The V8 engine Mercedes-Benz SUVs participates at GulfRun Car show
- United Arab Emirates: Monday, February 04 - 2013 at 14:43
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The most powerful V8 engine Mercedes-Benz SUVs turned heads at their inaugural GulfRun Car show appearance over the weekend, with visitors to the A.R. Albisher and Z. Alkazemi Co. sponsored event blown away by the guttural growl and rugged charms of the iconic G 63 AMG, and impressed by the unequalled abilities of the newly launched seven-seater GL 500.
As sponsors of the event, A.R. Albisher and Z. Alkazemi Co. - the exclusive distributor for Mercedes-Benz in Kuwait - chose its two mighty luxury German machines to display, allowing visitors to explore the segment leading vehicles first hand with the help of Mercedes-Benz Kuwait representatives. Those needing more than just a tour of the car were able to book test drives in the peerless SUVs to experience the power, performance, capabilities and fascinating technologies first hand.
Speaking at the impressive Mercedes-Benz GulfRun display stand, Michael Ruehle, General Manager, Abdul Rahman Albisher & Zaid Alkazemi Co., said: "Kuwait is a market that loves and appreciates cars. As the exclusive distributor for Mercedes-Benz, we are proud to present the very best and latest precision machines sporting the three pointed star. We know that Kuwaitis love big powerful V8 engines and the horsepower and torque that go with them. That is why we chose two of the most powerful Mercedes SUVs for GulfRun this year, and it is no surprise that they have been a smash hit with the fans. Those that weren't able to make it here are welcome to visit us in our showrooms any time for a personal consultation."
The award winning GL 500 large size SUV occupies the top position amongst luxury off-road vehicles and is built around the modern Arab family with its seven seats, best in class engine, powerful performance, space, refinement and cutting edge technologies.
The new powerful GL 500 4MATIC V8 Biturbo engine produces 435 hp, roughly 12 percent more power than its predecessor 388 hp. At the same time, torque has been increased from 530 to 700 newton metres - a 32-percent increase. As the high maximum torque is already available at only 1,800 revs, the new V8 produces superior power even at low engine speeds and provides a smoothness of performance that is exemplary for an eight-cylinder engine. The driver will thus notice no turbo lag, instead perceiving the new V8 as pleasant and powerful.
With excellent driving dynamics and high levels of ride comfort - both on the road and on difficult terrain - the GL 500 pampers its occupants with the first-class comfort of a luxury saloon. Up to seven passengers enjoy an excellent amount of space and standard ON&OFFROAD package for the new GL 500 has six driving programs for optimising driving dynamics and handling safety, as the optimum drive system control is provided for an extremely wide range of on-road and off-road operating conditions.
With the ability to travel almost 900 kms on just a single tank of fuel, numerous measures significantly increase energy efficiency.
The new 7-seater GL 500 occupies the top position amongst the luxury SUVs. With its comprehensive assistance systems it has a pioneering role where safety and comfort are concerned, and is on a par with an S-Class - even when off the beaten track.
The tail end with two-piece LED tail lights featuring fibre optics, a large roof spoiler and the bumper with integrated exhaust system, delivering a sporty and aggressive appearance for the luxurious full-size SUV.
For GL 500 customers who place particular importance on a sporty, dynamic appearance, an extensive AMG Exterior Sports package is now available for the first time as standard in Kuwait. In addition to the hallmark-AMG front and rear apron, it also offers special wheel-arch flarings, which span over the 21-inch AMG 5 twin-spoke light-alloy wheels. Illuminated aluminium-look running boards also form part of the scope of supply, as do perforated brake discs and brake calliper covers with Mercedes-Benz lettering and V8 Biturbo badging on the side flanks and rear.
High tech for the AMG off-road classic: the new G 63 AMG impressed with state-of-the-art drive technology and expressive design. All this is largely attributable to the AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine delivering 544 hp and the AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7G-TRONIC automatic transmission system. Even more exclusive is the new G 65 AMG: its 6.0-litre biturbo engine delivers 612 hp and reaches a maximum torque of 1000 newton metres - a record in the off-road segment.
Every new AMG high-performance vehicle offers an outstanding mix of "more power from less fuel" - and the G 63 AMG is no exception. The "strong man" in the AMG model range has been further enhanced with the state-of-the-art powertrain of the new ML 63 AMG.
The design has been comprehensively reworked, so that, for the first time in the 33-year history of the G-Class, AMG customers can enjoy a raft of future-oriented systems: spray-controlled petrol direct injection, the ECO start/stop function and generator management.
The AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in just 5.4 seconds, with a new top speed of 210 km/h (electronically limited).
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