2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS 63 AMG

The luxury carmaker with German roots is on a spree to revamp its car lineup with the new model 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS 63 AMG.

The GLS class SUV lineup was a result of the company’s revision of the GL class in 2016. The topmost trim of the GLS 2018 lineup, aka the AMG GLS 63 has been unveiled and it is also one handsome and lavish SUV to buy. This is one ultra-luxury SUV that offers the best of luxury features along with blazing performance under all conditions.

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS 63 AMG front view

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS 63 AMG – Superb Looking SUV

From any angle, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS 63 AMG is a stunner on roads. The curves and sharp lines meet at certain points and the revised grille and Led headlamps to add to the visual appeal. However, the front bumper now has large air intakes and you get brushed aluminum running boards. At the rear, there are 4 chrome accented AMG tailpipes.

Furthermore, the titanium-color wheels and high-performance tires complete the look. The aluminum silver roof rails sit on top and you get the panoramic sunroof as well. You may opt for 21 or 22-inch wheels. The exterior color choices also include Selenite grey metallic, lunar blue metallic, polar white, Dakota brown metallic, diamond silver metallic.

The cabin of 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS 63 AMG oozes opulence at every square inch. Material quality is absolutely superb and the handcrafted seat stitching and wood trim reflect elegance- to say the least. It is a large SUV and 7- adults can be also accommodated without difficulty.

The dashboard is streamlined and is laden with Brown Ash wood and has a color multifunction display. You may opt for Anthracite Poplar, Aluminum and Black Piano Lacquer trim- and all of them make the interior look gorgeous. The cabin is equipped with LED and fiber optic based ambient lighting. Maximum cargo space is 94 cu ft and you get a removable cargo cover along with a 12-volt power outlet.

Safety Features and Amenities

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS 63 AMG is loaded with almost every safety feature you can think of. It also offers plenty of luxury features with a handful of customization choices.

You get advanced safety features like Active Brake Assist, Radar-based cruise control, LED Daytime Running Lamps, Adaptive High beam Assist, Electronic Stability Program, Crosswind Assist, Surround View System.

You also get standard safety features like Active Blind Spot Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Active Brake Assist, Parking Pilot, Advanced Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Anti-theft alarm system, Adaptive braking technology, Rain-sensing windshield wipers and an Auto-dimming rearview mirror. These safety features are driven by advanced sensors placed strategically on the exterior of the car.

You get embrace Connect Package for 5 years as standard. The Mercedes Me Mobile App also lets you start vehicle remotely and control some of the cabins features too. This model also gets an enhanced version of COMAND navigation and infotainment setup. An 830 watts Harman/Kardon LOGIC7 sound setup is offered as standard.

However, the amenities also include 2 zones automatic climate control, pollen filter, Ventilated front seats, Heated 2nd-row seats with multiple levels, front seats with massaging, 115V power outlet. Optional amenities include cooled front cup holders, Leather upholstery, Rear Seat Entertainment system, In-car WiFi hotspot and also a premium Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Sound System.

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS 63 AMG interior

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS 63 AMG – Powertrain Options

It is only natural that Mercedes Benz will use a very capable and powerful engine in its flagship SUV. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS 63 AMG is powered by a 5.5L V8 bi-turbo engine which makes an output of 577 HP. It helps reach the car 60 mph from 0 in 4.5 seconds flat.

The engine is aided by the 7-speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS transmission and 4MATIC all-wheel drive.  To save the engine save fuel, a Start/Stop system has been deployed. However, the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT feature includes five driving programs including Slippery, Sport, and Comfort. Furthermore, the ride quality is awesome thanks to the deployment of Adaptive Damping System and AIRMATIC air suspension.

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS 63 AMG rear view

Cost and Debut of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS 63 AMG

The base price of 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS 63 AMG is $125,300 excluding taxes. It is now available at dealerships for sale.

Summing it up

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS 63 AMG is a stunning full-sized luxury SUV. Finally, it comes with awesome safety features and enough amenities. These, coupled with a superb and powerful engine make the vehicle worthy of the steep price tag.

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