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68 Mercedes-Benz GlcGLC 63 4Matic 5dr 9G-Tronic

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£8499 deposit
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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

8.4" high resolution displayActive park assist with parktronic system
Attention assistBluetooth interface for hands free telephone
Collision prevention assist plusCOMAND online nav with colour display, radio/CD/DVD/MP3, SD card, 10GB music, Emergency Call system, speed limit assist, linguatronic voice control
Crosswind AssistDYNAMIC SELECT with a choice of driving modes (ECO, Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual)
Instrument cluster with 5.5-inch TFT multi-function displayMulti function trip computer
Outside temperature gaugePower opening/closing tailgate
Remote boot releaseService indicator (ASSYST)
Speed sensitive steering 

Entertainment

5 speakersDAB Digital radio
Frontbass loudspeakersUSB connection

Exterior Features

Adaptive brake lightsAMG bodystyling
AMG door sillsAutomatic headlights
Body coloured bumpersChrome exterior trim
Electric windows one touch open/closeElectrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Heated windscreen washersHigh gloss chrome vertical panamericana grille with black louvres
LED daytime running lightsLED rear lamps
Privacy glass (to rear of B post)Rain sensor windscreen wipers
Range adjustable headlightsRear wiper
Tinted glass all round 

Interior Features

2 cupholders in front centre console2 way rear head restraints
3 spoke flat bottom AMG steering wheel in nappa leather4 way adjustable front head restraints
4 way electric lumbar support40/20/40 split folding rear seats
Aluminium gear shift paddlesAmbient lighting
Auto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensorAutomatic climate control
Black floor matsBlack roof lining
Dividing net - rearEasy-pack load compartment cover
Electric front seat height adjustmentFront armrest with storage box
Heated front seatsIlluminated glovebox
Multifunction steering wheelNappa leather upholstery
Rear top tether child seat ISOFIX attachmentSports pedals with stainless steel surfaces and rubber studs
Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors 

Packs

Interior lighting pack - GLCMemory pack - GLC
Mirror pack - GLCStorage pack - GLC

Safety

3 rear 3 point seatbeltsABS with Brake Assist
Active bonnetAdaptive brake system
AMG high performance braking systemBrake calipers in silver
Child proof door locksDrivers knee airbag
Dual stage Driver/Passenger AirbagsElectronic parking brake
ESP with ASRFront and rear seatbelt reminder
Front side airbagsHill hold function
Occupancy sensor for passenger seatTyre pressure monitoring system
Warning triangle and first aid kitWindow airbags

Security

Alarm system/interior protection/immobiliserAutomatic door locking
Keyless StartRemote central locking

Technical

66 litre fuel tankAir suspension
AMG rear axle limited slip differential lock 

Trim

Artico upholstered dashboard 

Wheels

Tyre inflation kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO0.39CO2 (g/km)271
HC0.068Noise Level dB(A)73
NOx0.016Particles0
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC3982Compression Ratio10.5:1
Cylinder LayoutV8Cylinders8
Cylinders - Bore (mm)83Cylinders - Stroke (mm)92
Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTHFuel DeliveryTWIN TURBO
Gears9 SPEEDNumber of Valves32
TransmissionSEMI-AUTO 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)27.4EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)34.5EC Urban (mpg)20.3

General

Badge Engine CC4.0Badge Power476
Coin SeriesAMGInsurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0746E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years30Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %95NCAP Child Occupant Protection %89
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095NCAP Pedestrian Protection %83
NCAP Safety Assist %71Service Interval Mileage12500
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)4Engine Power - BHP476
Engine Power - KW350Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5500Engine Torque - LBS.FT479
Engine Torque - MKG66.3Engine Torque - NM650
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed155

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front235/55 R19
Tyre Size Rear255/50 R19Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style10 SPOKEWheel Type19" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height (including roof rails)1620Length4682
Wheelbase2873Width1931
Width (including mirrors)2096 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)66Gross Vehicle Weight2580
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1600Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)550
Max. Loading Weight580Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked2170Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight2000No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb12.1
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG GLC

Mercedes-Benz makes the quickest mid-sized SUV you can buy. Jonathan Crouch tries the GLC in its V8-powered AMG 63 form.

