Yr, Make, Mannequin: 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 and GLC 63 S
Prime Line: Making its debut on the 2019 New York Worldwide Auto Present, the recent midsize SUV from Mercedes—a.okay.a. the quickest manufacturing SUV to lap the Nürburgring—is getting a facelift.
What's New: Enhancements made to the 2020 GLC 63 are largely beauty. New, extra squared-off headlights make the mid-size crossover look extra like its GLE large brother, whereas the taillights have additionally been tweaked to look extra trendy and strong. A contemporary set of 21-inch wheels, totally different exhaust suggestions, and a brand new Graphite Gray Metallic paint choice spherical out the outside updates for the brand new 12 months.
Inside, AMG's refreshed crossover will get Merc's dual-screen MBUX instrument-and-infotainment system in addition to a brand new steering wheel. The brand new tech choices convey the crossover updated with its newer brethren, and will attraction to a youthful, extra tech-savvy viewers.
For 2020, an electronically-controlled locking differential is now commonplace on all GLC 63's whereas a "Slippery" drive mode has been added to the automobile's collection of programmed personas.
Quotable: "The lap document on the North Loop has confirmed to spectacular impact that the GLC 63 is true on the prime of its section by way of automobile dynamics," mentioned AMG boss Tobias Moers. "With our V-Eight bi-turbo, we maintain a decisive USP within the aggressive atmosphere. With AMG DYNAMICS we have been in a position to hone the automobile dynamics much more and in addition additional improve the suitability for on a regular basis use and the connectivity with MBUX. This makes the GLC 63 an all-rounder for each event."
What You Must Know: The 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 and 63 S can be found within the slopier Coupe physique model in case you want your high-performance SUVs to resemble the Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Below-the-hood goes unchanged for this mid-cycle refresh. The four.Zero-liter bi-turbo V-Eight (the one twin-turbo V-Eight to be supplied on this class, by the way in which) makes 503 horsepower within the GLC 63 S and 469 hp within the 63. Energy travels to all 4 wheels by way of a nine-speed, dual-clutch gearbox in each variations. The S will get from zero to 60 in simply three.6 seconds and is restricted to 174 miles per hour whereas the non-S mannequin is not far behind clocking in at three.Eight seconds and tops out at 155 mph.
Air suspension with adaptive dampers, the aforementioned locking diff, torque vectoring, ceramic brakes, and dynamic engine mounts assist it bully its method round a monitor.