Mercedes-Benz has just launched the AMG GLE 63 S Coupe in India, with prices starting from Rs 2.07 crore (ex-showroom, India). The new Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe sits at the top of the GLE range and is the 12th AMG model from the company in India. This comes just a month after Mercedes launched the AMG E53 and E63 S, testifying the brand’s commitment to its AMG offensive strategy for India.
- 612hp, 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine
- First AMG V8 model in India with EQ boost tech
- Most powerful coupe-SUV from Mercedes-Benz India
Mercedes AMG GLE 63 S Coupe: what’s under the hood?
Since this is a high-performance AMG model, let’s start off with what’s under the hood. The AMG GLE 63 S Coupe is powered by AMG’s full-fat 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged petrol V8 engine, paired with a 48V starter-alternator. In this top-spec 63 S guise, the engine produces 612hp and 850Nm of peak torque. This motor also features active cylinder deactivation tech that shuts down four cylinders when it is under less load or if it is in ‘Comfort’ mode.
It is also the first AMG V8 model to feature a 48V EQ Boost hybrid system. This mild-hybrid tech supplies an extra 22hp and 250Nm when required. The powertrain comes mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission. Power is sent to all four wheels via Mercedes’ 4Matic all-wheel-drive system with variable torque distribution. Mercedes-AMG claims a 0-100kph time of 3.8sec and a top speed of 280kph for the GLE 63 S Coupe. It gets seven drive modes, including a Race mode that is exclusive to 63 S variant.
The GLE 63 S Coupe gets air suspension as standard and even an active roll stabilisation system based on 48V technology. Mercedes claims the system not only improves handling by reducing body roll when cornering, but it also improves ride comfort by balancing out one-sided road bumps. In fact, body movements can be actively and optimally adapted to the driving mode.
Mercedes AMG GLE 63 S Coupe: exterior design
AMG has redesigned the GLE 63 S Coupe in line with its sibling, the GLE 53 Coupe. It has added a bespoke grille and a restyled front end, with a large splitter finished in silver chrome and gaping black air intakes. Compared to the standard GLE, this range-topping version differentiates itself with its chrome-finished ‘Panamerica’ grille and raised ‘powerdomes’ in the bonnet.
The GLE 63 S Coupe sports a steeper windscreen and rear window rake to account for that beautiful sloping roofline. At the rear, the 63 S gains a black performance-style rear diffuser over the standard GLE, which houses a bespoke AMG twin-exit exhaust system. The GLE 63 S Coupe rides on 22-inch alloy wheel as standard.
Mercedes AMG GLE 63 S Coupe: interior design
The cabin of the GLE 63 S Coupe is quite similar to the standard model. In fact, you’d be hard pressed to find differences. Both have the same dashboard layout that’s dominated by two 12.3-inch screens (for the infotainment and the instrument cluster) and a raised centre console with integrated grab handles.
However, the interior does distinguish itself with certain AMG-specific elements over the standard GLE. It gets an AMG-spec three-spoke steering wheel, aluminium shift paddles, AMG-specific Nappa leather wrapped seats and several AMG badges all over the interior. Mercedes is also offering a wide range of interior trim elements for further individualisation of the interior. Customers can even opt for optional AMG trim elements in carbon fibre.
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