2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63

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$73,750
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2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: July 22, 2020
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It runs like a panther, and looks like a rhinoceros, yes it’s confusing! The mystic of this car will fool you for an SUV and the performance resembles a sports predator, it’s like the 20120 Mercedes Benz AMG GLC 63 suffers from a split personality. e.

The huge size might be daunting for city maneuvering and parking endeavors, but the Mercedes took care of it. The GLC 63 Coupe comes with a clever parking assist which provides a 360-degree view including a bird’s eye view feature of the car and parking area.

Though the performance SUV is a rather new concept, there is no short of rivalry in this territory. Cars like Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, BMW X5 xDrive50i, and Maserati Levante S dominate the market the GLC wishes to conquer.

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Pros

V8's rumbling sound

High riding seats

Composed and smooth ride

Cons

Low cargo volume

Some rivals are more powerful and athletic

What's New?

MBUX infotainment system

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Standard

3.5-inch twin tailpipes

Electronically-controlled locking differential


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$73750

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

displacement

243 cu.in.

horsepower

469 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

479 lbs.-ft. @ 1750 rpm

transmission

9-speed automatic

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front multi-link suspension

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

15.4/15.4

dimensions

wheelbase

113.1 in.

length

65.1 in.

width

76 in.

height

64 in.

curb weight

4546 lbs.

ground clearance

6.4 in.

capacity

cargo volume

40.6 cu ft.

towing capacity

3500 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

4.6 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

16/22/18 mpg

highway range

382.8 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr. /50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

corrosion warranty

4 yr. /50000 mi.

roadside assistance

4 yr. / 50000 mi.


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Interior
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2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 in Mojave Silver Metallic color 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 in Iridium Silver Metallic color 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 in Polar White color
Mojave Silver Metallic

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Ratings

Features

8.0

Engine And Performance

7.5

Fuel Economy

5.0

Interior

7.5

Exterior

7.0

Safety

7.0

7.0

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 Base

Base

power
469 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded
mpg
18 combined

$73,750


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9A) Starting at $73,750 MSRP (16/18/22) 469 hp @ 5500 rpm, 4 L, V-8, Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded
9-speed automatic all wheel drive 5

Expert Review

7.0

Overall Rating


With the most sumptuous and convincing SUV of the GLC class, right under 63 S, the AMG GLC 63 arrives fully loaded up with features and stands as a power-packed entertainer. The car comes standard with an All-Wheel-Drive. Though the performance SUV is a rather new concept, there is no short of rivalry in this territory. 

In its game, the Mercedes sees stiff opposition with the likes of Jaguar F-Pace SVR, Range Rover Sport, and the Maserati Levante.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 SUV Front View
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 SUV Rear View

8.0/10
Features

 

7.5/10
Engine and Performance

 

5.0/10
Fuel Economy

 

7.5/10
Interior

 

7.0/10
Exterior

 

7.0/10
Safety

 
 
 

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 Features

8.0/10

Introducing a brand new line up of performance SUV makes sense, but what doesn’t makes sense is creating a brand new version of an already successful car. Turns out Mercedes did just that, the AMG GLC 63 is a newly improved version of the successful AMG GLC 43.

Coming from the high-performance branch of GLC line up, the SUV has nailed all three Performance, Practicality, and Price right. The GLC Class comes with a number of engine options with the GLC 63 coupe backed with the potent V8. Apart from the engine boost, you get a mechanical limited-slip differential, variable torque distribution, LED headlights and more.

Trims Mercedes Benz AMG GLC 63 SUV
MSRP $76,500
Key Features Direct Injection and multi spark ignition
  "Hot inside V" turbocharger configuration
  NANOSLIDE cylinder wall technology
  AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive
  AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9-speed transmission
  AMG DYNAMIC SELECT
  Race Start function
  4-wheel multilink suspension
  Exclusive front axle and wider track
  AMG Sports Suspension based on AIR BODY CONTROL
  ESP Dynamic Cornering Assist
  3-stage Electronic Stability Program (ESP®)
  AMG limited-slip differential
  ECO Start/Stop system
  Electromechanical power steering

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With the arrangement of features of luxury, safety, and performance offered in the AMG GLC 63, the SUV holds convincing on all aspects. From a list of packages accessible, you could take a look and pick which bundle of features fascinates you.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 Engine and Performance

7.5/10

The AMG spell on a normal GLC has already established its dominance in the form of the AMG GLC 43. Fortunately, the new version is even better. The car is backed with a classic turbocharged engine paired to a 9-speed automatic transmission. The handcrafted V8 churns out a 469 hp of power and 479 pound-feet of torque.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 SUV has 9-Speed Automatic Transmission

Mercedes GLC 63 churns out a great amount of power with smooth and refined gear shifts and driving dynamics. Take it on the race track or cruise in the city, the GLC has ample power to cruise comfortably at triple-digit speed.

