2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 SUV Engine and Performance Features
Anyone looking for a midsize SUV with an eight-cylinder Biturbo engine needs to look no further than the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 SUV. That’s because the new Mercedes-AMG GLC63 SUV is the only midsize SUV powered by an eight-cylinder Biturbo engine. But that’s not the only impressive powertrain feature offered by the new Mercedes-AMG GLC63 SUV. So, let’s get right down to it and check out all of the engine and performance features of the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 SUV.
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What’s Under the Hood of the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 SUV?
While the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC lineup offered a couple of powerful and efficient engine options, none can touch the engine of the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 SUV. That’s because the new Mercedes-AMG GLC63 SUV is powered by a handcrafted AMG 4.0-liter V8 Biturbo engine capable of pumping out 469 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque while going from zero to 60 miles per hour in just 3.9 seconds. This impressive engine is paired with the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9-speed transmission, which offers optimized shift/response times, quick and easy multiple downshifts and a double-declutching function that makes for what Mercedes-Benz calls highly emotional shifting. The 2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 SUV also features AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive.
“For us, the new GLC63 is a quite special vehicle. It is no easy job designing an SUV to be highly sporty and dynamic while at the same time offering inherent extreme driving stability and efficiency. This required us to put our heart and soul, along with our many years of SUV expertise, into the development of this vehicle. The result is an SUV that can be driven with high precision and agility and which, if required, is equally at home on a high-speed lap of the race track. With our V8 Biturbo engine, we hold a decisive unique selling point in the performance market. What is more, with both SUV and Coupe variants available, we offer the widest choice in the segment. The technical closeness to our sports cars is visually underlined by the Panamericana grille, which was previously reserved for our AMG GT models.” – Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.