#MBsocialcar: Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC Coupé.

There is never enough road ahead of you when you are driving a Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC Coupé in the Swiss Alps. Nate Hassler drove through the Swiss mountains in the GLE 63 S Coupé and listened to the sound of the V8 biturbo.

 

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Vehicle: Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC Coupé

Fuel consumption combined: 11.9 l/100 km;

combined CO₂ emissions: 278 g/km.*

 

Location: Swiss Alps

 

Photos: Nate Hassler Photography

 

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Mercedes-AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+: „Drifting Days Are Here Again“ – Highsnobiety on tour with the E 63 S (W 213) in Portugal.

Mercedes-AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+ – „Drifting Days Are Here Again“.

Guest feature: Highsnobiety on tour with the E 63 S 4MATIC+ in Portugal.

Fuel consumption combined: 9.1–8.8 l/100 km;

combined CO₂ emissions: 207–199 g/km.*

High-powered high performance vehicles.

In the autumn of 2016, Mercedes-AMG – the Mercedes-Benz brand famous for its high performance vehicles – unveiled the most powerful E-Class variants of all time. The E 63 4MATIC+ and its even sportier variant, the E 63 S 4MATIC+, both pack an intoxicating punch.

Under the bonnet resides the most powerful 4.0-V8-Biturbo engine AMG has ever installed into an E-Class. Running through the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT nine-speed sports transmission, this transforms into 450 kW (604 bhp) and 850 Nm of torque in the E 63 S, and 420 kW (563 bhp) and 750 Nm in the E 63.

Mercedes-AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+: „Drifting Days Are Here Again“ – Highsnobiety on tour with the E 63 S (W 213) in Portugal.

AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive.

One of the most technologically impressive elements of the new Mercedes-AMG E-Class is the car’s newly installed AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive. Essentially a way to switch control and power between the wheels, the 4MATIC+ system allows front and rear torque distribution to be fully variable for the first time for maximum traction and control. Where the 4MATIC+ really comes into play is through the Mercedes-AMG’s “Race” mode. Switch it on, deactivate the ESP, switch the gearbox to manual, pull the shift paddles, and you’ll switch into “Drift” mode. Using the 4MATIC+ system, power then shifts from all four wheels to the rear, making it easier for you to glide across the tarmac.

Mercedes-AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+ (W 213): One of the most technologically impressive elements of the new E-Class is the car’s newly installed AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive.

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Mercedes-AMG GT C Edition 50 (C 190): To the theme of “50 Years of Driving Performance” Mercedes-AMG celebrates its 50th anniversary.

More sports cars from Mercedes-AMG on 50th anniversary.

Mercedes-AMG extensively upgrades the AMG GT family.

Fuel consumption combined: 11.4 l/100 km;

combined CO₂ emissions: 259 g/km.*

„50 Years of Driving Performance“.

Mercedes-AMG celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2017. To the theme of “50 Years of Driving Performance”, the sports car and performance brand is marking the occasion by extending the AMG GT family of sports cars with the new Mercedes-AMG GT C. “With the AMG GT C, we are now expanding our portfolio of sports cars to six models plus the AMG GT3 customer sport racing car. In under three years, the second vehicle to be developed by us entirely in-house has grown into a family,” says Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.

Mercedes-AMG GT C Edition 50 (C 190): To the theme of “50 Years of Driving Performance” Mercedes-AMG celebrates its 50th anniversary.
Mercedes-AMG GT S Coupé (C 190): The new models are identifiable by the distinctive AMG Panamericana grille, which is now shared by all AMG GT models.

Shared distinguishing feature.

“We are kicking off our anniversary year with the exclusive Edition 50 model of the new AMG GT C Coupé. We are also taking this opportunity to refine the AMG GT and AMG GT S both visually and technically,” says Tobias Moers. The new models are identifiable by the distinctive AMG Panamericana grille, which is now shared by all AMG GT models. Underlining the motor sport heritage, the grille features 15 chrome-plated, vertical bars which echo the look of the latest Mercedes-AMG GT3. The new front apron emphasises the car’s width, making it sit flatter on the road. The large outer air inlets guarantee the supply of cooling air to the engine.

