2017 Mercedes-AMG GLS63 4MATIC

2017 Mercedes-AMG GLS63 4MATIC
2017 Mercedes-AMG GLS63 4MATIC crossover SUV is a part of complete re branding for 2017 AMG models. 2017 GLS63 equipped with 5.5 liter twin turbocharged V-8 able to produce 577 horsepower at 5500 rpm (more 27 hp now) and 561 lb-ft of torque at 1750 rpm pairing with seven speed automatic transmission, which can be manually operated by metal paddle shifters available behind three spoke steering wheel. Clocks 4.3 to reach 60 mph from standstill, which means its not quick enough.

With Dynamic Select Control in Sport+ setting vehicle lowers height, provides quick throttle response and stiffen dampers provides better driving. Comfort, Sport, Slippery and Individual are other modes available. Comfort mode provides reasonable quality ride with less responsive throttle. Weighing 5858 pounds, Continental ContiSportContact 5 tires, 15.4 inch front rotors and 14.2 inch rear motors combination consumes 166 feet to stop form 70 mph. EPA remains 13/17 mpg city/highway rating.

Includes rich leather covers the seven seats, heated and cooled front seats, panoramic sunroof, active cruise control, keyless entry, push button start, blind spot monitoring, lane keeping assist as standard. Additional comes in form of manually operated second raw sunshades, heated and cooled front cupholders, power folding second row seats. COMAND infotainment with touchpad over traditional control wheel having audio and HVAC controls which can be operated either by buttons on steering wheels or on dash. There is not built in navigation system whenever phone equipped with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto is plugged in, in such case COMAND knob is to use. Seats include standard massage function. More addons as set of wheel locks, rear entertainment system, multispoke 21 inch wheels, trailer hitch for 7500 tow capacity. Second row 60/40 split can be manually reclined with fold down center armrest. Third row with 35 and 38.9 inches of leg and headroom respectively, cargo remains 16 cubic feet and 94 cubic feet when second and third row folds.

Mercedes-Benz GLS450 offer better utility and fuel economy over expensive Mercedes-Benz-AMG GLS63.

Starting Price $125,025
Vehicle Type 4 door hatchback, front engine, four wheel drive
Engine twin-turbocharged, intercooled DOHC 32-valve V-8, direct fuel injection
Transmission 7-speed automatic, manual shifting mode
Horsepower 577 hp @ 5500 rpm
Torque 561 lb-ft @ 1750 rpm
Displacement 333 cu in
Wheelbase 121.1 in
Length 202 in
Width 76.1 in
Height 72.8 in
Curb weight 5858 lb
Passenger volume 148 cu ft
Cargo volume 16 cu ft
0-60 mph 4.3 secs.
0-100 mph 10.5 secs.
Top speed 165 mph
Rolling start (5-60 mph) 4.9 secs.
Top gear(30-50 mph) 2.6 secs.
Top gear(50-70 mph) 3.3 secs.
Braking (70-0 mph) 166 ft
Fuel economy (city/highway) 13/17 mpg
C/D observed 13 mpg
Pros improved performance, attractive exhaust
Cons fuel economy