Hybrid SUVs are usually associated with fuel efficiency, eco-friendliness, and practicality. But what if you want a hybrid SUV that can also thrill you with its performance, style, and luxury? That’s where the 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLC63 S AMG E Performance comes in. This is the first performance hybrid SUV from Mercedes-Benz and AMG, and it’s unlike anything else on the market.
The 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLC63 S AMG E Performance is powered by a unique hybrid system that combines a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with an electric motor and a battery pack. The engine alone produces 469 horsepower and 402 pound-feet of torque, making it the most powerful four-cylinder engine in the world. The engine also features an electric exhaust gas turbocharger, which uses an electric motor to spin the compressor wheel faster and eliminate turbo lag.
The electric motor is located on the rear axle, where it adds another 201 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. The motor also drives a two-speed transmission and a limited-slip differential, which enable variable power distribution between the front and rear wheels and between the left and right rear wheels. The battery pack has a capacity of 6.1 kWh and can provide up to 7.5 miles of electric-only driving range.
The total system output is a staggering 671 horsepower and 752 pound-feet of torque, which propels the luxury SUV from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds and up to a top speed of 171 mph. The hybrid system also enhances the driving dynamics and responsiveness of the SUV, as it delivers instant torque, smooth acceleration, and optimal traction.
The new Mercedes-Benz GLC63 S AMG E Performance is not only fast but also agile and responsive. The SUV features rear-wheel steering, which improves maneuverability at low speeds and stability at high speeds. The Mercedes-Benz SUV also has adaptive air suspension, which adjusts the ride height and damping according to the road conditions and driving modes. The SUV offers seven driving modes to choose from: Comfort, Sport, Sport+, Race, Slippery, Individual, and Electric.
The 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLC63 S AMG E Performance is a performance machine and a luxury vehicle. The Mercedes-Benz SUV boasts a spacious, comfortable cabin with Nappa leather upholstery, multi contour seats, panoramic sunroof, and Burmester surround sound system. The luxury SUV also has advanced safety and convenience features, such as adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot assist, head-up display, wireless charging, and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster.
The Mercedes-Benz GLC63 S AMG E Performance is expected to arrive in U.S. dealerships in late 2024. The pricing has not been announced yet, but it is likely to be higher than the current GLC63 S model, which starts at $84,500. The Mercedes-Benz SUV will compete with other high-performance luxury crossovers, such as the BMW X3 M Competition ($77,895), the Audi RS Q5 ($80,000), and the Porsche Macan Turbo ($85,950).
The 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLC63 S AMG E Performance is a remarkable achievement for Mercedes-Benz and AMG. It showcases their expertise in engineering, design, and innovation. It is the ultimate hybrid SUV for those who want the best of both worlds: power and efficiency, luxury and sportiness, comfort and excitement. It is the new benchmark for the segment and a worthy addition to the AMG family.