The next-generation Mercedes-AMG GLS63 is currently cold weather testing in northern Sweden.
Spy photographers have caught the high-performance luxury SUV playing in the snow, and while it’s still heavily camouflaged, we can see there’s a Panamericana grille lurking up front. The special grille is reserved for AMG’s hottest models, helping give the GLS63 a distinct look. In addition, there are bigger wheels and tires compared to the standard model, as well as wider front and rear fenders.
The current GLS63 is powered by a 5.5-liter biturbo V8 engine with 557 horsepower and 561 pound-feet of torque, but look for its replacement to use the company’s more popular 4.0-liter biturbo V8 producing around 600 hp.
Likely not debuting until next year, the new GLS rides on the MHA platform, which will help the full-size SUV lose some weight. The German automaker is also increasing interior space for passengers, with a focus on the last row. Similar to other Mercedes-Benz products, the standard GLS will arrive first, while the AMG models will be announced at a later date. Expect the Mercedes-AMG GLS63 to go on sale sometime in late 2019.
The next-gen Mercedes GLS is also expected to spawn an ultra-luxurious Maybach variant.
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