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£74,315 when new
That looks ace. Doesn’t it just? The ‘Panamerica’ grille, wider tracks with accompanying arches and 295-section rear-tyres give this GLC 63 S – believe it or not the fastest of all Merc’s SUVs – a properly bullish stance. A stance we’re entirely familiar with, given this is actually our third go. We drove one in Germany at the end of last year, then again when Merc kindly shipped one to Sweden so it could face-off against the Audi RS4 in TG’s Winter Games. And now they’ve arrived in the UK, so naturally we asked for another go. Because, ahem, reasons. Give me some stats. It’s a mix between C63 and E63. Like the C you can have S (503bhp and 516lb ft) or non-S versions (469bhp and 479lb ft), and you get the same nine-speed automatic gearbox. All-wheel drive comes from the E-Class. No Drift Mode, sadly, but you won’t miss it because so provoked and space/laws/bravery/skill permitting, the GLC 63 is capable of some exceptionally anti-social behaviour. We’re driving the S, which does 0-62mph in 3.8 seconds (this is a 2,010kg car, remember) and with the optional AMG Driver’s Package, will hit 174mph. Ours had ceramic brakes and many other options (the £1,000 performance exhaust is well worth having… and leaving on permanently), turning this £76,070 car into a £89,180 car. Woah.