지난 25년간페라리는 488 챌린지(488 Challeng) 모델로 3개대륙에서 100명이상의레이서가참가하는페라리챌린지(Ferrari Challenge) 원메이크시리즈를운영해왔고, 488 GTE 모델로 FIA 세계내구레이스챔피언십 (World Endurance Championship) 에서 50회레이스중통산 29회를우승, GTE 클래스제조사부문에서 5번의챔피언타이틀을차지하는등레이스부문에서독보적인경험과기술을축적해왔다.
공기 역학은 페라리 디자인센터 팀의 작업에서 가장 중요하게 고려되는 요소 중 하나이다. 488 피스타의 디자인은 공기 역학적으로 필요한 부분을 충족시키고, 페라리만의 마라넬로 시그니처 스타일링 요소를 비롯한 미학적 비율도 충분히 고려한 강력한 퍼포먼스를 지향한다.
페라리 디자이너들은 공기역학을 고려한 전면부의 S-덕트, 플로팅 윙 효과를 만들어 내면서도 시각적으로 짧아 보이는 차량의 전면부 디자인 등의 혁신적인 디자인 요소를 활용하였다. 또한 오메가(Ω) 모양의 프로트범퍼 테두리와 공기역학을 고려한 차량의 하부구조는 488 GTB를 모티브로 디자인하였다.
측면 디자인에서 가장 주목할 만한 부분은 488 GTB의 측면 공기 흡입구에 있는 스플리터가 제거된 것이다. 이로 인해 프론트범퍼에서 시작된 공기의 흐름은 사이드 미니스커트를 따라 리어디퓨저의 측변 부속장치까지 미끄러지듯 흘러가게 된다.
전면의 컨셉은 돌핀 테일 리어 스포일러에도 반영되어 가볍고 효율적인 느낌을 주며, 후면의 볼륨 덕분에 차의 후미가 힘 있어 보인다. 리어 디퓨저는 488 GTE의 디자인에서 영감을 얻어 돌출된 형태로 개발되었다.
프론트 범퍼에서 시작되어 S-덕트를 지나 리어스포일러까지 이어지는 투톤의 상징적인 컬러 역시 페라리 488 피스타만의 특징적인 디자인이다.
페라리 488 피스타의 인테리어는 불필요한 모든 요소가배제된독특한 레이싱 느낌을 준다. 카본파이버, 알칸타라와 같은 경량 특수 소재들의 광범위한 적용은 페라리의 세심한 제작방식, 정교한 디자인과 잘 어우러져 페라리 콕핏을 특별하게 만든다. 세심한 수작업으로 완성되는 스티치와 대조를 이루는 알루미늄으로 제작된 발판과힐레스트(heel rests), 흐르는 듯 디자인된 도어 패널역시 그 좋은 예이다.
일반적으로 조수석 앞의 대시 보드에 위치했던 글러브 박스는 뒷좌석 벤치와도어의 간편한 보관 포켓으로 대체되었다. 이를 통해 대시 보드의 하부 공간이 시각적으로 슬림 해 보인다.
공도 주행 가능한 맥라렌 세나보다 더 높은 출력과 토크, 그리고 무려 1,000kg의 다운포스를 생성한다고 합니다.
포뮬러1을 제외하고 맥라렌 역사상 가장 빠른 랩 타임을 자랑할 것이 확실시 되는 모델이죠.
계보상으로 볼 때 전설의 맥라렌 F1 GTR과 맥라렌 P1™ GTR을 이을 차세대 주자입니다.
맥라렌의 공식 수입원인 맥라렌 서울(기흥 인터내셔널)은 맥라렌 얼티밋 시리즈 맥라렌 세나의 트랙 버전인 맥라렌 세나 GTR를 제작한다고 밝혔다. 맥라렌은 영국의 럭셔리 스포츠카 및 슈퍼카 제조 업체이다.
맥라렌 오토모티브의 CEO Mike Flewitt은 8일 공식적으로 개최되는 제네바 국제 모터쇼에 앞서 지난 6일 열린 기자간담회를 통해 맥라렌 세나 GTR 컨셉을 공개하며, 맥라렌 역사상 가장 익스트림한 차량이 2019년 영국의 워킹(Woking)에서 수작업으로 총 75대 제작될 것이라고 전했다.
Mike Flewitt은 “트랙 위에서 강한 경쟁력을 드러내는 것이 곧 맥라렌 브랜드의 헤리티지입니다. 이는 예전에도 그랬고, 오늘날까지도 맥라렌에서 가장 중요한 부분입니다”라고 말하며, 맥라렌 브랜드와 트랙 레이싱의 떼어 놓을 수 없는 관계에 대해 설명했다. 그는 “트랙 전용으로 개발된 맥라렌 세나 GTR은 맥라렌 세나 보다 더 강력한 파워, 그립 그리고 무려 1,000kg이라는 다운포스를 생성하여, 더 빠른 랩 타임을 기록할 것입니다. 그리고 오직 소수의 구매 고객만이 맥라렌 세나 GTR이 선사하는 가장 레이스카 다운 퍼포먼스를 경험할 수 있을 것 입니다” 라며 맥라렌 세나 GTR에 대한 자부심을 드러냈다.
구매 관련 문의는 제네바 모터쇼와 모터쇼 이후부터 가능하며, 정확한 테크니컬 스펙은 올해 말 공개될 예정이다. 맥라렌 세나 GTR은 최상위의 트랙카가 필요로 하는 코어의 강성과 강도를 위해 맥라렌 세나와 같은 카본 파이버 모노케이지 III 구조를 기반으로 제작되었으며, 건조 중량은 공도 주행 가능한 트랙카 중 가장 경량을 자랑하는 1,198kg의 맥라렌 세나와 비슷하다. 맥라렌은 GTR 버전의 출력이 825ps까지 증가될 것으로 예상되며, 4리터 트윈 터보차져 V8 엔진이 장착되어 800ps 출력과 800nm 토크를 자랑하는 맥라렌 세나보다 더 강력한 힘을 뿜어낼 것이라고 전했다. 또한, 레이스 스타일의 변속기와 개선된 더블 위시본 서스팬션, 피렐리 슬릭타이어 그리고 최대 1,000kg의 다운포스로 맥라렌 세나 GTR은 포뮬러1을 제외하고 가장 빠른 맥라렌의 서킷 랩 타임을 기록할 것으로 기대된다.
맥라렌의 철학인 “형태는 기능을 따른다 (Form Follows Function)”의 정점을 찍은 맥라렌 세나는 맥라렌 세나 GTR에게 가장 이상적인 플랫폼이라고 할 수 있다. 콕핏를 중심으로 짜여지듯 설계된 에어로다이내믹 구성 요소와 펜더 덕분에 카본 파이버 차체를 보다 심플하고 쉽게 업그레이드하여 새로운 전·후면 펜더와 더 넓어진 트랙의 적용이 가능했다. 맥라렌 세나 GTR은 또한, 서킷 용도로 특별히 제작된 휠 디자인이 제공된다.
McLaren GTR 컨셉의 프론트 스플리터는 로드카용보다 크고 에어로다이내믹 퍼포먼스를 향상시키도록 설계되었다. 더 크고 뒤로 더 뻗어나가 있는 리어 디퓨저 또한 마찬가지이다. 맥라렌 역사상 가장 아래쪽에 위치한 리어데크 또한 에어로다이내믹 퍼포먼스와 냉각 효과를 지원하여 액티브 리어 윙의 성능을 최적화하는데 도움을 준다.
맥라렌 오토모티브의 디자인 엔지니어링 디렉터인 Dan Parry-Williams는 “맥라렌 세나는 처음부터 일반 도로와 트랙이 요구하는 모든 사항을 염두에 두고 설계되었기 때문에 GTR 버전을 개발하는 것은 원래 프로젝트 범위 내에 있었습니다. 이번 제네바 모터쇼에서 공개된 맥라렌 세나 GTR 컨셉은 아직 완성은 아니지만 앞으로 이 모델이 어떻게 개발될지에 대한 힌트가 될 것이라고 생각합니다. 바로 오랜 시간 곁에 두고 즐길 수 있는 가장 익스트림하고 흥미진진한 맥라렌 말입니다”라며 맥라렌 세나 GTR이 선사할 인상 깊은 퍼포먼스에 대해 시사했다.
