Mercedes-Benz has announced the price list for the big high-performance SUV – the 2013 GL 63 AMG. It was introduced at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. The 2013 GL63 AMG features all the standard equipment of the generously-equipped GL550. It starts from at $116,925 (excluding D&D) and goes on-sale during the first quarter of 2013.

This is the fastest seven-seat SUV on the planet. It comes with an aggressive body-kit, LED daytime running lights and a set of huge 21" alloy wheel fitted with low-profile tires. The four-tailpipe sports exhaust system completes the nice exterior look.

Standard AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension with AIRMATIC – air suspension, automatic level control and special shock absorber struts with ADS adaptive damping – works with an ACTIVE CURVE SYSTEM that provides active stabilization of body lean. This AMG-designed system uses active front and rear stabilizer bars to reduce body lean during cornering.

The new GL63 boasts a special transfer case for the 4MATIC full-time four-wheel-drive system that distributes engine power 40:60 to the front and rear wheels. This rear-biased torque distribution helps provide the SUV with sports car handling as well as impressive allweather traction.

2013 GL 63 AMG is powered by the newly developed twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 engine with 550HP (410 kW) and 760Nm (560 lb-ft) of torque. It is mated to a 7-speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7G-TRONIC transmission and sends the power on the road through 4MATIC all-wheel drive system. 0-100 km/h in 4.9 seconds and a top speed of 280 km/h (174 mph).

In addition to AMG RIDE CONTROL, AIRMATIC, and the ACTIVE CURVE SYSTEM, standard safety equipment on the GL63 AMG includes ATTENTION ASSIST, Crosswind Stabilization, a 360-degree camera system and Bi-xenon headlights. Other standard equipment includes KEYLESS-GO, panorama sunroof, power EASY-ENTRY for the rear seats and a power tailgate.

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Source: Mercedes