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German luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz has revealed the AMG GLC 63 and GLC 63 Coupe on the eve of the 2019 New York Auto Show. The 2019 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 is available in two guises — GLC 63 and GLC 63S — with the latter now holding the lap record for an SUV around the Nurburgring with a time of 7.49.369 minutes.
The 2019 Mercedes GLC 63 & GLC 63 Coupe are powered by AMG's 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine that is availble in two statges of tune. In the GLC 63, the bi turbo engine cranks out469bhp at 5,500-6,250rpm and 650Nm of torque at 1,750-4,500rpm. This allows the GLC 63 to sprint from 0-100km/h in 4.0 seconds and onwards to an electronically limited top speed of 250km/h.
The engine's power rating increases in the GLC 63S (both regular SUV and coupe) with the powerplant pushing out 503bhp and 700Nm of torque. This increase in performance (34bhp and 50Nm) means that the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63S can accelrate from 0-100km/h in must 3.8 seconds and continue sprinting till it tops out 280km/h.
All the GLC 63 and 63S SUVs and SUV-coupes sport 9-speed automatic torque converter gearboxes that send power to all four wheels via AMG's Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive system that features fully variable torque distribution. Along with the regular Comfort, Sport, Sport+, Individual and Race (S models only) driving modes, the new GLC 63 family now sports the new Slippery driving mode that restricts the throttle response in icy and wet conditions.
Other changes to the 2019 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 come in the form of cosmetic updates. The AMG SUVs get tweaks like redesigned new LED headlamps, more aggressive front and rear bumpers, larger side skirts and a wider rear diffuser when compared o the standard GLC models. The new GLC 63 lineup also get brand new twin 90mm trapezoidal exhaust tips on either side of the diffuser.
Inside, there are significant changes as well with the new MBUX infotainment display with voice assistant and a range of AMG-specific menus that give the driver information regarding the lap times and G-forces among others. Also new are an AMG Sports steering wheel and heavily bolstered Sport seats up front.
Owners can also opt for the 'Energising package' which Mercedes claims uses lighting and music moods to increase driver fitness safety and wellbeing. Owners of the GLC 63S models also get the AMG Driver's Package as standard.