A raft of refinements, upgraded efficiency elements, and the primary hybrid powertrain to be fitted right into a Mercedes-AMG SUV are the highlights of the model’s new AMG GLC fashions introduced at present.
A variety of exterior and inside design parts have modified in each the hybrid and purely gas-powered SUVs. The latter of which, the AMG GLC 43, places out 416 horsepower with a 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder motor and everlasting all-wheel drive.
The hybrid powertrain unique to Mercedes-AMG within the GLC 63 S E Efficiency combines the above AMG M139l 2.0-liter turbo engine with an Electrical Drive Unit (EDU) on the rear axle to ship a 671 horsepower mixed system output and 752 lb-ft mixed system torque.
The 201-horsepower electrical motor is positioned on the rear axle, the place it’s built-in with an electrically shifted two-speed transmission and the electronically managed limited-slip rear differential in a compact electrical drive.
Mercedes says that the unbiased hybrid structure additionally “ensures a balanced weight distribution.” For purists, the electric-only mode permits all-electric driving beneath “sure situations” — climate and terrain allowing, we’d guess. The 400-volt battery mimics the ability pack utilized by the Mercedes-AMG Petronas group in Components One racing: particularly designed for quick energy output and draw with direct cooling of the cells.
A multi-clutch (MCT) transmission options in each GLC fashions, utilizing a moist start-off clutch to switch the torque converter. The consequence, in line with a press assertion, is software program that gives “extraordinarily brief shift instances in addition to quick a number of downshifts if required.” And let’’s not neglect to say the “RACE START” perform, AMG’s model of launch management, which ensures optimum acceleration from a standstill.
Within the GLC 63 S E Efficiency 4MATIC+ system, the engine torque will be allotted constantly and as required from 50/50 between the entrance and rear axles as much as 100% to the rear.
With reference to stopping, the high-end hybrid is designed with six-piston fastened calipers on the entrance (15.4 x 1.4 inhes internally ventilated and perforated brake discs) and one-piston floating calipers on the rear (14.6 x 1 in). The (comparatively) extra funds Benz is supplied with four-piston calipers in entrance.
The GLC 63, as a substitute of utilizing an digital stability braking program when wheel slip is detected, reduces the drive torque of the electrical motor, which is transmitted to the wheel by way of the limited-slip rear differential. Consequently, the corporate says, “ESP doesn’t should throttle the combustion engine, enabling the engine to be operated at greater torque. This improves agility and the in any other case lowered energy can be utilized to cost the battery.”
Relating to creature comforts, leather-based and “efficiency” seats are choices. The MBUX infotainment system options AMG-specific shows and features. These embody particular shows on the instrument cluster, central multimedia show and optionally available head-up show. The AMG-exclusive “Supersport” model gives the choice of showcasing driver-focused content material in a vertical format.
The gasoline-only GLC 43 is for 2024, whereas the hybrid GLC 63 S E Efficiency is a 2025 mannequin. No pricing was given for both. The present AMG GLC 43 Coupe begins at $68,200 plus vacation spot.