맥라렌 오토모티브는 맥라렌의 모든 모델 레인지를 통해 고객에게 트랙 기반의 드라이빙 익스피리언스를 제공하는 데 주력하고 있다. 고객들의 모터스포츠 활동을 지원하기 위해 유럽, 미주, 아시아에서 맥라렌의 모터스포츠 모델 판매 전문 리테일러 네트워크 구축, 맥라렌 고객을 위한 Pure McLaren 트랙 이벤트를 기획하는 등 다양한 방법으로 노력 중이다. 한 예로 한국에서는 맥라렌 서울(기흥인터내셔널)이 다가오는 4월 기흥인터내셔널 트랙데이를 통해 고객을 위한 트랙 이벤트를 진행할 예정이다.
포르쉐 미션 E 크로스 투리스모(Mission E Cross Turismo) 사진 원본들 투척합니다. 포르쉐 최초의 크로스 유틸리티 비클(CUV)이라고 하네요.
쉽게 말하면 '파나메라 투리스모 + 카이엔 + 미션 E'라고 볼 수 있어요.
파나메라 투리스모보다 살짝 키가 크고 카이엔보단 날렵하면서 전기로 움직입니다.
2개의 전기모터를 이용해 600마력을 내고 3.5초면 100km/h까지 가속할 수 있죠. 무엇보다 15분 충전 후 400km까지 달릴 수 있다고 합니다. 이제 바야흐로 전기차 시대에 돌입했네요.
슈투트가르트/제네바. 포르쉐 AG(Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG)가 지난 6일, 2018 제네바 모터쇼에서 포르쉐 최초의 CUV(Cross-Utility Vehicle) 전기차 콘셉트 모델 ‘미션 E 크로스 투리스모(Mission E Cross Turismo)’를 월드 프리미어로 공개했다.
포르쉐의 미래형 E-모빌리티 제품 전략이 반영된 '미션 E 크로스 투리스모'는 지난 2015년 ‘프랑크푸르트 국제 모터쇼(IAA)’에서 처음 공개한 순수 전기차 미션 E를 기반으로, 여행, 스포츠, 아웃도어 레저 등 더욱 액티브한 라이프스타일을 추구하는 고객들을 위해 개발된 올라운더 모델이다. 특히, 넓은 공간을 가진 유연한 실내 인테리어로 다양한 스포츠 장비를 실을 수 있으며, 최신 마운팅 시스템으로 서핑보드, 포르쉐 E-바이크 등도 손쉽게 운반할 수 있다.
최고 출력 600마력(440 kW)을 발휘하는 2개의 PSM (permanently excited syn-chronous) 모터를 장착해, 정지 상태에서 시속 100km까지 가속하는 데 단 3.5초 시속 200km까지는12초가 소요된다. 800볼트 전압 시스템을 통해 15분 충전만으로 400 km(유럽 NEDC기준)까지 주행 가능하다.
전장 4.95미터, 전고 1.42미터의 4도어 모델 ‘미션 E 크로스 투리스모’는 오프로드 요소를 반영한 감각적인 디자인과 터치스크린 및 아이트래킹 기능이 내장된 혁신적인 디스플레이가 결합된 운영 콘셉트를 제공한다. 또한, 고속 충전 네트워크 충전을 지원하며 인덕션, 충전독, 포르쉐 홈에너지 관리시스템(HEMS, home energy management system)를 통해 배터리 충전이 가능하다.
현존하는 전기차 중 전례 없는 지속적인 파워를 보장하며, 어떠한 성능 저하도 없이 차량 가속이 가능하다. 필요에 따라 네 바퀴에 전달되는 토크를 자동으로 분산시키는 포르쉐 토크 벡터링(Porsche Torque Vectoring)을 통해 더욱 안전하고 역동적인 주행을 선사한다. 사륜 구동 드라이브 시스템은 탁월한 민첩성과 안정성을 보장하며, 어댑티브 에어 서스펜션은 최대 50 밀리미터까지 공간을 증대시킨다. 특히, 포르쉐 다이내믹 섀시 컨트롤(Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control, PDCC) 시스템을 통해 코너링 시 차체를 안정화시키고 험로에서도 흔들림을 최소화한다.
‘미션 E 크로스 투리스모’는 포르쉐 고유의 디자인 철학을 그대로 반영하고 있다. 낮은 보닛과 역동적인 커브의 프런트 윙이 돋보이는 전면 디자인은 한 눈에 봐도 포르쉐 스포츠카의 디자인 아이콘 '911' 모델을 계승한 것을 알 수 있다. "에어 커튼"으로 잘 알려진 프런트 에어 인테이크와 포르쉐 고유의 4포인트 주간 주행등이 적용된 매트릭스 LED 헤드라이트는 디자인적 혁신 요소다. 견고한 휠 아치와 도어 실, 눈에 띄는 프런트 스포일러, 리어 에이프런 및 높은 지상고 등의 다양한 오프로드 요소도 특징이다.
차체는 후면으로 갈수록 가파르게 흐르는 스포티한 루프라인, 이른바 포르쉐 플라이 라인 실루엣으로 파나메라 스포츠 투리스모의 후면 디자인을 연상시킨다. 사이드 윈도우의 역동적인 디자인 역시 포르쉐만의 전형적인 스타일을 반영했다. 전륜 뒤 에어 인테이크에 위치한 넓은 윙과 3차원 사이드 월은 전폭 1.99 미터의 콘셉트 모델을 더욱 스포티한 크로스오버 차량으로 만들어 준다. 오프로드 스타일의 측면 스커트와 275/40 R 20 타이어를 장착한 20인치 휠 역시 차별화된 특징이다. 포르쉐 고유 컬러인 라이트 그레이 메탈릭으로 도장된 차량 외관은 스포티하고 유려한 루프 스포일러와 전통적인 전장 조명이 돋보이며, 윈드스크린부터 테일게이트까지 이어지는 대형 파노라믹 글래스 루프는 넓고 여유로운 공간감을 제공한다.
포르쉐는 디지털 시대의 흐름을 반영한 인테리어를 통해 자사의 클래식한 요소들을 완전히 새롭게 재해석했다. 계기판은 윙 형태의 상하부 섹션으로 구성되어 차체의 폭을 더욱 두드러지게 하고, 대시보드와 초광폭 디스플레이는 운전자와 조수석 탑승객들의 편의를 위해 수평으로 넓게 배치된다. 독립형 계기판은 운전자를 향해 곡선 형태로 기울어져 있으며, TFT 스크린을 통해 디지털 방식으로 시각화되는 세 개의 원형 계기판으로 구성된다. 앞 좌석 사이의 센터 콘솔은 대시패널 방향을 향해 있으며, 센터 콘솔의 간접 조명은 실내 조명과 어우러져 유니크한 분위기를 연출한다.
인테리어 디자인 요소로는 포르쉐 레터링 각인과 버킷 타입 레이싱 시트를 연상시키는 스포티한 시트 및 대시보드 등 가시적으로 경량화된 구조가 눈에 띈다. 도어 패널에는 혁신적인 3D 요소가 적용되었다. 노르딕 블루(Nordic Blue) 컬러로 피막 처리된 에어벤트나 윈도우 레귤레이터 모듈 등의 부품들은 블랙(Black)과 라이트 그레이(Light Grey)가 어우러진 투 톤 컬러의 아닐린(Aniline) 가죽으로 포인트를 준 인테리어와 대조를 이룬다.
또한, 액티브 라이프스타일을 위한 적재 공간의 편의성을 극대화했다. 두 개의 개별 리어시트 등받이에 해치가 결합되어 스키와 같은 부피가 큰 짐을 적재하는 데 유용하고, 필요에 따라 시트 등받이는 접을 수도 있다. 러기지 컴파트먼트에는 조절 및 제거 가능한 벨트가 달린 레일 시스템으로 짐을 빠르고 안전하게 수납할 수 있다. 차량 외부에서도 포르쉐 E 바이크(Porsche E-Bike)와 함께 사용하며 다양한 혜택을 누릴 수 있다. 포르쉐 E 바이크는 페달을 밟을 때 하이 퍼포먼스 전기 드라이브에서 전력이 지원되는 전기 자전거로, 포르쉐의 디자인, 기술력 및 성능을 새로운 방식으로 경험할 수 있다.
이 밖에도 더욱 혁신적인 디스플레이 및 운영 콘셉트를 통해 독특한 사용자 경험을 제공한다. 운전자의 최적화된 시야 영역에 위치하는 헤드업 디스플레이는 더욱 직관적으로 제어 가능하며, 이를 통해 운전자는 주의를 흐트러뜨리지 않고 손쉽게 정보를 제공받을 수 있다. 또한, 새로운 커넥티비티 솔루션으로 차량 안에서도 완벽한 디지털 라이프스타일을 즐길 수 있다.