Ten Second Review

The SUV segment is a profitable niche for car makers - and the high performance end of it even more so. Here's the model that claims to rule the mid-sized part of that segment, the thunderous V8-powered Mercedes-AMG GLC 63.

Background

No other brand has more experience in high performance SUVs like this one, the Mercedes legacy in this market niche dating back to 1999 and the fast but rather wayward ML55. The company's AMG tuning division in Affalterbach has got rather better at producing go-faster versions of Mercedes products since then - they're now good for corners as well as straight lines - and it really shifted up a gear with the introduction of the 4.0-litre V8 we first saw in the AMG GT performance sportscar in 2014. Since then, that twin turbo engine has been fitted into a variety of Mercedes-AMG products, including the C63 and E63 models that share much of their engineering with this top GLC. Here, it can put out as much as 510hp and a thumping 700Nm of torque, that latter figure enough to embarrass this car's most direct segment competitors, the Porsche Macan Turbo and the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio. Quite a prospect. Let's put this car to the test.

Driving Experience

The world may not need a mid-sized SUV with around 500hp, but you might - and if you do, then this Affalterbach-engineered AMG model is a tempting lottery-winner's confection. It uses much the same 4.0-litre twin turbo V8 that you'll find in the AMG GT sportscar, which aurally is on another level from the V6 engines you'll find in direct rivals. Here, this powerplant puts out either 476hp or 510hp, depending on your choice between standard or 'S'-spec versions of the two body styles on offer, the boxier 'SUV' variant or the trendier 'Coupe' body shape. Whatever your preference, you get 4MATIC+ 4WD and a 9-speed 'AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT' auto gearbox with an in-built 'RACE START' function. Use this and your kidneys will be thrust to the back of your rib cage as this car hurls itself forward from rest, reaching 62mph in just 4.0s in the standard GLC 63 - or 3.8s in this GLC 63 S model. But this car has more to offer than just straight line speed. Intuitive cornering assistance is delivered by the standard rear limited slip differential, which is mechanically-operated in the standard GLC 63 and electronically-driven in the 'S' variant. The steering's more feelsome than we were expecting it to be too - though the rack still doesn't have the feedback you'd get from a rival Porsche Macan Turbo. Three-chamber air springing and adaptive adjustable damping comes as standard, but it's a very firm set-up, even if you keep the car in the softest of its three available damping modes. Potential buyers will have to decide whether or not they can live with that. As usual with a Mercedes model, there's a 'DYNAMIC SELECT' driving modes system that allows you to tweak steering feel, throttle response, gearshift timings and the throaty sound of the optional AMG performance exhaust.

Design and Build

Get one of these bearing down in the fast lane upon you and you'd scuttle over pretty quickly. Whether you choose your GLC 63 in this SUV guise or in its alternative Coupe form, it's a mean-looking beast. The lesser V6-engined Mercedes-AMG 43 4MATIC model could easily be mistaken for an ordinary GLC with sporty 'AMG Line' trim, but from a glance at this V8 variant, you know you're dealing with a different thing entirely. The wider 'jet wing'-inspired front apron with these huge lower corner finned cut-outs is one component in this change of demeanour, but the main thing that enhances this '63' model's added status is a distinctive styling feature that until recently was reserved for the AMG GT sportscar - this 'Panamerica' front grille. And at the wheel? well if you're wavering between this car and Affalterbach's more conventional C 63 model, then this is where the GLC V8 will probably sell itself to you. You know of course that this SUV's high-set stance will put it at a disadvantage to an ordinary performance saloon or estate when it comes to weight transfer and cornering agility, but somehow, it's hard to resist the allure of such a commanding driving position. There's more space in the back that you'd get in the C 63 Estate model that the magazine experts will recommend you choose instead - and more boot room too, with 550-litres in the SUV and 500-liters in the Coupe.

