Which one would you take?
Mercedes-AMG has released a new video, promoting the whole high-performance lineup of the brand. Some of our favorite sporty coupes and sedans in the world are dancing in a dark and wet hangar, drifting in different figures and tandems. Of course, the company’s SUV range is also there, represented by the G65 AMG, which we reviewed in April, GLE63 AMG, GLE63 AMG S Coupe, and others.
The German company is especially proud of its AMG division, a “product of skilled craftsmen, designers and engineers who live to test the limits, and one shared conviction: on the road to driving performance, short cuts never win the race.”
The automaker explains its international team of engineers and designers is “always prepared to go one step further, with superlative performance and sports cars that challenge the limits of physics” and with “thrilling driving experiences that condense into unforgettable AMG moments.”
Currently, the AMG portfolio uses six different high-revving engines. The entry-level motor is the 2.0-liter turbo unit, the most powerful series-production four-cylinder engine on the planet, which is being installed in the A45 AMG, CLA45 AMG and the GLA45 AMG. This is the only four-cylinder AMG engine and there’s only one six-cylinder unit too – the 3.0 V6 biturbo.
The flagship creation of the AMG engineers is the 6.0-liter V12 biturbo, used in the S65 Sedan, S65 Coupe, S65 Cabriolet, G65, and SL65 AMG models. With 621 horsepower (463 kilowatts), it propels the S65 luxury sedan from a standstill to 62 miles per hour (0-100 kilometers per hour) in only 4.2 seconds.
Of course, the effective transmissions are also a very important part of the powertrain and Mercedes-AMG says the “advanced gearboxes” offer up to four selectable driving modes, and “racing-derived features including dual- or multi-clutch technology.”
The transmissions send power to the AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive system, which is “not only engineered to preserve the signature AMG feel while making the best use of available torque,” but is also “up to 35 percent lighter than comparable systems.”