- Continental’s 20-inch SportContact 6 with XL (extra load) rating approved as original equipment tires
Hanover, Germany, October 12, 2021. Continental high-performance summer tires are being used as original equipment on the new Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E PERFORMANCE. The tire approved is the SportContact 6 in 20 inches with special sidewall marking (MO1B), indicating the tire was developed specifically for this vehicle. 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).
The sporty premium tire chosen for the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E PERFORMANCE is manufactured in Korbach, Germany. 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 tire and road surface. It also enables shorter braking distance and faster acceleration in low and high temperatures and in both wet and dry weather.
The four-door model presented to the public for the first time at the 2021 IAA show in Munich is a particularly powerful plug-in hybrid. 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.
“In order to bring the exceptional performance of the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E PERFORMANCE safely to the road at all times, the tires must be the perfect match for the vehicle as the only connection to the asphalt,” says Dr. Holger Lange, Head of tire development for Continental's original equipment business. "In order to precisely record and optimally implement the specific requirements for each vehicle model, we work closely with our customers right from the vehicle development phase. In this way, we ensure that our tires precisely meet our customers' technical specifications and thus make an important contribution to driving performance." Automotive manufacturers around the globerely on Continental as a leading supplier and tire manufacturer. In Europe, every third vehicle is delivered with Continental tires.
Products and sizes approved for the new Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E PERFORMANCE:
SportContact 6 MO1B in 265/40 ZR 20 (104Y) XL and 295/35 ZR 20 (105Y) XL