Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 Coupe is here! In November, Mercedes-Benz presented the fierce AMG 63 and 63 S flavors of the then-fresh GLE and now also its sportier-lined brother, the GLE Coupe, gets the same treatment.
Both of the most powerful variants of the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 Coupe range will receive the well-known 4.0-liter biturbo V8 as a power station, an eight-cylinder engine that, in the basis GLE 63, delivers 571 hp and 750 Nm. Thanks to the 48 V electrical system and Mercedes’ EQ Boost starter generator, an additional 22 hp buzzes under certain circumstances. Shifting is made through an AMG Speedshift transmission with double clutch and nine gears. A sprint from a standstill to a speed of 100 km / h only takes 4.0 seconds. Top speed is limited to 250 km / h.
More is always better in the world of Mercedes-AMG and so the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe with its 612 hp and 850 Nm is even more powerful than the regular GLE 63. This top Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe variant also benefits from the extra 22 hp provided by the EQ Boost starter generator and rumbles in 3,8 seconds to 100 km / h. Top speed is rated at 280 km / h. That top speed is also achievable for the non-S, although you have to pay extra for the Drivers Package.
On the outside, the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 Coupe can be distinguished from its milder brother by its chrome grille with vertical bars, a typical AMG characteristic. The new bonnet with strong curves, the sportier-looking bumper design, the quadrilateral exhaust tailpipes and the large 20- to 22-inch light alloy are noticeable landmarks, too.
Inside, Mercedes-AMG not only installs sports pedals, but also sports seats. A new Supersport theme can be chosen for the digital instruments, which includes a G-force meter and a stopwatch.
Other well-known AMG goodies come in the form of adaptive air suspension with active roll stabilizers (AMG Active Ride Control) that must prevent body roll. The steering is, according to Mercedes-Benz, a lot more direct, as well. Mercedes-AMG also installed extra powerful brakes and gave the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 and 63 S Coupe a new driving mode that can be selected via the AMG Dynamic Select: Race. The 4Matic system is able to send all power to the rear axle.
Prices and other specific information for the NA and European markets will follow soon after the Geneva motor show debut, next month.