조작을 더욱 간소화하는 ‘스마트 캐빈(smart cabin)’ 방식으로 차량 설정, 내부 온도, 실내 조명 등을 탑승자의 선택과 주행 상황에 따라 자동으로 조정할 수 있으며, 차량 외부에서도 다양한 정보를 확인하고 설정할 수 있다. 이동 중에나 집에서도 충전 가능하며, 고출력 충전(High-Power Charging, HPC) 네트워크 개발 및 상용화를 위한 합작 투자 '아이오니티(IONITY)'를 이용할 수도 있다.
2018 메르세데스-AMG GT4-도어 쿠페(AMG GT 4-Door Coupe) 고화질 사진 투척해봅니다.
포르쉐 파나메라에 대항하는 AMG의 신무기죠.
GT보다 실용적이면서도 퍼포먼스는 양보하지 않았다는 주장입니다.
V8 4.0L 바이터보로 최고출력 435마력에서 639마력까지 냅니다.
Longitudinal and lateral dynamics at the highest level, and a striking silhouette with classic proportions put the Mercedes-AMG GT 4‑Door Coupé in the portfolio of its two-door brother at first glance. The expressive design with the low bonnet, dominant front and muscular body language emphasises the sporty genes of the four-door coupé, which sets new standards as the youngest model in the AMG family: As the first four-door AMG GT model it combines high everyday comfort with diverse individualisation options and the latest sports car engineering.
"The new AMG GT 4-Door Coupé blends the impressive racetrack dynamism of our two-door sports car with maximum suitability for everyday use. It has a unique way of embodying our brand core, "Driving Performance" and with its systematic configuration it will attract new customers for Mercedes-AMG", commented Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.
The new AMG GT 4-Door Coupé delivers special driving experiences on all levels and with a top speed of up to 315 km/h and its driving dynamics it cuts an effortlessly superior figure wherever it goes. Powerful, up-to-date 6-cylinder in-line and V8 engines with outputs ranging from 320 kW (435 hp) to 470 kW (639 hp) allow completely new driving experiences and combine impressive performance with modern efficiency.
The interior of the first four-door AMG GT model is characterised by elegant coolness and also the latest features: innovative control panels can be intuitively operated and configured as required. The blend of high individualisation and sports car technology, placing yet more focus on the requirements of discerning customers, is also clear from the wealth of equipment packages and individual options. The latest coup from Affalterbach also lives up to the Mercedes-AMG brand pledge with regard to its high driving dynamics and sets the benchmark in its segment on the racetrack too.
Clear at first sight: the AMG GT family membership
Clearly recognisable as a member of the AMG GT family, the new AMG GT 4-Door Coupé follows the design philosophy of Sensual Purity. It takes the striking proportions with convex surfaces and a muscular body and develops them to exciting effect for a four-door variant of an AMG GT Coupé.
The front view with a long bonnet and two powerdomes leaves no doubt that this is the youngest member of the AMG GT family. The 4-door coupé follows the design tradition of the successful AMG GT models: the powerful body exudes dynamism and motivation. Sensuous shapes with convex surfaces lend the four-door GT timeless elegance, whilst the flowing silhouette with the lowered greenhouse flags up its sporting credentials. As in the AMG GT R radiator shutters, the Airpanel in front of the centre cooling air inlet improves the car's aerodynamic efficiency. Slim MULTIBEAM LED headlamps, the AMG-specific radiator protection grille, the Shark Nose and the front apron with its enhanced Jet Wing (with a flowing A-Wing on the six-cylinder model) also lend the youngest model from Affalterbach the hallmark presence of the AMG GT family.
With frameless side windows and a flat windscreen inclined far to the rear, features of the classic coupé architecture are also cited. With the additional seat row in the rear the characteristic lines of the AMG GT models are not compromised. The tailored upper contours and broad shoulders point to the athletic, sporty orientation of the car, which is additionally emphasised by very pronounced rear wheel arches.
The rear view of the new 4-door coupé picks up on familiar features of the AMG GT design idiom: extremely slim LED tail lights define the hallmark boot sill line, the rear aerofoil extendable in several stages not only underscores the family affiliation; it is also an important element of the active aerodynamics.
The two eight-cylinder models can be identified through the three horizontal louvres in the side front air intakes, the Jet Wing with its trim element in Silver Shadow, the distinctive diffuser on the tail end and the two-pipe exhaust system with trapezoidal tailpipe trims. The six-cylinder variant, meanwhile, has one louvre in each of the air inlet grilles, round twin tailpipe trims and a somewhat less pronounced rear diffuser.
"The new AMG GT 4-Door Coupé is the ultimate four-door sports car and the ideal ambassador for Performance Luxury", said Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer Daimler AG. "It embodies a symbiosis of emotion and intelligence with breathtaking proportions and a puristic, surface-oriented design with sensuous shapes. It is both hot and cool at the same time."
Visual emphasis on demand: the exterior packages
The new AMG GT 4-Door Coupé offers an extensive portfolio of exterior equipment packages, which can be used to add different highlights in terms of design. The Night Package comprises high-gloss black trim, whilst, for example, the Chrome package emphasises the luxurious character of the car with trim and an insert in high-gloss chrome. Two Carbon-Fibre Packages offer different versions of carbon-fibre trim, whilst the optional Aerodynamics package gives the car an even sportier look and is a new feature in this segment. It includes additional functional features in high-gloss black, the Jet‑Wing in Silver Shadow in the front apron and the fixed rear aerofoil and also naturally reduces lift at higher speeds. With the V8 style package the six-cylinder model can also be equipped with design features from the eight-cylinder versions.
Top sporting performance: V8 biturbo engines with up to 470 kW (639 hp)
The exciting AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine is already used in numerous AMG models. Its output has been enhanced yet further for the new Mercedes‑AMG GT 63 S 4MATIC+ (fuel consumption combined 11.2 l/100 km, CO2 emissions combined 256 g/km)* and ensures superior performance on a par with a sports car. It delivers 470 kW (639 hp) and a maximum torque of 900 Nm, which is available over a wide engine speed range from 2500 to 4500 rpm. The top engine of the new four-door AMG GT thus exudes effortless superiority in every engine speed range. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds clearly illustrates this, as does the maximum speed of 315 km/h.
In the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 4MATIC+ (fuel consumption combined 11.0 l/100 km, CO2 emissions combined 252 g/km) the V8 unit provides 430 kW (585 hp) and 800 Nm maximum torque. The sprint from standstill to 100 km/h lasts just 3.4 seconds, and the top speed is 310 km/h.
The AMG 4.0-litre V8 engine works with the proven biturbocharging, where the two exhaust-gas turbochargers are arranged not on the exterior, but between the cylinder banks. The advantages of the "hot inner V" are in the compact engine design and the immediate response of the exhaust-gas turbochargers.
In the AMG GT 63 S variant the eight-cylinder has active engine mounts. They solve the conflicting goals of achieving as soft a connection as possible to the powertrain for high comfort and as rigid a connection as possible for optimum driving dynamics, by steplessly and quickly adapting their rigidity to the respective driving conditions. As an option the AMG GT 63 can be equipped with active engine mounts as part of the Dynamic Plus package.
* The stated figures (provisional data) were determined in accordance with the prescribed measuring method. These are the NEDC CO2 figures according to Art. 2 No. 1 Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1153. The fuel consumption figures were calculated based on these figures.
Direct response: the two twin-scroll exhaust-gas turbochargers
Two twin-scroll exhaust-gas turbochargers combined with another innovative technology ensure even more output and better response. For the first time Mercedes-AMG is combining the advantages of twin-scroll technology in the V8 engine with turbine wheels mounted in anti-friction bearings. Through the mounting in anti-friction bearings, friction is reduced to an absolute minimum inside the exhaust-gas turbocharger. The twin-scroll technology also ensures that the exhaust gas flow is optimally utilised. Put together these both improved the immediate response of the four-litre eight-cylinder from AMG, which was already the benchmark. Through the optimised cylinder charge the output and the maximum torque was raised further. Spray-guided direct petrol injection with piezo injectors, the all-aluminium crankcase, the four-valve-per-cylinder design with camshaft adjustment, air-water charge air cooling, alternator management, the ECO start/stop function and the gliding mode have all been retained.
Improved efficiency: the intelligent AMG Cylinder Management
For maximum efficiency, Mercedes-AMG has also equipped the V8 engines with the AMG Cylinder Management cylinder deactivation system. In the partial-load range, cylinders two, three, five and eight are deactivated, which crucially reduces the fuel consumption.
