New 603-horsepower 2021 Mercedes AMG GLE 63 Coupe introduced

(February 29, 2020) Mercedes-Benz says its new 2021 AMG GLE 63 S Coupe is "an elegant and electrified SUV with superb agility and driving dynamics, offering exceptional everyday comfort." At the heart of this performance SUV is the handcrafted AMG 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine, featuring an electrified EQ Boost starter-generator and a 48-volt on-board electrical system that delivers an immediate response to driver inputs.

The GLE 63 S delivers an impressive engine output of 603 horsepower. Mercedes says the GLE 63 can perform 0-to-60 in 3.7 seconds.

Exceptional agility is guaranteed thanks to the AMG RIDE CONTROL+ air suspension with AMG ACTIVE RIDE CONTROL roll stabilization, the fully variable AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all- wheel drive and the AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9-speed automatic transmission.

The AMG-specific radiator grille visually reinforces the Coupe's clear membership of the AMG model family. This versatile athlete also offers all the advantages of a traditional Mercedes SUV — a comprehensive range of safety features and effortlessly superior traction, even on a damp or sandy surface and in winter road conditions.

"Our new GLE 63 Coupe rounds off our attractive portfolio in this segment. It meets the highest expectations in terms of design and exclusivity as well as excellent driving dynamics and agility. Thus, our latest SUC is an outstanding example of Performance Luxury made by AMG. In addition to that, even our GLE Coupe utilizes of a 48 volt on-board electrical system connected with the EQ Boost starter-generator which makes us drive the electrification of our model series in a consistent way,", said Tobias Moers, chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.

The handcrafted 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine in the new GLE 63 S Coupe is also equipped with an integrated EQ Boost starter-generator. It combines a starter motor and an alternator in a single, powerful electric motor compactly integrated between the engine and the transmission. The additional 21 hp of output plus 184 lb-ft of torque can be called upon temporarily to enable responsive acceleration characteristics as well as unique efficiency traits.

This is because this innovative component supplies the 48-volt on-board electrical system and can be used as a power generator and also to perform hybrid functions. These include boost, recuperation, load point shift, gliding and the virtually imperceptible restarting of the engine with the start/stop function. The EQ Boost starter-generator is also responsible for idle speed control. This allows fuel savings that were previously reserved for high-voltage hybrid technology.

The AMG 4.0-liter V8 engine works with the well-proven twin turbocharging, where the two exhaust-gas turbochargers are arranged not on the exterior, but between the cylinder banks. The advantages of the "hot inside V" are the compact engine design and the immediate response of the exhaust-gas turbochargers.

These are implemented using twin-scroll technology to make optimized use of the exhaust gas flow and improve the response even further.

A powerful yet elegant exterior design embodies the hallmarks of AMG Driving Performance. Membership of the Mercedes-AMG model family is obvious at first glance thanks to the striking AMG-specific radiator grille in high-gloss chrome.

The stylish coupe silhouette evokes a self-assured appearance and stance, with design lines that clearly convey the passion for performance. As a typical feature of our performance models, the front bumper in a dynamic jet-wing design is painted in the vehicle color and features black air intakes. Imposing powerdomes in the hood and the front splitter in silver chrome emphasize the sharpened coupe design.

The side skirts, exterior mirror housings and flared wheel arches are painted in the vehicle color, and seamlessly blend into the muscular overall look. As standard, the GLE 63 S is equipped with 22-inch AMG wheels. Other AMG wheel variants are optionally available.

The newly designed rear bumper with AMG-specific details such as a striking diffuser in black with a trim strip in silver chrome visually accentuate the vehicle's width. The special AMG exhaust system with two rectangular high-gloss chrome tailpipe trim elements completes the sporty and dominant look — the tailpipe trim elements are visually differentiated by a characteristic fluted effect.

Further individualization options are available in the AMG Night Package. This includes heat-insulating, dark-tinted windows and also the front splitter, front and rear bumper trim, inserts in the side skirts, mirror caps and window frames in dignified black. In addition, the twin tailpipe trim elements are finished in elegant high-gloss black.