2018 AMG® SUVs | Model Options, Engines, Features

Mercedes-Bens GLE SUV AMG

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.

Engine Options

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

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV AMG
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