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Continental has announced that it has secured original equipment (OE) fitment for the new Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance. The tyre approved is the SportContact 6 in 20 inches with special sidewall marking (MO1B), indicating the tyre was developed specifically for this vehicle.
Manufactured in Korbach, Germany, the SportContact 6 has already impressed with top marks in tests this year by the German car magazines Auto Bild (235/35 R 19), Auto Bild sportscars (265/35 ZR 20) and sport auto (255/35 ZR 19 / 275/35 ZR 19). It features innovative force vectoring technology for excellent steering precision and the Black Chili compound, which is specially tailored to the vehicle for the best possible contact between tyre and road surface. The tyre also enables shorter braking distance and faster acceleration in low and high temperatures and in both wet and dry weather.
The SportContact 6, in size in size 265/40 ZR 20 (104Y) XL is fitted to the front wheels of the new Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance, which is a particular powerful plug-in hybrid and 295/35 ZR 20 (105Y) XL to the rear wheels. Beneath its body, the AMG 4.0-liter V8 biturbo is joined by an electric motor developed exclusively by AMG with an ultra-light and directly cooled high-performance battery. With a system output of 470 kW plus 150 kW (639 hp + 204 hp) and a maximum torque of 1.470 Nm, the vehicle ensures maximum driving performance and driving pleasure.
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