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


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Rahul Hans Automotive Journalist Updated on: November 14, 2019


Offered alongside the GLS Class is the AMG variant of the luxurious and opulent SUV lineup by Mercedes Benz. The 2019 Mercedes AMG GLS 63 comes with an addition of top-notch materials fitted with a list of luxurious features and a mighty powertrain housed under its hood to boggle your mind behind the wheels of tis large and powerful luxury SUV.

The Mercedes Benz AMG GLS 63 has a brawny 5.5L V8 Biturbo engine with a 7-speed automatic transmission that delivers the utmost amount of power and gives a victorious feel at each every ride. It has a traditional and antique outlook that will remind you of the traditional SUVs.

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Pros

Spacious cabin

Quick and zippy powertrain

Luxurious interior

Cons

Rivals equip better infotainment system

What's New?

The Mercedes AMG GLS 63 comes unchanged from its previous iteration.


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$126150

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

7

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

displacement

333 cu.in.

horsepower

577 hp @ 5250 rpm

torque

561 lbs.-ft @ 1750 rpm

transmission

7-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension w/active anti-roll bar

suspension rear

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

brake rotors (f/r)

66/66.8

dimensions

wheelbase

121.1 in.

length

203.2 in.

width

76.1 in.

height

72.8 in.

curb weight

5754 lbs.

ground clearance

8.5 in.

capacity

passenger volume

143.6 cu ft.

cargo volume

93.8 cu ft.

towing capacity

7500 lbs.

payload capacity

1565 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

4.8 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

13/15/18 mpg

highway range

475.2 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.


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Ratings

Engine And Performance

9.6

Exterior

9.4

9.5

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLS 63 Base

Base

power
577 hp @ 5250 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
15 combined

$126,150


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (5.5L 8cyl Turbo 7AM) Starting at $126,150 MSRP (13/15/18) 577 hp @ 5250 rpm, 5.5 L, V-8, premium unleaded (required)
7-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 7

Expert Review

9.5

Overall Rating


Starting at a price of $126,150, it is available with a wide range of additional features and specifications in comparison to the regular GLS SUVs that contribute to the outstanding performance and luxury of the SUV. This big boy goes against the likes of BMW X6 M, its own younger brother, the AMG GLE 63, and the Land Rover SVR.

2019 Mercedes Benz GLS 63 AMG front view
2019 Mercedes Benz GLS 63 AMG front view
2019 Mercedes Benz GLS 63 AMG rear view
2019 Mercedes Benz GLS 63 AMG rear view

 

9.6/10
Engine and Performance

 
 
 

9.4/10
Exterior

 
 
 
 

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLS 63 Features

The Mercedes Benz AMG GLS 63 comes in a single trim level starting at the price of $126,150. The SUV is powered with the 5.5L twin-turbo engine that delivers abundant power out of the SUV. Churning out 577 horses and 561 pulling forces, the GLS drives all the wheel of the drivetrain and is offered with a host of luxurious features alongside an AMG body styling with sport-tuned suspension. With the ability to seat 7 passengers, the GLS is spacious and a large opulent and performance heavy duty.

Trim

AMG GLS 63

MSRP

$126,150

Key Features

AMG Body Styling

 

21” AMG titanium wheels

 

AMG Nappa leather performance steering wheel

 

Heated Front Seats

 

AMG Sport Suspension based on AIRMATIC

 

ECO Start/Stop System

 

8” touchscreen

 

Apple CarPlay and Android Autos

We recommend:

While the AMG GLS 63 comes housed with performance and a wide array of features, invest in the optional power-sliding second-row seats so you’d get improved third-row access.

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLS 63 Engine and Performance

9.6/10

"The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS manages its size with grace and even feels nimble in some circumstances." -thecarconnection

The Mercedes Benz AMG GLS 63 features a power-packed 5.5L V8 Twin Turbo Engine that delivers the utmost amount of power from the SUV's wheel. Though the engine in the Mercedes Benz AMG GLS 63 has a 7-speed automatic transmission, it delivers a mighty 577hp a torque of 561 lb-ft.

The performance of the SUV is ever ready to deliver and the throttle is jumpy with an excellent and herculean-feeling engine. Despite being an older transmission, the gearbox is quick and shifts with ease; mated to the engine, the powertrain has the ability to allow pushing of the GLS as much as you want.

When compared to the rivals, the BMW X6 M stands tallest in terms of overall power while the rest of the 5 litered engines are not too far behind, with the GLS' younger brother, the GLE, standing at the bottom of the list.

