Performance versions in GLE range are here

Mercedes-AMG has unleashed its big canons in its GLE range locally with the introduction of the new GLE 53 4MATIC+ and the GLE 63 S 4MATIC+ in SUV and the Coupé versions.

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What’s new?

Mercedes‑AMG has updated its GLE SUV and Coupé model series in line with the recently updated GLE range.

Exterior:

From the front, they can be recognised by the newly designed LED daytime running lights. The '53' models also get a revised front apron with expressively shaped side air intakes in jet‑wing design. The rear features revised LED tail lamps. In addition, the front fascia now also bears the AMG emblem instead of the Mercedes star - a hallmark of all future AMG vehicles.

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Interior:

Standard equipment is significantly more extensive than it was for the previous model. In the case of the GLE 53 4MATIC+ SUV, it already includes the electric panoramic sliding sunroof, heated front seats, Adaptive Highbeam Assist and Smartphone Integration.

Among this model's other features are the engageable AMG Performance exhaust system, the Burmester sound system, the Memory Package, the 360‑degree Parking Pilot, the KEYLESS‑GO Package and Blind Spot Assist. The latest generation of the AMG Performance steering wheel is also always on board. The steering wheel rim can be heated as an option and is also available in a carbon fibre look.

In the GLE 53 4MATIC+ Coupé, the standard equipment is even more lavish: here, climate control for the front seats, the MBUX Augmented Reality function and MULTIBEAM LED headlamps are also included in the standard specification.

Engines:

The GLE 53 4MATIC+ driving experience is provided by the unchanged 320 kW 3.0‑litre inline six‑cylinder engine with twin turbochargers. With the help of a software update and a larger turbocharger, the AMG development department increased the maximum torque from 520 Nm to 560 Nm.

The GLE 63 S 4MATIC+ uses the AMG 4.0‑litre V8 biturbo engine with an output of 450 kW, which ensures powerful propulsion. As an option, customers of the '53' models can also order the suspension of the GLE 63 S 4MATIC+. Fine-tuning of the software for the configuration of the ESP®, the electronically controlled rear‑axle limited-slip differential, the fully variable AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all‑wheel drive and the suspension control system delivers a dynamic and superior driving experience for all models.

Both engines are electrified by means of an Integrated Starter Generator (ISG) and a 48‑volt electrical system. The ISG combines starter and alternator in one powerful electric motor and is installed between the engine and the transmission.

Prices:

Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 4MATIC+ SUV (R2 400 000), Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 4MATIC+ SUV 7-seater

(R2 419 400), Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC+ SUV (R3 799 000), Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 4MATIC+ Coupé (R2 525 850) and the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC+ Coupé (R3 799 000).

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