The Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe achieves mild hybrid technology to reduce emissions and accelerate faster
Mercedes-AMG has unveiled the Coupé version of its new GLE 63, which utilises a mild-hybrid powertrain for enhanced efficiency and acceleration.
Similar to the GLE 63, the sports SUV combines AMG’s 4.0-liter twin-turbo petrol engine with an alternating current 48V generator. The mild-hybrid tech supplies an extra 22bhp and 184lb ft when required. In addition, the new design is sharper.
GLE 63 Coupé provides 563bhp regular and 603bhp S. However, as with the standard GLE, only the S will be offered in the UK. British buyers will therefore be able to experience a 0-62mph time of 3.8sec and a top speed of 174mph – both identical to the regular SUV version.
Mercedes also provides the car with a similar nine-speed automatic transmission, 4Matic + all-wheel drive system. In addition, there is an active air suspension, active roller stability and six driving modes. A seventh, Race, is exclusive to the S. Official WLTP fuel economy is 24.5mpg, with corresponding CO2 emissions from 262g/km.
The car has been redesigned with a very luxurious look. The square frame, redesigned front with big splitter and black air intake. It’s marked out from the standard GLE Coupé by its chrome-finished ‘Panamerica’ grille and raised ‘powerdomes’ in the bonnet. Body support is 22in alloy wheels as standard.
The bespoke AMG dual exhaust system is located in the rear diffuser in black performance style on the rear. An optional Night Package turns the exhaust tips black, along with the side skirts, front splitter, mirror caps and window frames.
Inside the cabin, the interior is still very luxurious and it resembles the regular GLE 63. The difference on the S variant is the gray seat belt and contrasting silver seat stitching, with adjustable ambient lighting fitted as standard. The equipment remains the same as the Nappa leather seats, sports steering wheel, carbon-effect trim and AMG badge.
Mercedes has not revealed any information on the price of this car. Of course, with smaller GLC and GLC Coupé SUVs, Mercedes will charge a premium smaller than the standard GLE. UK order books will open in the spring.