The updated 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 range has been revealed sporting new design elements and the new MBUX infotainment system with the top-spec S model to be available as a solo grade in Australia.
Available in SUV and SUV coupe body styles, the GLC63 and GLC63 S are powered by AMG’s 4.0-litre biturbo V8 engine which produces 350kW/650Nm and 375kW/700Nm respectively. It’s matched to a nine-speed automatic transmission that sends power to all four wheels through the brand’s 4Matic all-wheel drive system.
The 4Matic+ system offers fully variable torque distribution to the front and rear axles. There’s also an electronically controlled differential lock.
The GLC63 can accelerate from a standing start to 100km/h in 4.0 seconds with a top speed of 4.0 seconds, whilst the S shaves that time down to 3.8 seconds on its way to a top speed of 270km/h. With the optional AMG Driver’s package, the S model extends to 280km/h.
Exterior design highlights include the AMG-specific radiator grille, restyled LED headlamps, a wide front apron, large front splitter, flared wheel arches, wide rear apron, diffuser, redesigned LED tail lamps, two trapezoidal twin tailpipes finished in chrome and 10-spoke light-alloy wheels in Titanium Grey.
The S model is differentiated with five-twin-spoke 20-inch light-alloy wheels, dynamic engine mounts and a matte iridium silver finish on the longitudinal member panel inserts, rear apron, diffuser fins and diffuser board.
Internally the driver and front passenger get sports seats in faux leather and Dinamica microfiber, a material which is carried over to the instrument panel trim. There is also the AMG drive mode selector and a flat-bottom AMG steering wheel.
The Aussie-bound S variant kicks it up a notch with an AMG steering wheel trimmed in black Nappa leather and Dinamica microfiber as well as AMG badging on the front head restraints.
An optional Energizing Package is also available which alters different comfort systems as well as the lighting and music moods to increase driver fitness, safety and wellbeing.
The GLC63 will also feature the new MBUX infotainment system comprising a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and 10.25-inch touchscreen display.
Australian buyers will be able to get their hands on the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 S model from October this year, with no plans to bring the base model Down Under at this stage. Stay tuned for local pricing.
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