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2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


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Rahul Hans Automotive Journalist Updated on: November 14, 2019


Amongst a range of luxury and performance SUVs, Mercedes strikes with its AMG variant of the GLC-Class with upmost luxury and power packed performance alongside sporty driving dynamics. With the 2020 Mercedes AMG GLC 63, the marque shows why it's one of the oldest surviving manufacturers in the world. With the most opulent and powerful SUV of the GLC class, right below 63 S, the AMG GLC 63 comes fully loaded up with features and stands as a power packed performer.

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Pros

Big Burly AMG V8 engine

Well-appointed interiors

Composed and smooth ride

Swift acceleration

Cons

Low cargo volume

Limited headroom due to sloping roofline

What's New?

No many major updates


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$70800

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

displacement

243 cu.in.

horsepower

469 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

479 lbs.-ft @ 1750 rpm

transmission

9-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

66.3/65.7

dimensions

wheelbase

113.1 in.

length

184.2 in.

width

76 in.

height

63.8 in.

curb weight

4475 lbs.

ground clearance

6.1 in.

capacity

cargo volume

56.5 cu ft.

towing capacity

3500 lbs.

payload capacity

1444 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

4.6 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

16/18/22 mpg

highway range

382.8 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

powertrain warranty

48 months. / 50000

corrosion warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

roadside assistance

4 yr. / 50000 mi.



Styles

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Black

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Ratings

Engine And Performance

8.0

Interior

8.0

8.0

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 Base

Base

power
469 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
18 combined

$70,800


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9AM) Starting at $70,800 MSRP (16/18/22) 469 hp @ 5500 rpm, 4 L, V-8, premium unleaded (required)
9-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

Expert Review

8.0

Overall Rating


At a base price of $70,800, the heavy duty is powered by a 4.0L V8 Biturbo engine mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission and drives with the marque's 4Matic system and limited-rear slip differential.

In its competition, the Mercedes sees stiff rivalry along the likes of Jaguar F-Pace SVR, Range Rover Sport, and the Maserati Levante. Read on the review to find out if the German packs enough arsenal from Stuttgart to take on these powerful SUVs.

2020 Mercedes Benz GLC 63 AMG front view
2020 Mercedes Benz GLC 63 AMG front view
2020 Mercedes Benz GLC 63 AMG rear view
2020 Mercedes Benz GLC 63 AMG rear view

 

8.0/10
Engine and Performance

 
 

8.0/10
Interior

 
 
 
 
 

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 Features

Priced at $70,800, the 2020 Mercedes Benz AMG GLC 63 comes in a single configuration. The luxury SUV houses an extensive list of plush features and advanced safety tech. Along with the heavy duty, the marque also offers incredible driving dynamics partly thanks to the its 4Matic system and comes with limited-slip rear differential.

Trims

AMG GLC 63 4Matic SUV

MSRP

$70,800

Key Features

Blind Spot Assist

 

Power Liftgate

 

Handcrafted AMG V8 Engine

 

4Matic All-Wheel drive

 

AMG Dynamic Select

 

AMG Sport Suspension based on AirMatic

 

Aluminum Shift Paddles

 

AMG Body Styling

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With the list of features of luxury, safety, and performance offered in the AMG GLC 63, the SUV holds credible on all fronts. From a list of packages available, you could take a look and decide which bundle of features entices you.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 Engine and Performance

8.0/10

"The GLC may not be particularly exciting from the enthusiast driver's perspective, but driving excitement wouldn't seem to be among the top reasons people buy compact luxury-brand SUVs. The GLC is never sedating, either. It's up to whatever any driver is likely to ask of it, and it's a much better transportation appliance than the GLK." -Autoweek

Get behind the wheels of this heavy duty and you’d find a 4.0L V8 Biturbo engine power to all its wheels, the GLC 63 spurts out 469 horsepower and 479 pound feet of torque. The engine is married to a 9-speed automatic transmission and together, the mighty Mercedes GLC 63 churns out great amount of power with smooth and refined gear shifts and driving dynamics. Take it on the race track or cruise in the city, the GLC has sufficient power to travel comfortably.

In its competition, the GLC is outperformed in the race for numbers, however it still manages to up its game by proving to be steady competitor. The most powerful SUV in the class belongs to the BMW X5 purely in terms of its torque and horses.

