2013 Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG Spy Shots

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Following the launch of the new 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV is a redesigned GL-Class due early next year, a high-performance AMG variant of which has been captured here in prototype form by one of our sleuth spy photographers.

First seen as a test-mule in the U.S., these latest prototypes show the nearly complete form of the upcoming Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG, this time captured near the Affalterbach tuner’s headquarters in Germany.

Other signs that this is a high-performance AMG model are the sporty wheels, quad exhaust tips, and uprated brake rotors.

Under the hood should sit AMG’s latest twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V-8 engine. The V-8 engine produces more power and torque than AMG’s outgoing 6.2-liter naturally aspirated mill, with output peaking at 544 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque in some guises.

An available Performance Pack, however, will see output increase even further to 571 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque thanks to additional boost pressure from the turbos.

Look out for the debut of the new 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, including this GL63 AMG model, early next year.

Also in the works is a new ML63 model from AMG based on the latest 2012 M-Class, which you can see spy shots of by clicking here.
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Comments (7)
  1. Thats not a GL63...because there is no such thing. What you're looking at is most likely the new turbocharged 430HP 4.7L V8 which replaces the 382HP 5.5L.
    It will be available with AMG wheels / styling but not the big daddy engine.
    Research next time.

  2. Yeah I agree with MoDo. Firstly it doesn't even have quad exhaust pipes like EVERY AMG Vehicle. And this looks EXACTLY like the current Generation GL! In fact, this is the 2011 GL500, of the current Generation! Its getting the BRAND new V8 engine found in the new CL500 and S500. Get your facts straight! For a motoring website this is very unprofessional.

  3. If you look at picture five you can see the quad exhaust pipes.

  4. MoDo that could be using AMG's new twin turbo V8 as the article says

  5. It could be the new GL63 AMG, it is confusing because of the exhaust pipes. But the large ceramic brakes looks like an AMG's model.

  6. wolf in sheeps clothing?

  7. AMG or not...The new tail lights look hideous!!!

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