Mercedes' GLC family will get a new range-topping model for the 2018 model year with the GLC63. 

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The 2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 is powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine making 469 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque.

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A nine-speed dual-clutch sequential manual transmission bolts to the turbocharged V8 in the GLC63.

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The US market will not get the GLC63 S SUV with a 503-horsepower version of the 4.0-liter turbo V8. However, customers in America will be able to get the GLC63 S Coupe. 

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Mercedes says the GLC63 SUV can hit 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds.

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Routing power to all four wheels is a 4Matic+ system that is capable of channeling 100 percent of power to the rear axle. 

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For improved handling, the GLC63 features adaptive shock absorbers with air springs.

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Inside, standard infotainment consists of a 7.0-inch center display, Burmester surround sound system and satellite radio.

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A 8.4-inch high-resolution center screen, navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are available as options inside of the GLC63. 

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The 2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 SUV, GLC63 Coupe and GLC63 S Coupe will arrive in US showrooms in the middle of the 2018 calendar year.

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