The mid-size 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S crossover-coupe is getting overhauled for the following year. From the latest images released by Mercedes, we can see many refreshments and updates. The newest SUV looks sporty and the most significant changes are mechanical. On top of that, some interior and exterior tweaks are visible, and the high-performance SUV features the new (MBUX) infotainment suite. Besides that, the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S is powered by the same powertrain that is seen under the AMG GT and S-Class models.
The outgoing 5.5-liter unit is replaced with the new 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine that delivers 603 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque. If we compare it to the old one, the new SUV has about 25 horses more.
2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Exterior
The upcoming 2021 GLE 63 S Coupe is based on the regular GLE-Class. However, the high-performance variant gets some changes and it rides on an updated architecture, which is shared with the larger GLS model. Design is more aggressive and we like its bulky look. The AMG treatment will add unique styling and the new model features vertical-bar “Panamericana” grille and the lower front fascia that incorporates large air intakes.
On the back, the same treatment continuous and the rear bumper integrates a diffuser element. Side skirts are also visually lower and the manufacturer used standard 21-inch wheels with the options to go for bigger 22-inches. Night Package will also be available and it will bring more blackout elements.
Cabin Looks Sporty
The cabin is the next highlight of this model. The new 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S offers a great arranged interior with plenty of premium materials. Unlike the regular model, the AMG variants add more features. We like the new AMG badged seats that are upholstered in Exclusive Nappa leather and the AMG 3-spoke steering wheel.
The first impression inside is positive and the most attention has been taken by a large 12.3-inch virtual instrument cluster’s displays that are exclusively customized for the AMG model.
The upcoming high-performance 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S is built on the specially made platform that can host strong engine. Moreover, this model comes with a potent powertrain that consists of a 4.0-liter V8 setup. Thanks to that, it churns out 603 horsepower from 5,750 to 6,500 rpm and 627 pound-feet of torque from 2,500 to 4,500 rpm. In addition, this engine also appears under models such as AMG GT models and S-Class. The nine-speed automatic transmission is offered and it replaces the seven-speed unit.
Besides that, this powertrain will use the latest Mercedes’ EQ Boost system. This mild-hybrid system adds up to 21 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. It also provides brake regeneration and a coasting function, and it stops and starts the engine seamlessly. Acceleration is great and AMG GLE 63 S runs from 0-60 mph in just 3.7 seconds. Moreover, top speed is electronically limited to 174 mph.
Price and Release Date
The all-new 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S is the sporty SUV that looks mean and powerful. According to some websites, the upcoming model will not be a cheap SUV, but it’s the price you pay to have it all. This model will start at $113,950, and it will hit dealers this fall.