New Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe Gets 577HP Bi-Turbo V8

Mercedes has revealed its new GLE AMG 63 Coupe in both regular and “S” forms ahead of its world premiere at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show.

Power comes from Mercedes‘ 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 that develops a maximum output of 549hp and 516 lb-ft of torque in the standard GLE 63 Coupe and 577hp and 561 lb-ft of torque in the GLE 63 S Coupe.

In both models, the V8 is hooked up to a 7-speed automatic transmission with five modes (Slippery, Individual, Comfort, Sport and Sport Plus) and the AMG Performance 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive system with rear-biased power distribution (40:60 front-rear).

The Germans claim a 0-60mph (96km/h) acceleration in 4.2 seconds for the “S” version, making it 0.2 seconds slower than the new 567hp (575PS) BMW X6M, while top speed is electronically limited to 155mph (250km/h).

Mercedes’ new performance SUV gets an upgraded chassis that includes an AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension with active roll stabilization, an ACTIVE CURVE SYSTEM and the Sports Direct- Steer system.

The base AMG model rides on 21-inch wheels with 285/45 front and 325/40 rear tires, while the GLE63 S Coupé gets larger 22-inch rims on 285/40 front and 325/35 rear tires along with red-painted brake calipers.

On the outside, the two AMG GLE Coupes receive flared wheel arches, redesigned bumpers on both ends, and quad exhaust pipes. The illuminated aluminum-look side running boards with anti-slip rubber studs seen on the demonstrator in the pictures are optional.

Interior upgrades include sport seats with specific upholstery, a flat-bottom steering wheel, special trim and a modified instrument cluster.

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  • mccarluvr123

    I’m sorry. Normally I don’t just come out and say negative stuff like this…but this thing is bad on an entirely new level! Like…wow! It’s almost too much to believe. I mean…how did they possibly fit so much “bad” into one vehicle? This might be one of the first vehicles where I can’t think of one good thing about it. This makes the X6 M look…amazing! I know not everyone will agree with me, and I’ll respect your opinion. But…wow!

  • Kash

    So why aren’t they using the new 4.0 litre V8 that they’re using for the C63 and AMG GT/S?

    • NG212

      I don’t know why people expected it would have the 4.0. I always assumed it would have the 5.5. It doesn’t have the 4.0 for the same reason it doesn’t have an all-new interior. It’s based on the ML — which has this interior and this engine. Both will be replaced in the next generation.

      • Kash

        I just figured it’d have the new 4.0 litre because i also figured that the exterior styling would feature tweaks coinciding with the design tweaks for the new GLE. I don’t think they’ll update the interior too much or overhaul with a redesign.

  • Six Thousand Times

    The hunchback of Stuttgart is now much faster.

    • NG212

      The Porsche Panamera is already the hunchback of Stuttgart.

      • Six Thousand Times

        This is hunchback-ier!

  • Brandon

    I suddenly don’t mind it as much after seeing it in a color other than red… It’s unique but the interior looks so cheap compared to the new C and S class models.

    • Andrewthecarguy

      It’s unique? X6

  • s

    this is interior looks so dated

  • Andrewthecarguy

    X6///M all day.

  • XD

    BOOOORIIIIIIIIIIING

  • Keith9

    “Clearly” what the world needs.