When the driver has selected the "Comfort" drive program, the cylinder deactivation system is available in the wide engine speed range from 1000 to 3250 rpm. A special display on the instrument cluster states whether the cylinder deactivation system is in use and whether the engine is presently operating in the four- or eight-cylinder mode. The transition between these two operating states is immediate, fast and torque-neutral, so the occupants do not have to relinquish any comfort.
Powerful and versatile: six-cylinder engine with innovative hybrid function
Alongside the two V8 engines the new four-door sports car is also available as the Mercedes-AMG GT 53 4MATIC+ (fuel consumption combined 9.1 l/100 km, CO2 emissions combined 209 g/km) with the innovative AMG six-cylinder inline engine. The 320 kW (435 hp) 3.0-litre unit is characterised by high performance, supported by a boost effect with an output of up to 16 kW (22 hp) and 250 newton metres of torque. The EQ Boost starter-alternator combines a starter motor and alternator in a powerful electric motor and is between the engine and transmission. This intelligent combination, along with efficient charging with the electric additional compressor (eZV) and exhaust air turbocharger helps ensure the hallmark AMG performance and driving dynamics but also cuts consumption and emissions at the same time. The four-door AMG GT 53 accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds, and achieves a top speed of 285 km/h.
More energy for yet more innovations: the new 48-volt on-board power supply
The EQ Boost starter-alternator in the new AMG GT 53 also generates the power for the 48 V on-board electrical system. This in turn uses a DC/DC converter to supply the conventional 12 V network for the lights, cockpit, infotainment displays and control units. Through the 48 V battery the battery capacity of the entire car is increased, which means that more electrical energy can be made available for new functions. The 48 V on-board electrical system thus also paves the way for the progressive expansion of infotainment and assistance systems.
Emotive gearshifting experience: the AMG SPEEDSHIFT transmission
The AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9G 9-speed transmission is specially tuned to the requirements of the eight-cylinder variants of the new four-door AMG GT. A wet clutch is used here. This reduces weight and inertia and optimises the response. The extensively tailored software enables extremely short shift times and fast multiple downshifts and delivers an especially emotive gearshifting experience thanks to the double-clutching function. There is also a RACE START function, ensuring optimum acceleration.
The six-cylinder inline engine is coupled with the AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9G transmission. In conjunction with the torque converter the transmission is tuned to the special requirements of this engine. On the other hand, the extremely fast and emotive gearshifting characteristic of an AMG model is also possible depending on the drive program.
In total: the high driving dynamics of the AMG GT
In order to meet the high demands of impressive driving dynamics, Mercedes-AMG engages all the components this takes. With its sophisticated design the bodyshell of the Mercedes-AMG GT 63/53 plays an equally crucial role as the ingenious control strategy of the all-wheel drive system. And it is only in the optimum interplay together with the active aerodynamics, the rear axle steering and the ESP® that the complicated suspension tuning unleashes its full potential. Through the complex networking of all the systems and components the developers in Affalterbach were able to bestow on the car the high level of driving dynamics expected of it as a member of the AMG GT‑family.
Structure made in Affalterbach: the rigid AMG bodyshell
One aim during development of the new four-door AMG GT was to anchor the genes of a sports car in the bodyshell. In order to do this, analysis and simulation methods from racing were used in order to reinforce the structure where necessary for maximum performance. The very rigid front section prevents unwanted distortions about the longitudinal and transverse axle, which ensures precise steering and better feedback for the driver.
In the area of the centre and tail end of the vehicle new reinforcement concepts were used in conjunction with state-of-the-art CRP plastics. This, together with further individual measures plus close networking with Chassis Development right from the outset, ensured that the four-door AMG GT was given an optimum basis for high lateral dynamics potential.
Dynamism made in Affalterbach: the AMG chassis engineering
The outstanding agility and racetrack-ready driving dynamics of the four-door AMG GT are also down to the special AMG suspension. On the six-cylinder model a suspension with steel springs and adjustable damping is used as standard. The suspension on the eight-cylinder variants is based on the fully load-bearing multi chamber air suspension AMG RIDE CONTROL+. A rigid integral carrier bears the front axle, engine, transmission and steering gear.
In conjunction with the wide track width and the configuration for large tyre dimensions, wheel location and spring elements which are independent of one another facilitate high lateral acceleration, whilst the low unsprung masses promote the agile driving feel yet further.
The rear axle differential also has a new specially reinforced mount to improve the NVH (noise, vibration, harshness) characteristics. As on the AMG GT R, an anti-roll bar made of tubular material reduces the overall weight of the rear axle.
All AMG GT 4-Door Coupé models are equipped with the AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive. An electro-mechanically controlled clutch connects the permanently driven rear axle variably to the front axle. The best possible torque split is continuously computed according to the driving conditions and driver's input. The transition from rear-wheel to all-wheel drive and vice versa is seamless, as the intelligent control is integrated into the overall vehicle system architecture. Alongside traction and lateral dynamics, the all-wheel drive also improves the longitudinal dynamics for even more powerful acceleration.
It is still possible to drift thanks to fully variable torque distribution. The Drift Mode is suitable for this; in the S version of the four-door AMG GT it is standard, and in the other models it is available as an option. This can be activated in the "RACE" drive program using the shift paddles, provided that ESP® is deactivated and the transmission is in manual mode. When activating the Drift Mode the four-door sports car thus turns into a model with purely rear-wheel drive.
To improve traction and dynamism the AMG GT 63 S has an electronically controlled locking differential at the rear axle as standard. The slip is thus suppressed at the inner wheel on bends, ensuring optimum grip. The driver is therefore able to accelerate out of corners earlier and with more power thanks to the improved traction. The vehicle remains more stable when braking from high speed, while the limited-slip differential also improves traction when accelerating from rest. The electronic locking differential is part of the Dynamic Plus package and in this combination it is also optionally available for all further variants of the four-door AMG GT.
Enhanced agility and precision: the active rear-wheel steering
The AMG GT 4-Door Coupé responds even more sensitively to steering commands thanks to the active rear axle steering which comes as standard in the V8 models and is optional in the six-cylinder versions. The system facilitates an even better combination of agility and stability and thus reinforces the dynamism and the handling safety of the new AMG GT four-door model.
Up to a speed of 100 km/h, the rear wheels point in the opposite direction to the front wheels via two electric actuator motors. As a result, the car turns into corners with significantly higher agility. Under everyday driving conditions, the driver also benefits from a smaller turning circle.
At speeds higher than 100 km/h, the system turns the rear wheels in the same direction as the front wheels. That noticeably improves driving stability. At the same time, the lateral force on the rear wheels builds up considerably faster on changes of direction, thus improving the response to the steering. The driver can also rely on extreme rear-axle grip and high stability when changing direction quickly, without the usual tendency for the rear end to break out.
Direct and immediate: AMG speed-sensitive sports steering
The electromechanical speed-sensitive power steering has a variable ratio. It impresses with its precise feedback thanks to the AMG-specific rack-and-pinion steering with a variable ratio. Power assistance also varies between the three stages "Comfort", "Sport" and "Sport+". The corresponding characteristic is automatically activated depending on the selected AMG DYNAMIC SELECT transmission mode or can be personalised as required in "Individual" mode.
Good control and fade-resistant: the AMG high-performance braking systems
In line with the high output values and their associated performance the eight-cylinder models have a large-dimensioned brake system consisting of compound discs with 6-piston fixed callipers at the front and single-piston floating brake callipers at the rear. The S variant is characterised by yellow brake callipers, whilst the base variant of the eight-cylinder sports red brake callipers.
The six-cylinder model is also equipped with internally ventilated and perforated compound brake discs with brake callipers painted silver grey.
As an option a high-performance ceramic brake system with bronze-coloured 6-piston fixed callipers at the front and single-piston floating brake callipers at the rear can be ordered, saving weight compared with the compound discs and thus reducing the unsprung masses. Further advantages are their high overall and fading stability under high stress. The brake system also wins points with a high service life and immediate response – guaranteeing fast lap times.
Design and lightness: the new AMG wheels
To make a grand entrance – both visually and technically – the four-door AMG GT Coupé is shod in generous wheel/tyre combinations. The customer can choose from a multitude of aerodynamically optimised disc wheels between 19 and 21 inches. Alongside their visual design the developers Affalterbach placed great emphasis on reducing the unsprung masses. It is above all the light-alloy wheels produced using high-quality forging technology, which set the benchmark yet again with their extremely low weight.