Models

Mercedes AMG GLC 63 4MATIC SUV

Jaguar F-pace SVR

Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR

Maserati Levante GTS

BMW X5 M

Engine

4.0L V8 Biturbo Premium Unleaded

5.0L V8 Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded

5.0L V8 Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded

3.8L V8 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded

Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 4.4 L/268

Transmission

9 Speed automatic

8 Speed Automatic

8 Speed automatic

8 Speed Automatic

8-speed M Sport Automatic Transmission with Drivelogic

Horsepower

469 hp@ 5500 rpm

550 hp@ 6500 rpm

575 hp@ 6000rpm

550 hp@ 5750 rpm

567 hp @ 6,000 rpm

Torque

479 ft-lbs@ 1750rpm

502 ft-lbs@ 3500rpm

516 ft-lbs@ 3500rpm

538 ft-lbs@ 1750rpm

553 lb.-ft. @ 2,200 rpm

Though priced the lowest, the AMG GLC 63 is not short on power. The GLC outperformed in the race for numbers, however, it still manages to up its game by proving to be a steady competitor. The most powerful SUV in the class goes to the BMW X5, only because of its sheer numbers.

Acceleration

There is a limit on mobility for something weighing a freaking ton! However, AMG GLC 63 is an exception. The AMG GLC 63 roughly weighs 2 tons but the monstrous sub-4-second acceleration will surely leave you thunderstruck. This car is a bullet, you reach a quarter of a mile in 12.5 seconds to be precise.

Models

Mercedes AMG GLC 63 4MATIC

Jaguar F-pace SVR

Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR

Maserati Levante GTS 3.8L

BMW X5 M

0-60 MPH

3.8 sec

4.1 sec

4.3 sec

4.0 sec

4.0 sec

Quarter mile

12.5 sec

12.3 sec

12.7 sec

13.2 sec

12.4 sec

Engine

4.0L V8 Biturbo Premium Unleaded

5.0L V8 Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded

5.0L V8 Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded

3.8L V8 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded

4.4L

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

11.0

While the Range Rover Sport SVR and F -pace SVR struggle with their 4.3 second and 4.1-second acceleration, the GLC outrun them both. However, the GLC 63 turns the tide in the quarter-mile run and emerges victorious with its 12.5-second performance along with the X5 M.

Ride and Handling

The GLC 63 looks like a jacked-up wagon, but don’t judge the book by it cover the car is nothing short on presentation. The performance purists will love the V8’s instrumental sound. Also, only the AMG voodoo could propel a 2-ton juggernaut from 0 to 60mph in 4 seconds time. The adaptive suspension soaks up all the bumps, and the responsive steering delivers nimble handling.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 SUV comes with 3 Drive Modes.

Everything is nice and sunshine, but the best part comes with the 3 drive modes. The SUV switches character as you surf through these modes, delivering more scope for personalized driving. "COMFORT" mode gives quite a firm and controlled ride. However, with each shift to the higher model, the ride becomes stiffer, the throttle response improves and gets sharper and gear shifts get quicker than before.

Braking

The acceleration will charm you, but braking might not share the same passion. From the speed of 60 mph, the car can halt at 116 feet, which isn’t that compelling considering the class. Driving this car feels like riding a featherweight compact but actually, it's quite heavy. The 4462-pound weight is a colossal figure, but the car sails like it’s nothing.

Model

Mercedes AMG GLC 63 4MATIC

Jaguar F-pace SVR

Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR

Maserati Levante GTS 3.8L

BMW X5 M

Brake Front (in.)

15.4

15.6

15

15

15.6

Brake Rear (in.)

