On Tuesday, the German automaker unveiled the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S Coupe with an electrified twin-turbo V-8, 22-inch wheels, and a sport-tuned air suspension system.
The latest-generation 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 4Matic+ Coupe and GLE 63 S 4Matic+ Coupe have just premiered with new looks and some impressive powertrain technology prior to the Geneva Motor Show next month.
Highlights include a new V8, some interior and exterior tweaks, and the latest version of the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) infotainment suite.
Powering the two new models is the car manufacturer’s familiar 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 delivering no less than 563 hp and 553 lb-ft (750 Nm) of torque between 2,250 rpm and 5,000 rpm in GLE 63 4Matic+ Coupe guise. The GLE 63 S, meanwhile, this engine offers up 603 hp and 626 lb-ft (850 Nm) of torque between 2,500 rpm and 4,500 rpm. Both models also feature an integrated EQ Boost starter-alternator that adds an additional 21 hp and 184 lb-ft (250 Nm) of torque.
Mercedes-AMG said the rakish crossover SUV will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds on its way to an electronically limited 174 mph top speed.
The powertrain has seven drive modes that modify engine response, transmission, suspension, and steering including: Comfort, Sport, Sport+, Individual, Race, Trail, and Sand.
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The most significant changes for the new model year are mechanical. Like the more pedestrian GLE-Class on which it’s based, the 2021 GLE 63 S Coupe rides on an updated version of Mercedes’ crossover architecture, which is shared not only with the other GLE variants, but also with the larger GLS. As standard, the GLE 63 S Coupe rides on 22-inch AMG wheels but other options are available.
Braking power comes from six-piston fixed front calipers that grab 15.7-inch front rotors with single-piston floating calipers and 14.6-inch discs in the rear. A carbon ceramic brake rotor upgrade will be on the options list to remove mass and prevent cooking the brakes on a racetrack.
The excellent MBUX infotainment system is housed on a central touchscreen with a large screen in front of the driver to replace traditional analog gauges. This AMG version features an AMG-specific control unit to control the three-stage ESP, manual transmission mode, Adaptive Damping System, AMG Performance exhaust, and the vehicle ride height. Of course, the GLE Coupe will have a smaller cargo area and a decrease in rear visibility compared to the GLE SUV.
Official pricing will be announced closer to when the car is expected to arrive at dealerships in Fall 2020. The GLE 63 S Coupe will cost more than the standard GLE 63 S and should cost around $115,000.