There's something inherently silly about performance SUVs. Stuffing an amped-up engine and sport-tuned suspension in a vehicle designed first and foremost for comfortably and efficiently moving people and cargo doesn't make a ton of sense on paper, but drive any modern performance ute and you'll find they don't lose much to their sedan counterparts. The new 2025 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S E Performance is one such super SUV.
The new GLC 63 S wears a big name and packs even bigger power, though it's making do with half the cylinders of the last-generation GLC 63 S. Despite the reduction in piston count, the new AMG-tuned GLC produces more horsepower than the outgoing model and promises to be quicker and more capable than ever before. Beyond performance improvements, the new GLC AMG packs all the same tech and creature comforts found in the recently redesigned GLC. Although it won't be on sale until the second half of 2024, we had an early opportunity to get behind the wheel of AMG's latest sport-ute to see if the new model lives up to the name.