“With the new GLS 63, we are offering a vehicle to customers who won’t accept compromises when it comes to versatility, effortless superiority, and spaciousness. We have further increased the powertrain’s efficiency in conjunction with the EQ Boost starter-alternator and 48-volt electrical system, which makes our GLS 63 the ideal companion for long distances, on a par with the S-Class, with rough-terrain attributes and space for up to seven people,” says Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.
Walking up to the Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 the AMG-specific radiator grille stands out with its vertical slats in high-gloss chrome larger than grilles found in other AMG models. The front view also highlights the expressive hood, the heavily contoured power domes, and the standard Dynamic LED Headlamps with Adaptive High Beam Assist. The look is reinforced by the newly designed AMG front bumper with an integrated jet wing design in high-gloss black, the front splitter, the jet wing trim strip in silver chrome, and the striking side air inlets.
We love the flared wheel arches, side skirts and mirror housings all painted in our vehicle’s color, while the window surrounds are in high-gloss chrome. The newly designed AMG rear bumper emphasizes width, and a sporty diffuser dominates the rearview along with the AMG exhaust system with two rectangular corrugated twin tailpipes. As standard, our Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 came equipped with 21-inch AMG Multi-Spoke Wheels. Additional wheel variants with diameters of up to 23 inches are available.
Inside our spacious GLS 63. the authentic AMG atmosphere is ensured by the AMG sports pedals in brushed stainless steel with rubber studs, illuminated door sill panels with “AMG” lettering, black floor mats with “AMG” lettering, and 64-color configurable ambient lighting. High-quality materials for the dashboard and door beltlines in Nappa leather, plus high-gloss anthracite limewood trim elements, accentuate its high-end ambiance.
For state-of-the-art operating convenience, the GLS 63 has a modern cockpit, with a high resolution 12.3″ Digital Instrument Cluster and 12.3″ Touchscreen Media Display, both under a single glass cover. The multimedia touch display is generous in size and has a high resolution. The AMG instrument cluster with specific content such as the RACETIMER, and AMG start-up menu has a choice of four display styles – “Modern Classic”, “Sport”, “Discreet” and AMG-specific “Supersport”.
The AMG seats for the driver and front passenger ensure optimum lateral support and include an AMG- specific seat upholstery layout with an “AMG” badge in the front backrests. For first-class comfort, the multi-contour seats for the driver and front passenger also feature seat climate controls and massage functions. The second-row seats are heated as standard.
Other model-specific appointments and controls such as the 3-spoke AMG steering wheel variants provide optimized ergonomics. These steering wheels have a flattened lower section and make a strong impression with touch-control buttons, aluminum shift paddles, and “AMG” lettering. The standard AMG Drive Unit steering wheel buttons help to ensure fast and precise operation of dynamic functions within close reach of the wheel.
A show-off? Not intentionally, but the aerodynamic design, luxurious appointments, impressive power, and large brakes are hard to miss.
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