2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 Coupe

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2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 Coupe Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


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Aayush Yadav Automotive Journalist Updated on: November 11, 2019


Filling in between an extensive range of crossovers and SUV's, Mercedes ups its game with its GLC-Class by offering an AMG variant to focus on performance as well as top-notch comfort, luxury and driving dynamics. With the 2019 Mercedes AMG GLC 63 Coupe, Mercedes returns once again to show why its Silver Arrow insignia has been one of the oldest in the world. With the AMG GLC 63, you'd find the most elite crossover of the GLC class, right below 63 S, which comes fully loaded up with features and stands as a power packed performer.

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Pros

Big Burly AMG V8 engine

Composed and smooth ride

Well-appointed interiors

Swift acceleration

Cons

Low cargo volume

Limited headroom due to sloping roofline

What's New?

No many major updates


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$74100

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

186.8 in.

width

76 in.

height

62.2 in.

curb weight

4511 lbs.

ground clearance

6.2 in.

capacity

cargo volume

49.4 cu ft.

towing capacity

3500 lbs.

payload capacity

1466 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

 2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 Coupe in Cardinal Red Metallic color  2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 Coupe in Iridium Silver Metallic color  2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 Coupe in designo Dakota Brown Magno Matte color  2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 Coupe in Diamond Silver Metallic color
Cardinal Red Metallic

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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 Coupe Base

Base

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

$74,100


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4MATIC 4dr Coupe AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9AM) Starting at $74,100 MSRP (16/18/22) 469 hp @ 5500 rpm, 4 L, V-8, premium unleaded (required)
9-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

 2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 Coupe S

S

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

$81,800


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
S 4dr SUV AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9A) Starting at $81,800 MSRP (16/18/22) 503 hp @ 5500 rpm, 4 L, V-8, premium unleaded (required)
9-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

Expert Review


It comes at a base price of $74,100 and is powered by a 4.0L V8 Bi-turbo engine mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission and comes with Merc's 4Matic all-wheel-drive system. Along the likes of Jaguar F-Pace SVR, Range Rover Sport, and the Maserati Levante, the Mercedes has a stiff competition it needs to rival. 

2019 Mercedes AMG GLC 63 Coupe SUV white front three quarters
2019 Mercedes AMG GLC 63 Coupe SUV front three quarters
2019 Mercedes AMG GLC 63 Coupe SUV white rear three quarters
2019 Mercedes AMG GLC 63 Coupe SUV rear three quarters

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 Coupe Features

Starting at $74,100, the 2019 Mercedes Benz AMG GLC 63 comes in two configurations, the 63 and 63 S which is priced at $81,800. Both the trims features similar features and powertrain, however the 63 S boasts a more refined powertrain and a couple more power alongside minor changes in performance as compared to the 63.

The luxury crossovers house an extensive list of plush features and advanced safety tech. They also offer incredible driving dynamics partly thanks to the marque’s 4Matic system and come with limited-slip rear differential.

Trims

AMG GLC 63 4Matic COUPE

AMG GLC 63 S 4Matic COUPE

MSRP

$74,100

$81,800

Key Features

Blind Spot Assist

All the features are same as the 63 trim

 

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

 
 

Sport Interior Appointments

 

We recommend

If you have a knack for more power, the 63 S is what you need to go for. But since there are no major changes in both the trims, going for the GLC 63 would also be a wise option if only power and performance is not the only aspects you yearn for.

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 Coupe Engine and Performance

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

Housing a 4.0L V8 Biturbo engine propelling power to all its wheels, the GLC 63 churns a mighty 469 horses and 479 pulling power. Mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission, the powertrain underneath the hood of the mighty Mercedes GLC 63 propels great amount of power with smooth and refined gear shifts and driving dynamics. It has sufficient power to race the asphalt in a jiffy or take a mild, sedated run down in the city.

Its competition outperforms the GLC in the race for numbers, but the GLC still manages to up its game by proving to be a capable warrior on the battlefield. 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 Coupe

Jaguar F-pace SVR

Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR

Maserati Levante GTS

2018 BMW X5 M

MSRP

$74,100

$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

As said above, the Mercedes GLC 63 is a performer despite it losing out on the output race. It is aggressive and swift 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

Crafted by the performance division, AMG, the athletic and assertive Mercedes GLC 63 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 crossover 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 2019 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 crossover coupe 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

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 Coupe 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

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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.

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 Coupe Interior

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class uses a plush ride and a lush cabin to captivate crossover 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 crossover 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 crossover 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 2019 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 crossover.

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

3

3

3

76.7

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 Coupe Exterior

The 2019 GLC-Class fits a gorgeous cabin in a crisp crossover 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 2019 Mercedes AMG GLC 63 Coupe 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 coupe’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

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 Coupe 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.

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 Coupe Competition

2019 Mercedes Benz AMG GLC 63 Coupe vs Jaguar F-Pace SVR

The 2019 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 crossover in the 2019 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.

2019 Mercedes Benz AMG GLC 63 Coupe vs Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR

The 2019 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 COUPE 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.

2019 Mercedes Benz AMG GLC 63 Coupe vs Maserati Levante GTS

The 2019 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.

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 Coupe 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 2019 AMG GLC 63 such as design change, improving its performance, etc. as the competition has excellent alternatives to the Silver Arrow.