2013 Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG Preview: Los Angeles Auto Show
Why the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG Matters: In the world of insanely powerful luxury SUVs, M-B’s big bruiser offers something that rivals like the Porsche Cayenne S, BMW X5 M and Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 just can’t match: Room for seven. That unique advantage—combined with the inherent performance benefits that come when Motor Trend’s SUV of the Year is massaged by Mercedes’ in-house performance-engineering team—continues as a built-in market advantage for a company that just set an all-time November record for sales.
Even though the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG is just now on the way from its Los Angeles Auto Show premiere to U.S. M-B dealerships, the Mercedes brand sold 30,315 vehicles in November and boosted deliveries by 13.1 percent. And even though the GL63 isn’t likely to add much in the way of volume to that total, it certainly fills an important niche near the top of the Mercedes SUV lineup.