2018 AMG® SUVs | Model Options, Engines, Features
Do you want to add unsurpassable performance to your daily drive? Then you’ll want to take a look at the legendary lineup of 2018 AMG® SUVs. Engineered to outperform almost any competitor and designed with unforgettable style, these AMG® vehicles redefine what it means to be a luxury performance SUV. To help you learn more, the Mercedes-Benz experts at Autohaus on Edens in Northbrook, IL have compiled a detailed AMG® SUVs review below.
What Defines an AMG®?
Have you ever thought, “What is AMG®?” or, “What does AMG® stand for?” AMG® is Mercedes-Benz’s performance division, and the letters “AMG®” are abbreviations for Aufrecht, Melcher—the two founders—and Grossaspach, the hometown of Aufrecht. The two of them, former Mercedes-Benz engineers, founded AMG® in 1967 with the goal of focusing on racing-engine development. While they only offered a range of upgrade and accessories packages for certain Mercedes-Benz models at first, AMG® now creates some of the most desirable performance vehicles in the world.
The key difference between Mercedes-Benz and AMG® vehicles is that AMG® models have more aggressive styling, a concentration on performance, better handling and stability, and more extensive use of carbon fiber than normal Mercedes-Benz vehicles.
AMG® performance is unlike any other luxury brand performance. Engineered to convey the ultimate driving experience at every bend, you’ll appreciate the AMG®-enhanced features inside every AMG® SUV, such as AMG® Performance 4MATIC®+ all-wheel drive, AMG® Sport Suspension based on AIRMATIC®, and AMG® DYNAMIC SELECT. You’ll also enjoy superior towing capability when you choose a model with the AMG® 5.5L V8 biturbo engine or AMG® 6.0L V12 biturbo engine. View specs of all four AMG® SUV engines available in the table below.
|Engine||AMG® 2.0L inline-4 turbo||AMG®-enhanced 3.0L V6 biturbo||AMG® 5.5L V8 biturbo||AMG® 6.0L V12 biturbo|
|Horsepower||375 HP||362 HP (2018 GLC 43, 2018 GLC 43 Coupe) 385 HP (2018 GLE 43, 2018 GLE 43 Coupe)||550 HP (2018 GLE 63) 577 HP (2018 GLE 63 S, 2018 GLE 63 S Coupe, 2018 GLS 63) 563 HP (2018 G 63)||621 HP|
|Torque||350 lb.-ft.||384 lb.-ft.||516 lb.-ft. (2018 GLE 63) 561 lb.-ft. (2018 GLE 63 S, 2018 GLE 63 S Coupe, 2018 GLS 63, 2018 G 63)||738 lb.-ft.|
|0-60 MPH Acceleration Time||4.3 sec.||4.8 sec. (2018 GLC 43, 2018 GLC 43 Coupe) 5.6 sec. (2018 GLE 43, 2018 GLE 43 Coupe)||4.2 sec. (2018 GLE 63) 4.1 sec. (2018 GLE 63 S, 2018 GLE 63 S Coupe) 4.5 sec. (2018 GLS 63) 5.3 sec. (2018 G 63)||5.2 sec.|
|Towing Capacity||N/A||N/A||7,200 lbs. (2018 GLE 63, 2018 GLE 63 S) 7,500 lbs. (2018 GLS 63) 7,700 lbs. (2018 G 63)||7,000 lbs.|
|AMG® Trim Availability||2018 GLA 45||2018 GLC 43, 2018 GLC 43 Coupe, 2018 GLE 43, 2018 GLE 43 Coupe||2018 GLE 63, 2018 GLE 63 S, 2018 GLE 63 S Coupe, 2018 GLS 63, 2018 G 63||2018 G 65|
AMG® Craftsmanship Unrivaled power is not the only feature the AMG® lineup of SUVs offer; they also deliver the hallmark AMG® craftsmanship that represents pure luxury. Whether it’s the distinct AMG® body styling, thoughtful design accents like custom stitching, or innovative technology, it’ll feel like an oasis on wheels every time you get in the driver’s seat of an AMG® SUV.Model Options There are 11 extraordinary 2018 AMG® SUV models you can choose. Each AMG® SUV boasts head-turning style and unparalleled performance you’ll love showing off. Learn more about these iconic machines by visiting our model research hub.
AMG® SUV Models:
- 2018 GLA 45
- 2018 GLC 43
- 2018 GLC 43 Coupe
- 2018 GLE 43
- 2018 GLE 63
- 2018 GLE 63 S
- 2018 GLE 43 Coupe
- 2018 GLE 63 S Coupe
- 2018 GLS 63
- 2018 G 63
- 2018 G 65
Should you have any questions, get in touch with the Autohaus on Edens team at our Mercedes-Benz dealership in Northbrook, IL by calling (847) 272-7900.