Mercedes Benz India has added the G63 “Edition 463” and the GLS 63, which are two new high-performance SUVs. Rs 1.57 crore is how much the Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 costs (ex-showroom, Pune). The Mercedes-AMG G63 “Edition 463” will cost Rs 2.17 crore (ex-showroom, Pune). With the addition of this SUV, Mercedes India now has a total of eight SUVs.
Mercedes-AMG GLS 63
The GLS is Mercedes’ newest SUV. It was just released in India. Now, the “63” badge brings a lot of AMG style and performance. The GLS 63 has a sporty bodykit, four exhaust tips, bigger wheels, and an intelligent lighting system with LED daytime running lights (DRLs). Inside, there is a panoramic roof, a Nappa leather AMG steering wheel, and other sporty touches.
As the AMG model, it has all the bells and whistles, like massage-functioning multi-contour seats, an electrically operated tailgate, cup holders that can be set to different temperatures, Termotronic climate control, and a Harman Kardon Logic 7 surround music system.
A 5.5-liter V8 Biturbo engine gives the GLS 63 580 PS of power and 760 Nm of torque. The SUV has a sports suspension called AMG Ride Control with Active Curve Control to keep the body from rolling too much.
Mercedes-AMG G63 ‘Edition 463’
Since 1979, Mercedes has kept making the G waggon. The G waggon has stayed pretty much the same up to this day. The G63 “Edition 463” is a special version of the car made to mark its 35th birthday. The number 463 is the internal model code for the G63.
The same 5.5-liter V8 engine that is in the GLS 63 is in this beast. At 5,500 rpm, this motor puts out 565 PS of power, and at 5,000 rpm, it puts out 760 Nm of torque. It drives like no other SUV on the road because of this. The time to go from 0 to 100 km/h is 5.4 seconds, and the top speed is limited to 210 km/h.
Don’t let the numbers tell you what to think. Since this is still a G waggon, it can still go off-road very well. It comes with Electronic Traction System 4ETS, differential locks, and a reduction gear for off-road use. The G63’s powerful engine isn’t just for speed. It can pull up to 3,500 kg and can hold up to 2,250 litres of cargo.
The company is not afraid to put AMG models on the market in India. The C43 AMG just came out, and it costs Rs 74.35 lakh. In November, the 2017 Mercedes E63 will make its debut at the LA Auto Show.