• 550 horsepower M157 Twin Turbo V8 powered 7-seat freight train - 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG test numbers (0-60, 1/4 mile) and curb weight

      The GL63 AMG is simply an absurd vehicle. Absurdly awesome that is with its 5812 pound curb weight being propelled by the AMG M157 Twin Turbo and direct injected V8 which provides 550 horsepower and 560 pound-feet of torque. Car and Driver tested AMG's new SUV and the acceleration for something so massive is astonishing. How about 0-60 miled per hour in 4.8 seconds and a 1/4 mile time of 13.2@109?


      This is a 7-seat SUV folks. Oh, and it handles, pulling .84g on the skidpad which is ridiculously impressive for such a barge. It is absolutely possible to have 7 people in this SUV, pull up next to Porsche Boxster, and pull away from it from a stoplight with all your passengers helping you wave goodbye. This SUV is simply ridiculous and BenzBoost loves it.

      Oh, and think about the GL63 AMG with a simple ECU tune. 12 second 7-passenger SUV anyone?









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      1. Even Money's Avatar
        Even Money -
        That's just stupid....I'd still rather have the ML63, with the M157 of course. Now imagine that with upgraded blowers.....
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Even Money Click here to enlarge
        That's just stupid....I'd still rather have the ML63, with the M157 of course. Now imagine that with upgraded blowers.....
        It's like an AMG G-Wagon. Completely unnecessary and that is why it is so awesome.
      1. blankstar43's Avatar
        blankstar43 -
        why is its 0-60 faster than the rolling 5-60? i know im still hungover but did i miss something?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by blankstar43 Click here to enlarge
        why is its 0-60 faster than the rolling 5-60? i know im still hungover but did i miss something?
        0-60 is always faster because you can raise RPM's at launch.

        5-60 measures elasticity more.
      1. Remonster's Avatar
        Remonster -
        The 70-0 braking is the most impressive number to me, in the full magazine they said that 162ft would have tied for first place in their most recent sport sedan comparison!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Remonster Click here to enlarge
        The 70-0 braking is the most impressive number to me, in the full magazine they said that 162ft would have tied for first place in their most recent sport sedan comparison!
        That's ridiculous.

        I love this SUV.
      1. blankstar43's Avatar
        blankstar43 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        0-60 is always faster because you can raise RPM's at launch.

        5-60 measures elasticity more.

        ahhh ok i gotcha
      1. Legionofboom's Avatar
        Legionofboom -
        Wouldn't they break boost to raise RPMs?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by E90SoFlo Click here to enlarge
        Wouldn't they break boost to raise RPMs?
        Yes, exactly.
      1. PianoProdigy's Avatar
        PianoProdigy -
        That's the wife's next ride for sure!
      1. Eric335's Avatar
        Eric335 -
        At first i thought i was reading about a tuner-version. Cant wait to see these with upgraded snails and some tuning.
      1. mramg1's Avatar
        mramg1 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Even Money Click here to enlarge
        That's just stupid....I'd still rather have the ML63, with the M157 of course. Now imagine that with upgraded blowers.....
        To each their own, but when I want to go on a vaction and take the kids, you can have that little ML for yourselfClick here to enlarge

        AKA, I also liked the R63 for what its worthClick here to enlarge
      1. Itsbrokeagain's Avatar
        Itsbrokeagain -
        the R63 with this motor = fastest minivan around lol.

        Benz is really handing it to the competition these days. The trans are very robust, very rarely see issues with the direct injection systems here, very few HPFPs going bad (none so far in the last 3 weeks). BMW needs to step up to the plate.
      1. EFI LOGIC's Avatar
        EFI LOGIC -
        Click here to enlarge Customer of ours just placed an order for one as well as a ML63 with some custom interior from Germany so 3 month lead time.....He decided he wanted to replace both his E63 and CLS63: Cant wait
      1. GoBlando's Avatar
        GoBlando -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        0-60 is always faster because you can raise RPM's at launch.

        5-60 measures elasticity more.
        Could be a transmission issue too. I find that my E550 is faster to 60 from the line because when you floor the gas at 5MPH it thinks about what to do for .1 seconds. From a dead stop, it just goes.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by GoBlando Click here to enlarge
        Could be a transmission issue too. I find that my E550 is faster to 60 from the line because when you floor the gas at 5MPH it thinks about what to do for .1 seconds. From a dead stop, it just goes.
        If you keep the trans in first it won't matter but still a launch from stop is faster than rolling into the throttle at 5 mph.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by EFI LOGIC Click here to enlarge
        Click here to enlarge Customer of ours just placed an order for one as well as a ML63 with some custom interior from Germany so 3 month lead time.....He decided he wanted to replace both his E63 and CLS63: Cant wait
        Guessing you will be tuning it... looking forward to seeing that!