The AMG GT 53 and GT 63 variants of the four-door AMG GT Coupé sport standard-specification 10-spoke disc wheels painted vanadium silver in the size 9.5 J x 19 H2 ET 22 and 255/45 R 19 tyres at the front, plus 11.0 J x 19 H2 ET 17 with the tyre size 285/40 R 19 at the rear.
The AMG GT 63 S 4MATIC+ wears light-alloy wheels with five twin spokes painted tantalite grey with a high-sheen finish, in the dimension 9.5 J x 20 H2 ET 22.5 with tyres 265/40 R 20 at the front, plus 11.0 J x 20 H2 ET 20 and tyres 295/35 R 20 at the rear.
Fluid science: the active aerodynamics
A significant contribution towards the high driving dynamics and handling safety is made by the active aerodynamics, which has been tuned to the special requirements of the four-door coupé in extensive simulations, wind tunnel tests and road testing. The main components are the active air control system AIRPANEL in the front apron and the compact, multi-stage retractable and extending rear spoiler. The intelligent interaction of the active aerodynamics features ensures the optimum combination of power output and low wind resistance. The system is also oriented towards the respective driving style and the drive program selected.
On the AIRPANEL familiar from the AMG GT R there are vertical louvres located in the lower section of the front apron. These electronically controlled louvres are opened and closed in a flash via an electric motor in order to steer the air flow and thus ensure the aeroperformance/the necessary engine cooling requirements.
The multi-stage rear spoiler works according to a similar principle, by adopting the position required for the operating conditions. During fast driving on straight stretches the rear aerofoil automatically moves to a flatter position in order to reduce wind resistance and thus increase the maximum design speed. If the system detects lateral dynamics the spoiler moves to a steeper position in order to increase power output at the rear axle and thus ensure handling that is dynamic and safe in equal measure.
Added downforce: the optional Aerodynamics package
As an exclusive in its market segment the new AMG GT 4-Door Coupé can also be equipped with an Aerodynamics package on request. It contains additional flics and an enlarged front splitter, which further optimises the air flow and output level at the front axle. The same applies to the modified diffuser in conjunction with the fixed rear aerofoil, which is also available in carbon fibre if desired. The three-dimensional wing profile can be manually adjusted, in order to adapt the car to the conditions of different race circuits, for instance. The Aero package increases the negative lift force at the rear axle, but the wind resistance remains unchanged.
Yet more differentiation in driving experiences: AMG DYNAMICS
Depending on the engine there are up to six drive programs to choose from in the four-door AMG GT: "Slippery", "Comfort", "Sport", "Sport+", "RACE" and "Individual". These levels are selectable via the gearshift paddle in the centre console and stored with the new drive program attribute AMG DYNAMICS, which can be adjusted to match the AMG GT 4-Door Coupé's handling characteristics to different demands and driving conditions in a much more differentiated way.
Behind the umbrella term AMG DYNAMICS are the agility functions "Basic", "Advanced", "Pro" and "Master", which are automatically selected by the respective drive program. Parameters relevant to driving, such as the response of the engine, suspension, the control strategy of the all-wheel drive system and the control thresholds of the completely redeveloped ESP® are intelligently adapted according to the drive program.
The spectrum ranges from extremely safety-oriented to highly dynamic. The "Master" mode stored in the drive program RACE ensures optimum agility and brings out the high driving dynamics potential of the new member of the AMG GT family to optimum effect - for example through higher yaw rates and a faster response from the accelerator pedal, gearshift system, rear axle steering, electronically controlled rear axle locking differential or brake force distribution on the all-wheel drive system.
Irrespective of the drive programs, as before the driver can use the display buttons in the centre console to directly select manual transmission mode, their favoured suspension level and also the exhaust system, for instance.
Gran Turismo with ultramodern operation: the new AMG interior
The interior presents a symbiosis of performance and exclusivity and integrates an ultramodern, new type of operating system into the atmosphere of a Gran Turismo. The sculptural instrument panel forms an interesting contrast here to the large trim element with its flowing style, which merges into the driver's door in a wrap-around effect. Illuminated turbine-look air vents refine the high-quality impression and underline the sporty appearance. The eye-catching feature in all AMG GT interiors is the centre console with its stylised V8 design, putting the spotlight on the brand's performance claim as well as optimally fulfilling functional requirements.
Two high-resolution displays each measuring 12.3 inches dominate the Widescreen Cockpit, which is standard in the V8 and optional in the inline 6-cylinder version. Three different styles are available for selection for these all-digital displays: "Classic", "Sport" and the completely new "Supersport". Depending on the driving style or interior equipment, the different styles can be set at any time via the instrument cluster or the central display.
Via the left-hand Touch Control Button on the steering wheel, preferred information can be projected onto the left- or right-hand side of the instrument – for example, the classic speedometer and tachometer, information on navigation or assistance systems through to detailed engine data. Especially sporty drivers can also fade in a g-force display or the current output and torque values.
In the "Supersport" view there is also extensive additional AMG-specific information, such as a prominent prompt to change up a gear in manual transmission mode, reminiscent of motorsport.
The central display represents the interface to all further content and information, such as navigation, radio, media, telephone and vehicle data. The large full-screen map view ensures optimum legibility in all driving situations. There are also extra performance-oriented functions, such as visualisation of the all-wheel drive.
With additional functions as an option: the new performance steering wheel
The new AMG performance steering wheel blends ideal ergonomics with maximum functionality. Various functions are combined in groups on the sporty-style wheel with a high-quality touch and feel and can be precisely and intuitively controlled via Touch Control Buttons in the steering wheel. The driver to controls the entire infotainment system using finger swipes, without having to take their hands off the steering wheel.
As an option the performance steering wheel can be equipped with extra innovative features. They consist of a round controller with an integral display beneath the right-hand steering-wheel spoke, plus two vertically positioned colour display buttons beneath the left-hand steering-wheel spoke.
The AMG drive programs can be actuated directly via the controller. The selected drive program is shown on the colour TFT display directly integrated in the controller.
With the two freely configurable display buttons and the additional switches, further AMG functions can be controlled within easy reach, directly on the steering wheel. This means that the driver can concentrate fully on dynamic driving without having to take their hands off the wheel. Each function required can be depicted on the other TFT display, and its switch is tapped by the driver to set the respective function. The driver's two preferred AMG functions can be defined in this way and the settings changed with just one tap of the finger.
Display buttons and capacitive switches: the innovative centre console
Inspired by the two-door Mercedes-AMG GT, the centre console of the new 4-door model represents a further special feature.
A new and unique feature comes in the form of the colour display buttons, integrated into the distinctive and tailor-made trim element, for the integral display and control of the transmission logics, suspension, ESP®, exhaust system, start/stop function and rear aerofoil. With their TFT technology the display buttons use coloured, intuitively comprehensible symbols to show the function and are easy to operate with just a small tap of the finger.
The display push button switches are supplemented by the two capacitive switches for the drive programs and volume control.
Another new feature at AMG are the capacitive switches directly in front of the stylised centre-console V. The reversing camera, navigation, radio, media, telephone and vehicle settings can be operated via this proximity switch. If the finger moves within a minimal distance from the panel the appropriate symbol lights up directly in the head unit and preselects the menu item. The function in question is then activated by pressing. The driver does not have to avert their gaze, as the appropriate menu item is shown simultaneously in the multifunction display of the Widescreen Cockpit, representing an added bonus for handling safety.
Space as needed: four or five seats to suit requirements
When it comes to the seats, too, Mercedes-AMG proves that comfort and exclusivity need not conflict with a performance-oriented vehicle configuration. The driver's and front passenger seat can be configured in different scenarios. The selection ranges from the sporty, comfortable seat and a seat with elegant diamond quilting to an extremely contoured performance seat with an integral head restraint.
The four-door AMG GT also offers different seating configurations to meet all demands for the rear, too. These range from an asymmetrically folding rear bench seat for the family to two variants with two individual seats respectively. The High-Class variant has everything a business saloon requires. The rear passengers can select diverse features via a touchpad screen integrated into the console between the seats. The features range from calling up the dynamism data via the AMG menu to controlling the ambient lighting or the climate control and seat heating.
The boot capacity of up to 395 litres is supplemented by around a further 60 litres beneath the boot floor. With the backrests folded down the capacity is up to 1324 litres. The wide load compartment opening makes it easier to load and unload luggage and other items. As an option, the large boot lid can be opened and closed with the HAND-FREE ACCESS feature via a movement with the foot beneath the bumper.
