The Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S looks like it should be kept in a cage and even then you’d be wondering if the padlock was strong enough to stop it ripping the door off and eating you with its giant 'Panamericana' grille.
Everything you see in the images is standard. The tough aero body kit with its large air in-takes, the super-sharp front splitter and rear spoiler, the functional side steps, and the meaty quad exhaust poking out of the chunky diffuser.
And then there are those big feet. They’re 21-inch wheels wrapped in lots of rubber (295/35 rr - 265/40 fr). Only the colour is optional, this one wearing 'Diamond White Bright Metallic' ($1400).
This is the SUV wagon version of the GLC 63 S. There is also a coupe version (with four doors) which is a lot less boxy but also not as practical in terms of people and cargo space.
The interior you see is completely standard, too, from the illuminated AMG door sills, the Nappa leather upholstery and the AMG performance steering wheel, to the Black Ash open pore wood trim, brushed stainless steel sports pedal covers and panoramic sunroof.
While it’s a cleanly designed, stylish cabin, free from the clutter of buttons, this design is beginning to show its age. You only need to look at more recent Mercedes models to see the brand’s impressive digital cockpits complete with large panel displays for the instrument cluster and media.
A new-gen GLC can’t be more than a couple of years away and you can bet the house it will sport those huge screens.
The GLC 63 S looks big, but the dimensions show it to be medium sized at 4675mm long, 1625mm tall, and 1930mm wide.