The final motor show of the year unfolds in Los Angeles, with Mercedes-Benz Cars showcasing the AMG GT R PRO, the updated Mercedes-AMG GT model series, the GLE SUV, the A-Class Sedan and the Sprinter van.
The high-performance Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO makes its public debut in L.A., California. The car gets a new suspension, extra downforce, lightweight bucket seats and lightweight design wheels, all set to enhance the driving behavior and grant it with faster lap times.
The head of AMG, Tobias Moers, says that there is no other production model of the company as close to motor racing as the new AMG GT R PRO, as the car gets the racing DNA of the GT3 and GT4 racing cars.
The updated Mercedes-AMG GT series is also shown in public for the first time. The two-door Coupes and Roadsters get the AMG DYNAMICS control system that makes them more agile. They also receive the all-new AMG Performance steering wheel, a center console with a new and innovative display concept and a fully digital instrument display with AMG combined “Supersport” display.
First time on American soil, the new Mercedes-Benz GLE shows off its active suspension system, the E-ACTIVE BODY CONTROL, an industry-first, based on a 48-Volt system.
The SUV boasts a more spacious and comfortable interior and, for the first time, a 7-seat layout, available on request.
Larger screens with better resolution are fitted to provide the relevant information. Mercedes brings the MBUX system onboard, for a well-connected experience.
“The GLE is larger and more athletic than ever before. Inside, the GLE is more spacious, quieter and more luxurious – and now offers an optional third row with seating for seven,” said Dietmar Exler, President & CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA.
Also for the first time in the United States, the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan. The model features a wheelbase of 2.729 millimeters. Short overhangs keep its compact character.
“The A-Class Sedan is the highly anticipated new gateway to the Mercedes-Benz brand,” Dietmar Exler explains.
And last, but not least, the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter marks its debut in America. The third generation of the van embodies the development of the business unit from purely a vehicle manufacturer to a provider of end-to-end transport and mobility solutions. 1,700 unique configurations are available for the van with a variety of different body styles.
The German premium car maker’s stand in Los Angeles, also hosts the Mercedes-AMG G 63 and two other AMG models: the E 53 4MATIC+ Coupé and Cabriolet and the CLS 53 4MATIC+.