With the introduction of the GLE 53 4MATIC+, Mercedes-AMG launches its performance offering for the new generation GLE. The trendsetting SUV now comes equipped with an impressive range of updates and features. For increased sportiness, the GLE 53 4MATIC+ is outfitted with a 429 hp 3.0 litre six-cylinder in-line engine, fully variable all-wheel drive, an agile 9-speed automatic transmission, AMG-specific drive programs, and ACTIVE RIDE CONTROL air suspension that is based on AMG RIDE CONTROL+ with electro-mechanical roll stabilization. AMG-specific design cues – such as a radiator grille with 15 vertical stripes – help identify the vehicle as a member of the AMG Family. Equally striking is the star in the double ring, the narrow headlamps, the striking A-Wing in the front apron, and the chrome-coated front splitter. The wheel arches in the same colour as the car provide space for the large wheels – mounted with 21-inch light alloy wheels with AMG lettering.
The GLE 53 4MATIC+ is characterized by impressive interior design predicated not only on form, but also on function. The seats come tailored with Nappa Leather as standard. They not only offer optimal support, but also have an AMG-specific design and “AMG” badge in the front seat backrest.
“As the inventors of the performance SUV, it is important for us to continue to be at the top with the new generation of the GLE when it comes to innovations, driving dynamics, individuality and design. The first step here is the new Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 4MATIC+, which offers our customers more power than the previous model, as well as our fully variable all-wheel technology. Its striking radiator grille identifies the new GLE 53 4MATIC+ as a fully-fledged member of the AMG family,” says Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Management Board of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.
The centrepiece of the new GLE 53 4MATIC+ is an updated, electrified 3.0 litre engine that features twin-turbochargers and an electric auxiliary compressor. The 6-cylinder in-line engine generates 429 hp and delivers maximum torque of 384 lb-ft. An EQ Boost starter-alternator briefly provides an additional 21 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque.
. The GLE 53 4MATIC+ accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in just 5.3 seconds and achieves an electronically limited speed of 250 km/h when equipped with optional summer performance tires (210 km/h when equipped with standard all-season tires).
The GLE 53 4MATIC+ comes equipped with an AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9-speed automatic transmission that ensures responsive shifting with extremely short shift times.