14.2

15.6

14.4

13

15.2

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4511

4395

5093

4649

5260

60-0 MPH (ft.)

116

N/A

118

114

104

The BMW X5 M takes 104 feet to stop from a speed of 60 mph which also is the best for this lot. Maserati Levante S was the first runner-up with its 114 feet braking distance. However, the rest of the rivals are potential lager with their meek stopping prowess. 

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 Fuel Economy

5.0/10

The AMG GLC 63 is like an elephant on sprint, but it’s pretty mediocre when comes to efficiency, you won't save a lot buying it as a daily driver. Driving in the city you will encounter a 16 mpg of city mileage and 22 mpg on the highway. You can expect an 18 mpg of combined fuel efficiency from this car. It’s got an appetite that’s for sure.

Model

Mercedes AMG GLC 63 4MATIC

Jaguar F-pace SVR

Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR

Maserati Levante GTS 3.8L

BMW X5 M

MPG (city)

16

16

15

16

14

MPG (highway)

22

22

20

19

19

MPG (combined)

18

18

16

16

16

Tank Capacity (gal)

17.4

21.7

27.6

21.1

N/A

The figures are almost the same for every performance SUV in the lot. However, the Levante S and BMW X5 underperforms with its 16 mpg of combined mileage.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 Interior

7.5/10

Glossy Wood, soft leather, and spacious cabin sum up the GLC 43’s interior. The jet turbine-like AC vents mounted on the lustrous wooden console makes quite a difference. The bucket-like seats are comfortable and hug you tight on your place.

The front seats receive a 40.8 inch of legroom space and 41.1 inches of headroom, to a surprise the second-row seats deliver a little more legroom space but come 3 inches short when it comes to headroom. However, due to the sloping roofline of this SUV, headspace is a bit limited.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 SUV Front Seats

Amidst such dimensions, this 5-seater is quite roomy than most of its opponents and can easily fit in 5 people without making them uncomfortable.

Model

Mercedes AMG GLC 63 4MATIC

Jaguar F-pace SVR

Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR

Maserati Levante GTS 3.8L

BMW X5 M

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

41.1/57.3/40.8

37.8/57.7/40.3

38.7/60.7/42.2

N/A

39.8/60.5/40.4

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

38.3/55.8/37.2

37.5/55.8/37.2

39.1/59.5/37

N/A

38.8/58.3/36.6

Although all SUV’s feature similarly spacious cabin but the Maserati Levante S does it better, its inches more than the competition it doesn’t really make a distance.

Interior Features

Some interior features included in the GLC 63 are –

  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
  • 3 years of Mercedes I connect services
  • Remote Start via Mercedes me Mobile App
  • Heated front seats
  • 40/20/40-split rear seats with power folding
  • Power-folding side mirrors
  • MB-Tex/DINAMICA upholstery
  • Refined cargo compartment
  • Retractable luggage cover
  • Storage Package
  • HomeLink garage door opener
  • Brake HOLD feature

Infotainment System

At the summit of the dash, you have the 10.5-inch infotainment screen controlled through the trackpad controller. The MBUX infotainment system is responsive and intuitive and much-needed phone integration like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard features.

This system is quite responsive and eases the job of the driver while driving without getting distracted. Other infotainment features include-

  • Burmester Surround Sound System
  • Bluetooth Audio Streaming
  • Dual USB Audio Port
  • HD Radio Receiver
  • Hands-free Bluetooth interface
  • Front Bass System

Cargo volume

The Mercedes Benz AMG GLC 63 SUV is a true family hauler, fold the second-row seats and you can literally use the entire cargo as your personal cabin. Normally with the 2nd-row seats on, you will find 19.4 cubic feet of space, but with the seats down, you will unlock the full cargo potential which is 56.5 cubic feet.

