2013 Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG To Head to Showrooms
|   Tuesday, June 05, 2012
The AMG line is getting enriched by a new member that will go on sale next year. We are talking about the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG. We have barely put the New York Auto Show behind us, where the 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL Class was unveiled, and now we have this little piece of jewelry.

For those of you still wondering why Mercedes has decided to go for another SUV in their lineup know that the demand from the States, China and other emerging markets is nearly insatiable.
You know the saying "the customer is our king."

The GL63 comes equipped with tech that enables the car to reach sports car-like performance, while at the same time being able to tackle terrain other than tarmac with little discomfort for the passengers. Speaking of passengers, the SUV is able to comfortably take on 7 adults.

Providing power to the car is a turbocharged V8 engine displacing 5.5 liters. This is the same engine that can be found in other AMG models, like the 2012 ML63 AMG and 2013 G63 AMG. In the GL63 this guzzler produces 550 horsepower and 560 lb-ft of torque. Making sure that power is well used AMG mated the engine to its critically acclaimed SPEEDSHIFT 7 speed automatic transmission.

Drivers can select 3 shifting modes. One of them allows for fuel to be saved, thanks to the start-stop system, next we have an engine decoupling feature for cruising, and a milder throttle and early shift times.
All that translates into 4.9 seconds before the 60 mph barrier is breached, and the top speed is electronically capped at 155 mph. Considering the size of the vehicle, the performance figures are very good indeed. Of course, coming to a halt is equally important. For that reason, Mercedes fitted a set of ventilated and perforated discs on all wheels measuring 15.4x1.4 inches (front) and 13.6x1.0 inches (rear). They stop the spinning of the 21-inch light alloy wheels.

The driver can select between two driving modes: Comfort and Sport, both of which need no other explanation. Other than that, the driver will be assisted by a wealth of other systems, both electronic and mechanic: 4MATIC all-wheel drive, electronic traction and stability control, electronic power steering, plus air suspension, sports struts, active dampers, an automatic self-leveling function, and active anti-roll bars both front and rear of the car.

Passengers will find their sets in a leathery trim, but the armrests, dashboard and door trim will only see synthetic materials (MB-Tex) covering them. Counted among the standard features we have AMG floor mats, stainless steel pedals, a parking assistant, Mercedes' COMAND interface with Bluetooth and USB connectivity plus tri-zone automatic climate control and , finally, an AMG sports steering wheel with a flat bottom completed with aluminum shift paddles.

On the options list we have a 360-degree camera monitoring system, a panoramic glass roof, a Bang & Olufsen sound system, and lane keeping and blind spot assist systems.

Other details will emerge as the launching date draws nearer.
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