2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe review: strange but wild

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Let me introduce the context first, because we know these things can be confusing. GLE-Class is a mid-size SUV from Mercedes-Benz, a direct descendant of what was once called M-Class. The AMG 63 S is the top version of the Spitfire, equipped with a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine that can output 603 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque. As for the “Coupe” at the end of the name… well, automakers have been expanding the definition of “coupe” to cover anything with a slanted body shape, and crossovers and sports cars are no exception.
Yes. Mercedes launched a new generation of GLE in 2019, starting from the base model. The AMG GLE 63 S will arrive in 2020; Mercedes-AMG has launched the 2021 coupe version.
This is one of the most impressive cars Mercedes has to offer, and one of the strangest cars. The standard AMG GLE 63 S makes sense; after all, in 2021, we can finally admit that people like SUVs. If you can only buy one car, it is not shameful to put the full set of AMG Performance skills in a body shape that is practical and suitable for daily family life. And, yes, if you reach a certain age, SUVs are easier to get in and out than cars.
For Coupe, the roof shape occupies the cargo space, making the vehicle less practical, harder to see, and without a rear wiper. So if you buy this, you will get a very strange looking car. The back end looks small and short, making the front end look disproportionately large. This SUV is not for everyone… but it should be suitable for enough buyers of Mercedes to make money.
Whether it is a coupe or not, the AMG GLE 63 S is the result of some impressive engineering. This SUV is heavier than a full-size pickup truck. However, it officially accelerates from 0-60 mph to approximately 3.7 seconds (a standard SUV completed in 3.4 seconds in car and driver tests), which is the same speed as the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing.
And the original speed is just one of its tricks. The AMG GLE 63 S Coupe turns cleverly with almost unnatural flatness. The nine-speed transmission is smooth; the mild hybrid EQ Boost system eliminates turbo lag and provides more low-end grunt. Unlike the CT5-V Blackwing, you can drive it off-road through Trail and Sand modes. It can basically do anything…except reaching 20 mpg in the EPA test.
Equally impressive is the driving performance of the AMG GLE 63 S Coupe before reaching its limit. In ratchet drive mode, the ride quality is very good, especially considering that my car is driving on 22-inch wheels. It is very quiet-my tester has soundproof side windows. Many people will buy AMG GLE 63 S simply because it is a top product. It might be the undaunted luxury SUV they are looking for.
When you are not at the limit, it is a cute car, which is very smart, because it is really difficult to break the limit of this car. You can drive on interstate highways at a speed close to 90 degrees and repeatedly turn on the cylinder deactivation light.
Comfortable enough and leading technology. Mercedes-AMG knows that it is not only a performance brand, but also a luxury brand. You can get a double glass panel display, heating, ventilation, massage or slightly moved Nappa leather seats to prevent numbness of the hips, and various other interesting goodies.
Unlike some cars sold today, it is very practical and clean. Mercedes did not make a grand aesthetic statement to conceal the presence of vents, or that you are someone who might want to use buttons to adjust certain things.
Quite a bit. The starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price of the coupe is US$116,000, which is more than US$2,000 higher than the standard SUV. The price of my tester was US$131,430, of which only US$1,500 was due to the indiscreet AMG styling bag. The rest are features-head-up display (US$1,100), premium Burmester sound system (US$4,550), Driver Assistance Package Plus (US$1,950), warmth and comfort package (US$1,050), vitality comfort package (US$1,650), acoustic comfort package ($1,100), soft closing ($550)-you really want it to be the standard configuration of the top model.
BMW sells the X6 M ($109,400), which has considerable power and performance. It still has the body style of an SUV coupe, but it looks better in proportion. The Audi RS Q8 ($119,900) is similar. The car with the most similar performance but less power is the Porsche Cayenne Turbo Coupe ($133,500), which is much more expensive.

Post time: Nov-11-2021