The company is marketing the GL63 AMG as the ‘Modern Day Trojan Horse’ possibly hinting at what its competitors should be wary of. News is that the Indian market is expecting the car, in the flesh, by the second week of April around the 15th.
It should be a welcome addition to the SUV family in India and since we do have a soft spot all things luxury and SUV, the GL63 AMG might have its audience already waiting in the wings.
In the looks department externally one can see that the wears a mix of soft curves and long angles, giving it attributes of a crossover, but with a gloss that's screams big bad boy as well.
Earlier after the launch of the SLK 55 AMG, the Stuttgart-based car manufacturer had confirmed that an SUV would be their next launch. In contention were the AMG versions of the M-Class and the GL-Class which are on sale in the International markets. The GL-Class won.
Under the hood pulses an AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine, which develops a peak output of 557 hp and maximum torque of 760Nm. The GL does the 0-100kmph dash in 4.6 seconds. It takes help from a trio of powertrains, all teamed to a paddle-shifted seven-speed automatic four-wheel-drive.
The GL63 AMG will be their fourth AMG spec car after the G63, E63 and the SLK 55. This is in keeping with their strategy of bringing their entire performance range to India. Now India will be on par with other countries and as of now the cars will be coming via the CBU route.