Mercedes GL 63 AMG Photos

Mercedes GL 63 AMG is finally revealed. Unfortunately, there are no information regarding to technical details. Only images were released to Mercedes-AMG Global Fan Page. However, Mercedes GL 63 AMG will definitely have the same engine that is available on Mercedes ML 63 AMG; 5.5-lt V8 petrol engine produces 525 PS of power and 700 nm of torque. Engine will be coupled with an AMG Speedshift Plus 7-G Tronic automatic gearbox and definitely the top speed will be limited to 250 kph (155 mph).  Unfortunately, I cannot guess about the consumption or CO2 levels. As soon as the more detailed will be published, I will revise the post. Until that time, enjoy the photos.

Here is the official technical details, Mercedes GL 63 AMG has more power and torque than ML 63 AMG. So my prediction was not accurately correct.

The key data at a glance:
5461 cc
Bore x stroke
98.0 x 90.5 mm
Compression ratio
410 kW (557 hp) at 5250-5750 rpm
Max. torque
760 Nm at 2000-5000 rpm
Engine weight (dry)
204 kg
Fuel consumption, NEDC combined
12.3 l/100 km
CO2 emissions
288 g/km
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
4.9 s
Top speed
250 km/h*
My opinion about Mercedes GL 63 AMG is, a bit senseless vehicle. Because, Mercedes GL is promoted as an off-road biased SUV and it is one of the biggest SUV on the market and does not have a very strong sales figures. Thus, it is a relative high risk to introduce Mercedes GL 63 AMG, when there are very vague competitors are available and the demand to huge big SUV with aggressive engines! It is better to keep Mercedes GL exclusive rather than engaging with AMG.
In addition, the exterior design of Mercedes GL is not biased on sporty character like Mercedes ML. And, extending AMG brand to each product is not a very good as well. Because, this will reduce the exclusivity of AMG. If Mercedes can keep the AMG brand in fewer models, it will be more beneficial in future to sustain AMG’s exclusive image.
I hope it won’t share the same faith of Mercedes R 63 AMG; a bit of failure! And don’t forget, Mercedes GL 63 AMG was cancelled before going to production, when Mercedes GL was firstly introduced to market. It is obvious that Mercedes does not wish to take risk with an aggressive exterior design with Mercedes GL 63 AMG scare some of the customers. Mercedes GL 63 AMG is the only calm looking AMG!

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