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Mercedes-Benz GLC 63 AMG

7/10
Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Mercedes-Benz GLC 63 AMG

£76,505

Owning

Running costs and reliability

Well, it’s not going to be light on fuel, is it? If you ever go beyond the low 20s to the gallon, you’re doing very well indeed. Mind you, the claim is a mere 22.2mpg, so at least you’ll stand a chance of equally the brochure boasts. Mind you, with prices stretching from £74,599 to a whopping £90,845 for the GLC 63 S Coupe Premium Plus (with Burmester hi-fi and a sunroof), you’re hardly likely to complain of high running costs.

You’ll pay £11k or so more for an S model, which you really ought to go for – come on, it’s in the spirit of the car. Spec-wise, kit levels are very generous. You get air suspension, the electronic rear axle differential lock, heated memory seats, 19-inch alloy wheels, ‘Hey Mercedes’ voice activation; self-parking, ambient lighting with a choice of 64 colours, the 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and tinted privacy glass.

Going carspotting? Here’s what to look out for on the S: red brake calipers, 20-inch rims, dark silver trim, the bucket seats, and Alcantara on the steering wheel. Ceramic brakes are £4,285 and might help the ride a tad due to lower unsprung weight. And we’d recommend the £1,695 Driving Assistance Package to take the sting out of low-speed city driving, especially when you’ve got to manage such an egg-you-on powertrain.

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