September 24, 2023


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2024 Mercedes-AMG GLC vary packs extra energy, fewer cylinders

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The second-generation Mercedes-AMG GLC is following its C-Class sibling in adopting electrified four-cylinder powertrains.

Gone are the V6 and V8 choices of the final fettled GLC, with the GLC 43 and GLC 63 S E Efficiency now boasting variations of the M139 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

The vary will arrive in Australia within the second quarter of 2024.

Mercedes-AMG has revealed its fettled GLCs in wagon guise.

Each AMG fashions function double wishbone entrance and rear suspension, together with AMG Experience Management with adaptive damping, lively roll stabilisation and rear-axle steering.

In addition they each use a nine-speed dual-clutch automated transmission.

The flagship plug-in hybrid GLC 63 S E Efficiency, just like the C63, contains a 6.1kWh lithium-ion battery and a 150kW/320Nm rear-axle electrical motor, built-in with an electrically shifted two-speed transmission and electronically managed limited-slip differential.

An electrical actuator engages second gear at round 140km/h on the newest, corresponding with the electrical motor’s most pace of round 13,500rpm.

The electrical motor may also management traction to a wheel when slip is detected through the limited-slip rear differential, as a substitute of braking intervention from the digital stability program – although the ESP will be toggled between on, off and Sport.

The battery options direct cooling and will be charged through recuperation or utilizing the three.7kW onboard charger, with a claimed 12km of electrical vary.

Thanks additionally to a bigger turbocharger, the engine pumps out 350kW and 545Nm, sufficient for Mercedes-AMG to assert it’s probably the most highly effective series-produced four-cylinder engine on the planet.

Whole system outputs are 500kW of energy and 1020Nm of torque and the 0-100km/h declare is 3.5 seconds.

The flagship mannequin options the totally variable AMG Efficiency 4Matic+ all-wheel drive system, which permits for as a lot as 100 per cent of torque to be despatched to the rear axle.

Stopping energy comes within the form of six-piston mounted brake calipers up entrance and one-piston floating calipers on the rear.

The GLC 43 additionally packs a turbo 2.0-litre four-cylinder, however with complete outputs of 310kW and 500kW and a 0-100km/h time of 4.8 seconds.

It lacks its pricier sibling’s plug-in hybrid system albeit with a belt-driven starter-generator offering a further enhance of 10kW/150Nm at decrease speeds. This 48V mild-hybrid system is claimed to clean out the automated cease/begin system and allow gliding.

The GLC 43 has a unique all-wheel drive system, with torque distributed 39/61 entrance/rear, however just like the 63 it options adaptive damping, lively roll stabilisation and rear-axle steering.

It options four-piston mounted brake calipers up entrance and one-piston floating calipers on the rear.

The rear-axle steering, commonplace on each AMG GLC fashions, can flip the rear wheels in the wrong way to these up entrance at speeds of as much as 100km/h, whereas above this pace the rear wheels can flip in parallel to the entrance wheels as much as a most of 0.7 levels.

The result’s extra agile turn-in and fewer steering effort at decrease speeds, and higher stability at greater speeds.

There are eight selectable drive modes within the GLC 63 and 5 within the GLC 43.

All fashions function a extra aggressive look than the Benz-badged GLC, with a novel grille and entrance apron with flics and bigger air intakes.

Down again, the GLC 43 has a diffuser-look rear apron and two twin exhaust shops; the GLC 63 has a further diffuser board plus a trapezoidal exhaust outlet.

Inside, seats are completed in Artico leatherette and Microcut microfibre upholstery; leather-based and Nappa leather-based upholstery is optionally available, as are AMG Efficiency seats.

The flat-bottomed steering wheel options drive mode selector buttons and is completed in Nappa leather-based within the GLC 43, and Nappa and Microcut within the GLC 63.

Additionally distinguishing AMG fashions from the common Benz GLC inside are AMG-specific shows for the instrument cluster and infotainment system.

An AMG Observe Tempo information logger is commonplace on the GLC 63 and optionally available on the GLC 43, and may file information like pace, acceleration, and steering angle if you happen to’re taking your AMG to the observe.

Varied packages might be out there, although Mercedes-Benz Australia hasn’t confirmed native specs.

A few of these embody: the AMG Exterior Evening Package deal (black chrome exhaust shops and high-gloss black exterior trim); the AMG Evening Package deal Exterior II (chrome grille fins and badges); and the AMG Carbon Exterior Package deal which provides, you guessed it, carbon trim.

The GLC 63 will launch in Version 1 guise, with a alternative of graphite gray magno or high-tech silver magno exterior finishes, commonplace 21-inch solid matte black wheels and yellow brake calipers.

Inside, there’s black Nappa leather-based upholstery with yellow stitching on the seats and steering wheel; there are additionally yellow seat belts and different yellow highlights.

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