Mercedes-Benz South Africa has released local pricing for the fire-breathing Mercedes-AMG GLC63 S, which will be offered in both standard and coupé body styles (and exclusively in full-fat "S" guise).

Slotting in above the V6-powered GLC43 models, the new Mercedes-AMG GLC63 S 4Matic+ will set you back R1 572 602 in standard guise and R1 689 067 in coupé form.

Revealed back in April 2017, the flagship GLC employs Affalterbach’s twin-turbo 4,0-litre V8 engine, sending 375 kW and 700 N.m to all four corners via a nine-speed automatic transmission. Acceleration from zero to 100 km/h takes a claimed 3,8 seconds, while top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h.

The high-performance SUV features air suspension with adaptive adjustable damping, 4Matic+ all-wheel drive (with fully variable torque distribution), a rear-axle limited-slip differential and a high-performance braking system.

Mercedes-AMG GLC63 S 4Matic+: R1 572 602
Mercedes-AMG GLC63 S Coupé 4Matic+: R1 689 067
Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S Coupé