Following in the footsteps of the much more practical Mercedes-AMG GLE sixty three S SUV, the midsize Mercedes crossover-coupe is obtaining absolutely overhauled for 2021. Highlights consist of a new V8, some inside and exterior tweaks, and the hottest model of the Mercedes-Benz Consumer Encounter (MBUX) infotainment suite.
The most major improvements for the new product year are mechanical. Like the much more pedestrian GLE-Class on which it’s based mostly, the 2021 GLE sixty three S Coupe rides on an up to date model of Mercedes’ crossover architecture, which is shared not only with the other GLE variants, but also with the larger GLS.
The new four.0L, twin-turbocharged V8 has about twenty five much more horsepower than the outgoing, 5.5-liter unit, pushing its whole from 577 to 603. All those ponies are backed up by 627 pound-ft of torque. Mercedes-Benz’ 48-volt mild hybrid method and EQ increase electric powered starter-generator also return, contributing an extra 21 horsepower and 184 lb-ft when the condition phone calls for it.
The up to date product also receives Mercedes’ nine-velocity transmission, replacing the seven-velocity unit previously supplied, and it is paired solely to the company’s 4Matic+ all-wheel drive method. The “+” in that moniker denotes the existence of extra goodies, like state-of-the-art digital torque vectoring supported by an digital locking rear differential. Mercedes-Benz states this combo is very good for a -sixty sprint of just 3.seven seconds on the way to a 174-mph best velocity.
Like most effectiveness-oriented powertrains (and plenty that aren’t), the GLE sixty three S Coupe receives several drive modes ranging from “Comfort and ease” to “Race.” Due to the fact it’s an SUV, Mercedes throws in “Path” and “Sand” modes far too, additionally you can find normally the customizable “Particular person” alternative for people whose preferences slide somewhere in among.
Selected drive modes also allow an active cylinder management method that will assistance GLE drivers help save gasoline, but we have a hunch that AMG buyers aren’t notably worried about this kind of issues.
To hold this bulky family hauler below management, Mercedes-Benz pulled out all the high-effectiveness stops. Trip Handle+ adaptive air suspension returns for the new product, and AMG built-in it (as normally) with the powertrain’s drive modes to enhance the GLE sixty three S Coupe’s behavior. A established of six-piston set entrance calipers handles the bulk of the braking responsibilities the rear finish is equipped with solitary-piston calipers.
You’d be hard-pressed to explain to the 2021 Coupe aside from its predecessor with just a relaxed look, but if you glance carefully, you will see some telltales. The creases alongside the Coupe’s flanks are much less pronounced and higher up on the physique. The same is accurate of the built-in ducktail spoiler on the tailgate, which is far much more subtle than it was on the prior incarnation.
Inside, the 2021 GLE sixty three S Coupe receives the hottest model of MBUX, which can be managed both by means of organic language commands and gesture management. Being an AMG variant, the Coupe receives some effectiveness-certain web pages in the UI, which includes a G-meter, lap timer, and a watch for motor and transmission position (which includes authentic-time motor and transmission oil temperature checking). It even contains a shift indicator just in case you get a little carried absent in guide mode.
The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE sixty three S Coupe will go on sale this slide. Look for pricing and configuration solutions as we get nearer to its on-sale day.