Mercedes has launched its GL63 AMG SUV in India and as the name suggests the talking point here is the engine. The GL63 AMG has a AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo which is good enough for 550 bhp and 760 Nm. All this means that this behemoth will do 0 to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds and 250 km/h top-speed.
Yes this is a full-sized SUV that we are talking about here. Power is transmitted to all four permanently driven wheels by the AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7G-TRONIC which has three modes and an automatic double-declutching function for downshifting.
However amongst all this performance it also has ECO start/stop function. With all this performance coupled with the size of this SUV you need good brakes and the GL63 AMG has just that with AMG high-performance braking system with ventilated and perforated brake discs all-round.
Obviously the AMG guys have also made the GL63 more sporty and yes it does look really good and enough presence to scare everything away from its path. For starters the grille has high-gloss slats painted in black, front apron with its large openings, LED daytime running lamps in the side air openings, massive 21 inch AMG light-alloy wheels with the wide-base 295 tyres and of course the AMG sports exhaust system.
Inside you get electrically adjustable AMG sports seats feature double topstitching in a contrasting colour and AMG badges on the front seat backrests and outer rear seat backrests, AMG Performance 4-spoke steering whee, AMG instruments and a central colour TFT monitor plus a lot of equipment. The GL63 AMG can be yours for Rs 1.66 cr (ex-showroom).