The German flagship SUV has been redesigned last year and it has brought a lot of novelties. After a complete overhaul, it’s time for yearly updates and when it comes to updates, the second production year is always interesting with MB models, as that’s the time when we usually see the AMG-badged versions. The GLS won’t be an exception, and we are eagerly waiting for the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLS 63, to see all the novelties it’s about to bring.
When it comes to upgrades, the first thing that comes to mind is the engine, which is about to be tuned all-away up to 600+ horsepower. Also, we are about to see all kinds of visual and mechanical updates, as well as a couple of exclusive details on the inside. This will also be an extremely luxurious SUV, so count on a long list of standard equipment. The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 is about to hit the market in the second half of the year.
2021 Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 Design
Naturally, this model will come with all kinds of upgrades. When it comes to the exterior design, you may count on both mechanical and visual novelties. When it comes to mechanics, the first thing that comes to mind is the suspension setup, which will be stiffer, while the vehicle will sit lower to the ground. Of course, you may count on new brakes, bigger wheels, rear diffuser and all other upgrades that are typical for AMG models.
Of course, there is a full load of visual novelties to come as well. The first thing that comes to mind is a new grille, which will be the largest grille AMG has ever made. As we already mentioned, there are new, bigger wheels. Standard models will come with 21-inch wheels, while 23-inches units will be offered as well, for those who want to go even more extreme.
Of course, the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 will benefit from all the benefits the recent redesign has brought. This includes the cabin design as well, which is arguably one of the nicest in the class. Of course, this particular version will come with further upgrades and some of the first things that come to mind are exclusive color schemes and trim. There will be lots of carbon fiber, while pedals will be made of brushed stainless steel. Of course, you may count on AMG’s recognizable steering wheel and illuminated door sill panels with “AMG” lettering, and 64-color configurable ambient lighting.
The seats are also new, sportier and with better support. An interesting thing to know is that this version will also be offered with the optional third row. Of course, you may count on a full load of the latest tech goodies.
Despite we are talking about a hi-performance model, it will come with a full load of standard equipment. Of course, you may count on all those tech goodies, starting from an amazing 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 12.3-inch touchscreen. The list of standard features will also include goodies like Wi-Fi hot spot, second-row wireless device charging, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, HD radio, premium audio system and many more. Things like an excellent 26-speaker Burmester sound system and second-row 7-inch tablet screen will be offered as options.
We also count on a full load of standard safety features. The list will include things like a surround-view parking camera system, crosswind assist, rain-sensing windshield wipers, a driver condition monitor, automatic park assist, blind spot monitoring, adaptive headlights, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking and many, many more things.
2021 Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 Engine
Of course, the most interesting part of the new 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 will be the engine. Of course, you may count on a well-known 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, which will get a special treatment from AMG, so a max output will go around 603 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque. It comes in pair with a nine-speed automatic transmission, and also gets help from a small electric motor, which is good for about 21 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, and definitely has a nice impact on overall performances.
Speaking of performances, the company claims this SUV needs just 4.1 seconds to hit 60 mpg, while the top speed will go around 174 miles per hour. Of course, you may count on standard all-wheel drive, known as 4Matic in the case of Mercedes-Benz. Also, there will be several drive modes to choose, such as Comfort, Sport, Sport+, Individual, Trail, and Sand.
2021 Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 Release Date and Price
We expect to see 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 sometime in the second half of the year. The base price will go around 126.000 dollars, while the most expensive models will go around 150.000 dollars. When it comes to the competition, the biggest rivals will be models like Audi RS Q8, as well as the upcoming BMW X7 M.