The Mercedes-Benz GL 63 AMG revealed at the Russian Motor Show
The 2012 Moscow motor show is the event for a number of world firsts and the Mercedes-Benz GL 63 AMG is one of them.
The superb 2013 model has been one of the most highly anticipated vehicles of the year. As the year has progressed Mercedes-Benz revealed more and more details about the vehicle. The off roader has the ability to drive in great comfort and ease on any type of surface.
What makes the vehicle so special is that it produces the performance of a typical AMG vehicle whilst being as comfortable and as luxurious as a Mercedes-Benz S-Class. That is what makes the vehicle especially unique. There are not many off roader SUV’s that have these particular qualities mixed into one.
There is a brilliant 5.5 litre V8 biTurbo engine which is capable of producing a tremendous 557 BHP. The car is powerful but it also has a great deal of pulling power too. In only 4.9 seconds the car will reach 0 – 62 MPH with an electronically limited top speed of 155 MPH.
There is a great deal of sophisticated engine technology helping to make such a tremendous performance possible. Spray guided direct petrol injection helps the fuel efficiency stay as strong as possible. This is part of the power package which greatly increases the car’s performance attributes. On top of that there are piezo injectors, an all aluminium crankcase, air/water intercooling, four valve per cylinder design with variable camshaft adjustment and an alternator management system.
As standard there will be an Eco Start/Stop system. The Mercedes-Benz GL 63 AMG will contain a Speedshift Plus 7G Tronic transmission. The 4MATIC all wheel drive system distributes the power amongst all wheels, enhancing the vehicles off road attributes.
To keep the ride as controlled and as smooth as possible, Mercedes-Benz have included a great deal of technology is make that happen. The famous AMG Ride Control sports suspension and an Airmatic package have superb features such as air suspension and adaptive damping system. Taking corners at speed, the vehicle performs extremely well thanks it’s mechanical design. By looking at the vehicle you would never imagine how good it can handle.
With so much power, there has to be a great deal of safety involved too. The brakes are large and very powerful. There is also plenty of safety equipment catered for a number of situations.
The Mercedes-Benz GL 63 AMG looks like it was worth the wait after all.