The awesome looking 2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S Coupe is a hulking four-door crossover coupe that will scare all cars with its brutish good looks. This thing just oozes power and automotive thuggery with its dark, sinister demeanour. The fastback profile, smoked rims, tail spoiler and the AMG GT inspired Panamericana grille – a rare, vertical-bar design, embossed with Mercedes’ large 3-pointed, star is backed up with the numbers: How does a 4.0 litre V8 engine putting out 469-503-horsepower with a lethal 479-516-lb-ft torque sound? Oh, and by the way, it’s an AMG tuned vehicle, so the twin-turbo DOHC 32-valve V-8 is hand assembled by a single highly qualified AMG engineer who signs the engine cover with his name for the ultimate seal of approval. The transmission is a 9-speed automatic that can aid the 0-100 km/h sprint of about four seconds on to a limited 250 km/h top speed (280 if you opt for the AMG Driver’s Package). Meanwhile, the top AMG 63 S with the twin-turbo V-8 tuned to produce 503 hp and 516 lb-ft torque.
The interior is equally stunning, our tester was equipped with the “Edition 1” option package with such goodies as diamond stitching on the superb bucket seats, raised yellow stitching everywhere – on the seats, dash, doors and armrests
There are wonderful high- end touches, metal Burmester speaker grilles, lots of metal, alloy details and AMG Carbon Fibre trim. The instrument gauges have illuminated red indicators. And there is also an 8.4-in COMAND screen operated by a touchpad and central controller. Ergonomics are just excellent and the high tall seating position gives a feeling of command and security. The rear cabin is also luxurious with heated seats, separate heating control and ample room in all directions.
On the road, the GLC 63 has superlative performance. Not only is the V8 an audio sensory delight, with its urgent grumbling note. Acceleration is terrifyingly fast, and the availability of 500 horsepower makes itself known whenever the gas pedal is judiciously stamped upon. To sum up there is just nothing negative about the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S 4MATIC+ Coupe. It’s just a fantastic pleasure to drive and own if you are lucky. At this level of engineering, performance and luxury, we mere mortals must bow down! Expensive, rare, over the top, maddeningly desirable and superb in every way!
Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S 4MATIC+ Coupe: Base priced from:
MSRP: $91,500. Price as tested with options: $112,740