Order books for the new Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 have opened, with prices starting at £68,920 for the GLC 63 4MATIC+ SUV. The more powerful 63 S variant costs £75,670. Together with the SUV model, the slippery GLC 63 4MATIC+ Coupé is also available for £71,410 and the S model for £78,160.
Both models use the hand built 4.0-litre biturbo V8 AMG petrol engine, mated to an AMG Speedshift MCT nine-speed sports transmission as standard. Non-S variants produce 476hp and 650Nm of torque. From a dead start, 62 mph arrives in just four seconds. The GLC 63 S has an output of 510hp and 700Nm and takes 3.8 seconds to 62mph.
Standard spec includes AMG braking system; AMG sports suspension; AMG mechanical rear axle differential lock; Comand Online infotainment system; AMG sports seats with Nappa leather upholstery; ambient lighting; memory package (including electrically operated front seats, steering wheel and exterior mirrors); and 19-inch AMG 10-spoke alloy wheels.
Stepping up to the S variants, you'll find 20-inch AMG alloys, AMG performance seats; AMG Track Pace app and AMG electronic rear axle differential lock.
As befitting a car with the letters AMG in its name, various sports-related options and packages are available to tick - WG.