This isn’t your ordinary family car. Though, if it was, buckle up the misses and the kids because it’s going to be one hell of a drive! Thanks to the team at Mercedes-Benz Middle East, I had the amazing chance to test drive one of these incredible vehicles earlier this year. Let’s just say the experience did not disappoint.
The ultimate embodiment of success, style and performance, the all-new Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 4MATIC Coupé is an exciting interpretation of a four-door SUV coupé that has no equal. An expressive masculine vehicle, this commanding SUV meets the highest of standards in terms of performance, design and comfort to deliver a dynamic on-road driving experience, whatever the terrain.
The new GLE 63 4MATIC Coupé combines the sportiness of a coupé with the strengths of an SUV. Exceptional agility, distinctive engine sound and typical sports car acceleration are united with poise, assurance, tremendous pulling power and perfect traction. Its avant-garde exterior design and exclusive interior adds to its stand-out appeal – a unique creation for those looking for an all-round vehicle with high-performance technology and an emotional design.
The all-new GLE 63 4MATIC Coupé comes with a powerful, hand-built AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine and a wealth of AMG-tuned enhancements that add unrivalled performance to its sleek coupé styling and commanding SUV strength.
The one-of-a-kind engine is hand-built according to the traditional AMG philosophy of “one man, one engine”. A characteristic feature of the “one man, one engine” production process is the AMG engine plate bearing the signature of the responsible engine fitter. Apart from serving as an AMG hallmark confirming superlative production quality, the AMG engine plate also attests to the peerless DNA of Mercedes-Benz’s high-performance brand.
The AMG RIDE CONTROL sport suspension works with the ACTIVE CURVE SYSTEM and the AMG-specific Sports Direct-Steer system to make handling tremendously responsive and cornering razor-sharp. And thanks to the AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive and 5 DYNAMIC SELECT transmission modes, the agile and adaptive GLE 63 4MATIC Coupé is ready to match your driving mood, whatever it may be.
“There is no doubt that the GLE 63 4MATIC Coupé enters our history books as our most stylish high performance SUV ever. This vehicle will inspire SUV fans focused on dynamics, while at the same time representing a new interpretation of driving performance. This is a vehicle with exceptional presence – whether stationary, in the fast lane of an urban highway, or tackling terrain off the beaten track. Confident and self-assured, the GLE 63 4MATIC Coupé is most certainly for the driver who has already arrived,” said Dirk Fetzer, Director of Sales & Marketing at Daimler Middle East & Levant.
GLE 63 4MATIC Coupé customers have a choice between powerful and extra-powerful: the AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine develops a maximum power of 410 kW (557 hp) and a torque of 700 Nm. The S-Model raises the respective values to 430 kW (585 hp) and 760 Nm. Whichever variant the customer opts for, the 8-cylinder powerplant, which is assembled according to the “one man, one engine” philosophy, delivers immensely powerful performance.
The 5 DYNAMIC SELECT transmission modes of Slippery, Individual, Comfort, Sport and Sport+, which the driver selects using a rotary control on the centre console, assign fundamentally different characteristics in terms of driving dynamics.