The Detroit Motor Show 2015 proved to be particularly important for Mercedes-Benz with the introduction of a number of new models. These were the Mercedes-Benz C350 Plug-in Hybrid, the Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG 4Matic, Mercedes-AMG GLE63 Coupe and the GLE450 AMG Coupe.
Powering the Mercedes-Benz C350 Plug-in Hybrid is a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine mated to a brushless electric motor found within the gearbox housing. All told, the C350 Plug-in Hybrid delivers a total of 275 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque with 80 hp and 251 lb-ft of that being produced by the electric motor alone.
As for the Mercedes-AMG GLE63 Coupe, it uses the company’s older 5.5-litre twin-turbocharged V8 which has been tweaked and fettled to now deliver a total of 577 hp at 5500 rpm and 560 lb-ft between 1750 and 5250 rpm in GLE 63 S Coupe specification. As for the ‘regular’ GLE63 Coupe, it uses the same 5.5-litre twin-turbo V8 and delivers 549 hp at 5750 rpm as well as 516 lb-ft of torque between 1750 and 5500 rpm.
Under the skin of the Mercedes-Benz GLE450 AMG Coupe is a twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 engine delivering an impressive 367 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque.
Finally is the Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG 4Matic. It utilises a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged V6 engine. It delivers the same 362 hp at 5500 rpm and 382 lb-ft of torque between 2000 and 4200 rpm as the GLE450 AMG Coupe. As the name suggests, this power is sent through all four wheels via the company’s 4Matic all-wheel drive system via a 7G-Tronic seven-speed gearbox. This transmission has been slightly tweaked for use in the C450 AMG 4Matic compared to the AMG C63.