2013 Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG Will Top Out at $120,000 in U.S.


  • 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG Front 3/4

    2013 Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG Front 3/4

    The 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG will be priced around $120,000 for a fully loaded model. | November 26, 2012

Just the Facts:
  • The Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG, the first AMG version of the luxury SUV, will top out at around $120,000 when it arrives in the U.S. in the first quarter of 2013, Mercedes-Benz told Edmunds.
  • Pricing has not been finalized on the seven-passenger GL63 AMG — and key bits of information, such as fuel-economy numbers, curb weight and towing capacity are also up in the air.
  • The GL63 AMG will be considerably more expensive than the current top-of-the-line GL model, the GL550, which starts at $87,805, including a $905 destination charge.

STUTTGART, Germany — The Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG, the first AMG version of the luxury SUV, will top out at around $120,000 when it arrives in the U.S. in the first quarter of 2013, Mercedes-Benz told Edmunds.

Pricing has not been finalized on the GL63 AMG — and key bits of information, such as fuel economy numbers, curb weight and towing capacity are also up in the air.

"Pricing is not yet released, but it is around $120,000 fully loaded, including 'designo' interior," wrote Christian Bokich, a Mercedes-Benz spokesman, in response to an e-mailed query from Edmunds.

The high-performance SUV, which seats seven, is equipped with a 550-horsepower AMG biturbo 5.5-liter V8 engine linked to a seven-speed automatic transmission. The cabin gets leather seats, dashboard, armrests and door panels, along with AMG badges.

In comparison, a base 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class starts at $63,305, including a $905 destination charge.

The GL63 AMG is set to outpace aging rivals like the 2013 Cadillac Escalade, in terms of prestige and price. The 2013 Cadillac Escalade ESV Platinum starts at $84,515, including a $995 destination charge.

Edmunds says: Mercedes-Benz apparently is convinced that big, beefy SUVs still have legs — and can command a premium price.

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