 

AMG GT and GT S: Fuel consumption combined: 9.6–9.3 l/100 km; combined CO₂ emissions: 224–216 g/km.*

New output variants.

Mercedes-AMG is restructuring the range of output and torque variants of the 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine. Hence, the AMG GT entry-level model now puts out 350 kW (476 PS), i.e. 10 kW (14 PS) more than before. In addition, with 630 Nm, the basic version of the eight-cylinder machine now delivers an extra 30 Nm of peak torque for even greater tractive power.

 

The output from the GT S grows by 9 kW (12 PS) to 384 kW (522 PS), with the peak torque climbing 20 Nm to 670 Nm. The next level is marked by the C variants of the Coupé and Roadster with 410 kW (557 PS) and 680 Nm peak torque. The top of the line is the AMG GT R with 430 kW (585 PS) and 700 Nm of torque.

 

AMG GT R: Fuel consumption combined: 11.4 l/100 km; combined CO₂ emissions: 259 g/km.*

Mercedes-AMG GT C Edition 50 (C 190): To the theme of “50 Years of Driving Performance”, Mercedes-AMG celebrates its 50th anniversary.
Mercedes-AMG GT C Coupé (C 190): The AMG GT C Roadster will now be joined by a Coupé version of the same model line, positioned between AMG GT S and AMG GT R.

AMG GT C: Enhanced driving dynamics.

The AMG GT C Roadster will now be joined by a Coupé version of the same model line, positioned between AMG GT S and AMG GT R. Like the Roadster unveiled in Paris, the new AMG GT C, too, impresses with further-enhanced driving dynamics. The new vehicle will launch in the form of a special Edition 50 model. Like the AMG GT R, the new member of the family is identifiable by its broad, muscular rear end and large wheels. Other technical measures include the wider rear track and active rear axle steering.

 

AMG GT C Roadster: Fuel consumption combined: 11.4 l/100 km; combined CO₂ emissions: 259 g/km.*

AMG GT C: Enhanced driving dynamics.

The AMG GT C Roadster will now be joined by a Coupé version of the same model line, positioned between AMG GT S and AMG GT R. Like the Roadster unveiled in Paris, the new AMG GT C, too, impresses with further-enhanced driving dynamics. The new vehicle will launch in the form of a special Edition 50 model. Like the AMG GT R, the new member of the family is identifiable by its broad, muscular rear end and large wheels. Other technical measures include the wider rear track and active rear axle steering.

 

AMG GT C Roadster: Fuel consumption combined: 11.4 l/100 km; combined CO₂ emissions: 259 g/km.*

Mercedes-AMG GT C Coupé (C 190): The AMG GT C Roadster will now be joined by a Coupé version of the same model line, positioned between AMG GT S and AMG GT R.
Mercedes-AMG GT (BR 190): AMG is restructuring the range of output and torque variants of the 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine.

Very high critical cornering limits.

The AMG sports suspension also confirms the motor racing heritage of the AMG GT family. Wishbones, steering knuckles and hub carriers on the front and rear axles are made entirely from forged aluminium to reduce the unsprung masses. In addition, the wheels are located by double wishbones. The resulting camber and track stability allows high cornering speeds while giving the driver optimum, highly precise road feedback right up to the very high critical cornering limits.

In the AMG GT C, the AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension is combined with infinitely variable, adaptive adjustable damping. The electronically controlled system automatically adapts the damping on each wheel to the instantaneous driving situation, speed and road conditions. The new Mercedes-AMG GT C responds even more sensitively thanks to the standard-fit active rear-axle steering, which made its debut in the Mercedes-AMG GT R.

Exclusive equipment package: Edition 50.

The new AMG GT C will launch as an exclusive special Edition 50 model to mark the landmark year of the company, which was founded in 1967 and will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2017. The Edition 50 will be available in two exclusive special paint finishes: designo graphite grey magno and designo cashmere white magno. To give the exterior a distinctive look, black chrome highlights are applied. The surface of the cross-spoke AMG forged wheels has been harmonised with the black chrome elements of the exterior.

