World’s quick­est SUV

V8 GLC63 of­fers 3.8sec 0-100km/h for $165K

Motor (Australia) - - THE NEWS -

The world’s quick­est SUV is now an AMG. Lo­cal pric­ing and spec for the new Mercedes-AMG GLC63 S has been re­vealed with the soft­roader claimed to be ca­pa­ble of 0-100km/h in just 3.8sec and a limited top speed of 270km/h.

This speed is cour­tesy of AMG’s 375kW/700Nm 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 and new nine-speed wet-clutch au­to­matic al­lied to Merc’s 4MATIC all-wheel drive sys­tem, which in­cor­po­rates an elec­tronic lim­it­ed­slip rear diff.

Adap­tive air sus­pen­sion is stan­dard with brak­ing han­dled by 390mm ro­tors and four-pis­ton calipers up front and 360mm ro­tors with sin­gle-pis­ton float­ing calipers at the rear. Carbon ce­ramic front ro­tors mea­sur­ing 402mm with six­pis­ton calipers are op­tional.

Wheels are 21s all round wear­ing the lat­est Miche­lin Pi­lot Sport 4S tyres 265/40 front and 295/35 rear.

The GLC63 S is priced from $164,900 and the Coupe $171,900 with a limited edi­tion “Edi­tion 1” launch pack­age avail­able on ei­ther for an ex­tra $10,900. Big money, but the next quick­est SUV is the $400K-plus Bent­ley Ben­tayga.

GLC63 S will be avail­able in ‘wagon’ or Coupe forms and marks the first SUV ap­pear­ance for AMG’s 4.0-litre V8

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