car maker Mercedes-Benz India unveiled a powerful luxury SUV, the GL 63 AMG. The
SUV has been priced at Rs 1.66 crore, ex showroom Mumbai. (On March 29, 2014 Motown India had said that the car would cost upwards of Rs 1.5 crore in India). The GL 63 AMG has a
5.5-litre V8 Biturbo engine, which develops a peak output of 557hp (the highest
in its segment) and maximum torque of 760 Nm. The AMG Ride Control sports
suspension with Active Curve System roll stabilisation provides high-level
driving dynamics and the comfort.
Kern, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India said “The GL 63 AMG
packs the perfect blend of style, luxury, sportiness and performance driving
which are associated with the Mercedes-Benz and AMG brands. It is one of the
most revolutionary products to come from Mercedes-Benz demonstrating the rich
blend of sophistication with the latest design and technology. This is the
perfect car for our customers and enthusiasts, who are passionate about
performance driving and want an adrenaline gushing experience from their cars.
The GL 63 AMG is a testimony to our continued endeavour to offer a thrilling
experience to our customers in India.”
enhance efficiency, the AMG Speedshift Plus 7G-Tronic automatic transmission
incorporates a fuel-economy converter with centrifugal pendulum, bearings
designed for reduced friction loss and a transmission-oil thermal management
system. Friction loss-minimised axle gears, electromechanical AMG
speed-sensitive sports steering, an optimised belt drive and demand-responsive
control of all ancillary units and pumps also help to reduce fuel consumption.
The enhanced drive train delivers the best possible power transmission and
hallmark Mercedes reliability.
deploys a specially designed transfer case for the 4Matic permanent all-wheel
drive, which distributes the drive power to the front and rear axle at a ratio
of 40:60 in the interests of dynamic handling. In addition, the AMG Ride
Control sports suspension with Airmatic package – consisting of air suspension,
special damper struts, automatic level control and Adaptive Damping System
(ADS) – is combined with the Active Curve System for active roll stabilisation.
Active Curve System employs active anti-roll bars on the front and rear axles
to reduce the body roll angle during cornering. Apart from enhanced agility and
driving pleasure, the Active Curve System has the additional effect of
increased handling stability and therefore safety, particularly at higher
stabilisation, damping and suspension adapt automatically to the prevailing
driving situation, offering both optimum drive comfort and maximum stability.
The GL 63 AMG driver is able to choose at the push of a button between the
three suspension modes "Controlled Efficiency", "Sport" and
"Sport +." The 4ETS electronic traction control system which features
as standard provides for optimised grip when friction coefficients vary
AMG speed-sensitive sports steering features variable power assistance which
responds in accordance with the chosen suspension mode. It also helps to save
fuel, as the steering assist function only requires energy when the driver
actually moves the steering wheel. The GL 63 AMG comes as standard with 5-spoke
light-alloy wheels, painted titanium grey in high-sheen finish, fitted with
tyres in size 295/40 R 21. The AMG high-performance braking systems provide for
the shortest possible braking distances and high fade resistance with
ventilated and perforated brake discs all-round in size 390 x 36 millimetres
(front) and 345 x 26 millimetres (rear).
98.0 x 90.5 mm
410 kW @ 5250-5750 rpm
760 Nm @ 2000-5000 rpm
Source: Mercedes-Benz India
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