 

The interior is marked by a contrast between black and silver. This colour scheme is followed not only by the trim in STYLE exclusive nappa leather in silver pearl/black with grey diamond-patterned contrasting topstitching, but also by the black AMG Performance steering wheel in DINAMICA microfibre with grey contrasting topstitching, “Edition” lettering on the steering wheel bezel and 12 o’clock mark in silver pearl.

Mercedes-AMG GT C Coupé (C 190): The coupé will launch as an Edition 50 model to mark the landmark year of the company, which will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2017.
Mercedes-AMG GT S Coupé (C 190): The motor sport heritage is further visually accentuated by the AMG Exterior Carbon Fibre package.

New options for AMG GT and AMG GT S.

In addition to a technical upgrade courtesy of active aerodynamics, higher output and torque or active rear-axle steering, the update of the AMG GT model family also includes significant additions to the scope of equipment. The new equipment packages include the AMG Exterior Chrome package with trim in high-gloss chrome and the AMG DYNAMIC PLUS package, which is now also available for the AMG GT. The AMG Interior Night package, which comes as standard in the AMG GT R, is now also optionally available for the other coupés of the AMG GT family.

 

The motor sport heritage is further visually accentuated by the AMG Exterior Carbon Fibre package which uses high-grade sight carbon fibre for the front splitter, side fins on the air outlets in the front wings, exterior mirror housings, side skirt inserts (AMG GT C only) and rear diffuser.

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Mercedes-Benz GLA (X 156): is starting the coming model year with an extended range of engines and targeted visual accentuation.

The new GLA: Fitness programme for the compact SUV.

The new GLA is starting the model year 2017 with an extended range of engines and targeted visual accentuation.

More powerful design idiom.

The look of the compact SUV gains considerably in presence, and the body impresses with a significantly more powerful design idiom. At the helm of the model series stands the Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4MATIC, with an especially sporty host of equipment being offered in the Yellow Night Edition. The world premiere is on 8 January 2017 at the North American International Auto Show NAIAS in Detroit. The GLA was presented for the first time in 2013 and instantly became a model of success in a segment it has shaped and redefined. The GLA is characterised by its sportily dynamic design idiom, light-footed handling and extensive individualisation range.

Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4MATIC: At the helm of the model series is the Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4MATIC, with an especially sporty host of equipment being offered in the Yellow Night Edition.
Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4MATIC: Fuel consumption combined: 7.4 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 172 g/km.*
Mercedes-Benz GLA (X 156): Modified bumpers, additional light-alloy wheels and the new attractive colour “canyon beige” characterise the 2017 vintage at first glance.
GLA 220 d 4MATIC: Fuel consumption combined: 4.8 l/100 km; combined CO₂ emissions: 127 g/km.*

More striking off-roader look.

The expressive design with a clear SUV character remains the most significant reason to buy for most customers. Modified bumpers, additional light-alloy wheels and the new attractive colour “canyon beige” characterise the 2017 vintage at first glance. The GLA thus visually underlines its SUV genes to an even greater extent than before. The previous optional bi-xenon headlamps have made way for soft LED headlamps characterised by a colour temperature similar to daylight.

The customers have a choice between three chassis variants: as standard the GLA features a comfort suspension; the lowered suspension is available on request (in conjunction with the AMG Line or the Dynamic Handling package). With the off-road comfort suspension (optional) the body is 30 millimetres higher. This results in improved off-road capability owing to higher ground clearance, a higher seat position and more striking off-roader look.

Mercedes-Benz GLA (X 156): The attractively styled interior of the GLA with high-quality materials and excellent workmanship is enhanced by chromed control panels.

Interior: Harmonious SUV touch.

The attractively styled interior of the GLA with high-quality materials and excellent workmanship is enhanced by new seat covers and trim parts as well as chromed control panels. The free-standing 20.3 cm (8-inch) media display is familiarly slim and is easily legible, as are the new dials with red needles. In the future the controls for switches on the electric seat adjustment in the doors will shine in silver chrome – and the stowage compartment in the centre console is also surrounded by a chrome frame. In addition, the nozzle rings are more strongly accentuated and thus underscore the harmonious SUV touch in the interior.

