Manhart made the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 more interesting and powerful

707 hp and two-tone paint. What more do we want?

I read most of the comments on DT and it seems there are a few things we all collectively agree on: we don’t really like SUVs. And we especially we don’t like ’SUV Coupes”. As ever, Manhart comes to the rescue to make the Mercedes-AMG GLC - yup, that’s a coupe SUV - more interesting.

The ‘Manhart-enhanced’ GLC 63 gets a new name (‘GLR 700’) and a power upgrade, it now produces 707 hp and 668 lb-ft of torque. Not bad when you consider that the ‘standard’ twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 that powers the 63 S Coupe delivers 503 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. According to Manhart, that’s enough to propel the GLC from standstill to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds, and on to a top speed of 174 mph.

They’ve done it by adding a couple of things. First, they installed a new turbo performance kit with a new intercooler and larger turbos. Then, they upgraded the transmission and fitted a new stainless steel sport exhaust system.

Visually, you get Manhart’s signature black+gold two-tone paint with 20-/21-inch wheels and an aero kit. The cabin features upgraded leather + Alcantara upholstery and carbon fibre inserts.

Apparently Manhart is only going to make 10 of these. And I’m assuming they’re charging an arm and a leg for it.

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Comments (5)

  • I’m fine with the tune….. the rest of the crap I’ll leave.

      1 month ago
  • At least the left hand drive version won’t crab and do ‘bumpies’ in damp conditions, unlike the right hand version.

      1 month ago
  • SUV coupé, I still wonder why nobody is consider the off-road F1 car. Or a convertible submarine car.

      1 month ago
  • Manhart made the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 more interesting and powerful @tribe

      1 month ago