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Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 and GLC 63 Coupe prices announced

Merc's new 503bhp Porsche Macan rival starts from £68,920, with the Coupe from £74,410

Mercedes-AMG has announced pricing and spec details for its new GLC 63 hot SUV. Available in standard form from £68,920, a swoopier Coupe version can also be ordered from £74,410. 

The standard GLC 63 features a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 producing 469bhp and 650Nm of torque, allowing it to accelerate from 0-62mph in four seconds dead. A faster S model can also be had from £75,670, making 503bhp and 700Nm of torque and capable of the 0-62mph sprint in 3.8 seconds - more than half a second quicker than a Porsche Macan Turbo

All GLC 63s are limited to 155mph as standard, but the £2,755 AMG Driver's package sees the top speed upgraded to 167mph (non-S) or 174 mph. 

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If you opt for a standard model then you will receive the AMG high-performance braking system, sports suspension, rear axle diff lock, plus electric sports seats in Nappa leather. 19-inch ten spoke AMG alloy wheels and an aggressive bodykit. With the S version, you'll get more track focused equipment from AMG, including performance bucket seats, track driving apps, and an electronic rear axle diff lock. 

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If all this isn’t enough for you then you can choose the GLC 63 S Edition 1 with a starting price of £90,824 (£93,219 for the Coupé) before options. Grey paint with yellow decals, ceramic brakes, 21-inch alloys and a host of interior upgrades justify the price jump. 

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The 4MATIC+ four-wheel-drive set-up features the same variable torque distribution as seen on the new AMG E 63.  Regardless of spec, power is delivered via AMG’s new Speedshift nine-speed automatic gearbox.

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Torque can be split between the front and rear axle to optimise traction in certain driving conditions, but it’s heavily rear biased – the rear wheels are permanently driven, and in most circumstances the GLC 63 is rear-wheel-drive. It’s possible for the driver to influence the characteristics of the car though, with a range of selectable driving modes. Comfort, Sport, Sport Plus and Individual settings modify engine response, suspension set-up, gear shift times, the steering and traction control settings and also the 4MATIC+ all-wheel-drive system. 

The GLC 63 stands out compared to the rest of the GLC range with several bold styling tweaks. At the front is a new grille similar to the AMG GT, with thick, chromed vertical slats, more aggressive front and rear bumpers, plus new side skirts, a new spoiler lip and 20-inch alloys. A performance sports exhaust also comes as standard. 

Let us know what you think of the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 in the comments section below...

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