Written by: Neil Hilden
As you have probably guessed, the new Mercedes Benz GL 63 AMG comes with all the luxury and comfort that you would expect from this German car. And it doesn’t disappoint. The new Mercedes Benz GL 63 AMG fully carries on the Mercedes tradition in that it offers the best performance oriented all-wheel-drive experience. The AMG comes with top of the line features and equipment that embraces innovation and superb attention to detail, providing a perfect mix of luxury and comfort.
The new Mercedes Benz interior is a breathtaking work of art with high quality leather upholstered seats. The new AMG is the big daddy compared to those archaic and somehow absurdly powerful off-roaders. Then a look under the hood presents to you the source of the power.
5.5 Liter Engine for Super Performance
The new Mercedes Benz GL63 AMG is equipped with a 5.5 litre twin-turbo V8 power plant which gives crazy levels of torque and power. The average output is a massive 410kW, which roughly translates to 557hp and a maximum torque of 760nm. It goes without saying that this is one of the top performing vehicles of the 21st century.
The electronically refined engine offers the best performance, easily reaching top speeds of 250 kilometers per hour. The AMG accelerates from 0 to 100 kph in just 4.9 seconds, which is extremely fast by any standards. But if you are tempted to conclude that this is a fuel guzzler, relax.
More MPG and Less Carbon
The GL63 AMG consumes a paltry 12.3 litres for every 100 kilometers covered. This translates to about 288 grams of CO2 per kilometer. This efficiency can be attributed to the powerful AMG eight-cylinder engine which has an advanced power package including spray-guided direct injection fuel injectors. Other contributing factors include the twin-turbo charging, water and air intercooler, variable camshaft and an all-aluminium design with four-valve cylinders. If you can think of heaven in a car, this is it.
All-Wheel Drive Car
All the four wheels of the new Mercedes Benz receive power through the AMG Speed shift coupled with 7G-Tronic. The system features an automatic double-declutching motion and transmission which provides amazing speed variability for this seven-speed machine. The all-time four-wheel-drive machine receives the 557 horsepower courtesy of a seven-speed GL63 AMG gearbox at a 40:60 ratio front to back.
With its keenness to promoting the GL63 AMG sporting bent, Mercedes inculcated an active curve system to this amazing car in order to reduce body roll when negotiating corners at high speeds. This in turn offers better handling and increases stability. Its robustly fashioned rear axle offers precise steering capabilities, making it easy to drive through mazes at ‘crazy normal’ speeds, its 2500 KGs notwithstanding.
It features a high-performance braking system that makes it possible to brake within very short distances; thanks to the perforated all-round brake discs.
A Striking Price Tag for a Striking Car
As one of the high-riding S-Class vehicles, the GL 63 AMG comes with all the goodies you’d expect in such a car: colour TFT screen, electrically adjusted leather seats and tail gate, 360 rear view camera, among others. On price; you have to hold your breath. This strikingly designed vehicle will definitely carry a striking price tag.
About the author: Neil Hilden, a freelance writer, contributed this guest post on behalf of Wish.co.uk. He is also an automotive enthusiast with his articles mainly appearing on auto blogs.