The wild GLEs from AMG are out and about on the autobahn or go on a rollercoaster dive.
I wonder whether in 1967, when the two engineers from the Mercedes Benz racing department, Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher, opened their private motor car performance business in the small town of Grossaspach, they would have ever dreamed of the incredible technological leap that we were Privileged to experience today?
For Aufrecht Melcher Grossaspach (AMG) – would change forever after a cooperation agreement with Mercedes Benz began in 1990, which is now the fully integrated services industry of Mercedes Benz.
With this in mind, we came to the AMG Driving Academy with shining eyes and bushy tails Zwartkops Raceway to test AMG’s latest batch of top-class GLE and GLS super SUVs. Today, however, we wouldn’t be limited to the tight confines of the Pretoria circuit. After a short briefing, we were on our way to Gerotek – a once secret military test site in the west.
Estates & Coupes for the 53 and 63 S.
On the menu today were four versions of the AMG GLE – station wagon and coupé versions of the brand new GLE53 and GLE 63 S. We also had a hit on the new GLS 63 S later, but we’ll get into that in a moment.
The most important changes and improvements were described in our briefing. For example, the latest Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S and AMG GLS 53 now have active engine mounts for softer and stiffer settings at each end of their Active Dynamics settings. To ensure a wider range of suspension performance. The active roll stabilization ensures even more agility and a ride height controller ensures a smooth turn. No matter how heavy the load is.