After the E-Class from Mercedes-AMG, the GLC, too, now comes wîth AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive. This intelligent system unites the advantages of different drive concepts: the fully variable torque distribution to the front and rear axles ensures optimal traction right up to the physical limit. The driver is also able to rely on high driving stability and handling safety under all conditions, both in the dry and in the wet or in snow. The transition from rear-wheel to all-wheel drive and vice versa is seamless, because intelligent control is integrated into the overall vehicle system architecture.
An electromechanically controlled clutch connects the permanently driven rear axle fully variably to the front axle. The best possible torque distribution is continuously computed according to the driving conditions and driver's input. Transitions are seamless and based on a sophisticated matrix. Alongside traction and lateral dynamics, the all-wheel drive also improves the longitudinal dynamics for even more powerful acceleration.
For a personalised experience: AMG DYNAMIC SELECT drive programs
The four AMG DYNAMIC SELECT drive programs 'Comfort', 'Sport', 'Sport Plus' and 'Individual' allow the driver to extensively influence the characteristics of the GLC E 63 4MATIC+. This modifies key parameters, such as the response of engine, transmission, suspension, §teering, ESP® and all-wheel drive. Independently of the DYNAMIC SELECT drive programs, the driver has the option of pressing the 'M' button to switch directly to manual mode, in which gearshifts are executed exclusively using the shift paddles on the §teering wheel. The suspension settings can also be specially selected if required.
'Comfort' is the balanced drive program wîth a comfort-oriented suspension and §teering set-up as well as a fuel-efficient powertrain configuration wîth early upshifts - including smooth gearshifts and a restrained engine sound. The ECO start/stop function and coasting function are activated. This is how it works: When the driver releases the accelerator in a speed range between 60 and 160 km/h, the clutch of the MCT transmission opens and the engine is decoupled from the powertrain. The electronics lower the engine speed to idle and driving resistance is reduced by the compression and friction forces of the engine on overrun.
The DYNAMIC SELECT 'Sport' and 'Sport Plus' drive programs are designed for high driving dynamics. This results from an agile accelerator pedal characteristic wîth direct set-up and emotively appealing gearshifts wîth shorter shift times and double-clutching function on downshifts. The increased idle speed in 'Sport Plus' also enables especially fast pull-away and acceleration from rest.
The GLC 63 S 4MATIC+ has an additional 'RACE' drive program, in which all the parameters are configured for maximum performance. With a total of five drive programs, the Performance SÚV once again offers the widest choice in the §egmènt.Exhaust system wîth flap technology for variable engine sound
The as-standard typical V8 engine sound comes courtesy of an exhaust system wîth flap technology. It is controlled by a map and automatically operated depending on the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT drive program, the power demanded by the driver and the engine speed. Optionally available is the Performance exhaust system, which allows the sound to be modulated at the press of a button. In any case, the exhaust systems are so designed that all noise limits are complied wîth irrespective of the flap position.
Specific suspension for maximum lateral and longitudinal dynamics
The agility, highly dynamic lateral acceleration and maximum grip of the new models are also thanks to the new AMG suspension wîth fully supporting multi-chamber air suspension, which ensures exceptionally high levels of camber stability, driving dynamics and §teering precision.
The front axle features a four-link design wîth special §teering knuckles, optimised elastokinematics and radial brake connections. Independent wheel control and wheel suspension elements enable higher lateral acceleration wîth minimal torque steer.
The concept for the rear axle was carried over from the E 63 4MATIC+ and specially matched to the requirements of the GLC. The model-specific multi-link concept impresses wîth highly precise wheel control and increased stiffness. The AMG-specific rear axle carrier makes the wider track possible in comparison wîth the GLC from Mercedes-Benz, while the contact surfaces of the wheel bearings have also been moved further outwards. Other measures include AMG-specific wheel carriers, stiffer elastokinematic tuning and higher negative camber.
Individual driving experience thanks to three-chamber air suspension system
|Engine : 4.0 L., 8-cylinder|
Power: 476 hp
Torque: 479 ft-lbs
Thanks to a sporty spring and damper set-up and continuously variable damping, the new three-chamber air suspension system combines exemplary driving dynamics wîth excellent road roar and tyre vibration characteristics. The stiffness of the air springs can be adjusted over a wide range by activating or deactivating individual air chambers, making for perceptibly enhanced comfort and handling.
There are three degrees of spring tuning, depending on the selected drive program and current driving status. The spring rate is hardened automatically in the event of sudden load changes, fast cornering, heavy acceleration or heavy braking, this effectively reducing roll and pitch while stabilising the Performance SÚV.
The adaptive damping can be set in three stages - 'Comfort', 'Sport' and 'Sport Plus' - to choose between relaxed comfort on long journeys and maximum sportiness. The rebound and compression levels are adjusted independently of each other, and the freely programmable maps permit a wide spread between minimum and maximum damper force. The difference between the comfortable and sporty suspension settings is made more refined and is clearly perceptible - depending on driving style.
The GLC 63 4MATIC+ is shod as standard wîth 10-spoke light-alloy wheels 8.0 J x 19 (front) and 9.0 J x 19 (rear) painted in titanium grey wîth a high-sheen finish and wîth tyres of size 235/55 R 19 (front) and 255/50 R 19 (rear). The dimensions for the GLC 63 S 4MATIC+ are 265/45 R 20 (front) and 295/40 R 20 (rear) on 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels painted in titanium grey wîth a high-sheen finish in 9.5 J x 20 (front) and 10.0 J x 20 (rear). There are other, optional wheel/tyre combinations as well as forged wheels, up to sizes of 265/40 R 21 on 9.5 J x 21 on the front axle and 295/35 R 21 on 10.0 J x 21 wheels on the rear axle.Rear-axle limited-slip differential: optimal traction under all conditions