The Features and Performance of 3 Currently Available Mercedes-Benz AMG® Models
The AMG® product line from Mercedes-Benz features performance variants of many of the company’s most popular models. With upgraded engines, high-performance transmissions, race-inspired suspensions and a variety of other improvements over standard Mercedes-Benz products, these models represent the upper echelon of the Mercedes-Benz product family.
Each Mercedes-Benz AMG® features an engine that is hand build by a single technician with strict attention to detail, adding a number of AMG®-developed performance parts that increase the power, efficiency and reliability of the engine, setting it apart from a standard Mercedes-Benz design. Behind the engine, a custom AMG® transmission sends the power to the wheels, while hundreds of custom components are added to improve handling and exhaust performance, increase braking power, and enhance the vehicle’s appearance. Every Mercedes-Benz AMG® is a unique vehicle, built from the ground up for high performance and superior luxury.
Here is a look at a few of the available Mercedes-Benz AMG® models:
1) 2016 GLA 45 AMG® 4MATIC® SUV
A sporty, low-slung hatchback, the GLA 45 AMG® 4MATIC® SUV features a large rear spoiler that advertises its performance. It features a 2.0-liter inline four cylinder engine with an intercooled turbocharger, variable valve timing and direct injection. The power plant supplies 355 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque to all four wheels through a 7-speed automatic transmission and a limited-slip differential. The GLA 45 AMG® features a 20-inch performance wheel and tire package with a signature AMG® 10-spoke design, an AMG® adaptive four-wheel independent suspension, and a four-wheel disc brake system with ABS. In the city the GLA 45 AMG® achieves a respectable 23 MPG and over 29 MPG on the highway.
The exterior features a rear spoiler, power auto-latching liftgate. roof rails, automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers, parking sensors, rearview camera and auto-dimming mirrors. The interior offers seating for five with a rear bench and power-adjustable heated front bucket seats, leather upholstery, keyless entry, automatic temperature control and front and rear beverage holders. Other features include integrated compass and exterior temperature display, garage door transmitter, adaptive cruise control, telescoping tilt steering wheel, power moon roof and rear wipers.
Entertainment options include a 14-speaker premium sound system with a 7-inch display, CD player, MP3 Decoder, AM/FM radio, 10 GB of storage and Bluetooth wireless communications. Driver assistance features include turn-by-turn navigation, blind-spot assist, lane-keeping assist, traction control, electronic stability system, brake assist and a tire pressure warning system.
2) 2017 S 63 AMG® 4MATIC® Cabriolet
With 577 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque, the S 63 AMG® 4MATIC® offers supercar performance in a sporty, yet unassuming package that includes a powered convertible top and a glass rear window. It features a twin-turbo charged 5.5-liter V-8 with variable valve timing, backed by an AMG® SPEEDSHIFT 7-speed automatic transmission. With a 20-inch wheel and tire package, all-wheel drive, four-wheel disc brakes and a four-wheel independent auto-leveling suspension, the S 63 AMG® 4MATIC® Cabriolet provides a comfortable and responsive ride in all driving conditions. It achieves 14 MPG in city driving, and 22 MPG on the highway.
The exterior features automatic door and trunk latches, auto-dimming door mirrors, high-performance auto-high beam headlights and rain-sensing wipers. The interior includes a heads-up display, heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather upholstery, wood accents, power-adjustable front bucket seats, heated rear seats, automatic temperature control, front dual-zone A/C, front and rear beverage holders and front and rear reading lamps. It also includes illuminated entry, adaptive cruise control, power windows, garage door transmitter, keyless entry and a convertible roof wind-blocker.
The entertainment system features 13-speaker Burmester audio system with a 12.3-inch LCD display, Bluetooth wireless connectivity, DVD-Audio, SiriusXM radio, an MP3 Decoder and 10 GB of storage. On board driver assistance features include a COMAND navigation system, an active lane departure system, blind spot monitoring, electronic stability system, traction control, automated parking sensors and parking cameras.
3) 2016 G 63 AMG® 4MATIC® SUV
Combining the spaciousness of an SUV, the comfort of a luxury vehicle and some serious off-road performance, the G 63 AMG® 4MATIC® SUV offers no compromises. It features a 5.5-liter V-8 engine with twin turbochargers, an AMG® SPEEDSHIFT automatic 7-speed transmission, a 4MATIC® all-wheel drive system and locking front and rear differentials that can tackle nearly any driving condition, on or off the road. The engine provides 563 horsepower and 560 pound feet of torque, with fuel economy ratings of 12 MPG in the city and 14 MPG on the highway.
With a 20 inch wheel and tire package, skid plates and a built-in brush guard, the exterior is ready for the trail, while features like auto-dimming mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, fog lights and auto-high beam headlights make it just as at home on the highway. The interior offers eating for five with a rear split-folding bench seat, heated and ventilated power-adjustable front bucket seats, a heated telescoping tilt steering wheel, two-tone Nappa leather upholstery, wood accents and all-weather floor mats. Other features include front and rear beverage holders, rear reading lamps, an overhead front console, temperature and compass displays, power moon roof, automatic temperature control, front dual-zone A/C, multiple airbags and 40 cubic-feet of cargo space.
The entertainment system includes a 12-speaker Harman/Kardon audio system, a 7-inch LCD display, 40 GB of storage, Bluetooth wireless connectivity, DVD-Audio, MP3 playback and steering wheel-mounted controls. Standard driver assistance features include traction control, an electronic stability system, brake assist, blind spot monitoring, ABS brakes, tire-pressure warning system, parking sensor, rear-view camera, adaptive cruise control, emergency communications and turn-by turn navigation.
These are just a few of the many Mercedes-Benz AMG® vehicles that can be found at an official Mercedes-Benz dealership. Other notable models include the GL 63 AMG® 4MATIC® SUV, the CLS 63 S AMG® 4MATIC® Sedan and the AMG® GT S Coupe. The Mercedes-Benz AMG® model line offers a truly unique driving experience that combines the quality and luxury of the standard Mercedes-Benz product family with the race-proven performance and industry-leading innovation pioneered by the AMG® brand. Together, the two companies have produced vehicles with class-leading performance, efficiency and reliability that has proven hard to compete with.
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