Always in touch with Connectivity and Intelligent Drive
For high comfort in everyday use the new four-door sports car from Affalterbach boasts all the connectivity and Intelligent Drive functions and options of the Mercedes-AMG S-Class. These include partially automated driving with the DRIVE PILOT, which can support the driver with routine daily tasks such as driving in a traffic jam.
In addition to the standard functions of Mercedes me connect, such as eCall, Accident Recovery, Breakdown Assistance and Customer Service, Remote Online (included as standard with COMAND Online) offers a range of convenience features via smartphone. For example tracking the parked vehicle, controlling the auxiliary heating, locking/unlocking the vehicle and checking the status of the mileage, fuel level or range, for example, among other things.
The vehicle as a virtual race engineer: AMG TRACK PACE
With AMG TRACK PACE, drivers can feel like Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton, and capture and analyse in detail over 80 vehicle-specific data as well as times on the racetrack. AMG TRACK PACE is an additional function of the COMAND Online infotainment system and is part of the standard equipment for the AMG GT 4-Door Coupé.
Data collected on lateral and longitudinal acceleration, the accelerator and brake pedal or steering angle help record and continuously improve individual Driving Performance. All the values are shown on the COMAND display, on request also in real time on the telemetry screen. Thanks to the different colours and acoustic feedback used, faster or slower laps can be spotted out of the corner of the driver's eye without any need to look away from the track. Even the drift angle of the car is calculated and displayed.
As well as recording drives on circuits, AMG TRACK PACE can also be used to register acceleration such as the sprint from standstill to 100 km/h or over a quarter of a mile as well as deceleration values.
Sporty room fragrance: fuel for the senses
The interior of the new Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupé has another world premiere in store. For the first time an AMG car has its own room fragrance. It is an appealing, sporty scent to match the spirit of the performance brand.
The new AMG GT 4-Door Coupé can also be fitted with the ENERGIZING comfort control for improved driver-fitness safety. This system networks different vehicle functions such as the air conditioning system, seat control, massage functions, steering wheel heating and ambient lighting, in order to relax or refresh the driver and passengers in a targeted manner with predefined programs.
World première and market launch
The new AMG GT 4-Door Coupé celebrates its world premiere on 6th March 2018 at the Geneva Motor Show. Sales release of the first four-door AMG GT is in summer 2018.
Technical data at a glance
Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4MATIC+
Mercedes-AMG GT 63 4MATIC+
4.0-litre V8 with direct injection and twin turbochargers
4.0-litre V8 with direct injection and twin turbochargers
470 kW (639 hp) at 5500-6500 rpm
430 kW (585 hp) at 5500-6500 rpm
900 Nm at 2500-4500 rpm
800 Nm at 2350-5000 rpm
AMG Performance 4MATIC+ permanent all-wheel drive with variable torque split and drift mode
AMG Performance 4MATIC+ permanent all-wheel drive with variable torque split
AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9G
AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9G
Fuel consumption combined
11.2 l/100 km*
11.2–11.0 l/100 km*
CO2 emissions - combined
2045 kg**/ 2120 kg***
2025 kg**/ 2100 kg***
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
* The stated figures (provisional data) were determined in accordance with the prescribed measuring method. These are the NEDC CO2 figures according to Art. 2 No. 1 Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1153. The fuel consumption figures were calculated based on these figures. **Kerb weight according to DIN, not including driver. *** Kerb weight according to EC, including driver (75 kg)
Mercedes-AMG GT 53 4MATIC+
3.0-litre 6-cylinder in-line engine with exhaust gas turbocharger and electric auxiliary compressor
320 kW (435 hp) at 6100 rpm
Add. output with EQ Boost
16 kW (22 hp)
520 Nm at 1800-5800 rpm
Add. torque with EQ Boost
AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive with fully variable torque distribution
AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9G
Fuel consumption combined
9.4–9.1 l/100 km*
X.X l/100 km
CO2 emissions - combined
1970 kg** / 2045 kg***
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
* The stated figures (provisional data) were determined in accordance with the prescribed measuring method. These are the NEDC CO2 figures according to Art. 2 No. 1 Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1153. The fuel consumption figures were calculated based on these figures.** Kerb weight according to DIN, not including driver. *** Kerb weight according to EC, including driver (75 kg)
4.7초(왜건은 4.8초)면 시속 100km까지 가속할 수 있고 최고시속 250km의 성능을 발휘하네요.
Enhanced performance and a design update for the bestseller
Affalterbach. With four body variants, three output levels and two drive types, the C-Class is the most versatile and most successful model series from Mercedes-AMG. Comprehensive measures make the C 43 4MATIC Saloon and Estate entry-level models (fuel consumption, combined: 9.1 l/ 100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 214 g/km) even more attractive. The AMG radiator grille in a twin-blade design, the powerfully sculpted front apron and the new rear apron with round twin tailpipe trim elements visibly enhance the new C 43 models and give them an even more distinct positioning. The interior benefits from an optional fully digital cockpit with unmistakable AMG displays and the new generation of AMG steering wheels. The 3.0-litre V6 biturbo engine now delivers 287 kW (390 hp). Together with the AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9G transmission and rear-biased AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive, the engine combines agile driving dynamics with comfort on long journeys.
“As the most successful model series for Mercedes-AMG, the C-Class family in all its facets has made a major contribution to our corporate success. One major component in this success story was the implementation of the 43-series models, which have thrilled our customers worldwide since the market launch in 2015. The high demand and positive feedback have encouraged us to sharpen up not only the appearance of the facelift, but also its performance, efficiency and dynamism in true AMG style,” says Tobias Moers, Chairman of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.
For this the AMG development engineers have increased the output of the 3.0-litre V6 engine by 17 kW (23 hp) to 287 kW (390 hp). The peak torque of 520 Nm is available from 2500 to 5000 rpm. This package guarantees impressive performance figures:
The new C 43 4MATIC Saloon accelerates from a standstill to 62 mph in 4.7 seconds, and the Estate in 4.8 seconds. The top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph.
Sporty and distinctive: the exterior design
The exterior of the C 43 4MATIC is considerably more expressive, even more strongly identifying the new model as a member of the family. New distinguishing features include the AMG radiator grille with twin louvre in matt iridium silver and the powerfully sculpted front apron with additional flics. The side air curtains in the front apron help with optimum guidance of the front airstream. The attachment on the cross fins plus the trim element on the front splitter are finished in silver chrome.
The rear view also conveys a sporty impression with two round twin tailpipe trim elements in high-gloss chrome. The rear apron with side air curtain look and the significantly more expressive diffuser improve air flow characteristics at the rear. The spoiler lip on the boot lid is painted in the vehicle colour.
The optional AMG styling package creates highlights which are even sportier: a more expressive front splitter, the standard-fit spoiler lip, broader side skirt inserts and flics in the rear bumper are finished in high-gloss black.
Enhanced aerodynamic efficiency: the new AMG aero wheels
When viewed from the side, eye-catching features include the sporty side skirts plus new, aerodynamically optimised AMG light-alloy wheels. Their specifically designed outer aero rings and spoke geometry which has been optimised in the wind tunnel help to improve air flow around the wheels and thus increase aerodynamic efficiency. As part of this the developers aimed for the optimum combination of aerodynamics, weight and brake cooling, together with maximum performance and reduced fuel consumption.
There is a choice of two aerodynamically optimised rim designs for the C 43 4MATIC: the standard specification includes the AMG wheel with five twin spokes painted in tremolite grey with a high-sheen finish, in size 7.5 J x 18 H2 ET 33 with 225/45 R 18 tyres on the front, and also in size 8.5 J x 18 H2 ET 49 with 245/40 R 18 tyres on the rear.
As an option there is another design with five twin spokes, painted in tantalite grey, high-gloss black or matt black with a high-sheen finish, in size 7.5 J x 19 H2 ET 33 with 225/40 R 19 tyres on the front, and also in size 8.5 J x 19 H2 ET 52 with 255/35 R 19 tyres on the rear.
Sporty look with model-specific details: the interior design
The interior reinforces the dynamic calibre of the new C 43 4MATIC with numerous individual details. Sporty materials such as leather, DINAMICA microfibre and aluminium in a high-quality finish continue the theme of the expressive exterior in the interior.
The optional AMG Performance seats provide optimum lateral support when adopting a dynamic driving style thanks to the special design of the seat side bolsters of the seat cushion and backrest. As an option the seat side bolsters can be adjusted perfectly by means of built-in air cushions. The Performance seats with integrated head restraints emphasise the sporty character of the cockpit. For the first time in the C 43 4MATIC, the Performance seats can not only be heated, but now also climatised in three levels in conjunction with leather upholstery.
