Mercedes-AMG combines Efficiency SUV with V8 experience

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Mercedes-AMG is a remarkably stable development engine for Daimler AG. The efficiency division of Mercedes-Benz, now seen as a completely bred automotive model, is venturing onto new, unexplored lands with its all new GLC 63 4MATIC+ fashions, provided in each SUV (X 253) and Coupe (C 253) variants. The brand new efficiency autos from Affalterbach are additionally absolute pioneers of their respective class segments, as they’re the very first V8-powered fashions of their type.

The muscular character of the GLC 63 and GLC 63 Coupe is underlined by the brand new key visible ingredient of the entrance fascia: the Panamericana grille with vertical chrome slats, that was reserved for the AMG GT household to date. Moreover, the generously dimensioned entrance air intakes, the enlarged aspect sills, the gargantuan rear diffuser and the outstanding quad exhausts intensify the putting design of the GLC 63 household.

Beneath the hood lurks the guts of the automotive – the AMG M177 V8 BITURBO engine, that’s intently associated to the AMG M178 unit put in the GT fashions. The bottom GLC 63 4MATIC+ develops 350 kW of output, which equals 476 hp enabling a Zero-100 km/h acceleration in simply four.Zero seconds. If this was not sufficient, we’re blessed as effectively with the GLC 63 S 4MATIC+, which is rated at 375 kW standing for 510 hp of peak output. The time to achieve 100 km/h shrinks now to a staggering Three.eight seconds for each fashions.

A number of applied sciences are mixed to achieve this mindblowing degree of dynamism and pure efficiency. First in line is the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9-speed gearbox which allows improved effectivity and shorter shifting instances. The 4MATIC+ everlasting, absolutely variable, all-wheel-drive system is tailored from the E 63 fashions to match the character of the GLC 63. Nonetheless, the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT driving administration system offers the driving force entry to a number of driving modes – from Consolation and Sport as much as RACE, that additional underscore the multivalent, potent character of the midsized efficiency SUV.

The beginning of gross sales is programmed for June 2017, whereas the market launch takes place on the daybreak of fall in September this 12 months. The brand new GLC 63 4MATIC+ and GLC 63 4MATIC+ will have fun world premiere on the New York Worldwide Motor Present (April 14th – April 23rd). A particular Version 1 restricted run model may also be accessible for the X 253 and C 253 because the gross sales start in early summer season. For extra particular particulars on the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 4MATIC+ fashions, we invite you to learn the next press launch.


Affalterbach, Germany – As early as 1999 Mercedes-AMG set a milestone with the ML 55 – not solely in its personal 50‑12 months historical past. For the mixture of high-performance engine within the pores and skin of an SUV opened up a completely new market phase. The efficiency and sports activities automotive model now occupies a singular place within the competitors once more because it presents its new mid-size efficiency SUV on the New York Worldwide Auto Present (NYIAS), the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 4MATIC+ SUV and Coupé (gasoline consumption mixed: 10.7-10.Three l/100 km; CO2 emissions, mixed: 244-234 g/km) plus the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S 4MATIC+ SUV and Coupé (gasoline consumption mixed: 10.7 l/100 km; CO2 emissions (mixed): 244 g/km). For the primary time, a mid-size SUV is now additionally accessible with the highly effective eight-cylinder biturbo in two output variants. The idea for that is supplied by the AMG four.Zero‑litre V8 engine with 350 kW (476 hp) or 375 kW (510 hp) within the GLC 63 S and GLC 63 S Coupé variants. Acceleration from Zero‑100 km/h in simply Three.eight seconds additionally impressively demonstrates: the brand new SUVs maintain a particular place of their market phase. The Efficiency SUVs additionally function air spring suspension with adaptive adjustable damping, AMG Efficiency 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive with absolutely variable torque distribution, a rear-axle limited-slip differential and a high-performance braking system. As a visible indication of their hyperlinks with Mercedes-AMG sports activities vehicles, the brand new fashions sport the AMG Panamericana grille, which was beforehand reserved for the AMG GT household. As well as, the brand new fashions supply all some great benefits of a Mercedes-SUV: ample room for passengers and baggage, complete array of security tools and superior traction, additionally within the moist or in wintry street situations.

