2017 Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 Photos, engines & full specs

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Production years: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

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Mercedes-AMG continued its work on the facelifted version of the GLE's third generation, which, starting with 2015, wore the GLS nameplate.

While for the U.S. market, it wasn't considered such a behemoth on wheels when compared with the Cadillac Escalade or Lincoln Navigator, it was quite big in Europe. Moreover, the GLS was the most luxurious SUV on the Old Continent's market, and the carmaker listened to its customers who asked for more power. And the power came from Mercedes' specialist AMG, which also became a separate sub-brand named Mercedes-AMG.

On the facelifted version, the front fascia received a bold black grille adorned with chromed slats. Moreover, the carmaker installed new headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights. In addition, the lower part of the bumper got the A-shaped grille flanked on the sides by massive air scoops. Furthermore, the SUV revealed its standard 21" light-alloy wheels from its profile. Finally, the carmaker added new full LED taillights at the back as a standard feature.

Inside, the high-bolstered front seats provided multiple electrical adjustments, heating, and ventilation. In addition, Mercedes-AMG made extensive use of man-made leather for the entire cabin, including the second and third rows of seats. At the front, the dashboard received a newly designed instrument panel, and, atop the center stack, the carmaker installed an 8" infotainment system.

Underneath the hood, Mercedes-AMG kept the same 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 powerplant that provided enough oomph to rocket the behemoth from naught to 62 mph (0-100 kph) in less than five seconds. In addition, the rear-wheel drive biased traction system was tuned for a sportier feeling. Moreover, the AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS (seven-speed) automatic gearbox was tuned for performance.

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Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 (X166) 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
  1 gasoline engine
  • 5.5L V8 4MATIC 7AT (585 HP)

Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 (X166)
5.5L V8 4MATIC 7AT (585 HP)

Displacement:5461 cm3
Power:430.3 KW @ 5500 RPM
585 HP @ 5500 RPM
577 BHP @ 5500 RPM
Torque:561 lb-ft @ 1750-5250 RPM
760 Nm @ 1750-5250 RPM
Fuel System:Turbocharged Direct Injection
Fuel capacity:26.4 gallons (99.9 L)
Top Speed:155 mph (249 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):4.6 s
Drive Type:All Wheel Drive
Gearbox:7-speed automatic (AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS)
Front:Ventilated Discs
Rear:Ventilated Discs
Tire Size:295/40 ZR 21
Length:202 in (5131 mm)
Width:76.1 in (1933 mm)
Height:72.8 in (1849 mm)
Front/rear Track:65.2/65.9 in (1,656/1,674 mm)
Wheelbase:121.1 in (3076 mm)
Ground Clearance:7.8 in (198 mm)
Cargo Volume:24 cuFT (680 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd):0.37
Turning circle:40.7 ft (12.4 m)
Unladen Weight:5688 lbs (2580 kg)
Gross Weight Limit:7253 lbs (3290 kg)
City:14.9 mpg US (15.8 L/100Km)
Highway:22.8 mpg US (10.3 L/100Km)
Combined:19.1 mpg US (12.3 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions:288 g/km
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