What Car? says...
What’s the point of an SUV? If the marketing teams of numerous manufacturers are to be believed, they offer a commanding view of the road, all-weather dependability (assuming you’ve got four-wheel drive) and plenty of space for friends, family and all their lifestyle accessories. The Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 adds one more thing to that list: neck-snapping acceleration.
You see, on our private test track a GLC 63 S clocked the fastest 0-60mph and 0-100mph times of any SUV we’ve ever tested. For all you Top Trumps fans, the numbers are 3.6sec and 9.0sec – figures that put it well ahead of the slices of Italian exotica that adorned teenagers’ walls throughout the 1980s and 1990s.
But the GLC 63 isn’t alone in the world of bonkers-fast SUVs. There’s also the Porsche Macan, Audi SQ5, an incoming BMW X3 M and X4 M, plus the exhilarating Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio all vying for your attention.
Regardless of which one you decide to pick, have a gander at our New Car Buying service for massive savings on a huge range of Sports SUVs. But before you do that, keep reading for our in depth review.