Both the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 Coupe and GLC63 S Coupe have been spotted several times in the last month, so we were pretty sure they will make their official debuts at this year’s New York auto show. That happened of course. However, we were pretty sure that we know already everything about them, but no, that’s not completely true.
At the first place, it’s important to know that there is a significant difference between the regular and S model. Yes, the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 Coupe is getting an impressive twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 engine with 469 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque. On the other hand, the GLC63 S Coupe features the same bi-turbo V-8, but there is a little bit more power. More precisely, the topper will be able to pump out up to 503 horses and 516 lb-ft of torque. Of course, both models sport an AMG’s paddle-shifted nine-speed automatic and an all-wheel-drive system, which is slightly tweaked for a better performance. In place of the usual conventional limited-slip differential, the manufacturer used an electronically controlled differential. Why is that so important? Well, that prevents ESP stability-control system to intervene allowing significantly higher threshold.
While the non-S model sports 19-inch wheels with 235/55 front and 255/50 rear tires, the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 S Coupe uses 20-inch wheels with 265/45 front and 295/40 rear tires. In case you need even bigger wheels, you can always pay for optional 21-inch wheels. No matter which one model you choose, it will feature standard multi-chamber adaptive air suspension. There are Comfort, Sport, Sport+, Race, and Individual driving modes, but we are pretty sure you will use Comfort most of the time.
As for the design, we can only say that both coupe-SUVs look really awesome. After all, a picture worth a thousand words, and as you see, we have plenty of pictures here.