The "S-Class among SUVs" meets AMG Performance Luxury: The new Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 4MATIC + (combined fuel consumption: 11,9 l / 100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 273 g / km) is more dynamic and versatile than that ever. Emotional design, exclusive equipment, plenty of space for up to seven people and the further improved driving dynamics make the GLS 63 a unique offer in the luxury SUV segment. The powerful 4,0-liter V8 biturbo engine with 450 kW (612 PS) and integrated EQ Boost starter generator guarantees superior driving pleasure. The 16 kW (22 hp) auxiliary unit feeds the 48-volt on-board electrical system and provides support at low speeds with its boost function. The Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 4MATIC + also meets high demands in terms of driving dynamics with the fully variable AMG Performance 4MATIC + all-wheel drive, the AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9-speed automatic transmission and the AMG ACTIVE RIDE CONTROL suspension with active roll stabilization based on the AMG RIDE CONTROL + air suspension. "With the new GLS 63, we offer those customers a vehicle that does not want to compromise on versatility, sovereignty and space. In conjunction with the EQ Boost starter generator and 48-Volt electrical system we have once again increased the efficiency of the powertrain. Thus, our GLS 63 is the ideal companion for long-distance, on the level of an S-Class, with qualities for rough terrain and for up to seven people", Says Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.
expressive, dominant and sporty
The unmistakable design language of the new Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 4MATIC + shows the power of the performance model. The AMG-specific radiator grille with vertical struts in shiny chrome is larger than that of other AMG models. In conjunction with the expressive bonnet, the strongly contoured power domes and the standard MULTIBEAM LED headlights, it shapes the front view. In addition, there is the redesigned AMG front apron with integrated Jetwing in high-gloss black, the front splitter and the Jetwing trim strip in silver chrome and the sporty, distinctive side air inlets. The wheel arch extensions, side sill panels and exterior mirror housings are painted in the same color as the vehicle, the window frames in high-gloss chrome. The newly designed, width-emphasizing AMG rear apron with sporty diffuser, together with the AMG exhaust system with two angular twin tailpipe trims with characteristic ribbing, dominates the rear view. As standard, the Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 4MATIC + rolls on tantalum gray and high-sheen 21-inch light-alloy wheels in a 10-spoke design. For further customization, there are six other wheel variants with a diameter of up to 23 inches to choose from. The GLS 63 is given an even more expressive, independent character with the optional AMG Night package. Striking exterior elements in high-gloss black such as the Jetwing trim strip and front splitter, the exterior mirror housings and the trim strip on the AMG rear apron exude sporty elegance. Anodized window frames and heat-insulating dark-tinted glass from the B-pillar, the black chrome-plated twin tailpipe trims and the optionally available matt black AMG light-alloy wheels complete the expressive look.
Interior: high quality, spacious and authentic
The interior of the GLS 63 is spacious, of excellent value and with plenty of space for up to seven people. The AMG Sports Pedal System made of brushed stainless steel with rubber studs, illuminated door sills with "AMG" lettering, black floor mats with "AMG" lettering and ambient lighting provide the authentic AMG atmosphere. High-quality materials for the instrument panel and the curbs of the doors in ARTICO leather imitation as well as decorative elements in wood Linde anthracite glossy underline the high-end claim. For contemporary ease of use, the Performance SUV has the modern widescreen cockpit, which combines instrument display and media display under a cover glass to form an optical unit. The multimedia touch display is generously sized and offers a high-resolution display. The AMG instrument cluster with specific content such as RACETIMER and AMG Start-up Menu has four selectable display styles - "Modern Classic", "Sport", "Subtle" and AMG specific "Supersport".
The AMG seats for driver and front passenger ensure optimized lateral support and feature AMG-specific seat graphics - with "AMG" badge in the front seat backrests.
They are standard in Nappa AMG leather black. Optionally, seven other color and material variants are available. For superior comfort, the multi-contour seats for driver and front passenger are equipped with seat air conditioning and memory package. The second row of seats has a standard seat heating. This is optionally available for the third row of seats. Further specific equipment and operating elements such as the AMG steering wheel variants in the 3 spoke design combine sporty, precise handling with optimum ergonomics. The valances are flattened below and convince with touch control buttons, aluminum shift paddles and steering wheel aperture with "AMG" lettering. The optional AMG steering wheel buttons contribute to the fast and accurate operation of dynamic driving functions.
more space, comfort features, excellent sound
Compared to its predecessor, the new GLS 63 has significantly more wheelbase. The resulting gain in space benefits in particular the second row of seats. There, the legroom in the rearmost position increased by 87 mm, which also facilitates the entry. The second series has a standard 40: 20: 40 split rear bench seat with adjustable backrests on the European market. Alternatively, the American standard configuration can be ordered with two single seats and armrests, between which a simple access to the rear is possible. Optional comfort features emphasize the claim of the title "S-Class among the SUVs": AIR-BALANCE package, ENERGIZING package or ENERGIZING package plus and heat comfort package as well as various packages for the rear lift the luxury in the interior to the highest level , The standard Burmester® surround sound system or the optional Burmester® high-end 3D surround sound system guarantee an emotional sound experience.
