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Mercedes-AMG GLC63 S pricing announced

By Chris Thompson, 12 Jul 2017 News

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The bi-turbo V8 SUVs will arrive with hefty price increases over the GLC43 models

AMG’s new fast SUV is set to arrive in Australia by the end of 2017, with a pricing topping that of the wild AMG C63 S.

The GLC63 S gets air springs with adaptive adjustable damping, 4matic AWD, fully variable torque distribution, a rear LSD, and of course the 375kW/700Nm 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine which puts its power though a nine-speed dual-clutch gearbox.

White Mercedes-AMG GLC63 S frontAll of this will cost Australians upwards of the C63’s $162K, with the SUV model starting from $164,900, while the ‘Coupe’ is priced at $171,900. That’s despite not actually being a coupe.

Claimed acceleration for the GLC63 S is an incredible 3.8 seconds to 100km/h, with an electronically-limited top-speed of 250km/h.

Mercedes-AMG GLC63 S interiorThis well and truly tops the 4.56 seconds the C63 S achieved as tested by MOTOR, though it’d be unfair to expect the rear-driver coupe to achieve the same straight-line traction as the AWD GLC 63 S.

Expect it to weigh in at a couple of hundred extra kilos, though.

Something to sweeten the deal, offered by AMG, is the ‘Exterior Carbon Package’, priced at $4500, which includes carbon-fibre mirror housings and a carbon-fibre rear lip spoiler.

Mercedes-AMG GLC63 S frontOr, for something which is more down MOTOR’s laneway, the $7500 hi-po ‘Ceramic Braking System’, adding 402x39mm compound ceramic front discs with 6-piston calliper, and 360x26mm rear integral brake discs with single-pistons and floating callipers.

Both packs are relatively cheap in the realm of options lists, though the ‘Edition 1’ pack stands out as best value for money.

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At $10,900, it includes the brakes pack, plus new paintwork and yellow accent stripes, an aero-pack, better seats, a ‘sports’ steering wheel, plus plenty of other visual additions.

All packs are available on both styles of GLC63 S.