The Mercedes-AMG GLS63: Watch Out

Good news, upper middle class parents! Mercedes has finally revealed its new GLS-class, the facelifted version of the old GL SUV. This comes as the final (I assume) reveal in Merc's new GL-range of SUVs, which now includes the GLA, GLE (in standard SUV and coupe forms), and the biggest of them all, the GLS. As they did with the rest of the lineup, the designers at Mercedes have made subtle tweaks throughout the exterior to give the car a fresh look and implement the design language that's swept throughout all Mercedes models in the past few years. Of course, being Oh So Lofty, the version of the GLS we care about is the one with the AMG badge on the back, so let's get into what exactly that means.

The Mercedes-AMG GLS63, to give it its full name, is powered by the same engine seen in AMG's take on the GLE-class. Yes, the much-loved 5.5 liter, twin-turbo V8 is put into use here, delivering 577 horsepower to all four wheels through Merc's 7-speed transmission. No performance stats have been released just yet, but it's safe to assume it'll be startlingly quick, especially considering the car will probably weigh around as much as my dorm room.


On the inside, buyers will be treated to all the usual Mercedes luxuries. From exquisitely stitched leather to every piece of technology a driver could ever ask for, the GLS will pretty much have it all. Having it all, however, comes at a bit of a price. The AMG version of this car, in all its growling, V8 glory, will start at around $120,000. Not cheap (despite being half the price of a Bentley Bentayga), but you know what they say: if you've got five kids and need to hit triple digit speeds in order to get them to soccer practice on time, this might just be the car for you.