Last year, we saw a complete overhaul of the company’s flagship SUV. This redesign has brought all kinds of novelties and improvements, so this model is once again among class leaders. Now, it’s turn for yearly updates and when it comes to yearly updates, Mercedes is particularly interesting with its second production year updates. That’s the time we usually see hi-performance, AMG-badged versions. The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 is no secret at all. The new model has already been presented and we already know most specs of the new versions.
This hi-performer is about to hit the market in the second half of 2020 and we count on all kinds of upgrades, starting from an impressive 600-hp engine and all other upgrades that usually come with AMG models. Furthermore, the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 will bring novelties in terms of the styling, as well as a long list of exclusive interior features. You can definitely bet on a very high price tag.
2021 Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 Engine
The core of the upcoming 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 will be the engine. We are about to see a familiar 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, which will get a special treatment from the company’s performance division for this occasion. We already know most of the details about the new model, including engine specs. The max output will go up to 603 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque. The engine comes in pair with a 9-speed automatic transmission but that’s not all. Besides internal combustion, the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 wll also get some power from electricity. More precisely, the V8 engine will be coupled with a small electric motor that delivers around 21 horsepower and quite respectable 184 pound-feet of torque, which will definitely have a highly positive effect on acceleration and overall performances.
Speaking of performances, the new model will be able to hit 60 mph in just 4.1 seconds. The top speed will go all-away up to 174 horsepower. Of course, AWD layout will be standard, as well as six drive modes – Comfort, Sport, Sport+, Individual, Trail, and Sand.
2021 Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 Redesign
Naturally, this powerful engine won’t be the only big novelty we are about to see in the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLS 63. This crossover will also come with other kinds of mechanical upgrades. Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is suspension, which will be tuned to provide best-possible performances. Along with it, you may count on large 21-inch wheels, as well optional 23-inch wheels. Naturally, you may count on AMG’s new grille, as well as on all those performance upgrades, such as rear difuser, bigger brakes etc. Finally, we might see some exclusive color options.
Upgrades on the insider are coming as well. Of course, the overall layout will remain the same, but we are about to see a full load of new features, which will make this SUV look much more sportier. Of course, the first things that come to mind are all those exclusive AMG features, starting from the recognizable steering wheel. Also, we are about to see a lot of new triming, including loads of cargon fiber. Naturally, new seats, with better support are expected as well. Furthermore, you may count on pedals made of brushed stainless steel, illuminated door sill panels with “AMG” lettering, and 64-color configurable ambient lighting etc.
As we already mentioned, the overall cabin layout will remain pretty much the same. So, you may count on a spacious cabin, with plenty of legroom, decent cargo area and more. When it comes to the list of standard features, things aren’t completely clear at the moment.
As we’ve just mentioned, things about the list of standard features aren’t 100% clear. We are still waiting for the details about the new model, but there are some things that are easy to predict. We presume that the list of standard equipment will include things like 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 12.3-inch touchscreen, as well as goodies like goodies like Wi-Fi hot spot, second-row wireless device charging, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, HD radio, premium audio system and many more. Of course, we count on a couple of options, such as 26-speaker Burmester sound system and second-row 7-inch tablet screen.
The list of safety features will be pretty impressive as well, despite we are talking about a hi-performance version. You may count on surround-view parking camera system, crosswind assist, rain-sensing windshield wipers, a driver condition monitor, automatic park assist, blind spot monitoring, adaptive headlights, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking and many, many more things.
2021 Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 Release Date and Price
The new 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 will hit the market sometime in the second half of the year. The base price will go around 126.000 dollars, while the key competitors will be models like BMW X7 M, Audi Q8 RS.