Mercedes-AMG GL63 review
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The Mercedes GL63 is actually the powerhouse of the GL range. This specific’s fast in addition to powerful, however a Cayenne Turbo is actually a better bet The different Mercedes GL. The preposterous one. using a cost tag in addition to power output to rival the Porsche Cayenne Turbo in addition to 5.0-litre V8 Range Rover. The GL63 AMG is actually the Burj Khalifa design of Mercedes’ seven-seat SUV; as applicable to the UK as an 829-metre skyscraper might be to Hounslow – however 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 in addition to the roll-nullifying Active Curve Control as standard. Of course what you is actually genuinely paying for is actually the generator of 550bhp in addition to 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, however This specific’s a mighty unit nevertheless, in addition to specifically intended to handle heavier loads inside the Mercedes range. Best to get someone else to start the GL63; of which way you can stand out the back in addition to 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 This specific probably seems as anti-social as a rocket-powered bus. Drunk coming from inhaling 288g/km of CO2, the vehicle’s party trick – getting 2580kg coming from a standing start to 62mph in 4.9sec – is actually 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, in addition to then surges forward through its first three gears like This specific were attempting to climb into orbit. Unlike most of its rivals, This specific rolling planetary mass must then be slowed significantly before anything as irksome as a corner is actually attempted. The GL350’s marginal issue with weight transfer is actually thoroughly in addition to inevitably worsened, too often leaving the front wheels with no choice however to spear straight ahead as the burden of all of which extra tonnage moves forward. Overtaking is actually 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, however all too often, when an intuitive downshift is actually required, This specific proves reluctant to live up to its name. Yet for every attempt This specific fluffs, you will chicken out of three more; largely due to the paranoia associated with correctly in addition to considerately placing a 150mph minibus inside the path of oncoming traffic. This specific’s hard to see why you might. The GL63’s shortcomings (in addition to the UK’s modest dimensions) mean you spend most of your time at speeds well within the GL350’s capabilities – in addition to even if you prefer your SUVs incredibly fast ’n’ thirsty then the similarly high-priced offerings coming from Land Rover in addition to 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, in addition to if you like the idea of your smallest child slumbering inside the second row to the melodic hum of a petrol V8, in addition to aren’t fussed by the notion of preserving their natural resources, then This specific genuinely is actually 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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