Mercedes has unveiled its newest AMG GLS 63 4MATIC+ SUV, the “S-Class among SUVs” meets AMG performance luxury. The new Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 4MATIC+ is more dynamic and versatile than ever before. Emotive design, exclusive appointments, plenty of space for up to seven people and further improved driving dynamics make the GLS 63 an unrivaled package in the luxury SUV segment.
The unmistakable design idiom of the new Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 4MATIC+ indicates the sheer power of the Performance model. The AMG-specific radiator grille with vertical louvers in high-gloss chrome is larger than in other AMG models. It characterizes the front view in conjunction with the expressive bonnet, the heavily contoured powerdomes and the MULTIBEAM LED headlamps included as standard. The look is reinforced by the newly designed AMG front apron with an integrated Jetwing in high-gloss black, the front splitter, the Jetwing trim strip in silver chrome and the striking, sporty side air inlets.
The flared wheel arches, side skirts, and exterior mirror housings are painted in the vehicle color, while the window surrounds are in high-gloss chrome. The newly designed, width-emphasising AMG rear apron with a sporty diffuser dominates the rearview in conjunction with the AMG exhaust system with two rectangular, characteristically corrugated twin tailpipes.
The Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 4MATIC+ is shod as standard with 21-inch 10-spoke light-alloy wheels painted in tantalite grey with a high-sheen finish. For further individualization, six further wheel variants with diameters of up to 23 inches are available.
For state-of-the-art operating convenience, the Performance SUV has the modern Widescreen Cockpit, the instrument display and the media display under a glass cover as a visual unit. The multimedia touch display is generous in size and has a high resolution. The AMG instrument cluster with specific content such as the RACE TIMER and AMG start-up menu has a choice of four display styles – “Modern Classic”, “Sport”, “Discreet” and AMG-specific “Supersport”.
Optional comfort features reinforce the claim to be the “S-Class among SUVs”: the AIR-BALANCE package, ENERGIZING package or ENERGIZING package Plus, the Warmth Comfort package and various packages for the rear raise the level of luxury in the interior to the highest level. The standard-fit Burmester® surround sound system or the optional Burmester® high-end 3D surround sound system guarantee an emotive listening experience.
For the first time, the AMG 4.0-litre V8 bi-turbo engine of the Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 4MATIC+ is equipped with an integrated EQ Boost starter-alternator. It combines a starter motor and an alternator in a single, powerful electric motor compactly integrated between the engine and the transmission. Superior driving pleasure is guaranteed by the powerful 4.0-liter V8 bi-turbo engine with 450 kW (612 hp) and an integrated EQ Boost starter-alternator.
The 16 kW (22 hp) ancillary unit supplies the 48-volt electrical system, and its boost function provides assistance at low engine speeds. Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 4MATIC+ also meets higher dynamic expectations thanks to its fully variable AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive, the AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9-speed automatic transmission and the AMG ACTIVE RIDE CONTROL air suspension with active roll stabilization based on the AMG RIDE CONTROL+ air suspension system.
“With the new GLS 63, we are offering a vehicle to those customers who are not willing to accept compromises when it comes to versatility, effortless superiority and spaciousness. We have further increased the powertrain’s efficiency in conjunction with the EQ Boost starter-alternator and 48-volt electrical system, so making our GLS 63 the ideal companion for long distances, on a par with the S-Class, with rough-terrain attributes and space for up to seven people”, says Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.