Mercedes-AMG GL63 review
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The Mercedes GL63 can be the powerhouse of the GL range. the item’s fast along with powerful, yet a Cayenne Turbo can be a better bet The some other Mercedes GL. The preposterous one. that has a cost tag along with power output to rival the Porsche Cayenne Turbo along with 5.0-litre V8 Range Rover. The GL63 AMG can be the Burj Khalifa design of Mercedes’ seven-seat SUV; as applicable to the UK as an 829-metre skyscraper could be to Hounslow – yet fascinating nevertheless.For £91,715 (some £30k more than the Mercedes GL350) you get flared wheel arches filled with 21-inch AMG alloys – which in turn are filled with manhole cover-sized AMG brakes – chromed AMG quad tailpipes, AMG sports seats, AMG steering wheel along with the roll-nullifying Active Curve Control as standard. Of course what you can be truly paying for can be the generator of 550bhp along with 560lb ft of torque up front. The bi-turbo 5.5-litre V8 might not conjure up quite the same misty-eyed affection as the naturally aspirated 6.3-litre found inside the C63 AMG, yet the item’s a mighty unit nevertheless, along with specifically intended to handle heavier loads inside the Mercedes range. Best to get someone else to start the GL63; that will way you can stand out the back along with marvel at the wall of sound emerging coming from its rear end. Don’t expect passers-by to join you inside the AMG appreciation society though – unless you’re actually about to drive the thing the item probably seems as anti-social as a rocket-powered bus. Drunk coming from inhaling 288g/km of CO2, the automobile’s party trick – getting 2580kg coming from a standing start to 62mph in 4.9sec – can be pretty much irresistible right coming from the get go. Like most of its rivals, the GL63 takes a moment or two to overcome its own inertia, along with then surges forward through its first three gears like the item were attempting to climb into orbit. Unlike most of its rivals, that will rolling planetary mass must then be slowed significantly before anything as irksome as a corner can be attempted. The GL350’s marginal issue with weight transfer can be thoroughly along with inevitably worsened, too often leaving the front wheels with no choice yet to spear straight ahead as the burden of all that will extra tonnage moves forward. Overtaking can be also less fun than you might expect. The GL63 gets the Speedshift-Plus design of the 7G-Tronic transmission to cope with the extra grunt, yet all too often, when an intuitive downshift can be required, the item proves reluctant to live up to its name. Yet for every attempt the item fluffs, you will chicken out of three more; largely due to the paranoia associated with correctly along with considerately placing a 150mph minibus inside the path of oncoming traffic. the item’s hard to see why you could. The GL63’s shortcomings (along with the UK’s modest dimensions) mean you spend most of your time at speeds well within the GL350’s capabilities – along with even if you prefer your SUVs incredibly fast ’n’ thirsty then the similarly high-priced offerings coming from Land Rover along with Porsche make mincemeat of the GL63 across the board.Except in terms of outright acreage. The big AMG remains a proper seven-seater straight out of the box, along with if you like the idea of your smallest child slumbering inside the second row to the melodic hum of a petrol V8, along with aren’t fussed by the notion of preserving their natural resources, then the item truly can be the only powerhouse in town. Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMGPrice £91,715; 0-62mph 4.9sec; Top speed 155mph; Economy 23.0mpg (combined); CO2 288g/km; Kerb weight 2580kg; Engine 8 cyls, 5461cc petrol; Power 550bhp at 5250rpm; Torque 560lb ft at 2000rpm; Gearbox 7-spd automatic.
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