Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe Launched At INR 2.07 Crore
The Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 63 S Coupe has recently been released in India, with prices starting at Rs 2.07 crore (ex-showroom, India). The new Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe is the company’s 12th AMG model in India, and it sits at the top of the GLE line. Mercedes unveiled the AMG E53 and E63 S just a month ago, demonstrating the brand’s commitment to its AMG offensive strategy in India.
Let’s start with the engine, as this is a high-performance AMG model. The full-fat 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged petrol V8 engine in the AMG GLE 63 S Coupe is linked with a 48V starter-alternator. The engine delivers 612hp and 850Nm of peak torque in this top-spec 63 S configuration. When the engine is not under stress or in ‘Comfort’ mode, the active cylinder deactivation technology turns down four cylinders.
This is also the first AMG V8 vehicle with a hybrid powertrain that runs on 48 volts. When needed, this mild-hybrid technology provides an extra 22hp and 250Nm. A 9-speed automatic transmission is linked to the powerplant. Mercedes’ 4Matic all-wheel-drive technology with variable torque distribution sends power to all four wheels. The GLE 63 S Coupe is said to have a 0-100kph time of 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 280kph by Mercedes-AMG. It has seven drive modes, including a Race mode that is only available on the 63 S model.
The Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe comes with air suspension as standard, as well as a 48-volt active-roll stabilisation system. Mercedes claims that the technology enhances handling by decreasing body roll during cornering, as well as ride comfort by levelling out one-sided road bumps. Body movements, in reality, can be actively and properly tuned to driving mode.
The Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe has been modified to match its sibling, the GLE 53 Coupe, with a distinctive grille and a restyled front end with a huge silver chrome splitter and gaping black air intakes. The chrome-finished ‘Panamerica’ grille and elevated ‘powerdomes’ in the bonnet distinguish this range-topping version from the basic GLE.
To cater for the lovely sloping roofline, the GLE 63 S Coupe has a steeper windscreen and rear window rake. In comparison to the normal GLE, the 63 S gets a black performance-style rear diffuser, which houses a unique AMG twin-exit exhaust system. The GLE 63 S Coupe comes standard with 22-inch alloy wheels.
The Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe’s cabin is very identical to the basic GLE. In fact, you’d have a hard time finding any distinctions. Both include a dashboard with two 12.3-inch screens (for infotainment and the instrument cluster) and a raised centre console with integrated grab handles.
The inside, on the other hand, has certain AMG-specific touches that set it apart from the ordinary GLE. It comes with an AMG-specific three-spoke steering wheel, aluminium shift paddles, AMG-specific Nappa leather-covered seats, and several AMG logos throughout the cabin. Mercedes also offers a variety of interior trim components that can be used to further customise the inside. Customers can even choose carbon fibre AMG trim components as an option.
In India, the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe competes against the Lamborghini Urus, Porsche Cayenne Turbo, and Audi RS Q8.