Mercedes-AMG has released the latest powerful performance models, the GLE 63 S and GLE 63 SCoupé based on GLE in the South African market.
This follows the 22-year tradition, setting new standards for premium cars in the SUV and Coupé SUV segments.
As early as 1999, the model called M-Class at the time regarded the powerful ML 55 as the top model in the series, equipped with a 255 kW V8 engine.
Today’s Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S series adopts advanced engine technology and is boasts an AMG 4.0-liter V8 twin-turbocharged engine, which can produce 450 kW of power.
Combines the luxury SUV features, we expect Mercedes-Benz to offer good all-round vision, plenty of passengers and luggage space, high-quality materials, and the latest driver assistance, infotainment, and connectivity features.
“Our new GLE Performance model is opening a new chapter in drive technology, and as we move towards electrification and hybrid power, we will also expand to other model series.
With our new premium SUV, our customers can expect unparalleled driving performance, high daily adaptability, optimal traction, and comfort during long-distance trips,” said Johannes Fritz, Mercedes-Benz South Africa Co-CEO and Executive Director for Mercedes-Benz Cars.
The exterior of the new AMG GLE is muscular and distinctive, and the special radiator grills with vertical louvres confirm belonging to the AMG model family.
The side skirts, exterior mirror housings, and flared wheel arches have the vehicle’s colour and blend into the muscular overall appearance.
Various wheel and tyre combinations cover all on-off-road needs.
The GLE base model comes standard with 21-inch light-alloy wheels with AMG lettering, and 22-inch wheels are available as an option.
It equips the Coupé with 22-inch wheels as standard.
Other wheel variants with diameters ranging from 21 to 22 inches are optional.
The high-quality interior is typical of a sporty vehicle.
AMG-specific interior appointments and controls give the cockpit a distinct AMG feels and support sporty, precise handling.
The latest generation three-spoke AMG Performance steering wheel with aluminium shift paddles impresses with its optimal driver-oriented ergonomics.
Exclusive Nappa Leather is standard on AMG chairs, as is adjustable ambient lighting, and maximum electric control for the second row is optional.
Vehicle functions instrument cluster on the left and right side of the touchscreen panel blends into Widescreen Cockpit.
The Centre console has an AMG-specific control panel with other switches for controlling the 3-stage ESP®, manual transmission, adaptive damping change, optional AMG Performance exhaust, and suspension level.
The latest version of Mercedes’ MBUX control and display creates an even closer bond between the vehicle, driver, and passengers.
AI software recognizes and understands most of the common commands of infotainments and vehicle inspection, with innovative voice control–activated with the phrase ‘Hey Mercedes.’
Biturbo engine AMG 4.0 liters V8
The new GLE 63 4,0-litre V8 bi-turbo engine is for the first time equipped with an integrated EQ boost starter-alternator that combines a starter engine and an electrically powerful alternator in one single-engine.
The system also supplies the 48 Volt on-board electric power system, which can be used as an electrical power generator and perform hybrid features, with an additional 16 kW of output and torque measuring 250 NM.
In particular, the start/stop function boosts, recovers, shifts the load point, glides, and the virtually unaccountable restart of the engine.
Power is regulated by a 9-speed drive, which has extremely short transmission times and rapid downshifts.
The double-declutch function provides a particularly emotional shifting experience.
Mercedes-AMG has also fitted the V8 motors with a shut-off cylindrical for increasing efficiency. Cylinders 2-3-5-8 are disabled in the partial load range, which reduces fuel consumption significantly.
The cylinder deactivation system is available at 1000 to 3250 rpm when the driver has selected the Comfort drive program. There is a soothing and immediate transition between these two operating states that will hardly be felt by passengers.
Increased comfort and sportiness
The standardized air suspension AMG RIDE CONTROL plus and the Adaptive Damping System ADS+, designed to meet the features of SUVs, combine excellent agility with excellent vehicle dynamics, maximum traction, and excellent comfort every day.
Three stages – Comfort, Sport, and Sport+ – allow for a far clearer distinction between high comfort over a long distance and sports dynamics.
The damping characteristic can be preselected.
It can be adjusted using a rocker switch in the middle console or manually according to driving mode.
In Sports, Sport+, and RACE mode, the level of a vehicle is usually reduced by 10 mm while in Comfort mode, the car is reduced by 10 mm at 120 km/h and increased to a normal speed when the speed is below 70 kilometres per hour.
Aerodynamic drag and thus fuel use are reduced. Furthermore, handling stability is enhanced by a lower gravity centre.
The suspension is raised by 55 mm in trail and sand modes to increase ground clearance on poor surfaces, and automatically reduced to normal when the speed rises to 70 km/h. You can also control this function
The all-wheel drive is controlled depending on the selected stage of the 3-stage Electronic Stability Program ESP® – from sporty, with a focus on safety, to highly dynamic.
To further improve traction and dynamism, the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S4MATIC+and Coupé has an electronically controlled locking differential at the rear axle as standard.
The slip is thus suppressed at the inner wheel on bends, en suring optimum grip and maximum handling safety.
The driver is therefore able to accelerate out of corners earlier and with more power thanks to the improved traction.
The vehicle remains more stable when braking from high speed, while the limited-slip differential also improves traction when accelerating from a standstill.
The new Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S and Coupé models are equipped with 400 x 38 mm brake discs at the front, plus 370 x 32 mm discs at the rear.
As an option, a high-performance ceramic brake system can be ordered, saving weight compared with the compound discs, and thus reducing the unsprung masses.
Comfort and support while driving
The optional Driving Assistance package supports the driver on a situational basis, with speed adaptation, steering, lane changes, and even when there is a risk of collision.
Components include Active Distance Assist, DISTRONIC, Active Speed Limit Assist, extended automatic restart on motorways, speed adjustment based on the route with End of Tailback Function, Active Steering Assist, Active Lane Change Assist, Active EmergencyStop Assist, Emergency Lane Function; Cross-Cover Assist Active Brake Assist, Evasive Steering Assist Effect; Exit Alert function, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist, PRE-SAFE® plus, Traffic Assist.
The Driving Support Package Plus offers a high degree of comfort and security.
Besides, the Active Stop-and-Go support provides support for driving, while the optional PRE-SAFE® Impulse Side provides additional protection in the event of a side collision.
The stated figures were determined in accordance with the prescribed measuring method.
These are the “NEDC CO2 figures” according to Article 2 No. 1 Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1153.
The fuel consumption figures were calculated on the basis of these figures.
** electronically limited, with optional AMG Drivers Package 280 km/h *** electronically limited.