India’s largest luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz continued its product offensive in the market and introduced the all-new AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC+ Coupé. The launch of the four-litre V8 AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC+ Coupé further bolsters the company’s core AMG range of pure performance Sports Utility Coupés in India. A stylish and electrified coupé with exceptional agility and driving dynamics, the all-wheel-drive AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC+ Coupé moulds numerous vehicle personalities into one model, making it an equally practical everyday drive vehicle. The AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC+ Coupé is the 12thAMG model available for the AMG enthusiasts in India.
Martin Schwenk, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India commented, “AMG portfolio remains the fastest-growing segment for us and the launch of the AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC+ Coupé reinforces our strong presence in the luxury performance segment. This vehicle sets a high standard for design, exclusivity of appointments, driving dynamics, and agility. Kitted out with the specific AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive, the AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC+ Coupe is a capable off-roader and an outstanding instance of Performance Luxury perfected by AMG.”
Mr. Schwenk further added, “Fascinating products supported by a wide retail network of exclusive AMG Performance Centres and complemented by AMG specific service programmes for the discerning AMG customers have ensured our AMG strategy remains customer-centric. Fascinating products together with such initiatives have helped us in cementing our position as the most preferred luxury performance brand in the market today.”
The GLE range has been one of the most diverse line-ups of Mercedes-Benz in recent years, with products ranging from GLE 300 d 4MATIC LWB to performance-focused cars like the AMG GLE 53 4MATIC+ Coupé, all sharing the same rugged underpinnings. The new AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC+ Coupé is the most powerful sibling of the AMG GLE 53 4MATIC+ Coupé.
Top class performance with AMG 4.0-litre V8 bi-turbo engine
The AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC+Coupé’s twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 produces 612 horsepower at 6500 rpm, and 850 Nm of torque at 2500-4500 rpm. This performance SUV Coupé is extremely agile as it sprints from 0-100 in mere 3.8 seconds making it the fastest SUV Coupé in Mercedes-Benz’s India portfolio.
EQ Boost Hybrid System:
The AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC+ Coupé’s 4.0-liter engine is also the first-ever AMG V8 to feature the 48-volt EQ Boost hybrid system. The 4.0-litre V8 bi-turbo engine is fitted with an integrated EQ Boost starter-alternator. It combines a starter motor and an alternator in a single, powerful electric motor, compactly integrated between the engine and the transmission. The EQ Boost hybrid system produces an additional 22 hp of output plus 250 Nm of torque.
The design has some radical peculiarities – the front apron, in a dynamic jet-wing design, is painted the same colour as the vehicle and features black air intakes. Imposing power domes in the bonnet and the front splitter decked out in silver chrome, emphasize the sharper coupé design. The model is shod with 22-inch light-alloy wheels with AMG lettering as standard.
The newly designed rear apron, with AMG-specific details such as a striking diffuser in black and a trim strip in silver chrome, visually accentuates the vehicle’s width. The special AMG performance exhaust system, with two rectangular high-gloss chrome-plated twin tailpipe trim elements, completes the sportily dominant look.
Aesthetic interior design:
The interior design of the AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC Coupé embodies the precision and quality that is emblematic of the brand. It is characterized by a resolutely sporty ambience with a dynamic and exclusive flair. Peculiar bits include the AMG exclusive Nappa leather touch added to the AMG seats, which also provide optimum lateral support and have an AMG-specific seat pattern layout with an “AMG” badge in the front backrests. The three-spoke AMG Performance steering wheel wrapped in full DINAMICA micro-fiber, with aluminium shift paddles, impresses with its optimum driver-oriented ergonomic design. A wide range of high-quality interior trim elements is available for further individualization of the interior. Optional AMG trim elements in carbon fibre lend a particularly sporty touch to the interior.
The intelligent AMG Cylinder Management system:
For increased efficiency, Mercedes-AMG has equipped its V8 engines with cylinder deactivation. In the partial-load range, cylinders two, three, five and eight are deactivated, which crucially reduces the fuel consumption. When the driver has selected the “Comfort” drive program, the cylinder deactivation system kicks in a wide engine speed range, spanning 1000 to 3250 rpm. A special display in the instrument cluster indicates whether the cylinder deactivation system is in use and whether the engine is presently operating in four or eight-cylinder mode. The transition between these two operating states is immediate, fast, and torque-neutral.
Agile and exact: AMG ACTIVE RIDE CONTROL roll stabilization:
The AMG-specific configuration for high vehicle dynamics is highly assisted by the active roll stabilization system based on 48 V technology. Dubbed ACTIVE RIDE CONTROL the system precisely compensates for body movements. The result is that, even when pushing the limits, handling remains precisely controlled and extremely direct. The stabilization system not only reduces body roll when cornering but also allows more precise tuning of the cornering and load cycle properties. In addition, it increases ride comfort when driving in a straight line because stimuli by one-sided road bumps are balanced out. Body movements can be actively and optimally adapted to the driving mode, which intensifies the driving experience.
Precise and fast: the AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9G transmission:
The AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9G transmission is specially tuned to the requirements of the eight-cylinder engine in the AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC+ Coupé. The extensively tailored software enables extremely short shift times and fast multiple downshifts and delivers an especially emotive gear shifting experience thanks to the double-declutching function. Gear changes are performed with no interruption in tractive power. Dynamic acceleration and very short shift times are just as available as a fuel-efficient driving style depending on the selected mode.
AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive with fully variable torque distribution:
The performance-oriented all-wheel-drive system continuously ensures the best possible ratio of dynamism, traction, and efficiency. The best possible torque split is continuously computed according to the driving conditions and driver’s input. The transition from rear-wheel to all-wheel-drive and vice versa is seamless, as the intelligent control is integrated into the overall vehicle system architecture. Alongside traction and lateral dynamics, the all-wheel-drive also improves the longitudinal dynamics for even more powerful acceleration.