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Mercedes GLS 63 AMG First Review

By   |   19 June,2017

When you are on a crash diet, sometimes amidst this, you cannot help but sneak in a massive burger, shake and fries. In the same way amidst all this talk of electrification, hybrids etc etc, it is a welcome change with Mercedes launching a near 3 tonne SUV with a 5.5 litre twin-turbocharged handbuilt V8. Good. AMG does things differently and the idea of putting an engine as big as the car is indeed a very good idea.

To hell with the environmentalists. The GLS 63 AMG is then the mental version of the standard GLS. You have, hold your breath, 577 horsepower, which is over 27 horsepower from its predecessor. The peak torque of 760 Nm is now available from just 1,750 rpm. Thus it would not be a surprise that it does 0-100 km/h in just 4.6 seconds with an electronically limited top-speed of 250 km/h. But the real deal is the noise- it is sensational with the typical AMG roar.

The gearbox is a 7-speed auto designed to rein in all that torque and power plus the DYNAMIC SELECT system receives the AMG treatment with the inclusion of a SPORT+ mode in place of the OFF-ROAD mode available on other models. On the outside the mean stance of the GLS is even crazier with the wheel arches been widened by 44 mm for an even broader stance. Well you need to as the GLS 63 AMG has massive 21 inch wheels as standard but if that is small, there are 22s also! Styling wise the GLS 63 AMG is not exactly shy of its sporting intentions with huge air intakes and a shinier grille.

Yes this is not subtle. Inside you have 3-spoke AMG Performance leather steering wheel with aluminum shift paddles, AMG nappa leather upholstery, AMG instrument cluster etc. If you have to know the fuel efficiency then you are in the wrong place but the Rs 1.58 cr is not that bad considering this hulk has seven seats and performance that can give sports cars a complex. Yes its good to have that massive burger once in a while, bravo Mercedes..



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