The new generation of Mercedes-Benz GLE With the Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 4MATIC +, the sport utility vehicle range is finally getting a mild hybrid setup. Its power unit, which consists of a six-cylinder internal combustion engine and an electric motor, is extremely powerful.
As an AMG product, expect nothing less when it comes to SUV performance. The 3.0-liter in-line six-cylinder in the AMG GLE 53 develops 435 hp and 520 Nm of torque, distributed over a nine-speed automatic transmission. The EQ Boost starter generator provides an additional output of 16 kW and a torque of 250 Nm for a brief moment in order to guarantee smooth acceleration.
Thanks to the mild hybrid setup, the AMG GLE 53 can go from 0 to 100 km / h in just 5.3 seconds. On the other hand, its top speed can reach up to 250 km / h.
The driving dynamics of the SUV are determined by an all-wheel drive system that offers maximum traction. Air suspension with active roll stabilization is standard and keeps the vehicle flat when cornering.
Seven damping modes, namely Slippery, Comfort, Sport, Sport +, Individual, Trail and Sand, can be selected by the driver depending on driving preferences or to adapt to different road conditions. With these options, the driver can lower the ride height of the vehicle by 15 mm or increase the ground clearance by 55 mm.
In comfort mode, the car’s fuel efficiency is optimized with a combined consumption of 9.3 l / 100 km. The combined CO2 emissions are also minimized to 212 g / km.
Compared to the production model from Mercedes-Benz, the AMG GLE 53 looks sportier thanks to the Panamericana radiator grille and the more aggressive front bumper. When you enter the cabin, you are greeted by high-quality black synthetic leather covers with red microfiber inserts. Buyers have the option to customize their unit with full leather upholstery and carbon fiber accents. You can also equip the car with the optional third row seats to maximize passenger capacity.
The interior of the AMG GLE 53 is also highlighted by its widescreen cockpit, instrument cluster and touchscreen multimedia display MBUX entertainment system Integration.