AMG 4,0-liter V8 twin-turbo with starter generator
The AMG 4,0-liter V8 biturbo engine of the Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 4MATIC + is equipped with an integrated EQ Boost starter generator for the first time. It combines the starter and alternator in a powerful electric motor and is installed between engine and gearbox to save space. The short-term additional 16 kW (22 PS) power and 250 Nm torque enable particularly spontaneous sprints from standstill and intermediate sprints, for example in overtaking maneuvers. The innovative component also powers the 48-Volt electrical system and is not only used as an electric generator, but also takes on hybrid functions. These include boosting, recuperation, load point shifting, sailing and the almost imperceptible restart of the engine at the start-stop function. The idle speed control also takes place for the first time via the EQ Boost starter generator. As a result, fuel savings are possible, which were previously only possible by high-voltage hybrid technology. In addition, the modern 48-Volt on-board network allows the use of new technologies - it reliably supplies energy consumers on board (eg active stabilizers or heating elements) with energy while ensuring full driving power. Another characteristic feature of the AMG 4,0-liter V8 biturbo engine: The two loaders are not arranged on the outside of the cylinder banks, but in the cylinder-V. The main advantages of this design are the compact engine design, the optimal response and the low exhaust emissions. In the GLS 63 he makes 450 kW (612 PS). The performance of the V8 biturbo engine is additionally boosted by the integrated starter generator with 16 kW - for an impressive torque of up to 850 Nm. The acceleration from zero to 100 km / h is 4,2 seconds, the maximum speed is 250 km / h (electronically limited). 280 km / h is possible with the optional AMG Driver's Package.
Comfortable & dynamic: AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9G
With nine gears and an intermediate throttle function, the AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9 automatic transmission (TCT = Torque-Converter Transmission) enables very dynamic acceleration maneuvers and short shift times as well as a comfortable and fuel-efficient driving style. The gearbox is optimally tuned to the engine and promises AMG typically agile start-up and fast gearshifting - whether automatically or manually via the steering wheel shift paddles. An upshift or downshift is immediately implemented. Especially in the driving program "Sport +" and in manual mode, the transmission acts very spontaneously. Another strength of the AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9G is the fast multiple downshifts. For example, the gearbox can kick-down directly from the 9. in the 5. Gear or from the 5. in the 3. Change gear.
Air suspension with continuous adjustment damping
The standard air suspension AMG RIDE CONTROL + with special spring-damper setup and adaptive damping ADS + (Adaptive Damping System) also combines excellent driving dynamics with high ride comfort. It forms the basis for a driving experience characterized by high agility, neutral cornering and optimal traction. The damper characteristic curve can be pre-selected in the three levels "Comfort", "Sport" and "Sport +", enabling a clearly noticeable differentiation between high long-distance comfort and sporty driving dynamics. Thanks to pneumatic regulation, the GLS 63 4MATIC + receives a constant, vehicle-independent vehicle level. In the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT driving programs "Sport" and "Sport +", the ride height is generally lowered by 10 mm. In the "Comfort" driving program, the level drops only 120 km / h by 10 mm and is raised to normal at below 70 km / h. The lowering reduces the air resistance and thus the fuel consumption. In addition, the driving stability improves due to the lower center of gravity. To increase the ground clearance on bad roads or on ramps, the driving height can be increased by up to 55 mm while the engine is running - both at standstill and while driving up to a speed of 70 km / h.
the AMG ACTIVE RIDE CONTROL roll stabilization
The AMG-specific tuning for high driving dynamics is decisively enhanced by the active roll stabilization AMG ACTIVE RIDE CONTROL on an 48 Volt basis with two independently operating electromechanical actuators on the front and rear axles. It precisely compensates for body movements and ensures precisely controllable, direct handling even in sporty border areas. Active electro-mechanical stabilizers on the front and rear axles produce a fully variable setting torque when cornering, which counteracts rolling movements and enables optimum steering and load change behavior. In addition, it increases the ride comfort when driving straight ahead, because, for example, suggestions are compensated by unilateral road bumps. Movements of the bodywork can be actively and optimally adapted to the driving condition. The AMG characteristic of driving behavior with regard to dynamics, precision and feedback for the driver can thus be experienced even more intensively. Another advantage compared to conventional hydraulic-based systems is the significantly faster response. The AMG control can adapt the driving condition in milliseconds to the conditions. In addition, the lower weight of the components compared to conventional solutions.