The upholstery in ARTICO man-made leather / DINAMICA microfibre in black with red topstitching equally underscores the dynamic driving character of the C 43 4MATIC. Matching the seat design, the door centre panels and dashboard are finished in ARTICO man-made leather with red topstitching. Aluminium sports pedals with black studs, trim elements in black piano lacquer with light longitudinal-grain aluminium, the black roof liner and the red seat belts create further sporty highlights.
Comprehensive individualisation options
As an option there is a comprehensive choice of individualisation options. New features include trim elements in anthracite open-pore oak wood, open-pore walnut plus the combination of longitudinal-grain aluminium for the doors and black open-pore ash wood for the centre console. On top of this there is the familiar AMG trim in carbon fibre / light longitudinal-grain aluminium and matt silver fibreglass. In terms of upholstery, as an option there is leather in black, black with red topstitching, cranberry red / black and also as a new highlight saddle brown / black.
A fine combination available from the designo range comes with diamond quilting in saddle brown / black and platinum white pearl / black, which can likewise be combined with the AMG Performance seats.
Interior with innovative display concept and operating system
Whether with touchpad and Controller, Touch Control buttons on the steering wheel or via voice entry: the operating system of the C 43 4MATIC is just as versatile as it is flexible. All options are aimed at enabling the control tasks to be carried out as conveniently, quickly and appropriately to the situation as possible in this sporty environment.
Just as flexible is the display of the optional, fully digital instrument cluster with 31.2 cm (12.3-inch) screen diagonal, which brings the vehicle functions directly to life with the three AMG-specific display styles of “Classic”, “Sport” or “Supersport”.
A host of additional AMG information
Via the specific AMG menu, the driver is able to call up a host of additional information to make the driving experience even sportier:
Warm-up: engine and transmission oil temperature plus charge pressure as Boost display
Setup: current status of systems such as the drive system, suspension, exhaust system, ESP, transmission
G-Force: display of current g-forces in a coordinate system and ability to save maximum values
Race Timer: manual stopwatch for lap times and colour display of fastest and slowest laps, plus average speed and distance
Engine Data: engine torque / rated output in a bar chart plus charge pressure as Boost display
In addition there is a digital display of the current speed and the currently engaged gear. Manual transmission mode is identified by a yellow “M” and a prompt to shift up when reaching maximum engine speed, a touch inspire by the world of Formula 1.
The visualisations in the central media display likewise enable further vehicle functions to be experienced even better, e.g. with animated presentation of the driving assistance, vehicle and communication systems. A media display measuring 17.8 cm (7 inches) with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels comes as standard on board. Another alternative is the 26.0 cm (10.25-inch) media display featuring a resolution of 1920 x 720 pixels, which is standard in conjunction with COMAND Online or optional with the Audio 20 GPS system.
New generation of AMG steering wheels
Extremely sporty design, a grippy shape with a heavily contoured rim and intuitive operation are the key attributes of the new AMG steering wheel in nappa leather, which comes as standard equipment. It has a flattened bottom section and is perforated in the grip area. The galvanised steering wheel gearshift paddles support a sporty driving style with manual gear shifting. As an option it is also available in nappa leather / DINAMICA microfibre and in nappa leather with trim in black piano lacquer.
The built-in Touch Control buttons are a new feature. These can be used to control the functions of the instrument cluster (left) and the multimedia system (right) by means of horizontal and vertical swiping movements of the finger. As in the S-Class, the settings for Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC and cruise control are made in the left control panels. The control panels on the right are used to activate the voice control and telephone, and to regulate the sound volume, music selection and other functions of the multimedia system.
Well-proven and powerful: the AMG 3.0-litre V6 biturbo engine
The V6 biturbo engine boasts a high power output combined with low fuel consumption and emissions. The high power output is in part courtesy of separate, larger turbochargers (max. charge pressure 1.1 bar). Installed close to the engine, the two turbochargers are especially spontaneous in their response. The AMG power unit can be identified by the engine cover with red aluminium insert and AMG lettering.
AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9G transmission with shorter shift times
The C 43 4MATIC makes use of the AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9G transmission, which the Mercedes-AMG developers have tuned specifically for a dynamic driving experience. This has a model-specific software application to achieve very short shift times.
The multiple downshift function allows more spontaneous bursts of speed, while the double-declutching function in “Sport” and “Sport+” drive programs makes for an even more emotional driving experience. Defined ignition adjustments also provide faster gear shifts in the other modes. In all modes moving off occurs in first gear in order to always guarantee a dynamic driving experience.
“Manual” mode can be selected using a separate button in the centre console. The gear changes are based on the selected drive program, and the driver can now change gear using the paddles on the steering wheel. Moreover, the transmission stays in the selected gear and does not automatically shift up when the engine speed reaches the limit.
Characteristics at the touch of a finger: AMG DYNAMIC SELECT
With the proven DYNAMIC SELECT drive programs “Comfort”, “Sport”, “Sport+” and “Individual”, the characteristics of the C 43 4MATIC+ can be customised at the tap of a finger. The available range extends from efficient and comfortable to very sporty. This modifies key parameters, such as the response of the engine, transmission, suspension and steering. 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 steering wheel. The suspension set-ups can also be selected specifically on demand.
The fifth mode “Slippery” is new, and is identified by means of the snowflake symbol. The moderate and even power delivery is specially programmed for slippery or snow-covered road conditions. In addition, the C 43 4MATIC always starts in second gear in this mode.
Rear-biased and agile: AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive
The standard-specification AMG Performance 4MATIC four-wheel drive features rear-biased torque distribution with a front/rear axle split of 31 to 69 percent. This configuration provides for enhanced driving dynamics and higher lateral acceleration on the road as well as improved traction when accelerating. The single-stage transfer case of the four-wheel drive system is flange-mounted to the transmission as a separate system.
This configuration makes it easier to modify the torque split for each particular model, allowing even more individual characteristics for the respective model series. Its compact design means that it does not entail any space restrictions for passengers or luggage.
With adaptive adjustable damping: AMG RIDE CONTROL suspension
With its adjustable, electronically controlled damping system, the AMG RIDE CONTROL steel suspension of the C 43 4MATIC provides both sporty driving dynamics and brand-typical comfort on long journeys. The basis for this is formed by the 4-link front axle and independent multilink rear suspension. The AMG-specific kinematics and elastokinematics with newly developed components result in very high camber stability when cornering at speed. The axial brake connection on the front axle supports the agile and precise handling.
The adaptive adjustable damping comes as standard. This fully automatic, electronically controlled system adjusts the damping at each wheel to the current requirements. This improves driving safety and ride comfort. The damping is adjusted individually for each wheel, and depends on the driving style, the road surface and the selected suspension setting. The ideal operating point can be selected at all times on the basis of a broad scope of information relating to acceleration or vehicle speed, for example. Via a switch on the centre console the driver can select between three different sets of damper characteristics, namely “Comfort”, “Sport” and “Sport+”, and thus individually influence the driving experience — from highly comfortable to sportily taut.
Direct and with clear feedback: the AMG speed-sensitive steering
The electromechanical speed-sensitive power steering has a variable ratio. It impresses with its precise, authentic feedback. The steering servo assistance is reduced at high speeds, and continuously increases at lower speeds. This means that comparatively little steering force is required at low speeds, and that the best possible control over the vehicle is maintained at high speeds. The steering servo assistance depends on the selected suspension setting. In “Sport” mode, more feedback is conveyed about the driving conditions.
Data logger for use on the race track: AMG TRACK PACE
As the virtual race engineer for recording data when driving on closed-off race tracks, AMG TRACK PACE provides a significantly extended and even more precise scope of functions. TRACK PACE can be ordered as an option for the COMAND Online infotainment system.
When this function is activated, a wealth of vehicle-specific data (e.g. speed, acceleration) are recorded ten times per second while driving. On top of this there are displays of lap and sector times and also the respective difference for a reference time. Because specific display elements are shown in green or red, the driver is able to see at a glance without reading numbers whether he/she is currently faster or slower than the best time.
After fast laps on the racetrack, driving skills can be analysed and improved on the basis of the data. In addition, acceleration and deceleration values (e.g. 0-100 km/h, ¼ mile, 100-0 km/h) can be measured and saved. Thanks to a new developed algorithm which determines the vehicle position as precisely as possible, TRACK PACE even detects when the circuit is departed from or shortened. Alongside GPS data, the sensors available in the vehicle (acceleration, gyroscope, steering angle, wheel speeds) are used.
The data is displayed on the multimedia display, in the instrument cluster and on the head-up display. Known race tracks, for example the Nürburgring, are already stored.
