Thanks to German tuner Lorinser.
We love the fact that the German aftermarket scene has exploded in recent years, mostly thanks to the growth in turbo-powered cars from brands such as Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz. We regularly see performance models pushed even further, and this Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S is the perfect example of what can be achieved when the right tuner works its magic. The car you see in front of you has been worked on by German-based tuner Lorinser, which specializes in building luxury vehicles based on modern Mercedes models. We recently covered its G-Wagon camper conversion which blew us away with its attention to detail and now the tuner has released a package for the GLC 63 S which consists of a healthy power boost, some cosmetic changes, as well as some retro wheels.
The stock GLC 63 S crossover is a seriously fast car and while it might look like an awkward crossover soccer-mobile, it has more than enough power to scare off well-established sports cars. In stock form, this car gets powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that produces 510 hp and a massive 516 lb-ft of torque. Power gets sent to all four corners via a nine-speed transmission, and the end result is a zero to sixty sprint time of only 3.8 seconds. Lorinser spits in the face of standard power outputs and its PowerModul ECU system push those numbers up to 591 hp and 609 lb-ft of torque. That is 118 hp more than a BMW X3 M, and only 12 horses short of matching the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63.
Power is raised via a plug-in system that increases boost pressure and plays with the timing of the engine. This unit costs $2,895 and is compatible with most gasoline and diesel variants of the GLC. Lorinser doesn't provide any updated 0-60 times, but the power increase of 81 hp and 93 lb-ft of torque is sure to cut down the standard time by a tenth or so.
Lorinser doesn't leave the newly tuned GLC 63 S looking stock after this significant power increase. We're not saying that this car looks like a sleeper from the factory, but the cosmetic changes that take place here will definitely make people think that this is a fast machine. As with most of its other major tuning packages, Lorinser adds a few small cosmetic changes that really make it stand out from the crowd.
Optional extras include carbon fiber mirror caps for a hefty $925, and you also get classic Mercedes-styled Lorinser LM2R alloy wheels which pay tribute to Mercedes-Benz performance models of old. These can be had in black or hypersilver for $3,474. It's not that subtle, but who cares?