Cars & Motor

The Mercedes-AMG C 63 S E PERFORMANCE - Track-based boost strategy for the racetrack

Quelle: AUTOMOTOTV (Glomex)

New: In the C 63 S E PERFORMANCE, it is possible to intelligently distribute the use of electric energy over a racetrack lap in TRACK PACE in order to optimize lap times with the targeted use of the electric motor's power. This track-based boost strategy is to be successively extended to over 70 courses via download. Before driving, the driver simply has to select the track in the central display, for example the German Hockenheimring, and then switch on the boost strategy. The RACE driving program is activated automatically. The vehicle shows an upcoming boost sector in the instrument cluster and head-up display. During boosting (via kickdown with 150 kW electric power), a countdown and a horizontal bar count down the seconds. As soon as the display indicates the end of the boost sector, the driver should release the kickdown. Two options are available: a strategy for a particularly fast single lap ("Hot Lap") and another strategy for several evenly fast laps in succession ("Endurance Mode"). In a further expansion stage, the individual boost sectors will also be shown in the multimedia display in the track view. The boost feature will be introduced in the course of next year.