German carmaker Mercedes has announced the arrival of their new SUV called Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG. This SUV, basically introduced in summer last year, is a big heavy family hauler. It’s a refined piece of machine with emphasis on luxury, safety and driving pleasure. Let’s take a quick look into its features and find out what’s interesting and appealing.
Features Of 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG
Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG has an overall length of 201.6 inches and width of around 84.3 inches, which makes it quite bigger in size.
The ground clearance is 10.9 inches, which is little more compared to conventional SUV’s that are available. Not much information is available about what all colors this SUV shall adore, when it was introduced in New York International Auto Show 2012 last year.
Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG is powered by 5.5-liter bi-turbocharged V8 engine, which provides amazing 550 Horse Power at 5250 RPM. This SUV has steel unibody chassis for extra strength and sturdiness. One thing, which is worth mention, is that this SUV can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.8 seconds on full load i.e. carrying 7 passengers altogether.
As far is speed is concerned, this SUV is great. It can attain a top speed of 155 mph in a very less amount of time. Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG is equipped with 7 speed automatic SPEEDSHIFT PLUS transmission, which is extremely smooth and makes driving sheer pleasure. Please note that the Automatic transmission of this SUV can be operated in 3 modes i.e. manual, comfort and sport.
Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG is all four-wheel drive, which gives it that extra kick and unimaginable road grip while driving. This SUV is equipped with 3-zone automatic climate control and has multicontour front seats, which can give light massage to the pssenger.
Optionally, this SUV can also be fitted with the Bang & Olufsen sound system, which is well known for its high quality acoustic. Since this is a high end SUV, fuel consumption stats are average since it consumes around 12.3 litres of fuel per 100 km of drive. This vehicle is equipped with Double Wishbone AIRMATIC type front suspension, while the rear suspensions are 4-arm Multilink. Not to mention the suspensions and technology used to create them is world class.
Price Of 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG
Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG is still in the announcement and demo stage. As per the company’s feedback, the car is expected to be available for the buyers in first quarter of 2013 (tentatively march this year). This SUV will be priced somewhere around $120000. In case if the buyer or customer opts for extra features, then price shall increase, depending upon the features that has been opted for.
After going through this quick review, you must be aware by now that this car is not meant for masses. Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG is meant for niche and selected class of customers. With its masculine looks and irresistible power, one thing is for sure that this will be one of the best SUV’s available in the US. Although, buying and owning this SUV is a costly affair, but still it’s an exciting and prestigious piece of possession.