A first drive review of the revised 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 SUV

06/15/2019

Posted by: Oluwaseun Solomon

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Are you a huge fan of Mercedes-AMG SUVs? Don’t miss this first drive review of the revised 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 SUV. Check it out here now!

This is yet another “first drive” review of a Mercedes SUV from Naijauto.com, and we promise to keep feeding you guys with more fresh ones as new vehicles get launched.

A first-time drive in the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 Sport Utility Vehicle comes with so much to grasp in the overall experience.

2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 – Drivability, Power and Speed

The first thing one will notice is how effectively this new SUV can maximize passing zones on highways and its exciting acceleration is way more impressive than most of the crossovers or typical SUVs already available in its segment of the market.

The 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 gets its power from the featured 4.0L bi-turbo V8 hand-built engine that produces 469hp at 5,500 rpm and a 479lb-ft of torque at a 1,750 rpm. The acceleration of this new GLC 63 is estimated to take just 3.8 seconds from zero to 60mph on the standard models and 3.6 seconds for the “S” coupe model.

On the non-S standard model of the GLC 63 you get a 155mph speed while on the S Coupe model, you get 174mph speed.

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With a bi-turbo V8 engine of 155-174mph speed, this 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 can't be slow

Such a modern SUV like this 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 would never come without major drive assistance technology as you might already guess. It sure packs interesting drivability enhancement features such as a 4Matic+ all-wheel-drive system, adaptive damping, standard air spring suspension and a rear differential that is electronically controlled as it proportionally allocates torque from one side to the other across the vehicle’s rear axle.

This new SUV also features programmed and hardware optimizing drive modes that control the vehicle’s mechanicals. The available drive modes now include Race (S Coupe model only), Sport+, Sport, Comfort (default mode), and Slippery mode that alters the exhaust note, transmission behaviour, throttle mapping, steering and damping of the GLC 63.

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2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 – What’s inside?

The interior of this 2020 GLC 63 SUV is super sportified and has gotten the same updates just as the other vehicles in the GLC lineup especially the new and hot MBUX interface. It has also got a nice 10.25 inches central display screen that is capable of showing 3 functions at a time, and also features artificial intelligence powered responses to voice queries that any drive prefaces with the words “Hey, Mercedes”.

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The interior is super sportified and packed with adequate modern technologies

This system also comes with capabilities of responding to different gestures when it has the interior MBUX assistant in its option. The featured navigation system can also now easily place directional type of arrow overlays right on the feeds it getting from the vehicle’s front camera. A standard new digital instrument cluster is also added to the 2020 GLC 63 and its steering wheel now includes set of mini touchpads capable of responding to horizontal or vertical swipes as well as controlling the aspects of 2 featured forward screens.

2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 – How’s the outside?

On the outside, a 2020 GLC 63 SUV can be easily denoted by its grille opening that clearly widens out towards the vehicle’s bottom, and it is filled nicely with a set of beautiful vertical bars. The rear bumpers, wheel-arch mouldings, lower bodyside extensions, lower fascia, and wheels are as large as twenty-one inches and further distinguishes these AMG-fettled SUVs from the regular GLCs and slight tweaks are also visible in the design too.

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A lot of interesting modifications and refresh were done on the exterior

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2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 – Pricing

The 4Matic version has a starting price of ₦26.9 million ($74,745), the fastback (Coupe) version starts at ₦27.8 million ($77,495) which is a clear ₦990,000 ($2,750) premium offering over its very much practical counterpart.

At the very top level on the price list is the GLC 63 “S” Coupe that is just simply a baller by surpassing its non-S versions with ₦2.7 million ($7,600) to start at ₦30.6 million ($85,095).

Note: All of the above prices include the ₦358,200 ($995) destination charge.

It is worth mentioning however that, the beautiful Coupe variant of this new 2020 GLC 63 does have some downsides like slashed cargo space, and hindered rear visibility which like it or not are the things that just had to be done to produce an “S” version for those buyers seeking a GLC with max-attack.

All of the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 series are expected to rumble itself into dealerships sometimes in the later part of this year 2019.

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What we think

Can anyone really dislike a super-fast, powerful and beautiful vehicle like this 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63? We don’t think so.

You have it all from our above detailed first drive review if it looks like your type of “thing” then don’t even hesitate to grab your copy once it hits the market.

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Oluwaseun Solomon is a prolific and diligent automobile writer at Naijauto.com. He's also an experienced digital marketer and a creative multimedia developer that specializes in video editing. He currently contributes informative and easy to read articles on topics covering transportation, traffic updates, auto industry updates, and different car reviews.
When Solomon is not writing, you will either find him composing music, editing videos or simply enjoying YouTube "TEDx Talk" videos with a chilled drink :)

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