The Luxury Exclusive Package supplements the previous Exclusive Package with luxury seats featuring SUV-specific black leather in a buffalo look. The trim parts used here are a choice of trapezium-grain aluminium, light brown satin-finish poplar wood, plus high-gloss brown walnut. Especially exclusive: matt black ash wood or AMG trim parts in carbon fibre.

LED light turns night into day.

Alongside the brilliant illumination, the LED High Performance headlamps, available on request, are characterised by a colour temperature similar to daylight and relieve the strain on the eyes during journeys at night. The low-beam headlamps configured with 34 watts work with LED projector-beam technology, the main beam with LED reflector technology. Indicators, daytime running lamps and position light are designed as multifunctional fibre-optic cables.

At the tail end of the new GLA, LED High Performance headlamps with a multi-level function are used, and brake lights and indicators are controlled in three intensities. Full brightness by day, a medium level for driving during the night and a lower level when at a standstill during the night, so as not to dazzle other road users. This light control is especially pleasant for other car drivers when stopping at traffic lights or in traffic jam situations, as they are met by a pleasant, dazzle-free brake and turn signal lamp.

Mercedes-Benz GLA (X 156): Alongside the brilliant illumination the LED High Performance headlamps are characterised by a colour temperature similar to daylight.
Mercedes-Benz GLA (X 156): a further model series from Mercedes-Benz impresses where aerodynamic quality is concerned.

Multitude of aerodynamic optimisations.

With the GLA, a further model series from Mercedes-Benz impresses where aerodynamic quality is concerned. The good flow characteristics, which contribute decisively to the low fuel consumption in everyday conditions and a pleasantly discreet noise level, were achieved through a multitude of aerodynamic optimisations in the high-pitched wind tunnel in Sindelfingen. These include a low A-pillar step with corresponding A-pillar geometry and aerodynamically optimised exterior mirror housings.

The generously sized trim on the main floor, an additional trim in the centre section of the rear axle and even an aerodynamically optimised rear silencer with a connected diffuser improve the air flow. An elaborate roof spoiler lip, specially shaped tail lights plus discreet side rear spoilers also ensure that the air flow at the tail end is aerodynamically optimal. Due to the many optimisations, it was possible to improve the cd value from the previous 0.29 to 0.28.

Mercedes-Benz GLA (X 156): Vehicle safety is the top priority at Mercedes-Benz. The GLA has the “Active Brake Assist” and the “ATTENTION ASSIST” as standard.

Top priority: Vehicle safety.

Vehicle safety is the top priority at Mercedes-Benz. The GLA has the “Active Brake Assist” as standard: it warns the driver if there is not sufficient distance to the vehicle in front and if required, delivers situation-appropriate braking. If the system detects that the driver is reacting too late, it initiates autonomous braking in order to prevent the collision or minimise the consequences. The GLA also has the “ATTENTION ASSIST” as standard: it can detect typical signs of drowsiness via the steering behaviour and warn the driver about an impending microsleep.

Top priority: Vehicle safety.

Vehicle safety is the top priority at Mercedes-Benz. The GLA has the “Active Brake Assist” as standard: it warns the driver if there is not sufficient distance to the vehicle in front and if required, delivers situation-appropriate braking. If the system detects that the driver is reacting too late, it initiates autonomous braking in order to prevent the collision or minimise the consequences. The GLA also has the “ATTENTION ASSIST” as standard: it can detect typical signs of drowsiness via the steering behaviour and warn the driver about an impending microsleep.

Mercedes-Benz GLA (X 156): Vehicle safety is the top priority at Mercedes-Benz. The GLA has the “Active Brake Assist” and the “ATTENTION ASSIST” as standard.

More comfort in the end.

