Mercedes-Benz is currently working on its full-size SUV. The amazing high-riding vehicle is expected to arrive sometime this year, most likely in the second half. Still, no matter how good promises to be the future GLS, a real fun will begin when AMG department slip their fingers into the job. Yes, the performance model is in works as well, though, the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLS63 will come a year after the regular model.
No matter it’s still far away from its debut, the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLS63 has been spied camouflaged while it was checking out new snow abilities. The testing vehicle is at the very beginning of the road, so the production-ready model could look totally different. However, we are pretty sure it’s the AMG-treated next-gen GLS because of the Panamericana grille design, which is a benchmark of all new AMGs. Plus, the front end sports more air intakes, while the SUV also hosts a quartet of larger wheels with massive brakes. The wheels have been spiced up with a bit wider performance-oriented tires.
The hot large SUV is going to use a pretty impressive powertrain. The system will consist of a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 and a nine-speed automatic transmission. We still don’t know how much power and torque this engine, but it will probably deliver pretty much the same amount of power as the G63, which is 577 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque.
Some reports indicate that the German car manufacturer is also reconsidering the 2020 Mercedes-AMGGLS73 EQ. The model will reportedly combine the same twin-turbo 4.0-liter engine and an electric motor for an output of around 800 horsepower.
Both the regular and hybrid full-size SUVs will fight against the Cadillac Escalade, Infiniti QX80, Lexus LX 570, Lincoln Navigator, and a new BMW X7, though Mercedes is currently working on an ultra-luxury version from Maybach which will be out of the competition.