Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S has become the fastest Nürburgring crossoverNovember 22, 2018
Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S was faster than Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio
Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S 4Matic + has officially become the fastest serial crossover of the North Loop Nürburgring. AMG development engineer Markus Hofbauer, on the first attempt, improved the time of the previous record holder – Alfa Romeo Stelvio, and drove the track in 7 minutes 49.369 seconds.
The previous Northern Loop record for serial crossovers – 7 minutes 51.7 seconds – belonged to Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio. The model drove the track more than seven seconds faster than its predecessor – the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S (7 minutes, 59.74 seconds). In this case, the Italian crossover was faster than the BMW M4, Lamborghini Gallardo and Porsche Panamera Turbo S.
The charged Stelvio Quadrifoglio is powered by a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 engine delivering 510 horsepower and 600 Nm of torque. The unit is combined with an eight-band automatic transmission ZF. From zero to one hundred kilometers per hour, the crossover accelerates in 3.8 seconds, and its maximum speed is 285 kilometers per hour.
Under the hood, the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S 4Matic + employs a 4.0-liter biturbo eight with a capacity of 510 forces and 700 Nm of torque. The first 100 km/h crossover exchanges for the same 3.8 seconds as the Alpha Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio. The maximum speed is 250 kilometers per hour (with the option AMG Driver’s Package – 280 kilometers per hour).
The model equipment includes an adaptive air suspension, a self-locking differential in the rear axle and carbon-ceramic brakes.