If you’ve ever been looking for a high-performance car in a sedan, coupe, or SUV, you may have encountered a Mercedes-Benz AMG model. The AMG brand was created by automotive engineers and craftsmen with motorsports pedigrees and applied to every part of the vehicle bearing the brand. Read on to see just how AMG raises an intelligent driving machine to a high-performance monster ready to stand up against all comers on the quarter-mile.
Handcrafted AMG Engines
Whether you slip behind the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz AMG GTS coupe, the Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 sedan or the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE43 SUV, the engine was completed by a single master craftsman engine builder who personally checked the performance, seals, and construction for any defects before he signs it, allowing it to be installed in the finished vehicle.
Special attention is given to extract every last bit of power with the 6.0L V12 cranking out top numbers of 621 hp and 738 foot-pounds of torque. Add in the 8-speed Tiptronic transmission with specialized track mode, and you can achieve launch speed while the engine reaches peak rpms.
AMG 4MATIC Intelligent All-Wheel Drive
The 4MATIC system is designed to support a sport touring vehicle, like the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC43. When roads are slippery, power is distributed to each wheel as needed to ensure a confident ride over rough roads. When you achieve cruising speed on a dry highway, it reverts to a front-wheel drive stance that helps you make the most of
When you achieve cruising speed on a dry highway, it reverts to a front-wheel drive stance that helps you make the most of your Mercedes-Benz fuel economy, but remains ready to adjust immediately when ice or mud is detected.
This makes for a thrilling driving experience when exploring back roads as you’ll always experience the best possible control.
Electronic stability control and magnetic ride control work together to minimize the feel of rough roads in the passenger cabin or switch to Sport mode and the suspension will work with you providing more active feedback.
Twin Power Domes
The twin power domes, often available in carbon fiber on AMG models, are not just awesome visual additions to these sleek machines.
The domes are precisely sculpted to speed air over the entire machine, lowering drag while directing cooling air into the engine compartment for increased compression and higher horsepower output. It’s a signature clue that you’re looking at an AMG model and not the base model in the class, as those domes appear on almost every vehicle in the specialty sport series.
Diffusers, Front Apron and Sport Tuned Exhaust
What good is a high-performance machine when it doesn’t look the part? Not only did the engineers include splitters, spoilers, and careful carving of side body panels, they ensured they each are fully functional additions to the car.
The quad polished exhaust ports actually support the massive sport tuned exhaust and are not just for show. An AMG will rumble to life with an added throaty cry ready to rise up to a scream.
Diffusers and front apron splitters move with the air, carefully directing wind to create more downforce for a surprisingly agile ride around the circuit.
Bringing Performance Inside to the Cockpit
Maybe the muscle of the AMG brand lies beneath the hood, but the engineers want you to know you’re driving a premium machine. Hand-stitched leather sport seats feature side bolsters designed to help you maintain your balance when throwing the car into the corner.
Aluminum sport pedals have the brand stamped into them, while side sills sometimes boast a branded ambient light. Paddle-shifters, a centrally located driver information system, and an intuitive design are all built to keep your hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.
Braking and Suspension are Part of the Design
There’s no point in reaching speeds of up to 200 mph on the track if you can’t slow down to navigate the turn. Forged brake calipers can be featured in bright red, or you can opt for a color to complement the sexy silver or black of your machine.
However, the performance brakes not only are crafted to bring you to a safe stop, adaptive systems help to take tight turns by applying slight braking power to the inside wheel for a more controlled entrance and exit, increasing your lap times. With multiple driving modes in AMG vehicles, you can select Touring, Eco, or Sport to find the feel of suspension you are comfortable with when behind the wheel.
Wheels and Tires
When deciding on how best to trick out your incredible Mercedes-Benz AMG machine with killer wheels, stop a moment and take a look at what is provided as stock. Every inch of the car is rolled off the line designed for peak performance. Tweaking the design for a flashier wheel may not get the results you are looking for. Many models have staggered sizes between front and rear wheels. You’ll want high-performance tires that can stand up to rigorous acceleration while providing extra traction. But if you’re in love with 20-inch
Tweaking the design for a flashier wheel may not get the results you are looking for. Many models have staggered sizes between front and rear wheels. You’ll want high-performance tires that can stand up to rigorous acceleration while providing extra traction. But if you’re in love with 20-inch multi-spoke wheels, don’t worry. AMG builds forged aluminum versions that are carefully crafted for peak performance on your Mercedes-Benz.