The new Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe uniquely combines sporty design with exhilarating performance and strong off-road capabilities. Its impressive dynamics are enhanced by the 429 hp 3.0- liter six-cylinder in-line engine with 48-volt technology, fully variable AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive, AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9-speed automatic transmission and a 2.4 in shorter wheelbase than its SUV sibling.
Driving dynamics are further enhanced by the AMG drive programs and the AMG RIDE CONTROL suspension based on AIRMATIC. The AMG-specific grille visually reinforces its membership in the AMG family. In addition, the new GLE 53 Coupe offers all the advantages of a Mercedes SUV: ample space for passengers and luggage, extensive safety features and superior traction on a variety of surfaces and road conditions.
“The new GLE 53 Coupe adds even more style and elegance to our SUV family, together with hallmark AMG features such as the brand-specific radiator grille. The attractive coupe lines envelop sophisticated suspension technology and our powerful, efficient six-cylinder in-line engine with 48-volt technology. Both guarantee a thrilling driving experience in terms of longitudinal and lateral dynamics,” says Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.
The new GLE 53 Coupe’s exterior design embodies the promise of AMG Driving Performance. Membership of the AMG family is clear at first glance thanks to the AMG-specific radiator grille. The stylish and striking coupe silhouette lends a confident appearance, with lines that convey passion and performance. This is also evident in the hood’s prominent power domes. Elegant details such as the Mercedes star in a double ring, slim headlamps and the striking “A-wing” in the front bumper accentuate the sharper design.
The front bumper has AMG-specific features such as sporty outer air inlets, each with two side louvers in silver chrome with black accents. As the air inlet louvers, the front splitter is also in silver chrome. The AMG side skirts and trunk lid spoiler are painted in the vehicle’s body color. The flared wheel arches allow space for large wheels – 21-inch wheels with AMG lettering are fitted as standard. A choice of 21-inch and 22-inch wheel options are available on request.
The newly designed rear bumper features AMG details such as a striking diffuser and silver chrome trim strip, highlighting the vehicle’s powerful stance. The special AMG exhaust system with round twin-tailpipe trim elements in high-gloss chrome enhances the sporty, dominant look. Further individualization is available with the AMG Night package. This package features a number of high gloss black elements. These include high gloss black front splitter, front bumper trim, diffuser, and outer air inlets, mirror caps, window frames, and exhaust tailpipe trim elements.
The signature AMG look and feel also continues in the high-quality interior. Unique color highlights such as red contrast stitching and red seat belts contribute to a sporty ambiance with an exclusive touch. The AMG seats in black MB-Tex / DINAMICA microfiber provide optimal lateral support and have an AMG-specific pattern with “AMG” badges in the front backrests.
The latest generation, three-spoke AMG Performance steering wheel impresses with its aluminum shift paddles and driver-oriented ergonomics. The AMG stainless steel sports pedals with rubber studs and black floor mats with “AMG” lettering also accentuate the sporty look.
A host of leather upholstery options and a wide range of high-quality interior trim elements are available for further interior individualization. The available AMG Carbon Fiber trim elements lend a particularly sporty touch to the interior.
The AMG also boasts several features such as Active Ride Control roll stabilization and optimized handling, with sport steering and high-performance braking.
The EQ Boost starter-generator is a key component of the 48 V system. It not only serves as an alternator, it’s also responsible for hybrid functions. This allows fuel savings that were previously reserved for high-voltage hybrid technology. For the first time, the EQ Boost starter-generator is also responsible for idle speed control.
The hybrid functions include boosting, recuperation, load point adjustment, gliding and practically unnoticeable engine restarting with the start/stop function.