The old GLS wasn't much of a looker, but with the transition from blocky and angled designs to a more curvaceous language for Mercedes, the new GLS is vastly more attractive. It's an AMG, so it gets a Panamericana grille dominating the front end. The grille is huge, yet it doesn't feel disproportionate thanks to the GLS63's imposing size. The other AMG styling cues like a quad-exit exhaust system, a subtle roof spoiler, and rear diffuser are all present. Roof rails exacerbate the length of the machine, while a glass sunroof, LED lighting, and 21-inch wheels are also standard. Massive 23-inch wheels are also available to fill the massaged arches a little better.
The new GLS 63 is large and imposing, as is fashionable in the motor industry. At 206.4 inches in length and with a wheelbase of 123.4 inches, that first qualifier is important. Width is at 79.9 inches with the mirrors folded. Inclusive of the mirrors, the GLS 63 measures 84.9 inches across. Height is noted at 70.2 inches.
While at the time of testing curb weights had not yet been published by Mercedes-Ben USA, we suspect the chunky GLS 63 to exceed the 5,699-pound figure of the GLS580.
|Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 Trims||AMG GLS 63 4MATIC|
|Max Width||79.9 in.|
|Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 Trims||Curb Weight|
|AMG GLS 63 4MATIC||6,019 lbs.|
|Wheels Type||Aluminum Wheels|
|Front Wheel Size||21" x 9"|
|Rear Wheel Size||21" x 11.5"|
There are no new colors for the GLS 63, and you can specify it in no-cost paints like Black, Polar White, Obsidian Black, Mojave Silver, Lunar Blue, Cirrus Silver, Emerald Green, and Selenite Grey. Two Manufaktur options are available at $1,750, namely Cardinal Red and Diamond White. There is also an available AMG Night Package that adds jet-black accents to the front splitter and air intake, side mirror housings, window surrounds, and rear apron trim. This also blacks out the tailpipes and roof rails.