Models

Mercedes AMG GLC 63 4MATIC SUV

Jaguar F-pace SVR

Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR

Maserati Levante GTS

2018 BMW X5 M

MSRP

$70,800

$80,985

$114,595

$119,980

$101,700

Engine

4.0L V8 Biturbo Premium Unleaded

5.0L V8 Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded

5.0L V8 Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded

3.8L V8 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded

Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 4.4 L/268

Transmission

9 Speed automatic

8 Speed Automatic

8 Speed automatic

8 Speed Automatic

8-speed M Sport Automatic Transmission with Drivelogic

Horsepower

469 hp@ 5500 rpm

550 hp@ 6500 rpm

575 hp@ 6000rpm

550 hp@ 5750 rpm

567 hp @ 6,000 rpm

Torque

479 ft-lbs@ 1750rpm

502 ft-lbs@ 3500rpm

516 ft-lbs@ 3500rpm

538 ft-lbs@ 1750rpm

553 lb.-ft. @ 2,200 rpm

Acceleration

On asphalt, the Mercedes GLC 63 is a performer despite it losing out in the output race. Aggressively packed, the SUV displays swiftness where all that aggression takes it 3.8s to reach 0-60 MPH. While the field is closely packed with similar timings amongst the rivals, the second fastest to come close to the GLC is the Maserati Levante and the X5M by BMW.

Models

Mercedes AMG GLC 63 4MATIC

Jaguar F-pace SVR

Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR

Maserati Levante GTS 3.8L

2018 BMW X5 M

0-60 MPH

3.8 sec

4.1 sec

4.3 sec

4.0 sec

4.0 sec

Quarter mile

N/A

N/A

N/A

13.2 sec

12.4 sec

Engine

4.0L V8 Biturbo Premium Unleaded

5.0L V8 Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded

5.0L V8 Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded

3.8L V8 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded

4.4L

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

11.0

Ride and Handling

Having been crafted by the marque’s performance division, AMG, the comfortable, athletic and assertive Mercedes GLC 63 SUV also provides utmost ride quality. It has quite a responsive steering and an AMG tuned firm suspension that keeps it well-mannered and well-behaved even at high speeds and also take quick turns in any corner with ease. Fitted with limited-rear slip differential, the driving dynamics of the Mercedes really prove to be a fusion of sporty and posh.

It has three different driving modes namely the COMFORT, the SPORT and the SPORT + modes. The COMFORT mode gives quite a stiff and controlled ride. However, with each shift to the higher mode, ride becomes stiffer, the throttle response improves and gets sharper and gear shifts get quicker than before.

Braking

The 2020 Mercedes AMG GLC comes with AMG performance brakes which are solid and give out a decent feedback. Theses brakes are quite sensitive so even a slight touch pedals can swiftly slow the car down. The front brake is sized 15.4 inches and the rear brake is sized 14.2 inches. These brakes looks sufficient enough to stop this heavy SUV at a decent distance in emergency situations.

Model

Mercedes AMG GLC 63 4MATIC

Jaguar F-pace SVR

Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR

Maserati Levante GTS 3.8L

2108 BMW X5 M

Brake Front (in.)

15.4

15.6

15

15

15.6

Brake Rear (in.)

14.2

15.6

14.4

13

15.2

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4511

4395

5093

4649

5260

60-0 MPH (ft.)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

104

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 Fuel Economy

Like its previous iteration, sticking by its fuel guzzling philosophy is the powerful and brawny GLC 63 that gives an economy of 16 MPG in the city and 22 MPG on the highway, thus making up an average combined economy of 18 MPG.

Model

Mercedes AMG GLC 63 4MATIC

Jaguar F-pace SVR

Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR

Maserati Levante GTS 3.8L

2018 BMW X5 M

MPG (city)

16

16

15

N/A

14

MPG (highway)

22

22

20

N/A

19

MPG (combined)

18

18

16

N/A

16

Tank Capacity (gal)

17.4

21.7

27.6

21.1

N/A

Despite being an average power-packed performer, the GLC 63 is on par with the rest of the competition. In fact, it leads the field alongside the F-Pace SVR.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 Interior

8.0/10

“The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class uses a plush ride and a lush cabin to captivate crowds—and trumps it all with the AMG card.” -thecarconnection

Seating and Comfort

Inside the cabin of the GLC 63, the interior houses lush features as well as comfort that help the driver all through the ride. Its trim and design has luxury abound while built with upmost quality material. It has a headroom of 41.1 inches in the front and 38.3 inches in the back, a shoulder room of 57.3 inches in the front, and 55.8 inches in the back and a spacious leg room of 40.8 inches in the front and 37.2 inches in the back. However due to the sloping roofline of this SUV, headspace is a bit limited.

Model

Mercedes AMG GLC 63 4MATIC

Jaguar F-pace SVR

Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR

Maserati Levante GTS 3.8L

2018 BMW X5 M

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

41.1/57.3/40.8

37.8/57.7/40.3

38.7/60.7/42.2

N/A

39.8/60.5/40.4

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

38.3/55.8/37.2

37.5/55.8/37.2

39.1/59.5/37

N/A

38.8/58.3/36.6

With such dimensions, this 5-seater is quite spacious than most of its competitors and can easily fit in 5 people without making them cramped.