Market and Model

Of course, you won't be expecting a car of his calibre to be inexpensive - and this one is predictably pricey, the base 'GLC 63 4MATIC+' version requiring a £70,000 budget in standard 476bhp guise. But why would you want that when another £6,750 would get you the uprated 510bhp 'GLC 63 S 4MATIC+' model with 510hp and 700Nm of torque, enough - just - to give you the power-bragging rights over any upstart rival. Add in a few well chosen extras to this variant and you could easily be looking at pushing its £76,000 asking price up to around £90,000, which was the original price tag of the particular car we tested. If you want something even more fashionable than this standard bodystyle, Mercedes also offers this same car in both its forms with the GLC Coupe bodyshape, for around £2,500 more. Either way, you're probably going to be looking at paying around twice what you'd have to find for an ordinary entry-level diesel-powered GLC model. Still, if you've developed a brand that's built itself a reputation for creating some of the world's most desirable performance cars, then to some extent you can almost name your price when it comes to what they cost.

Cost of Ownership

You won't expect the running costs of a 4.0-litre petrol-powered V8 SUV weighing two tonnes to be inexpensive. Nor are they here. Still, just imagine how bad they would have been with the old-school 5.5 and 6.2-litre V8s that AMG used to use. This GLC 63's twin turbo 4.0-litre V8 is much more advanced than those two old-school engines and on a long easy highway cruise, you might actually be surprised at just how many miles you can get out of it before there's a need to brush your brogues on a filling station forecourt. Let's get to the figures, which see the standard 476hp SUV model on 19-inch wheels return 24.4mpg on the combined cycle and 265g/km. For the Coupe, the figures are only fractionally altered - 24.6mpg and 262g/km. The readings you get for the 510hp 'S' model aren't much different and vary mainly because of this variant's inclusion of larger 20-inch wheels. For the SUV 'S' derivative, you're looking at 23.7mpg and 270g/km. For the 63 S Coupe, the figures are 24.1mpg and 267g/km. Whatever the version chosen, these readings combined with the 66-litre fuel tank would give you a motorway range of about 400 miles - which is poor without being embarrassing. Of course, away from the motorway, you'll probably struggle to get anywhere near these figures if you use this car as its designers intended. And should you ever take it on a track, you'll probably struggle to average 10mpg.

Summary

Critics of course are lining up to snipe at this car for its weight, its prodigious thirst and what in their eyes is a misguided sense of automotive fashion. It tries, they'll tell you, to be five cars in one - SUV, estate, performance sportscar, luxury saloon and, in its alternative form, coupe as well. Yet ends up hitting none of these marks satisfactorily. To some extent, that's true, but it's quite a thing to watch this model strive to reach such an impossible objective. And get surprisingly close to meeting it. Whether it's worth paying double the cost of an ordinary GLC to enjoy such a performance is a decision only you can make. Perhaps the bigger picture here though is that in a world of eco technology and global warming, the days of the big V8-powered SUV must inevitably be numbered. If funds permit and you like what Mercedes has tried to do here, we'd suggest that you buy one - and enjoy it while you can.

Performance
90%
Handling
70%
Comfort
80%
Space
70%
Styling
80%
Build
80%
Value
40%
Equipment
80%
Economy
30%
Depreciation
50%
Insurance
30%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£899
Deposit£8499
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate5.66%
Cash price£71,375
Arnold Clark deposit£4483.59
Credit amount£61,392.61
Arrangement fee£10
Guaranteed future value£28,650
Total amount payable£84,794.59
Contract mileage40,000
Excess mileage charge20.0p per mile
Representative APR5.8%
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