/2015 NAIAS: Mercedes GLE 63 AMG

2015 NAIAS: Mercedes GLE 63 AMG

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Mercedes-Benz has unveiled what would normally be called the GLE 63 AMG, the AMG version of the new GLE-Class, at the Detroit Motor Show. But for some reason they decided to go all fancy and call the car the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe. That’s hard to say, so we’re going to stick with the Mercedes GLE 63 AMG!

Whatever the name, there is no getting away from the fact that with the GLE 63 Mercedes is setting its sight right on the heart of the BMW X6M. The beastly SUV is powered not by the new 4.0 liter AMG V8, but rather the outgoing 5.5 liter bi-turbo unit, developing 580 horsepower and 760 Nm of torque.

Coupled with the AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7G-TRONIC transmission and a performance-oriented 4MATIC four-wheel-drive, that engine propels the massive Mercedes GLE 63 AMG fro 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds. Keeping this tower of power in check are a set of massive brakes, 22-inch wheels, and a host of super clever driver aids, including AMG Ride Control, Active Curve System and Sports Direct-Steer steering system.

In terms of looks, the Mercedes GLE 63 AMG looks a lot sexier than its ordinary cousin, what with the AMG aprons on the front and rear, lower ride height, bigger wheels, and all those bespoke aero parts, not to mention the signature quad tailpipe system at the back. Same goes for the interior where you will find lots of leather, Alcantara and carbon fiber.

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