The brand new Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 4MATIC+ and Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 4MATIC+ Coupé occupy distinctive positions of their respective markets on each entrance. They’re the one autos of their phase to be powered by an eight-cylinder biturbo engine. Mercedes-AMG thus meets the needs of these clients who, additionally in a mid-size Efficiency SUV, are searching for a mixture of superior energy supply together with a extremely emotive, unmistakable engine sound.

“For us, the brand new GLC 63 4MATIC+ is a fairly particular car. It’s no simple job designing an SUV to be extremely sporty and dynamic whereas on the similar time providing inherent excessive driving stability. This required us to place our coronary heart and soul, together with our a few years of SUV experience, into the event of this car. The result’s an SUV that may be pushed with excessive precision and agility and which, if required, is equally at house on a high-speed lap of the race observe. With our V8 biturbo engine, we maintain a decisive USP within the Efficiency market. What’s extra, with SUV and Coupé, we provide the widest selection within the phase. Additionally, the technical closeness to our sports activities vehicles is visually underlined by the Panamericana grille, which was beforehand reserved for our AMG GT fashions,” says Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.

Technical knowledge at a look

Distinctive providing within the phase with V8 biturbo engine

SUV and Coupé can be found as primary and S-model variants: the confirmed AMG four.Zero-litre V8 biturbo engine places out 350 kW (476 hp) or 375 kW (510 hp) with a max. torque of 650 or 700 Nm. Acceleration from zero to 100 km/h is accomplished by the GLC 63 S 4MATIC+ in simply Three.eight seconds, whereas the GLC 63 4MATIC+ takes four.Zero seconds. The highest pace is 250 km/h (electronically restricted).

V8 biturbo intently associated to engine within the Mercedes-AMG GT

The four.Zero-litre eight-cylinder biturbo engine is already utilized in quite a few AMG Efficiency autos. It is usually put in within the AMG GT sports activities automotive with dry sump lubrication. A attribute function is that the 2 turbochargers are positioned not on the skin of the cylinder banks, however contained in the cylinder “V”. The primary benefits of this design are the compact engine development, optimum response and low exhaust gasoline emissions. One mechanic assembles every engine within the engine store in Affalterbach based on the “one man – one engine” precept.

Brief shift instances, excessive effectivity: the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9-speed transmission

The brand new GLC 63 4MATIC+ and GLC 63 S 4MATIC+ function the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9-speed transmission, which made its debut within the Mercedes-AMG E 63 4MATIC+. The driving force advantages from extraordinarily brief shift/response instances. Quick a number of downshifts and the double-declutching perform make for a extremely emotive gearshift expertise. A start-off moist clutch replaces the torque converter. This protects weight and optimises the response to the driving force’s accelerator pedal enter, significantly on acceleration and through load modifications.

AMG Efficiency 4MATIC+ variable all-wheel drive

After the E-Class from Mercedes-AMG, the GLC, too, now comes with AMG Efficiency 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive. This clever system unites some great benefits of completely different drive ideas: the absolutely variable torque distribution to the entrance and rear axles ensures optimum traction proper as much as the bodily restrict. The driving force can be in a position to depend on excessive driving stability and dealing with security beneath all situations, each within the dry and within the moist or in snow. The transition from rear-wheel to all-wheel drive and vice versa is seamless, as a result of clever management is built-in into the general car system structure.

An electromechanically managed clutch connects the completely pushed rear axle absolutely variably to the entrance axle. The very best torque distribution is constantly computed based on the driving situations and driver’s enter. Transitions are seamless and primarily based on a complicated matrix. Alongside traction and lateral dynamics, the all-wheel drive additionally improves the longitudinal dynamics for much more highly effective acceleration.

