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Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 gets a new face for 2020: NYIAS

By Tom Fraser, 17 Apr 2019 News

Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 gets a new face for 2020

Mercedes-AMG rounds out an updated GLC range with the introduction of a facelifted AMG GLC 63 SUV and coupe

MERCEDES-AMG has pulled the covers off a facelifted GLC 63, in both SUV and coupe guises, to match the rest of the recently refreshed GLC-Class range.

Debuted at the New York Auto Show, the GLC 63 has received the same style updates that now grace the updated GLC-Class, while retaining its stonking bi-turbo V8 powerplant, which by way of reminder produces 375kW and 700Nm.

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Headlining the GLC 63’s new style is a pair of new head and tail lamps, new optional 21-inch lightweight alloy wheels, trapezoidal quad tailpipes, updated MBUX infotainment system with AMG-specific functions and displays, and a new AMG steering wheel.

It’ll also get electronically-controlled locking differential and AMG Driver’s Package as standard for the first time as well as a new ‘Slippery’ drive mode.

While the refresh emphasises updated looks rather than mechanical changes, let’s not forget that the twin-turbo V8 engine propels the all-paw super-SUV from a standstill to 100km/h in 3.8 seconds, toward a top speed of 280km/h.

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The Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 retains its claim to fame of being the fastest SUV to lap the Nurburgring.

Locally, the new GLC 63 will be offered in the more powerful ‘S’ variant exclusively, while the choice of SUV or coupe body style remains. Cars are expected to arrive in Australia from October this year, with pricing to be confirmed closer to the date.