The rear compartment of the GLA was also the focus of the engineers’ attention, and they integrated new features here: with the exclusive optional extra HANDS-FREE ACCESS, exclusive in this market segment, the boot lid can be opened and closed with a foot movement, without using the hands or touching a thing – accompanied by a warning signal. The procedure can be completed at any time and a potential obstacle also stops the process immediately. In conjunction with the stowage facility package the load compartment floor is lockable – the lock is integrated in the flipper handle and operated with a key.

Mercedes-Benz GLA (X 156): is starting the coming model year with an extended engine range and targeted visual accentuation.

The sales release of the new Mercedes-Benz GLA is on 9 January 2017.

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Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupé (C 238): Edition 1 in designo cashmir white magno with AMG Line and Night Package.

The Design of the new E-Class Coupé.

Stylish and sporty. The new E-Class Coupé presents itself with expressive coupé proportions and a clear and sensual design.

Sporty and luxurious personality.

The sportily exclusive Coupé marks a next step in the evolution of the Mercedes-Benz design language. With its perfect proportions, the new Coupé exhibits a puristic, surface-accentuated design with reduced lines and sensual forms. Both hot and cool, the reduced design idiom represents beauty and elegance while emphasising the Coupé’s sporty and luxurious personality.

“With its clear, aesthetic lines, our new E-Class Coupé appeals equally to heart and mind. It condenses contemporary luxury, agile sportiness and high-tech engineering into an automotive personality with esprit, offering exclusive, refined driving pleasure,” says Prof. Dr Thomas Weber, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, responsible for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupé (C 238): marks a next step in the evolution of the Mercedes-Benz design language.

Luxury and style.

The coupé-esque proportions typical of Mercedes-Benz are characterised by a distinctive front end with low-positioned sports grille and central star, a long bonnet with powerdomes, a rearward-shifted, squat greenhouse and a muscular rear end. The dynamic looks are underlined by four frameless side windows and the absence of a B-pillar. With these clear forms, the design of the Coupé conveys an air of luxury and style alike.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupé (C 238): presents itself with expressive coupé proportions and a clear and sensual design.
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupé (C 238): Equally typical of a Mercedes-Benz coupé are the two-part, extremely flat LED tail lamps.

The glow of a jet engine.

Equally typical of a Mercedes-Benz coupé are the two-part, extremely flat LED tail lamps, which, in combination with LED MULTIBEAM headlamps, illuminate successively from the centre of the vehicle outwards when the vehicle is opened. Thanks to innovative crystal optics, the tail lamps also have a brilliant appearance reminiscent of the glow of a jet engine.

The glow of a jet engine.

Equally typical of a Mercedes-Benz coupé are the two-part, extremely flat LED tail lamps, which, in combination with LED MULTIBEAM headlamps, illuminate successively from the centre of the vehicle outwards when the vehicle is opened. Thanks to innovative crystal optics, the tail lamps also have a brilliant appearance reminiscent of the glow of a jet engine.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupé (C 238): Equally typical of a Mercedes-Benz coupé are the two-part, extremely flat LED tail lamps.
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupé (C 238): embodies the synthesis of sporty emotion and luxurious intelligence.

Sporty, contemporary luxury.

The interior of the new E-Class Coupé embodies the synthesis of sporty emotion and luxurious intelligence. The avant-garde yet highly luxurious seats in the Coupé take their cue from the Saloon. The sporty individual-seat characteristics find their distinctive impression in all four seats. High-grade materials and contemporary colour landscapes come together to create a sporty, contemporary luxury.

Precisely executed seams give emphasis to the seat design of each equipment line. The seat upholstery layout and range of colours of the AMG Line are more consistent in appearance than ever. The sporty character is accentuated by strong colour contrasts of the leather appointments in black & classic red and black & white.

Extremely high-grade design details.

A wealth of extremely high-grade design details bear witness to the superlative standard of a sporty luxury coupé. A decidedly sporty note is set by the air vents, the form of which is heavily influenced by the look of a turbine engine. They are styled down to the smallest detail and fully finished in silver shadow.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupé (C 238): A wealth of extremely high-grade design details bear witness to the superlative standard of a sporty luxury coupé.

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