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The MY 2013 GL350 BlueTEC, GL450 and GL550 arrive in U.S. dealerships in
September 2012. The MY2013 GL63 AMG is expected arrive at U.S. Mercedes-Benz
dealerships in the first quarter of 2013.
Ola Källenius, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH: "With the new GL63 AMG, our range of
performance-oriented SUVs is now complete. Alongside the outstandingly versatile
ML63 AMG and the recently launched G63 AMG (U.S. debut in August) and G65 AMG
(n/a U.S.), the GL63 AMG sets clear accents in the fields of dynamics and style.
The GL63 AMG combines the first-class comfort of the S-Class with the
performance of an AMG sports sedan and is utterly unique in its segment."
Masculine Design with Performance Focus
Distinctive, masculine, unmistakable - these are the characteristics that define
the design of the GL63 AMG. The styling fundamentals of the new GL - powerful
dynamics and sporty elegance - have been further enhanced by Mercedes-AMG with
specific elements that emphasize the stunning performance of this V8 top model.
The hallmark, upright GL radiator grille with its central Mercedes star is
augmented by high-gloss black louvers. The AMG styling includes the front
valance, which features large air intakes for effective airflow to the cooling
modules. On the lower air intake, shaped in true AMG fashion in the shape of a
stylized "A", is a narrow gap beneath a fine black fin, through which air flows
directly to the cooling modules - a perfect combination of design and
technology. The chrome trim element beneath this creates visual breadth and
blends perfectly with the surrounds for the LED daytime running lamps
incorporated into the outer air intakes.
The AMG front valance transitions beautifully into the flared fenders. The large
21-inch AMG alloy wheels clad in wide 295 tires add almost one inch to either
side of the vehicle. The side view is further enhanced by "V8 BITURBO" badges on
the fenders and illuminated sills with an aluminum finish. The flared fenders at
the rear connect into the AMG rear valance, which also sports a distinctive
chrome trim strip, as well as a black diffuser-type panel. A visual and acoustic
highlight is provided by the two chromed twin end pipes of the AMG sports
Exclusivity and Dynamics Dominate the Interior
Enormous attention to detail, perfect ergonomics and a generous amount of space
characterize the interior of the GL63 AMG, where the emphasis is on exclusivity
and dynamics. All seven seats in the high-performance SUV are upholstered in
premium leather. The electrically adjustable AMG sports seats feature double
stitching in a contrasting color, as well as AMG badges in the backrests of the
front seats and the outer rear seats. The dashboard, armrests and door trim are
finished in MB-Tex with double stitching.
The AMG performance steering wheel features a four-spoke design and offers
optimum vehicle control with perforated leather grips, a flattened bottom and
aluminum shift paddles. Four instrument dials in the AMG instrument cluster
provide the driver with all necessary information. Positioned in the center is a
color TFT monitor, which incorporates an AMG logo and the AMG main menu.
2013 Mercedes GL63 AMG, rear three quarters.
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