(Image Credit: Mercedes, edited by the author)

The 2017 Mercedes GLS63 AMG is an immense creature. Simply put, it’s a high-powered variant of the S-Class luxury barge, evolved into an SUV about the size of a Chevy Suburban. Every empirical aspect of this vehicle is big, and I think I’m really going to like it.

For the next few days I’ll be driving the 577-horsepower 5.5-liter biturbo V8-powered 5,688-pound four-wheel drive behemoth into and over some of California’s mountains, highways and dirt roads to eventually give you an idea of what it’s like to own and operate.

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To put its size in actual perspective, the GLS is just shy of 17 feet long and six-and-a-half feet wide; just a couple inches skinner than a Ford Raptor. And it’s still rated to do 0 to 62 mph in under five seconds.

So leave some questions in the comments and I’ll scroll through them while I poke around this thing and write my review.

If you’re looking for more specs, dimensions and numbers check out the brochure.