Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S and GLC 63 S Coupe Confirmed for Canada

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 63 Coupe Edition 1

Have you always wanted a mid-size crossover with a biturbo V8? If so, you’re in luck: Mercedes-AMG marked a segment first by mounting their 4.0L eight-cylinder beast in the new GLC 63 S and GLC 63 S Coupe, introduced to the world today at the New York International Auto Show. And both iterations are coming to Canada.

This engine, with its 503 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque available from 1,750 to 4,500 rpm, propels both of these sporty variants from 0–100 km/h in 3.8 seconds (though the top speed is electronically limited to top out at 250 km/h). Both cars also feature the same AMG Speedshift MCT nine-speed transmission found in the E 63 S as well as a three-chamber air suspension system with three-mode adaptive adjustable damping, and all Canadian models will include 4Matic+ permanent all-wheel drive with fully variable torque distribution and a rear-axle electronically limited-slip differential.

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 63

The staggered 20-inch or optional 21-inch tires – 265 mm wide in the front and 295 mm in the rear – are mounted on light-alloy wheels with a high-sheen finish, and both models are also graced with the AMG Panamericana grille, a design element previously exclusive to the AMG GT family of vehicles.

On the Coupe variant, an exclusive Edition 1 special edition will be available at launch with high-gloss black highlights, an AMG sports exhaust system, 21-inch matte black wheels matched with yellow rim flanges, black Nappa leather with yellow contrast stitching, and a microfiber flat-bottomed performance steering wheel with 12 o’clock marking.

With SUVs now forming one-third of Mercedes-Benz global sales, expect to see a big push behind these models when they launch in Canada next winter.

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Stephanie Wallcraft
Stephanie Wallcraft is the child of an auto worker and honed her passion for cars in the grandstands of the Molson Indy Toronto. Today she continues the family tradition by writing about cars and motorsport for publications across Canada while living with her motorhead husband and daughter in downtown Toronto.
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