For a personalised expertise: AMG DYNAMIC SELECT drive applications

The 4 AMG DYNAMIC SELECT drive applications “Consolation”, “Sport”, “Sport Plus” and “Particular person” enable the driving force to extensively affect the traits of the GLC E 63 4MATIC+. This modifies key parameters, such because the response of engine, transmission, suspension, steering, ESP® and all-wheel drive. Independently of the DYNAMIC SELECT drive applications, the driving force has the choice of urgent the “M” button to change on to handbook mode, wherein gearshifts are executed solely utilizing the shift paddles on the steering wheel. The suspension settings will also be specifically chosen if required.

“Consolation” is the balanced drive program with a comfort-oriented suspension and steering set-up in addition to a fuel-efficient powertrain configuration with early upshifts – together with easy gearshifts and a restrained engine sound. The ECO begin/cease perform and coasting perform are activated. That is the way it works: When the driving force releases the accelerator in a pace vary between 60 and 160 km/h, the clutch of the MCT transmission opens and the engine is decoupled from the powertrain. The electronics decrease the engine pace to idle and driving resistance is diminished by the compression and friction forces of the engine on overrun.

The DYNAMIC SELECT “Sport” and “Sport Plus” drive applications are designed for top driving dynamics. This outcomes from an agile accelerator pedal attribute with direct set-up and emotively interesting gearshifts with shorter shift instances and double-clutching perform on downshifts. The elevated idle pace in “Sport Plus” additionally allows particularly quick pull-away and acceleration from relaxation.

The GLC 63 S 4MATIC+ has an extra “RACE” drive program, wherein all of the parameters are configured for max efficiency. With a complete of 5 drive applications, the Efficiency SUV as soon as once more provides the widest selection within the phase.

Exhaust system with flap expertise for variable engine sound

The as-standard typical V8 engine sound comes courtesy of an exhaust system with flap expertise. It’s managed by a map and mechanically operated relying on the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT drive program, the facility demanded by the driving force and the engine pace. Optionally accessible is the Efficiency exhaust system, which permits the sound to be modulated on the press of a button. In any case, the exhaust techniques are so designed that each one noise limits are complied with regardless of the flap place.

Particular suspension for max lateral and longitudinal dynamics

The agility, extremely dynamic lateral acceleration and most grip of the brand new fashions are additionally because of the brand new AMG suspension with absolutely supporting multi-chamber air suspension, which ensures exceptionally excessive ranges of camber stability, driving dynamics and steering precision.
The entrance axle contains a four-link design with particular steering knuckles, optimised elastokinematics and radial brake connections. Impartial wheel management and wheel suspension components allow larger lateral acceleration with minimal torque steer.

The idea for the rear axle was carried over from the E 63 4MATIC+ and specifically matched to the necessities of the GLC. The model-specific multi-link idea impresses with extremely exact wheel management and elevated stiffness. The AMG-specific rear axle service makes the broader observe attainable compared with the GLC from Mercedes-Benz, whereas the contact surfaces of the wheel bearings have additionally been moved additional outwards. Different measures embody AMG-specific wheel carriers, stiffer elastokinematic tuning and better unfavorable camber.

Particular person driving expertise because of three-chamber air suspension system

Due to a sporty spring and damper set-up and constantly variable damping, the brand new three-chamber air suspension system combines exemplary driving dynamics with wonderful street roar and tyre vibration traits. The stiffness of the air springs might be adjusted over a variety by activating or deactivating particular person air chambers, making for perceptibly enhanced consolation and dealing with.

There are three levels of spring tuning, relying on the chosen drive program and present driving standing. The spring price is hardened mechanically within the occasion of sudden load modifications, quick cornering, heavy acceleration or heavy braking, this successfully decreasing roll and pitch whereas stabilising the Efficiency SUV.

The adaptive damping might be set in three levels – “Consolation”, “Sport” and “Sport Plus” – to decide on between relaxed consolation on lengthy journeys and most sportiness. The rebound and compression ranges are adjusted independently of one another, and the freely programmable maps allow a large unfold between minimal and most damper drive. The distinction between the snug and sporty suspension settings is made extra refined and is clearly perceptible – relying on driving model.

