- Competes with: Infiniti QX56, Lexus LX 570 and Cadillac Escalade
- Looks like: A supersized GLK-Class with a CL-Class nose
- Drivetrain: 550-hp, twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V-8 with a seven-speed automatic transmission
- Hits dealerships: First quarter 2013
The growing second generation of the Mercedes-Benz GL family welcomes its first high-performance member; the 2013 GL63 AMG made its North American debut today.
The GL63 AMG’s drivetrain puts the most power behind the seven-speed automatic transmission common to all four GL-Class vehicles for the 2013 model year; the other three bowed earlier this year at the 2012 New York Auto Show. The all-wheel-drive GL63 AMG’s new twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V-8 offers 550 horsepower and 560 pounds-feet of torque and a top speed of 174 mph.