Furthermore, it is also possible to record your own circuits. The map display can be switched from 2D to 3D and updated online. A suitable iPhone app can also be connected via WLAN. Customers can use it to share their experiences and data from the race track with other AMG drivers via Facebook, YouTube or the AMG Private Lounge.
Wellness on long-distance journeys: ENERGIZING comfort control
The optional ENERGIZING comfort control is also available for the new C 43 4MATIC. It networks together the various comfort systems in the vehicle and uses specific functions of the air conditioning and seats (heating, ventilation) plus lighting and music moods. Depending on the mood or requirement of the driver, it generates a special wellness set-up to enhance well-being and performance.
Technical data at a glance
Mercedes-AMG C 43 4MATIC Saloon
Mercedes-AMG C 43 4MATIC
3.0-litre V6 with two turbochargers
3.0-litre V6 with two turbochargers
287 kW (390 hp) at 6100 rpm
287 kW (390 hp) at 6100 rpm
520 Nm at 2500-5000 rpm
520 Nm at 2500-5000 rpm
AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive with rear-biased torque distribution
AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive with rear-biased torque distribution
AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9G
AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9G
Fuel consumption, combined
9,3-9,1 l/100 km*
9,6-9,4 l/100 km*
Combined CO2 emissions
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
* Kerb weight according to DIN, not including driver; ** Kerb weight according to EC, including driver (75 kg); *** Electronically governed
맥라렌 주문제작 부서인 MSO(McLAREN SPECIAL OPERATIONS)에서 개발한 특별판이네요.
겉도 카본이고 실내도 카본 블랙 알칸타라로 치장했습니다. 심지어 휠까지 카본입니다.
The new McLaren Senna is set to raise heartrates at the 88th Geneva Motor Show as it bares all to appear in Visual Carbon Fibre. The McLaren Senna Carbon Theme by McLaren Special Operations (MSO) is one of five themes* developed by MSO for a car that has been the centre of attention since the first images were released in December.
The Visual Carbon Fibre exterior is the most obvious individual feature of the McLaren Senna Carbon Theme by MSO. Comprising 67 parts, the full body set takes almost 1,000 hours to produce. Solar Yellow detailing on the sill exteriors, rear wing and front active aero blades – a process that accounted for almost 250 hours of MSO time – combines with Laurel Green brake calipers in recognition of the helmet colours of the legendary Brazilian Formula 1 racing driver.
The colours are carried through to the interior of the car, with the door gas strut in Laurel Green and the contrast stitching on the Carbon Black Alcantara® trim on seats, door inners and facia. The steering wheel also has a leather centre band in a similar yellow hue.
Both seats feature a Senna ‘S’ on the headrest and the same detail is repeated in satin finish Visual Carbon Fibre on the end plates of the rear wing, a result achieved using a highly specialised process that sees each matt-finished logo embedded into the gloss carbon fibre panel. One of the front fenders proudly displays the Senna brand.
“The McLaren Senna customers in the process of specifying their own, personalised cars are almost without exception commissioning an elevated level of MSO content, so we are definitely appealing to our target audience,” explained Ansar Ali, Managing Director, McLaren Special Operations. “With the car having generated so much interest since its unveiling in December, we knew we needed to produce something very special in order to showcase the unique talents of McLaren Special Operations; the McLaren Senna Carbon Theme by MSO at the Geneva Motor Show is exactly the kind of project we thrive on delivering and once customers have had the opportunity to view it in person, I would not be at all surprised to see a rise in expressions of interest for MSO Visual Carbon Fibre cars similar to this one.”
McLaren Special Operations is also taking the opportunity to introduce a new McLaren Senna wheel option in Geneva. The standard wheel is available in three finishes, but the new MSO 7-Spoke, Hybrid Carbon Fibre Wheel is the only alternative design available from McLaren for the car. The centre-lock wheel is a forged aluminium/carbon fibre rim component that at 7.5kg (front wheel) without a tyre fitted, is up to 10 per cent lighter than the standard-fit wheel.
Benefitting dynamic performance by reducing unsprung weight, the carbon fibre hybrid wheels offer a 10-15 per cent reduction in rotating inertia, improving acceleration, braking and steering responses.
The MSO 7-Spoke Hybrid Carbon Fibre Wheel, which also offers McLaren Senna customers a further opportunity to personalise their purchase, is a retailer-fit only option that will be available to order soon in either Diamond Cut or Stealth finish. The Memphis Red and Vega Blue satin finish centre lock wheel nuts fitted to respectively the left- and right-hand sides of the McLaren Senna Carbon Theme car are available now to MSO Bespoke order.
Legalised for road use, but not sanitised to suit it, the new McLaren Senna was designed and developed from the outset to excel on a circuit and as a result has an uncompromised performance focus that is reflected in its appearance. The aggressive looks are the strongest expression yet of McLaren’s ‘form follows function’ philosophy and McLaren Special Operations is already seeing significant interest from McLaren Senna buyers wanting to make their cars even more distinctive.
Just 500 examples of the McLaren Senna will be produced and all are already assigned. Each vehicle is priced at £750,000 and will be hand-assembled by specialists at the McLaren Production Centre in Woking, Surrey, England, in a process taking close to 300 hours. Cars commissioned from McLaren Special Operations will take considerably longer to build and carry a financial premium; the bespoke personalisation carried out on the McLaren Senna Carbon Theme by MSO, for example, adds a little under £300,000 to the price.
The Senna brand is a registered trademark of Ayrton Senna Empreendimentos Ltda.
McLaren Senna Carbon Theme by McLaren Special Operations
Carbon fibre Monocage III central structure; aluminium front and rear frames; carbon fibre body panels
Longitudinal mid-engined; rear-wheel-drive
Active aerodynamic features
Active front aero blades; active rear wing
Maximum downforce generated
800kg at 250 km/h (155mph)
M840TR engine, 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, 3,994cc
Engine power PS (bhp/kW)
800 (789/597) @ 7,250 rpm
Engine torque Nm (lbs ft)
800 (590) @ 5,500 - 6,700 rpm
7 Speed SSG (Seamless Shift Gearbox)
Comfort; Sport; Track
McLaren RaceActive Chassis Control II (RCC II) system. Double wishbones front and rear; independent interconnected hydraulic dampers; K dampers
Comfort; Sport; Track; Race
Carbon ceramic discs with machined cooling vanes (390mm x 34mm front and rear). Aluminium monobloc six-piston front brake calipers; aluminium four-piston rear
Wheel size (inches)
Front: 19 x 8J; Rear: 20 x 10J
Bespoke Pirelli P ZERO™ Trofeo R
Front: 245/35/R19; Rear: 315/30/R20
Lightest dry weight, kg (lbs)
Power to weight ratio, lightest dry weight
668 PS per tonne
Exterior Body Finish
Bespoke Finish: Gloss Visual Carbon Fibre
Exterior Accent Colour
Bespoke Accent: Solar Yellow Detailing
Exhaust Heatshield Finish
Exterior Door Upper
Gloss Visual Carbon Fibre
Exterior Door Lower
Gloss Visual Carbon Fibre
Wheels and brakes
MSO 7-Spoke, Hybrid Carbon Fibre Wheel in Stealth finish
Centre Lock Wheel Nuts
Bespoke Colour: Memphis Red & Vega Blue in Satin finish
Brake caliper finish
Bespoke colour: Laurel Green
Bespoke Interior: Carbon Black Alcantara® with yellow contrast stitch; steering wheel 12 o’clock mark in yellow leather; Laurel Green door gas strut
MSO Defined Carbon Fibre Extended Sill Finishers
Jet Black Leather
Super-Lightweight Racing Seat/Regular
8-inch high resolution touch screen and folding driver display
McLaren Infotainment System (MIS)
Bowers & Wilkins 7-speaker audio system
McLaren Track Telemetry & 3 Cameras
Bluetooth telephony and audio streaming, USB Connectivity and Aux in
Cruise control with speed limit function; Variable Drift Control; Brake Assist with Brake Disc Wipe and Hill Hold Assist; Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS); Traction Control System (TCS); Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with Dynamic Mode
2 Front & 4 Rear Parking Sensors with Reversing Camera
0-100 km/h (0-62mph)
0-200 km/h (0-124mph)
0-300 km/h (0-186mph)
0-400 m / ¼ mile
340 km/h (211 mph)
Braking 300–0 km/h (186-0 mph)
Braking 200–0 km/h (124–0 mph)
Braking 100–0 km/h (62–0 mph)
*All figures stated are McLaren engineering figures and subject to final verification