The new Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 is on sale now, priced from £68,920, while its GLC 63 Coupé sister costs from £71,410, with a £6750 premium for the even hotter S models.
UK delivieries are set to commence in September.
Topping out the AMG GLC range is the Edition 1 spec, which, at £90,824 and £93,219 for the SUV and SUV-coupé respectively, adds matte grey paint, ceramic brakes - usually a £4285 option - a performance exhaust and 21in wheels, as well as upgraded interior features including a Burmeister sound system and contrastingly stitched seats. Features that are usually options, such as keyless go, are also standard.
S models get 20in alloys, upgraded AMG performance seats, an AMG track app and an electronic rear-axle differential lock. A £2755 (£765 for the GLC 63 S models) AMG Driver's package raises the top speed of the GLC AMG and GLC AMG S models to 167 and 174mph respectively.
The powered-up mid-sized SUV twins join AMG’s 48 existing models and take direct aim at the Porsche Macan Turbo and BMW X4 M40i. They're powered by AMG’s twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 petrol engine that produces 469bhp and 479lb ft in standard guise or 503bhp and 516lb ft in S models.
Based on sales of the C63, GLC 63 AMG sales are expected to be split into mostly non-S cars for the standard SUV, while the coupe is expected to be nearer a 50/50 split, according to Mercedes. The most expensive option ticked from the list is expected to be the sports exhaust, as per the C-Class.
The GLC 63 and GLC 63 Coupé are the latest models to receive AMG’s new Panamericana grille treatment, as part of a series of exterior styling elements that help to visually differentiate them from lesser GLC and GLC Coupe models, including the AMG GLC 43 and GLC 43 Coupé.