Models

Mercedes-Benz AMG GLS 63

Mercedes AMG GLE 63 4MATIC SUV

BMW X6 M

Range Rover Supercharged SV Autobiography

MSRP

$126,150

$103,050

$105,700

$177,500

Engine

5.5L Biturbo V8

5.5L V8 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded

4.4L Twin Turbo V-8

5.0L Supercharged V-8

Transmission

7-Speed Automatic

7 Speed automatic

8-speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

Horsepower

577hp @ 5,500 rpm

550 hp@ 5750rpm

567hp @ 6,000 rpm

557hp @ 6,000 rpm

Torque

561 lb.-ft. @ 5,250rpm

516 ft-lbs@ 1750rpm

553 lb.-ft. @ 2,200rpm

561 lb.-ft. @ 3,500rpm

 Acceleration:

The AMG GLS 63 is found to be the fastest among all the rivalries in reaching the speed of 60mph as well as the quarter-mile distance. The AMG GLS 63 reaches the 60mph speed at an amazing 5.3 seconds and the quarter-mile distance in just 13.6 seconds.

Models

Mercedes-Benz AMG GLS 63

Mercedes AMG GLE 63 4MATIC

BMW X6 M

Range Rover Supercharged SV Autobiography

0-60 MPH

4.5 sec

4.2 sec

4.0 sec

5.1 sec

Quarter mile

12.8 sec

N/A

12.4 sec

13.2 sec

Engine

5.5L

5.5L V8 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded

4.4L

5.0L

Emission

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

11.8

11.7

11.0

11.0

Braking and Handling

The Mercedes Benz AMG GLS 63 offers an all-wheel-drive that boosts more and more confidence and comfort to the ride. The AMG GLS 63 all-wheel drive is integrated with the Electronic Stability Program for the maximum amount of torque distribution in corners and slippery surfaces. Its ride feels plush with commendable handling capability and good steering feedback. Its body lean is kept at bay with the Active Curve System counteracting any body roll.

The Mercedes Benz AMG GLS 63 features the greatest dimensions of 15.4-inches and 14.2-inches in the Front Brake and the Rear. The distance that the AMG GLS 63 takes to halt from a speed of 60mph is 115ft and that is a decent performance for such a heavy SUV. The Beemer takes the quickest braking time, with the SUV coming to a halt in 104 ft.

Model

Mercedes-Benz AMG GLS 63

Mercedes AMG GLE 63 4MATIC

BMW X6 M

Range Rover Supercharged SV Autobiography

Brake Front (in.)

15.4

15.4

15.6

15.0

Brake Rear (in.)

14.2

13.6

15.2

14.4

Curb Weight (lbs.)

5754

5203

5185

5505

60-0 MPH (ft.)

115

N/A

104

N/A

Towing Capacity

The towing capacity of the Mercedes GLS is 7,500lbs., just a tad short of the Range Rover's 7716 lbs. The GLE is around 300 pounds short of the GLS while the BMW X6 M carries the least capacity, siting at 6000 pounds.

Model

Mercedes-Benz AMG GLS 63

Mercedes AMG GLE 63 4MATIC

BMW X6 M

Range Rover Supercharged SV Autobiography

Maximum Towing Capacity

7,500 lbs.

7,200

6,000 lbs.

7,716 lbs.

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLS 63 Fuel Economy

Despite the fact that the AMG GLS 63 is commendable its performance and power, its fuel economy delivered by the SUV its not to be mentioned as its strongest points.

The Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged SV Autobiography Dynamic SWB delivers the maximum fuel economy of \xa014/19 mpg on city/highway roads., sharing the output with BMW X6 M. The GLS' younger brother, the GLE 63, falls short of the field by a single mpg in comparison to the Mercedes GLS.

Model

Mercedes-Benz AMG GLS 63

Mercedes AMG GLE 63 4MATIC

BMW X6 M

Range Rover Supercharged SV Autobiography

MPG (city)

13

12

14

14

MPG (highway)

18

18

19

19

MPG (combined)

15

14

16

16

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLS 63 Interior

"The GLS can shuttle seven adults without issue and is out-spaced by only the largest SUVs on the market." -thecarconnection

Seating and Comfort:

Designed with a sculpted interior cabin, the Mercedes highlights creativity and craftsmanship with a host of luxurious and opulent features abound with quality materials used aboard its trim.

With the ability to seat 7, the AMG GLS 63 is spacious and large, while at the same time offering a good amount of legroom and headspace. Flexible seating arrangement makes sure you have the best possible experience inside this large and commodious Mercedes Benz.