Model

Mercedes AMG GLC 63 4MATIC

Jaguar F-pace SVR

Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR

Maserati Levante GTS 3.8L

BMW X5 M

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

19.6

33.5

24.8

19.4

35.8

Cargo Volume (ft.3) (second row folded)

56.5

N/A N/A N/A

76.7

The crown for the most practical SUV in the lot is reserved for the X5 M. Even with the front seats up the X5 gives out most of its long length to maximize cargo space

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 SUV
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 SUV
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 SUV
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 SUV
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 SUV

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 Exterior

7.0/10

The new Panamericana grill separates the AMG GLC 63 from its siblings giving it an inimitable character. The 186.8 inches of total length and 62.2 inches of height make it quite a big car. Topped with the 76 inches of width the car brings justice to the ideal merger of performance with practicality. It also features a low ground clearance of 6.1 inches.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 SUV 3 Quarter View 

Going into the new iteration and year, nothing much has altered in the GLC 63’s aesthetics over the past few years. Being a part of the first generation, the 2020 Mercedes AMG GLC 63 SUV endures quite like to its forerunners. 

Model

Mercedes AMG GLC 63 4MATIC

Jaguar F-pace SVR

Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR

Maserati Levante GTS 3.8L

BMW X5 M

Curb weight (lbs.)

4511

4395

5093

4649

5260

Length(in)

186.8

186.5

192.2

197

192.7

Width(in)

76

81.5

81.6

77.5

78.1

Height(in)

62.2

65.0

71.0

66.1

67.6

Ground clearance (in)

6.2

8.4

8.4

N/A

8.1

Wheelbase (in)

113.1

113.1

115.1

118.3

115.5

Track width (in) F/R

66.3/65.7

64.6/65.1

66.5/66.3

63.9/66

65.6/65.6

The X5 is the longest car in the lot which explains the 193.8 inches of legroom space. It also is a tad more in height and width. Other than that there is no notable change.

Exterior Features

  • AMG body styling
  • Aluminum roof rails
  • 20-inch AMG 5-spoke wheels
  • Side-mirror logo projectors
  • AMG-specific grille
  • Muscle on every surface
  • Privacy glass
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 SUV
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 SUV
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 SUV
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 SUV
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 SUV

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 Safety

7.0/10

Though the 2020 AMG GLC 63 coupe is not yet tested by the NHTSA or IIHS, the makers have equipped the car with all the necessary safety features like Forwarding collision assist, Attention assist, adaptive braking and more.

Safety Features

  • Collision Prevention Assist Plus
  • Attention Assist
  • Crosswind Assist
  • LED Daytime Running Lamps
  • LED Headlamps and taillamps
  • Blind Spot Assist
  • Adaptive Braking Technology
  • Antilock Braking system
  • 7 Airbags
  • Electric Parking Brakes

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 Competition

Mercedes Benz AMG GLC 63 SUV vs BMW X5 M xDrive50i

Every comic book hero face a dozen villains, they all teach something to our beloved protagonist but there is one arch enemy who is the perfect villain, without him, there is no story. The X5 M is that villain to our AMG GLC 63, both cars are head-on similar.

2020 BMW X5 M xDrive50i

The AMG GLC 63 coupe is just a tad more in power and less in price. That is the only power the Mercedes holds over BMW X5 M.

Mercedes Benz AMG GLC 63 SUV vs Maserati Levante GTS

The demand for sports SUVs even compelled the Maserati to fashion one. The Levante is exactly how an Italian SUV should look, curvaceous and performance-oriented. The AMG GLC 63 shares similar traits with the Levante S, both are power-packed family haulers with immense practicality. 

2020 Maserati Levante GTS

However, the Levante S is overpriced for the class, it offers a V6 engine with lesser horsepower. This makes the Mercedes Benz AMG GLC 63 SUV the obvious choice between the two.

Mercedes Benz AMG GLC 63 SUV vs Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR

The 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR comes from a class of one of the most power-packed heavy duties that have survived in the market for quite some time. The Land Rover has made this Range rover to be a cumulative package that any SUV can allow.

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR

When compared to the GLC 63 coupe, it is quite a power-packed performer and has an upper hand in most of the other regards too. So spending a $10,000 more for a better product seems to be quite a legitimate option.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 Final Verdict

Mercedes already had a performance SUV, there was no need to go the extra mile and launch a better version. But for your demands and constant search of performance and practicality led to the inception of the 2020 Mercedes Benz AMG GLC 63 SUV.

The vibrant sound of the V8 with an SUV’s practicality was molded in a perfect blend by the AMG. However, you will encounter more powerful SUVs in the market, but none of them share the GLC 63’s price range. It's right to say in this price range it’s the best performance SUV’s on the market today.

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