded by the driver and the engine speed. Optionally available is the Performance exhaust system, which allows the sound to be modulated at the press of a button.
Behind the umbrella term AMG DYNAMICS are the agility functions “Basic”, “Advanced”, “Pro” and “Master” (S model only), which are automatically selected by the respective drive program. Driving-relevant parameters such as the torque distribution of the all-wheel drive, the interventions of the electronically controlled locking differential and the control thresholds of the completely redeveloped ESP® are intelligently adjusted depending on the drive program.
“Basic” is assigned to the “Slippery” and “Comfort” drive programs. In this case, the GLC 63 4MATIC+ shows very stable handling with high damping of the yaw rate.
“Advanced” is activated in the “Sport” program. The GLC 63 4MATIC+ is then neutrally balanced. The lower yaw damping, lower steering angle requirement and enhanced agility support dynamic manoeuvres such as driving on winding country roads.
“Pro” (abbreviation for “professional”) is part of the “Sport+” programme. In “Pro” the driver receives even more assistance for dynamic driving manoeuvres while agility and precision are further enhanced when taking corners.
“Master” (only in the S model) is coupled with the RACE drive program. “Master” mode is aimed at drivers who want to experience dynamism and the driving enjoyment on closed-off circuits. “Master” offers an extremely neutral vehicle balance, low steer angle requirement and more agile steering. In this way, “Master” ensures maximum agility and fully exploits the dynamic potential.
Irrespective of the drive programs, as before the driver can use the buttons in the centre console to directly select manual transmission mode, their favoured suspension level and also the exhaust system, for instance.