The GLC 63 4MATIC+ is shod as normal with 10-spoke light-alloy wheels eight.Zero J x 19 (entrance) and 9.Zero J x 19 (rear) painted in titanium gray with a high-sheen end and with tyres of measurement 235/55 R 19 (entrance) and 255/50 R 19 (rear). The scale for the GLC 63 S 4MATIC+ are 265/45 R 20 (entrance) and 295/40 R 20 (rear) on 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels painted in titanium gray with a high-sheen end in 9.5 J x 20 (entrance) and 10.Zero J x 20 (rear). There are different, elective wheel/tyre mixtures in addition to solid wheels, as much as sizes of 265/40 R 21 on 9.5 J x 21 on the entrance axle and 295/35 R 21 on 10.Zero J x 21 wheels on the rear axle.

Rear-axle limited-slip differential: optimum traction beneath all situations

For improved traction and driving dynamics, the GLC 63 4MATIC+ comes with a mechanical rear-axle limited-slip differential, whereas the GLC 63 S 4MATIC+ makes use of an digital rear-axle limited-slip differential. Each differentials scale back the slip on the within wheel when cornering, with out management interventions by the brakes. The outcome: permits the driving force to speed up out of corners earlier because of the improved traction. The car stays extra secure when braking from excessive pace, whereas the limited-slip differential additionally improves traction from relaxation. General, the rear axle has been specifically matched to the upper driving dynamics of the brand new Efficiency SUVs.

The best advantage of the digital rear-axle limited-slip differential is the much more delicate and sooner management, which pushes the vital threshold larger, making it even simpler to drive on the car’s limits. The three-stage ESP® with “ESP ON”, “ESP SPORT Dealing with Mode” and “ESP OFF” settings works in excellent unison with the rear-axle limited-slip differential and is optimally tuned to the excellent dynamics.

Exact, agile dealing with: speed-sensitive sports activities steering

The electromechanical, speed-sensitive sports activities steering makes for exact, agile dealing with with genuine suggestions. The driving force advantages from the variable steering ratio and optimised response.

The steering additionally options variable energy help with the 2 modes “Consolation” and “Sport”. The ability steering depends not solely on the car’s pace, but in addition on the instantaneous lateral acceleration, chosen AMG DYNAMIC SELECT drive program and setting of the adjustable damping.

With 390-millimetre perforated and internally ventilated brake discs at entrance and rear, the compound braking system on the GLC 63 4MATIC+ ensures brief stopping distances together with excellently controllable braking drive.

Expressive entrance finish with Panamericana grille

A putting attribute of the outside design is the expressive entrance finish: the brand new GLC 63 4MATIC+ is the primary Mercedes-AMG Efficiency car to function the Panamericana grille, which was beforehand reserved for the AMG GT household of sports activities vehicles. This design assertion affirms the constantly dynamic design of the brand new Efficiency SUV and Coupé. A large entrance apron impressed by the design of a jet wing, with a big entrance splitter, impressively embodies the facility of the brand new fashions. By allotting with a fine-meshed grille, it offers a view of the cooling expertise – a typical attribute from the world of motor sport and an additional differentiation from the opposite GLC fashions. Wider wheel arch claddings at entrance and rear lend emphasis to the muscular appears.

The brand new aspect sill panels make the SUV and Coupé seem to take a seat decrease on the street whereas elongating the general strains. On the S-model variant, matt iridium silver inserts make for a particular look. The muscular rear finish is dominated by the vast rear apron and diffuser in grained black. The trim on the diffuser board of the S-model variant is in matt iridium silver. The SUV is for the primary time supplied with a spoiler lip on the roof, whereas the spoiler lip on the Coupé is acquainted from the GLC 43 4MATIC. The exhaust system is terminated by two high-gloss chrome-plated twin tailpipe trims.

Inside additionally with a constant deal with driving dynamics

The inside underscores the management ambition of the brand new mid-size Efficiency SUVs by way of driving dynamics. Driver and entrance passenger are enclosed as normal in sports activities seats in ARTICO man-made leather-based, mixed with DINAMICA microfibre, which unite wonderful lateral help with purposeful ergonomics tailor-made to the job of driving.

