Currently, Mercedes-AMG® is the only automaker in the industry that builds each of its engines by hand. Every Mercedes-AMG® engine demonstrates technological leadership with advanced biturbos and comparably low fuel consumption. The Mercedes-AMG® 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder, for example, is the most powerful of its kind, thanks to twin-scroll turbocharging. At the top of the heap rests the 621-hp V12, which is reserved for range-toppers like the Mercedes-AMG® S 65 Cabriolet and Mercedes-AMG® G 65 SUV.
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Mercedes-AMG® engines dish out immense power, but it’s the brand’s specially designed transmissions that harness it for drivers to mold. The Mercedes-AMG® SPEEDSHIFT® PLUS 7G-TRONIC®, for example, includes three driver-selectable modes: Comfort, Sport, and Manual. With the push of a button, you can boost fuel-efficiency, raise shift points, or activate manual shifting. Special suspension with Mercedes-AMG® elastokinematics, such as Mercedes-AMG® Active Sport Suspension, lets Irvine drivers corner, cruise, and race at will. Your Mercedes-AMG®, your terms.
Mercedes-AMG® Performance 4MATIC® All-Wheel Drive
While there are plenty of high-performance all-wheel drive vehicles on the market, none operate quite like a Mercedes-AMG®. Performance 4MATIC® all-wheel drive is an Mercedes-AMG® exclusive and was adapted from Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC® technology for race-inspired performance. This system is comprised of rigid yet lightweight components, and intelligently distributes torque between the front and rear wheels. Performance 4MATIC® gives the already dexterous Mercedes-AMG® lineup the gumption to travel city streets, highways, and backroads.
Performance 4MATIC® uses two crucial systems: 3-Stage Electronic Stability Program (ESP®) with a Sport Mode and 4-Wheel Electronic Traction System (4ETS®). ESP® features three modes: ESP® ON, ESP® SPORT HANDLING MODE, and ESP® OFF. As you sail down Orange County’s winding highways, ESP® promotes stability by braking a wheel’s as needed, giving you leeway here and there in Sport Mode. On the other hand, 4ETS® strengthens wheel-grip, so you can whip around corners and explore the backways in confidence.