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2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door: The More-Door AMG - Review AMG's very own four-door is its most powerful model yet. The first ever AMG-fettled Mercedes-Benz was a four-door car, and in the Affalterbach tuning outfit’s early days, four-door Benzes were the exclusive recipients of its ministrations. More recently, of course, AMG has visited its special brand of magic on Mercedes models of all sizes and body configurations, from the A-class subcompact to the G-wagen SUV. But to date, the purpose-built AMG models have been two-door sports cars and roadsters. We’ve known for some time—certainly since the debut of AMG’s four-door concept car at last year’s Geneva auto show—that an AMG-exclusive four-door was in the works. Now, it has finally been revealed. Its official name, the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door coupe, may be something of an anticlimax, but there’s plenty to get excited about here. First, though, a bit of clarification: Despite a model designation that suggests this new entry is an AMG GT coupe writ larger, the model is actually based on the E-class sedan’s MRA longitudinal-engine, rear-wheel-drive architecture. One look at it, though, and it’s clear that this is not merely a more sportified E63. The AMG GT 4-Door has its own body, with a low-slung silhouette and a steeply raked windshield. Out front, a vertical-bar grille further establishes a visual connection to AMG’s sports car. At the rear, the active trunklid spoiler adjusts its angle based on vehicle speed; on V-8 models a more extreme aerodynamics package is optional, which brings a larger front splitter, a modified rear diffuser, and a fixed rear wing that is manually adjustable. Most Powerful AMG Yet The car debuts in a trio of familiar model designations, and the three-engine lineup includes inline-six and V-8 offerings, all fed with forced induction. The GT53 is the opening gambit and uses the carmaker’s recently introduced turbocharged inline-six. It’s supplemented by an electrically driven supercharger and a 48-volt electric motor (a setup first seen in the new CLS53). As in the CLS53, the 3.0-liter powertrain produces a maximum of 429 horsepower and 384 lb-ft of torque, with the electric motor contributing up to 21 ponies and 184 lb-ft. In combination with a nine-speed torque-converter automatic and 4Matic+ all-wheel drive, the combo is good for a 4.4-second sprint to 60 mph and a 174-mph top speed, according to AMG. Like other AMGs wearing the “63” designation, the GT63 is powered by a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8. It’s paired with a slightly different nine-speed automatic—this one replaces the torque converter with a multiplate clutch pack—that incorporates AMG’s Race Start function. In the 4-Door model, output is 577 horsepower and 553 lb-ft. (That matches this engine’s numbers in the wildest version of the coupe, the track-monster AMG GT R.) AMG claims the GT63 can charge to 60 mph in 3.3 seconds on its way to a top speed of 193 mph. Naturally, there’s also a “63 S” version. That variant turns up the wick to 630 horsepower and 627 lb-ft—meaning that the most potent AMG GT 4-Door exceeds the output of the two-door sports car, not to mention that of the 603-hp E63 S, which currently holds the title of fastest four-door sedan at our Lightning Lap test. In this car, the S’s extra oomph shaves 0.2 second off the factory zero-to-60-mph time and adds 2 mph to the terminal velocity, for new figures of 3.1 seconds and 195 mph. In both GT63 cars, the 4Matic+ all-wheel-drive system features an electronically controlled limited-slip rear differential; a selectable Drift Mode, in which torque is directed solely to the rear wheels, is standard on the GT63 S and optional on the normal GT63. Brakes of Bronze All that go requires plenty of whoa, and AMG seems to have spent a considerable amount of energy on the GT 4-Door’s brakes. Or at least on the color of their calipers, which come in four different hues. The GT53’s internally vented and perforated rotors are squeezed by relatively humble silver-painted calipers. In the GT63, flashier red units—six-piston front and single-piston rear—grip larger rotors. The GT63 S has the same hardware, but the calipers are an even more visually arresting yellow. The V-8 cars can be further upgraded with carbon-ceramic rotors, whose bronze-painted calipers mark them as the ultimate setup. The 63-series cars ride on air springs (AMG Ride Control+), while the 53 version uses steel coils and adaptive dampers. Four-wheel steering is another exclusive feature of the V-8 model’s chassis. Below 62 mph, the rear wheels turn opposite of the fronts; at higher speeds, they turn in phase. Read More https://www.caranddriver.com/news/2019-mercedes-amg-gt-4-door-coupe-officially-unveiled-packs-up-to-630-hp-news Music Source: NCM Epic Music Ender Guney "interior 2018 Test Drive Acceleration Race Track" "SUBSCRIBE NOW"
