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Introducing The All-New Mercedes-AMG GLC: Unleashing Power, Performance, And Poise

by Akshra Khandelwal

August 15, 2023

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The automotive world has been beyond excited as Mercedes-AMG unveils the arrival of the all-new Mercedes-AMG GLC, a performance SUV that replaces its highly successful predecessor, raising the bar for innovation, power, and driving pleasure. With two high-performance versions available, the GLC 43 4MATIC and the groundbreaking GLC 63 S E PERFORMANCE, enthusiasts are in for a treat, experiencing the ultimate blend of sportiness, luxury, and efficiency.

Introducing The All-New Mercedes-AMG GLC: Unleashing Power, Performance, And Poise

According to Michael Schiebe, the CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH, the Mercedes-AMG GLC SUV has been a resounding success among its customers. He highlighted that the two versions of the GLC, each with its distinctive character catering to the sporty-urban lifestyle, have been incredibly versatile and perfectly aligned with their customers' individual preferences.

Moreover, Schiebe expressed great excitement about introducing the E PERFORMANCE drive in the GLC 63 S, which marks the debut of the first-ever performance hybrid SUV. The advanced all-wheel-drive system, active rear-axle steering, and responsive quick-shifting transmission contribute to the emotionally captivating and unmistakable hallmark AMG driving experience. The GLC 63 S E PERFORMANCE is set to offer an unparalleled level of driving pleasure, setting a new benchmark in the realm of performance SUVs.

Powerful Performance on Two Levels

The Mercedes-AMG GLC lineup offers a performance SUV for every thrill-seeker. The GLC 43 4MATIC features an AMG 2.0-litre four-cylinder motor with an electric debilitating gas turbocharger, creating an exciting 310 kW (421 hp). With a boost of 10 kW (14 hp) given by the belt-driven starter-generator within the lower-speed run, the GLC 43 conveys a dynamic driving experience. Highlights just like the standard rear-axle controlling, AMG Execution 4MATIC all-wheel drive with rear-biased torque conveyance, AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9G transmission, and AMG RIDE CONTROL suspension with Versatile Damping Framework assist in improving its capabilities.

For those looking for a powertrain like no other, the GLC 63 S E Execution offers a specialized perfect work of art. Combining the AMG 2.0-litre turbo motor with an Electric Drive Unit (EDU) on the raised hub, this execution half-breed SUV conveys an amazing framework yield of 500 kW (680 hp) and up to 1020 Nm of framework torque. 

Innovative Technology: Electric Exhaust Gas Turbocharger

One of the standout features of the Mercedes-AMG GLC's powertrain is the innovative electric exhaust gas turbocharger. This innovation, motivated by the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1™ Group, guarantees an especially unconstrained reaction over the complete rev extends, improving the energetic driving encounter while making strides in proficiency. The electric engine coordinates with the turbocharger shaft and quickens the compressor wheel. Sometime recently, the depleted gas stream has taken over expectedly. This leads to a moment reaction from sitting out of gear speed and all through the rev extend. 

The AMG high-performance battery, developed in collaboration with the Formula 1™ engine shop High-Performance Powertrains (HPP) in Brixworth, further enhances the performance of the GLC 63 S E PERFORMANCE. With a capacity of 6.1 kWh and 80 kW continuous power, this battery ensures that electric power is always available, adding agility to the steering characteristics and increasing overall driving safety.

Electric Power and AMG High-Performance Battery

In the GLC 63 S E PERFORMANCE, a high-performance battery developed in Affalterbach, inspired by F1™ hybrid racing cars, takes the driving experience to the next level. With a capacity of 6.1 kWh, the battery delivers 80 kW continuous power and an impressive 150 kW peak power for ten seconds. Charging options include recuperation and a 3.7 kW onboard charger with alternating current, offering a practical electric range of 12 kilometers.

Agility and Comfort in Perfect Harmony

The Mercedes-AMG GLC models are equipped with advanced technologies to ensure a seamless balance between agility and comfort. At the same time, the AMG RIDE CONTROL suspension with Adaptive Damping System adapts to various driving conditions, enhancing both ride quality and driving safety.

Further elevating the driving dynamics, the GLC 63 S E PERFORMANCE boasts AMG ACTIVE RIDE CONTROL active roll stabilization as standard, offering precise handling and feedback, making it the ideal companion for performance-oriented driving.

Exterior and Interior: Athletic Elegance

The all-new Mercedes-AMG GLC models exhibit athletic elegance, with distinctive AMG elements both inside and outside. The AMG-specific radiator grille and energetic discrete, impalpable, and chrome-plated trim components contribute to the striking front plan. Concordantly coordinated side sill boards, diffuser-look raise overskirt, and twin tailpipe trims include the lively appeal. 

The inside oozes sportiness and extravagance with AMG seats in ARTICO man-made leather/MICROCUT AMG microfiber, discretionary Nappa calfskin upholstery with embellished AMG peak, and accessible AMG Execution seats. The AMG Execution directing wheel in Nappa calfskin or Nappa leather/MICROCUT microfiber, prepared with AMG controlling wheel buttons, guarantees an energetic and lavish driving involvement. 

This model has set a new benchmark for performance SUVs, offering two unique high-performance versions that unleash power, efficiency, and elegance in equal measure. With cutting-edge technology, innovative powertrains, and a meticulously crafted interior and exterior, the GLC 43 4MATIC and GLC 63 S E PERFORMANCE will captivate and thrill automotive enthusiasts worldwide. Mercedes-AMG once again proves its commitment to pushing the boundaries of automotive engineering, delivering an unrivaled driving experience that will leave a lasting impression on any adventure seeker.

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