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Mercedes-Benz India launches fastest SUV AMG GLE 63 S at Rs 2.07 crore – Times of India

PUNE: Mercedes-Benz India on Monday launched AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC+ Coupé at Rs 2.07 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC+Coupé’s twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 produces 612 horsepower and 850 Nm. This performance SUV Coupé sprints from 0-100 kmph in mere 3.8 seconds making it the fastest SUV Coupé in Mercedes-Benz’s India portfolio. The AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC+ Coupé is the 12th AMG model available for AMG enthusiasts in India.
The 4.0-liter engine is also the first-ever AMG V8 to feature the 48-volt EQ Boost hybrid system. The 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine is fitted with an integrated EQ Boost starter-alternator. It combines a starter motor and an alternator in a single, powerful electric motor, compactly integrated between the engine and the transmission. The EQ Boost hybrid system produces an additional 22 hp of output plus 250 Nm of torque.

For increased efficiency, Mercedes-AMG has equipped its V8 engines with cylinder deactivation. In the partial-load range, cylinders two, three, five and eight are deactivated, which crucially reduces the fuel consumption. When the driver has selected the “Comfort” drive program, the cylinder deactivation system kicks in a wide engine speed range, spanning 1,000 to 3,250 rpm.
The design has some radical peculiarities – the front apron, in a dynamic jet-wing design, is painted the same colour as the vehicle and features black air intakes. Imposing power domes in the bonnet and the front splitter, decked out in silver chrome, emphasize the sharper coupé design. The model is shod with 22-inch light-alloy wheels with AMG lettering as standard.
The newly-designed rear apron, with AMG-specific details such as a striking diffuser in black and a trim strip in silver chrome, visually accentuates the vehicle’s width. The special AMG performance exhaust system, with two rectangular high-gloss chrome-plated twin tailpipe trim elements, completes the sportily dominant look.

The interior design of the AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC Coupé embodies the precision and quality that is emblematic of the brand. It is characterized by a resolutely sporty ambience with a dynamic and exclusive flair. Peculiar bits include the AMG exclusive nappa leather touch added to the AMG seats, which also provide optimum lateral support and have an AMG specific seat pattern layout with an “AMG” badge in the front backrests. The three-spoke AMG Performance steering wheel wrapped in full DINAMICA micro-fiber.
The AMG-specific configuration for high vehicle dynamics is highly assisted by the active roll stabilization system based on 48 V technology. Dubbed ACTIVE RIDE CONTROL the system precisely compensates for body movements. The result is that, even when pushing the limits, handling remains precisely controlled and extremely direct.

The stabilization system not only reduces body roll when cornering, but also allows more precise tuning of the cornering and load cycle properties. In addition, it increases ride comfort when driving in a straight line because stimuli by one-sided road bumps are balanced out. Body movements can be actively and optimally adapted to the driving mode, which intensifies the driving experience.
The AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9G transmission is specially tuned to the requirements of the eight-cylinder engine in the AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC+ Coupé. The extensively tailored software enables extremely short shift times and fast multiple downshifts and delivers an especially emotive gear shifting experience thanks to the double-declutching function. Gear changes are performed with no interruption in tractive power. Dynamic acceleration and very short shift times are just as available as a fuel-efficient driving style depending on the selected mode.

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