The instrument panel is trimmed in black ARTICO man-made leather-based with contrasting topstitching. The high-grade look is underlined by aluminium trim. The touchpad is flanked by the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT change and quite a few AMG-specific controls, such because the button for the Three-stage AMG RIDE CONTROL suspension, Three-stage ESP® or optionally the button for the AMG Efficiency exhaust system with flap management.

The S-model variant comes with an much more in depth tools bundle, together with a Efficiency steering wheel in black nappa leather-based / DINAMICA microfibre, AMG badges within the entrance head restraints together with leather-based appointments and AMG instrument cluster with crimson highlights.

Unique elective extras

The AMG Efficiency Studio provides technical and design highlights to make the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 4MATIC+ even sportier, extra unique and extra particular person. The next supplies only a choice:

AMG Efficiency exhaust system with flap management on the push of a button:
– Larger differentiation of the sound traits by two extra exhaust flaps
– Sound traits depending on chosen drive program ‑ clear differentiation between a full sound within the C and S drive applications and a distinctly sporty sound within the S+ and RACE drive applications
– Extra management of the sound traits by way of button on the centre management panel within the centre console

AMG Night time bundle:
– Entrance splitter of the AMG entrance apron in high-gloss black
– Inserts within the AMG aspect sill panels in high-gloss black
– Exterior mirror housings in high-gloss black
– Waistline trim strip and window body in high-gloss black
– Roof rails (SUV solely) matt black powdered
– Warmth-insulating, darkish tinted glass from B-pillar
– AMG sports activities exhaust system with two chrome-plated twin tailpipe ideas
– Trim strip on the diffuser board in high-gloss black (solely together with S-model)

AMG Exterior Carbon Fibre bundle:
– Exterior mirror housings in carbon fibre
– Spoiler lip in carbon fibre
– 20-inch light-alloy wheels (two color variants)
– 21-inch light-alloy wheels (two color variants)
– 21-inch solid wheels (two color variants)

AMG Efficiency Studio inside:
– Higher part of instrument panel and waistlines in black nappa-look ARTICO man-made leather-based with contrasting topstitching within the appointments color
– Two-tone nappa leather-based in crimson pepper/black or platinum white/black, perforated
– black nappa leather-based, perforated
– designo nappa leather-based in platinum white/black with diamond design
– designo nappa leather-based in black with diamond design
– Trim in carbon-fibre/vivid aluminium with longitudinal grain
– AMG Efficiency seats for driver and entrance passenger with extra closely contoured seat form for enhanced lateral help, with integral head restraints and “AMG” badge within the seat backrests 

Unique “Version 1” particular mannequin at market launch

The SUV and Coupé variants of the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 4MATIC+ and GLC 63 S 4MATIC+ are additionally accessible at launch as an “Version 1” particular mannequin: the unique mixture of apparatus particulars flip the particular mannequin into the flagship of the vary.

In each physique variants, the Night time bundle in high-gloss black enhances the racing-inspired appears. The sports activities stripes on the perimeters of the car are in yellow or matt graphite gray, relying on the paint color and mannequin variant. The matt black 21-inch cross-spoke solid wheels are supplied with highlights within the type of yellow or high-sheen rim flanges. The Aerodynamics bundle, too, attracts its inspiration from the world of motor sport.

The racing really feel is carried over into the inside. The sports activities seats are upholstered in black nappa leather-based and reprise the color yellow within the contrasting topstitching of the precise diamond sample. Black nappa leather-based with yellow contrasting topstitching additionally enhances the door centre panels, armrests and centre console. Additional yellow highlights adorn the instrument cluster, flooring mats and Efficiency steering wheel with flattened backside part in DINAMICA microfibre with 12 o’clock marking. Added to that is AMG trim in matt carbon fibre / vivid aluminium with longitudinal grain. Unique to the Version 1 particular mannequin is the AMG Efficiency seat with diamond design and contrasting topstitching in yellow (normal within the S-Mannequin with a corresponding exterior).

The brand new mid-size Efficiency SUVs have fun their world premiere in April 2017 on the New York Worldwide Auto Present (NYIAS). Begin of gross sales is on 16 June 2017, whereas the market launch begins in September 2017.

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