Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 Tuned To The Sound Of 830 Horses By Masonry: Now Exudes Aggressiveness & Power

May 06, 2017 12:30 PM EDT | Andrew Davis

Mansory Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 Upgrade Kit

The Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 has been tweaked by the German aftermarket tuner Masonry and it is now wider and more powerful.
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Masonry set their eyes on the Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 and created a wider version of an already wide SUV. But the German tuner didn't stop there. They tweaked the engine and added more power.

The standard Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 is 1,982mm in width. Thanks to Masonry's body kit, it is now 25mm wider in the front arches and 40mm wider in the rear wheel arches. All in all, it is pretty wide.

Masonry noted that the extensive body modifications to the SUV were to reduce weight and optimize its performance. Plus, it was also done to give a more aggressive and "powerful impression" to the Mercedes-AMG GLS 63.

The most obvious change to the Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 is its body kit. Included are a new front bumper with larger air intakes, carbon front lip spoiler, lighter bonnet, new side skirts, rear spoiler, and diffuser. The newly beefed up SUV also comes with integrated daytime running lights.

Easily noticeable also are those enormous wheels. Inside those wheel arches are 23-inch multispoke forged rim wheels. And the wheel arches have been dropped over an inch closer to the tarmac. This is all thanks to a lowering module for the pneumatic suspension, lowered by 30mm to be precise. According to Masonry, this "significantly improves the handling during fast cornering."

If the exterior was tweaked to exude a more "powerful impression," then under the hood is literally more power. Mercedes-AMG GLS 63's standard 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that produces 577 horses and 561 lb-ft of torque has been pushed by Masonry to great lengths to an impressive 830 horses and 848 lb-ft of torque.

A sports silencer, an air filter, and a remapped ECU have been added to the SUV's engine. However, Masonry didn't specify what the SUV 0-60mph time is, although it's top speed has been increased by 28mph.

And now the inside of the beefed up SUV also has a host of interior upgrades. There's a new sports steering wheel with visible carbon, more leather, and Alcantara. In terms of its price, Masonry will inform buyers upon application.

Truly, the German tuner outdid itself once again with the Mercedes-AMG GLS 63. It is now oozing an aggressive and powerful vibe. Check out the video below.

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