At a glance
Combining sportscar performance and dynamism with the versatility of seven full-sized seats and a luxuriously appointed cabin, all underpinned by class-leading levels of safety and driver-assistance technology, the all-wheel-drive GL-Class is the last word in go-anywhere versatility. The performance flagship of the Mercedes-Benz SUV line-up that includes the GLA, G and M Classes, the GL-Class range comprises the Mercedes-AMG GL 63 and the GL 350 BlueTEC AMG Sport.
Hand-assembled Mercedes-AMG power
The Mercedes-AMG GL 63 is powered by a 5,461 cc biturbo direct-injection V8 engine, which generates 557 hp at 5,250 to 5,750 rpm and 760 Nm of torque, which remains constant from 2,000 to 5,000 rpm. As with all Mercedes-AMG engines, the powerplant is hand assembled by a single Mercedes-AMG engineer. Driving through a dynamic Mercedes-AMG Speedshift 7G-Tronic Plus transmission with ECO start/stop as standard, the Mercedes-AMG GL 63 will sprint to 62 mph in just 4.9, and onto a 155 mph electronically limited top speed, while delivering exceptional mid-range punch. Combined economy and CO2 emission figures are 23.0 mpg and 288 g/km.
The Mercedes-AMG GL 63’s V8 biturbo engine produces its exceptional levels of performance, economy and low emissions through an innovative combination of high-tech features. These include spray-guided direct-injection, twin turbo-chargers, four valves per cylinder with camshaft adjustment, air/water intercooling, alternator management and a weight-optimised Mercedes-AMG sports exhaust with chromed double twin tailpipes that contribute to the engine’s engaging soundtrack.
Generous Standard Equipment
Sumptuous levels of standard specification include 21-inch Mercedes-AMG five-spoke alloy wheels; Mercedes-AMG high performance braking system with 19-inch sports brakes and Mercedes-AMG front discs and silvered brake caliper covers with ‘Mercedes-Benz’ lettering; Mercedes-AMG sports exhaust system with two chromed twin tailpipes; Easy-Pack powered tailgate; Active Curve System with AirMATIC air suspension; Mercedes-AMG bodystyling; aluminium finish running boards with rubber studs and LED illumination; electric glass sunroof; Intelligent Light System; Parktronic with Active Park Assist; Mercedes-AMG Performance four-spoke multi-function nappa leather steering wheel with flattened bottom section and silver-coloured gear shift paddles; Mercedes-AMG sports seats with Mercedes-AMG-specific seat design upholstered in leather; COMAND Online with Media Interface; automatic climate control; Electrically folding and raising third row rear seats, and Audio 20 radio/CD with Becker® Map Pilot navigation system.
The Mercedes-AMG GL 63 is available with a full gamut of the latest Mercedes-Benz passive and active safety features and telematics options. Seven airbags are standard along with Attention Assist to monitor the alertness of the driver, Collision Prevention Assist; Trailer Stability Assist; Crosswind Assist, Pre-Safe® anticipatory safety system and Active Bonnet which provides better protection for pedestrians in a collision. Further standard safety features include Anti-lock Braking System with Brake Assist and ESP® Electronic Stability Programme.
4MATIC and Downhill Speed Regulation
The Mercedes-AMG GL 63 is fitted with an intelligent electronic four-wheel-drive 4MATIC system, backed up by ESP®, 4ETS Four-Wheel Electronic Traction System and ASR control systems. The 4MATIC system features a 45:55 torque split between the front and rear axles and a multi-disc limited-slip centre differential, which can shift torque 70:30 between the axles as road conditions dictate. The vehicles off-road ability is enhanced by its Downhill Speed Regulation system that operates up to 11 mph. A button-activated off-road function modifies the mapping of the engine, transmission and safety systems for more demanding off-road work.
The Mercedes-AMG GL 63 features seven full-sized seats in a 2-3-2 arrangement. Both second and third row seats fold into the loadbay floor; the second row is split one-third-two-thirds, while the third row is split in half for excellent load-carrying versatility. There’s a maximum load length of 2.0-metres, while luggage capacity varies from 295 litres with all seats in place, to 2,300 litres will all rear seats folded flat.
Dimensions and weights
The Mercedes-AMG GL 63 has a length x width x height of 5,141 x 2,141 x 1,850 mm, with a wheelbase of 3,075 mm. It weighs 2,580 kg, and can pull a 3,250 kg braked trailer, or a trailer of 750 kg unbraked.