Infotainment features

The GLC 63 comes with the COMAND infotainment system with a touch pad controller and an 8 inch display screen. This system is quite responsive and eases the job of the driver while driving without getting distracted. Some of the other infotainment and multimedia features in this are:

  • COMAND with touchpad controller
  • 8-inch high-resolution color screen
  • COMAND navigation
  • Dual USB audio ports
  • HD Radio receiver
  • SiriusXM Radio with 6-month All Access trial

Interior Features

Some interior features included in the GLC 63 are –

  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • 3 years of Mercedes me connect services
  • Mercedes me Assist Services
  • Remote Start via Mercedes me Mobile App
  • Heated front seats
  • 40/20/40-split rear seats with power folding
  • Power-folding side mirrors
  • MB-Tex/DINAMICA upholstery
  • KEYLESS-START
  • KEYLESS-GO
  • Refined cargo compartment
  • Retractable luggage cover
  • Storage Package
  • HomeLink garage door opener
  • Brake HOLD feature

Cargo volume

At the trunk, the 2020 GLC 63 provides you with subpar cargo volume to load it up with all the necessities you require. It has a cargo volume of 17.6 cubic feet with the seats up and 49.4 with seats down. However its rivals easily outperform this SUV .

Model

Mercedes AMG GLC 63 4MATIC

Jaguar F-pace SVR

Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR

Maserati Levante GTS 3.8L

2018 BMW X5 M

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

17.6

33.5

24.8

19.4

35.8

Cargo Volume (ft.3) (second row folded)

49.4

N/A N/A N/A

76.7

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 Exterior

“The 2020 GLC-Class fits a gorgeous cabin in a crisp shape.” -thecarconnection

Going into the new iteration and year, nothing much has changed in the GLC 63’s aesthetic over the past couple of years. Being a part of the first generation, the 2020 Mercedes AMG GLC 63 SUV remains quite identical to its predecessors. It weighs 4500 pound and is 187 inches in length, 76 inches in width and 62.2 inches in height. Off-roading is not this SUV’s forte for it sits just 6.2 inches from the ground.

Model

Mercedes AMG GLC 63 4MATIC

Jaguar F-pace SVR

Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR

Maserati Levante GTS 3.8L

2018 BMW X5 M

Curb weight (lbs.)

4511

4395

5093

4649

5260

Length(in)

186.8

186.5

192.2

197

192.7

Width(in)

76

81.5

81.6

77.5

78.1

Height(in)

62.2

65.0

71.0

66.1

67.6

Ground clearance (in)

6.2

8.4

8.4

N/A

8.1

Wheelbase (in)

113.1

113.1

115.1

118.3

115.5

Track width (in) F/R

66.3/65.7

64.6/65.1

66.5/66.3

63.9/66

65.6/65.6

Exterior Features

  • AMG body styling
  • Aluminum roof rails
  • 20-inch AMG 5-spoke wheels
  • Side-mirror logo projectors
  • AMG-specific grille
  • Muscle on every surface
  • Privacy glass

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 Safety

The Mercedes AMG GLC 63 is quite filled up with advanced features, and that list of features include quite a good number of Safety features to keep you safe while driving. They are:

  • Active Brake Assist
  • Mercedes-Benz Emergency Call
  • ATTENTION ASSIST
  • Crosswind Assist
  • LED Daytime Running Lamps
  • LED headlamps and taillamps
  • Blind Spot Assist
  • Rearview camera
  • PRE-SAFE
  • Seat belt technology
  • 7 air bags
  • Adaptive braking technology
  • Antilock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake Assist (BAS®)
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
  • 4-wheel Electronic Traction System (4-ETS)

IIHS and NHTSA have not yet rated this car yet.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 Competition

2020 Mercedes Benz AMG GLC 63 SUV vs Jaguar F-Pace SVR

The 2020 Jaguar F-Pace SVR is the topmost performance of the Jaguar’s SUV class. It comes with a supercharged V8 engine which has been well tuned to perform like a hellcat that just got unleashed from the hell. Now on the other hand when we look at the in the 2020 Mercedes AMG GLC 63, it gives a cut throat competition to this Jaguar in all aspects. But what turns the tables is that the F-Pace is way more economic than the GLC 63.

2020 Mercedes Benz AMG GLC 63 SUV vs Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR

The 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR comes from a family of one of the most power-packed heavy duties that has existed in the market for quite some time. The Land Rover has made this Range rover to be a total package that any SUV can offer. When compared to the GLC 63, it is quite a power-packed performer and has an upper hand in most of the other aspects too. So spending a $10,000 more for a better product seems to be quite a justifiable option.

2020 Mercedes Benz AMG GLC 63 SUV vs Maserati Levante GTS

The 2020 Maserati Levante GTS makes its debut into the market of midsize power-packed Luxury SUVs this year. Well it’s quick, comfortable and quite updated. But still after looking at what what the GLC provides at a lesser price, the price that you pay for this Levante might not feel so justified. Going for the 63 S seems like a better option here than going for the Levante.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 Final Verdict

Having existed in the market for a while now, Mercedes still has the GLC Class’ in its infancy and requires a few miles to go before it perfects its craft and dynamics. There are still some drawbacks that they have to work on with the 2020 AMG GLC 63 such as design change, improving its performance, etc. as the competition has excellent alternatives to the Silver Arrow.