Mercedes-AMG GLE63 Sport Coupe Unveiled in Detroit
Mercedes-Benz did some nifty stuff in Detroit this morning during their display at the North American International Auto Show. They showed off the amazing self-driving F 015 Luxury in Motion concept that debuted in Las Vegas, promised to increase the brand’s plug-in hybrid offerings in 2016, and unveiled both the Mercedes GLE 450 AMG Coupe and this Mercedes-AMG GLE63 Sport Coupe.
The Mercedes-AMG GLE63 Sport Coupe is a sporty SUV that’s powered by an AMG 5.5-liter V8 biturbo engine which yields 577 horsepower and 561 pound-feet of torque, and is able to rocket this thing from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds. That motor is mated to the AMG Speedshift Plus 7G-Tronic automatic gearbox and 4Matic all-wheel drive with rear-biased power distribution.
“We see great potential in this vehicle segment, which is new to Mercedes-AMG,” said AMG chief Tobias Moers. “The GLE63 Coupe is the logical progression of our ambitious growth strategy – after all, in 1999 with the first high-performance SUV ML55 AMG, we established a completely new segment. The new GLE63 Coupe will inspire SUV fans focused on dynamics while at the same time representing a new interpretation of driving performance.”
The car’s Dynamic Select system enables the driver to choose from a variety of modes, from Comfort to Sport Plus, while the Dynamic Select system adjusts roll stabilization, damping, suspension tune, throttle responsiveness, transmission mapping, and more.
The interior features upgraded materials, while the exterior adopts the AMG design philosophy, with the characteristic “A-wing” visible in the front apron, which also serves as an air guide for the three air openings. The front end also features a typical twin louvre in silver chrome, anlong with a large Mercedes logo in the center. Additionally, the flared wheel arches in black add to the overall visual appeal of the Mercedes-AMG GLE63 Sport Coupe.
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