Four-wheel drive AMG Performance 4MATIC +
The new GLS 63 is equipped with fully variable four-wheel drive AMG Performance 4MATIC + for maximum traction and dynamics with fully variable torque distribution from 0: 100 to 50: 50 and electronic AMG rear axle limited slip differential. The intelligent controller variably connects the continuously driven rear axle with the front axle and continuously calculates the best possible torque distribution, depending on the driving situation and the driver's request. Thus, the driver benefits both from the advantages of a traction-oriented all-wheel drive as well as a pure rear-wheel drive and excellent driving characteristics on any surface. The all-wheel drive improves not only traction and lateral dynamics but also the longitudinal dynamics.
the driver assistance systems in the GLS 63 4MATIC +
Also for the new GLS 63 4MATIC +, the latest generation of driver assistance systems from Mercedes-Benz is available for cooperative driver support. This further increases the level of active safety. This includes, for example, the Active Distance Assistant DISTRONIC with distance-based speed adaptation, which uses the information provided by LiveTraffic to detect congestion or viscous traffic at an early stage and react to it. With the Driving Assistance Package Plus, the Active Traffic Jam Assist can take over the task of lane and distance maintenance up to approx. 60 km / h for existing lane markings largely and with high availability. Up to one minute after standstill the restart can be done automatically. If the traffic jam is over, the GLS accelerates again to the speed preset in the Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC with distance-based speed adaptation.
MBUX infotainment system with AMG displays
The innovative MBUX operating and display concept is standard on the GLS 63 4MATIC + and contains numerous AMG-specific contents. With the widescreen cockpit, the instrument cluster and touch screen multimedia display blend into a single unit. Whether with touchpad, touch control buttons on the steering wheel, touch screen, voice input or gesture control: the operating concept is as versatile as it is flexible. Numerous functions can also be activated via the intelligent voice control "Hey Mercedes". The optional MBUX Interior Assistant allows the intuitive, natural operation of various comfort and MBUX functions by detecting movements and gestures - thus creating an even closer connection between vehicle, driver and passengers. The instrument cluster displays unique details such as the AMG Start-up Menu and four selectable styles: "Modern Classic", "Sporty", "Subtle" or "Supersport". When activating the AMG-specific DYNAMIC SELECT driving programs "Trail" and "Sand", offroad-specific settings such as incline, inclination and level can be selected and displayed in the instrument cluster. The newly designed visualisations in the multimedia display make other vehicle functions even easier to experience, including animated presentations on the driver assistance, vehicle and communication systems as well as the driving programs.
AMG DYNAMICS and AMG DYNAMIC SELECT
AMG DYNAMICS includes the intelligent control electronics for all vehicle-specific agilization functions such as steering, torque distribution, four-wheel drive and active stabilizers. The control system allows a broad spread of driving dynamics and thus a highly variable driving experience - from moderate to sporty to maximum dynamic. AMG DYNAMICS thus forms the basis for the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT driving programs. The driver either selects the desired preconfigured program via the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT switch or configures the vehicle configuration in the "Individual" program himself.
The six driving programs at a glance:
- "Comfort": Comfortable and consumption-optimized driving, including through early upshifts. Chassis and steering are adjusted to comfort.
- "Sport": sporty expression through more agile response to accelerator commands, shorter shift times and earlier downshifts. More dynamic tuning of the chassis.
- "Sport +": even sportier characteristic through more agile throttle response as well as targeted torque interventions during upshifting with cylinder suppression for optimum shifting times. Increased idling speed for faster starting. Chassis, steering and powertrain are tuned even more dynamic.
- "Individual": Individual adaptation of the drive, gearbox, AMG DYNAMICS, chassis and exhaust system. In addition, the sail function is also available here in the drive settings "Reduced" and "Moderate".
- "Trail": Safe driving with maximum performance on soft, muddy or slippery surfaces. The vehicle is set at an elevated level (+ 55 mm more ground clearance). From 70 km / h, the vehicle automatically lowers again.
- "Sand": The settings of the chassis and the four-wheel drive 4MATIC + be made for a sporty use on fine, loose ground. The vehicle is set at an elevated level (+ 55 mm more ground clearance). From 70 km / h, the vehicle automatically lowers again.
The programs are linked to the AMG DYNAMICS agility system, which means that the driving behavior can be adjusted even more differentiated to different demands and driving conditions. Behind the umbrella term AMG DYNAMICS are the agility functions "Basic", "Advanced" and "Pro" whose functions are automatically selected by the respective driving program. In the off-road driving programs "Trail" and "Sand", the levels "Traction" and "Slide" are added when the ESP® is switched off. Regardless of the driving program, the driver can directly select the manual gearbox mode, his or her favorite gearbox or, for example, the exhaust system via buttons in the center console or the optional AMG steering wheel buttons.
AMG sports parameter steering and AMG high-performance brake systems
The electromechanical sports parameter steering is variably translated. It convinces with a direct steering feel and precise feedback. Power steering assistance is assigned to the AMG DYNAMICS stages. The coordination in "Basic" and "Advanced" is comfort-oriented. In "Pro" is a vote deposited, which supports a sporty driving style and conveys more road feedback. Big propulsion, big brakes: The appropriately dimensioned high-performance brake system delays the performance SUV reliably even with high load and with short braking distances. Ventilated and perforated integral 400 x 38 mm integral brake discs are used on the front axle, as well as 6 fixed calipers, gray painted with white AMG lettering. Rear are the internally ventilated integral brake discs 370 x 32 mm large and are covered by 1 piston-floating calipers.
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The new Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 4MATIC +
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