Model

Mercedes-Benz AMG GLS 63

Mercedes AMG GLE 63 4MATIC

BMW X6 M

Range Rover Supercharged SV Autobiography

Passenger capacity

7

5

5

5

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

41.2/58.5/40.3

40.4/58.5/40.3

39.3/60.5/40.3

39.5/60.7/42.2

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

40.0/58.3/38.5

38.5/58.4/38.4

37.9/57.9/35.6

39.1/59.5/37

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

38.9/50.5/35.0

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N/A

N/A

Interior Features

The interior features of the AMG GLS 63 are as follows -

  • 3-zone climate control
  • Power liftgate
  • 60/40-split 2nd row-seats with EASY-ENTRY
  • Power-folding 50/50 -split 3rd row seats

 Infotainment System:

The Mercedes-Benz AMG GLS 63 comes with a COMAND 8" high resolution display. Harmon/Kardon speakers are provided for a clear and excellent sound experience. The additional peripherals such as USB, CD, DVD can be inserted into the mountable slots provided exclusively. The phone and audio streaming can also be done with the Bluetooth compatibility. The GPS Navigation system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Voice Controls, Steering mounted controls are catchy features of Mercedes AMG GLS 63.

Cargo and Capacity:

The cargo capacity behind the Mercedes Benz AMG GLS 63 contains 16 cubic feet behind the 1st row, 49.4 for the 2nd row and behind the 1st row is a massive 93.8. Its competition is not great a match for the GLS while its younger brother, the GLE 63 shares the same story as its rivals.

Model

Mercedes-Benz AMG GLS 63

Mercedes AMG GLE 63 4MATIC

BMW X6 M

Range Rover Supercharged SV Autobiography

Behind 3rd Row (ft.3)

16.0

38.2

N/A

N/A

Behind 2nd Row (ft.3)

49.4

 

26.6

24.5

Behind 1st Row (ft.3)

93.8

 

59.7

68.6

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLS 63 Exterior

9.4/10

"Although the 2019 AMG GLS63 is clearly based on the classic GLS-Class, there are still enough AMG additions to make it stand out in a crowd." -kbb

Dimensions and Weight

A big bloated SUV design with AMG body styling showcasing its athleticism, the AMG GLS 63 has the same design as compared to its previous iteration. In terms of dimensions, the vehicle is 187.5 inches long and 80.9inches wide. The AMG GLS 63's ground clearance is 8.3 inches while other rivalries such as Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged SV Autobiography Dynamic SWB and BMW X6 M has a similar values of length and width measurement but with a high ground clearance of 8.7 on the former.

Model

Mercedes-Benz AMG GLS 63

Mercedes AMG GLE 63 4MATIC

BMW X6 M

Range Rover Supercharged SV Autobiography

Curb weight (lbs.)

5754

5203

5185

5505

Length(in)

203.2

191

193.8

196.8

Width(in)

76.1

76.2

78.3

81.6

Height(in)

72.8

69.4

66.5

73.3

Ground clearance (in)

8.3

N/A

8.1

8.7

Wheelbase (in)

121.1

114.8

115.5

115.0

Track width (in) F/R

66.0/66.8

66.4/67.1

65.6/65.6

66.6/66.3

Exterior Features:

  • Aluminum roof rails
  • Dual chrome AMG exhaust tips
  • 21" AMG wheels, titanium
  • AMG body styling

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLS 63 Safety

Equipped with advanced safety tech, the Mercedes AMG GLS 63 comes kitted with a host of features that allows it to prevent major crash or damage itself from potential danger. Given below are some of the safety features found in the GLS 63 -

  • Active LED Headlamps
  • Active Steering Assist
  • Brake Assist
  • ATTENTION ASSIST
  • Speed-limit assist
  • Surround View System
  • PRE-SAFE
  • Seat belt technology
  • 11-way air bag protection
  • Electronic Stability Program
  • Active Parking System

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLS 63 Competition

Mercedes Benz AMG GLS 63 vs Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged SV autobiography Dynamic SWB

Comparing both the luxurious SUVs, the Mercedes Benz AMG GLS 63 has more cargo space alongside passenger capacity and a commodious cabin. With similar performance and fuel efficiency, despite being more traditional and a lesser graded infotainment system, upgrade with a few optional pacakges and the GLS will still not be close to the price of the Range Rover, effectively making it a better SUV if budget is a concern.

Mercedes Benz AMG GLS 63 vs Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 63:

With these two large SUVs, you'd find impeccable quality materials and luxurious features alongside a powerful engine. But where the GLE falls short is the spaciousness and more passenger seating as compared to the GLS. The Mercedes GLS is a more expensive variant of the similar philosophy of the GLE and if money is a concern, the GLE is a great alternative.

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLS 63 Final Verdict

The 2019 Mercedes Benz AMG GLS 63 is a great and spacious SUV from Mercedes Benz. While its pricing seems hard to justify when you compare it to its younger siblings in the same class, the AMG variant promises more performance and luxurious features yet falls short when taking its MSRP, which if deemed a problem, you might as well settle for the GLE-class' AMG model.