Cullinan at a glance The most anticipated car of 2018 and, quite possibly, the most anticipated Rolls-Royce of all time. Named after the largest diamond ever discovered which now resides in the British Crown Jewels. An all-terrain high-bodied car that makes the idea of authentic, luxury off-road travel a reality for the first time. Luxury travel is now Effortless, Everywhere. Contemporary and functional design ensures Cullinan gains iconic status in the face of increasingly bland SUV designs. The first “three-box” car in the SUV-sector. Cullinan’s rear partition wall creates a distinct environment for passengers, separated from the luggage compartment. The most practical of Rolls-Royces. Cullinan is the most versatile, family oriented, fun-to-drive super-luxury SUV available today. The second new Rolls-Royce to sit on the all-new aluminium ‘Architecture of Luxury’, Cullinan is the most technologically advanced, and only purpose-built, luxury SUV in the world. Tested to destruction all over the planet, Cullinan is an incredibly capable off-roader that sees the development of the ‘Magic Carpet Ride’ for off-road enjoyment, without sacrificing any Rolls-Royce on-road behaviour. Cullinan offers a suite of Bespoke features developed specifically for the many various lifestyles of its owners including the Viewing Suite and the Recreation Module. The 6.75 litre twin-turbo V12 Rolls-Royce engine delivers 563bhp/420kW and 850Nm/627lb ft of torque to the all-new all-wheel drive, all-wheel steer system needed to overcome any challenge. A century-long pedigree of adventurous quests and campaigns successfully carried out across all terrains thanks to the luxury offered by a stout vehicle that was swift, stealthy and dependable. “A Rolls in the desert is above rubies” – T.E. Lawrence. What is Cullinan? The Rolls-Royce Cullinan is Rolls-Royce as it’s never seen before. When Sir Henry Royce said, “Strive for perfection in everything you do. Take the best that exists and make it better. When it does not exist, design it”, he could have had Cullinan in mind. “We knew we had to offer our clients what they couldn’t find in the SUV market,” continues Müller-Ötvös. “They do not accept limitations or compromises in their lives. They are the new pioneers, and for them it’s about their sense of adventure and daring in how they live their experiences. This approach to life demands a motor car that can go-anywhere in ultimate luxury and style – Rolls-Royce style. Hence Cullinan.” It was clear that these new, younger and more adventurous customers wanted a Rolls-Royce that would take them completely off the beaten track and reward them with life’s most enriching experiences. What they didn’t want was a vehicle as ubiquitous as an SUV with compromises such as increased cabin noise due to the “two-box” formula; shared platforms that affect performance and comfort; the choice of being good either on-road or off-road; or a lower, more featureless SUV that blends in and becomes just another car. “Cullinan is luxury in its purest form blended with perfect practicality and off-road capability,” comments Müller-Ötvös. “Effortless, Everywhere is not just the promise behind Cullinan. It’s the fact.” Making luxury Effortless, Everywhere engendered an evolution in Rolls-Royce’s approach to creating an authentic Rolls-Royce SUV. The most obvious sign of this was the radical rear of Cullinan. For the first time a Rolls-Royce has an opening tailgate, called ‘The Clasp’. In a nod to the era when luggage was mounted on the exterior of the motor-car, so the occupants did not travel with their belongings, the rear profile of Cullinan is a two-part, ‘D-Back’ format, with the bustle denoting the place of the luggage. ‘The Clasp’ opens and closes in its two sections automatically at the touch of the key fob button. The rear passenger compartment of Cullinan has been designed to offer the best seat in the house for the owner’s particular needs. Two rear configurations are offered – Lounge Seats or Individual Seats. The Lounge Seat configuration is the more functional of the two options. With space for three passengers in the rear, it will likely be more attractive to families. The rear seats also fold down – a first for Rolls-Royce. The seats fold electronically in a number of configurations by pressing the appropriate button in the boot or rear door pocket. One press sees each backrest effortlessly fold down, whist at the same time moving the headrests upwards to avoid making an imprint on the seat cushion. Both seat backs can be folded completely, creating a flat load area or in a 2/3 and 1/3 split, increasing practicality even further. Read More https://www.press.rolls-roycemotorcars.com/rolls-royce-motor-cars-pressclub/article/detail/T0280959EN/effortless-everywhere:-the-rolls-royce-cullinan interior New 2018 Test Drive Features Review "SUBSCRIBE NOW"
Be one of the first to have a closer look at the all-new BMW 7 Series. Explore some never-seen-before features. More: http://www.bmw.com/7series If you like to see more beautiful driving scenes, have a look at the official launch film: https://youtu.be/2eBAGKpf8p8 The all-new BMW 7 Series. Driving Luxury.